Agenda item

South Kilburn Regeneration Programme

This report provides an update on the progress of the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme along with a high-level summary of current projects and expected progress over the coming year, along with delivery options for the remainder of the programme and how these can be implemented for the next phase.

 

In addition, approval is sought to serve Initial Demolition notices on the secure tenants at William Dunbar House & William Saville House.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note and commend the progress made to date in delivering the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme.

 

(2)     Authorise the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to serve the Initial Demolition notices to suspend the secure tenants Right to Buy in relation to premises contained within William Dunbar and William Saville and to serve the Final Demolition notice on the Council’s secure tenants once the date for demolition is known, as per previous phases.  This would be conducted in consultation with residents, as detailed in section 3.8 of the report.

 

(3)     Authorise the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to apply to the Secretary of State for authorisation to extend the period of suspension if the initial notices referred to in paragraph (2) expire.

 

(4)     Note the following schemes collectively referred to as the Sites were scheduled to be brought forward, and the recommendations in (5), (6), (7) and (8) were in relation to these:

 

§    Neville, Winterleys, Carlton House & Carlton Hall

§    Carlton & Granville

§    Hereford & Exeter

§    Craik, Crone, Zangwill,

§    Austen & Blake

§    Masefield, Wordsworth & Dickens

 

(5)     Delegate to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning, authority to award consultants, development or construction contracts in respect of the Sites listed above using the procurement approach set out within section 3 of the report for the reasons detailed in paragraph 3.9 of the report.  It was noted that the preference for these contracts would be to tender via a framework.

 

(6)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning to appropriate the Sites for planning purposes pursuant to section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 and to override third party rights and interests in the Sites pursuant to section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

 

(7)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning to undertake consultation with members of the public who may be affected by the appropriation undertaken in accordance with (6) above.

 

(8)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to seek permission from the Secretary of State to serve Ground 10a notices and to appropriate the Sites for Planning Purposes pursuant to section 19 of the Housing Act 1985 so that the Sites no longer remain in the Housing Revenue Account.

 

(9)     To agree that future developments within the programme deliver social housing that will be managed by Brent Council in the first instance, and that delivery routes as set out in section 3.9 of this report are assessed on a scheme by scheme basis.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, Councillor Tatler, introduced the report, seeking to update Cabinet on the progress of the South Kilburn Regeneration programme, whilst also requesting approval for legal notices to allow for work to progress on certain sites. 

 

In expressing their pride in the transformational nature of the programme and the progress made since the outcome of the resident ballot, as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report, Cabinet expressed their thanks to the regeneration team for their work on the programme, given the impact the achievements were having in improving the aspirations and expectations of residents in the area and in terms of delivering and exceeding the Council’s social housing targets for the scheme.

 

It was RESOLVED to:

 

(1)     Note and commend the progress made to date in delivering the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme.

 

(2)     Authorise the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to serve the Initial Demolition notices to suspend the secure tenants Right to Buy in relation to premises contained within William Dunbar and William Saville and to serve the Final Demolition notice on the Council’s secure tenants, once the date for demolition is known, as per previous phases. This would be conducted in consultation with residents, as detailed in section 3.8 of the report.

 

(3)     Authorise the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to apply to the Secretary of State for authorisation to extend the period of suspension if the initial notices referred to in (2) above expire.

 

(4)     Note the following schemes collectively referred to as the Sites were scheduled to be brought forward, and the recommendations in (5), (6), (7) and (8) were in relation to these:

 

·                Neville, Winterleys, Carlton House & Carlton Hall

·                Carlton & Granville

·                Hereford & Exeter

·                Craik, Crone, Zangwill,

·                Austen & Blake

·                Masefield, Wordsworth & Dickens

 

(5)     Delegate to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning, authority to award consultants, development or construction contracts in respect of the Sites listed above using the procurement approach set out within section 3 of the report for the reasons detailed in paragraph 3.9 of the report. It was noted that the preference for these contracts would be to tender via a framework.

 

(6)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning to appropriate the Sites for planning purposes pursuant to section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 and to override third party rights and interests in the Sites pursuant to section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

 

(7)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning to undertake consultation with members of the public who may be affected by the appropriation undertaken in accordance with (6) above.

 

(8)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment to seek permission from the Secretary of State to serve Ground 10a notices and to appropriate the Sites for Planning Purposes pursuant to section 19 of the Housing Act 1985 so that the Sites no longer remain in the Housing Revenue Account.

 

(9)     Agree that future developments within the programme deliver social housing that will be managed by Brent Council in the first instance, and that delivery routes as set out in section 3.9 of the report were assessed on a scheme by scheme basis.

 

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