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11/10/2021 - Any other urgent business ref: 5692    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

None.


11/10/2021 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 5691    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

There were no items that required the exclusion of the press or public.


11/10/2021 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 5693    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet noted the supplementary agenda item circulated in advance of the meeting which contained the recommendations made by the Community & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held on 7 October 21 arising from their pre decision scrutiny of the implications for Brent Housing Management and the Housing Revenue Account of the proposals relating to the ownership and refurbishment of the Granville New Homes blocks, as contained within the report accompanying Agenda Item 9.

 

The Leader of the Council advised that these recommendations would be considered as part of the discussions under Agenda Item 9.

 

There were no other references from Scrutiny submitted for consideration at the meeting.


11/10/2021 - Petitions (if any) ref: 5694    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

None


11/10/2021 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 5697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

None.


11/10/2021 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 13 September 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.


11/10/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

Peter Gadsdon & Gail Tolley both declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 9 (Proposals for ownership and refurbishment of Granville New Homes Blocks) as council appointed Directors on the Boards of First Wave Housing Ltd and i4B Holdings Ltd.


11/10/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

An apology for lateness was received from Councillor Stephens.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Carolyn Downs (Chief Executive – represented by Peter Gadsdon as Strategic Director of Customer & Digital Services), Phil Porter (Strategic Director, Community & Wellbeing – represented by Hakeem Osinaike as Operational Director of Housing) and Alan Lunt (Strategic Director Regeneration & Environment represented by Alice Lester as Operational Director of Regeneration, Growth & Employment).

 

 


11/10/2021 - 2021/22 Quarter 1 (April - June) Performance Report ref: 5690    Recommendations Approved

To note the contents of the Q1 2021/22 performance report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To note the performance information contained in the updated report format.

 

(2)     To note the current and future strategic risks associated with the information provided and agree the remedial actions on strategic risks identified as appropriate alongside the challenge on progress being provided with responsible officers as necessary.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorna Hughes, Chatan Popat


11/10/2021 - Authority to Award Contract for the Managed Services for Temporary Agency Staff ref: 5689    Recommendations Approved

The award of managed services for temporary agency staff.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the award of the contract for a Managed Service for Temporary Agency Staff to Contractor C for a period of three years plus a one year extension.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clare Ebune


11/10/2021 - Proposal for ownership and refurbishment of Granville New Homes blocks ref: 5687    Recommendations Approved

to agree the proposal for ownership and refurbishment of the Granville New Homes blocks

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Having considered and noted the recommendations made by the Community & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held on 7 October 21 in relation to their pre decision scrutiny of the proposals, Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

(1)     To note the options analysis and agree that disposing of the blocks at Granville New Homes to the Council’s Housing Revenue Account was the best option, subject to a consultation with residents being carried out.

 

(2)     To approve commencing a consultation with residents on the proposed option 1C as set out in sections 5 and 6 of the report.

 

(3)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Lead Member (the Deputy Leader) for a final decision regarding the disposal of the properties, subject to the outcomes of the consultation with residents.

 

(4)     To delegate authority to the Director of Finance to renegotiate the terms and payment of the loan between Brent Council and First Wave Housing Ltd.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sadie East


11/10/2021 - Future of St Raphael's Estate ref: 5685    Recommendations Approved

To agree the St Raphael’s Estate Infill and Design proposal costs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet NOTED the comments made by Asif Zamir (Chair of St Raphs Voice) who had requested to speak on the item.  In addressing Cabinet, Mr Zamir outlined the important role of St Raphs Voice in representing the local community on the estate and disappointment felt at the fact full redevelopment was (at this current stage) no longer available as an option for residents to support.

 

Whilst understanding the reasons why delivery of the redevelopment masterplan was not currently considered to be financially viable, Mr Zamir highlighted concerns to ensure that the infill plus masterplan continued to be progressed on the basis of a community led approach in order to deliver the priorities and immediate improvements identified by residents on the estate along with the significant investment that would be required.  Alongside the design and delivery of new homes other priorities identified had included improvements to the care and maintenance of the estate, community and green spaces, public realm, waste management, traffic and parking, which residents were keen to ensure were progressed in order to improve the quality of life for all those living on the estate.

 

In responding to the comments, Councillor Southwood (as Lead Member for Housing & Welfare Reform), began by thanking Mr Zamir for addressing the meeting in order to highlight residents views and for the supportive and constructive way in which St Raphs Voice had continued to work and challenge the Council in order to provide confidence for residents in the process.  Whilst recognising the disappointment felt by residents that it would not be possible to offer the choice between full redevelopment and infill plus as options, an assurance was provided that the approach towards development of infill “plus” would continue to be community led and focussed on providing meaningful investment to secure real and tangible change for residents, which would also include the consideration of wider objectives such as health and economic recovery.  It was also confirmed, in response to the request from St Raphs Voice, that the approach being recommended to Cabinet would not prevent the option of full redevelopment being revisited, should circumstances in terms of the financial viability of the scheme alter at any stage in the future.

 

Having noted the response provided, Councillor M Butt (Leader of the Council) ended by welcoming the comments made by Mr Zamir on behalf of St Raphs Voice and Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

 (1)    To confirm its continued commitment to improving the lived experience on St Raphael’s through an ‘infill plus’ approach to the delivery of new Council homes.  This to include the delivery of resident priorities for green space and play space, streets and safety, community amenities, connectivity, health and employment.

 

(2)     To approve the allocation of £2.35m to enable commencement of the design of the Infill Masterplan, design of the wider estate improvements and the purchase and installation of a temporary community / project building, as described at paragraph 5 of the report.

 

(3)     To note the Resident’s Charter developed by St Raphael’s Voice, the content of which informed planning for the Infill Masterplan and to acknowledge the role and commitment of St Raphs Voice, the Resident Board on St Raphael’s, in the Future St Raphael’s project, to date and in the future.

Wards affected: Stonebridge;

Lead officer: Kathryn Eames


11/10/2021 - Article 4 Direction Removing Permitted Development Rights for Change of Use From Class C3 dwelling houses to Class C4 House in Multiple Occupation ref: 5686    Recommendations Approved

To approve an Article 4 direction to remove permitted development rights for change of Use From Class C3 dwelling houses to Class C4 House in Multiple Occupation outside growth areas.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)     To note the representations received on a non-immediate Article 4 Direction made in October 2019 removing permitted development rights for change of use from Residential (C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (C4) and the officers’ responses.

 

(2)     To agree, having considered the representations received, that the non-immediate Article 4 Direction made in October 2019 removing permitted development rights for change of use from Residential (C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (C4) does not proceed to confirmation and the Direction is formally revoked.

 

(3)     To approve the making of a new borough wide non-immediate Article 4 direction for change of use from Residential (C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (C4) that excludes the draft Local Plan’s site allocations within Church End Growth Area and all parts of the other seven Growth Areas as shown in Appendix B of the report.

 

(4)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment in association with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning to consider consultation responses and the decision on whether to confirm the Article 4 Direction.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Lewin


11/10/2021 - Quarter 2 Financial Report 2021/22 ref: 5688    Recommendations Approved

To note the overall financial position and the actions being taken to manage the issues arising.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)     To note the overall financial position as detailed within the Quarter 2 update and the actions being taken to manage the issues highlighted within the report.

 

(2)     To note the budget setting strategy for 2022/23,

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


01/10/2021 - Authority to Appoint Contractor for Clock Cottage Redevelopment ref: 5682    Recommendations Approved

To request Authority to appoint a contractor for the Clock Cottage redevelopment, as required by Contract Standing Order 88.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment:

 

i)             Approves the award of a contract for building new Council Homes at Clock Cottage to Guildmore Ltd.

Wards affected: Kenton;

Lead officer: Tanveer Ghani


24/09/2021 - Award of 6 Supported Living Services ref: 5681    Recommendations Approved

This decision concerns the award of two contracts for care and support for six supported living schemes, which form a part of the New Accommodation for Independent Living (NAIL) programme, which is a core part of the Adult Social Care strategy to support people to live independently.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

To approve:

 

(1)       the award for the contracts for Lot 1 PMLD services John Wilson House, 167 Willesden Road and 124 Harrowdene Road to Care Management Group for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for 2 years (on a 1+1 basis)

 

(2)       the award for the contracts for Lot 4 Learning Disabilities Service at 2-4 Cranhurst Road and 3 Salmon Street to Lifeways Community Care for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for 2 years (on a 1+1 basis).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorraine Regan