Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items for urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 11 October 2017.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

5.

Housing Capital Programme 2018-2023 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Cabinet is requested to agree to the Principles (Rules) of Investment in Developing a five-year Housing Capital Investment Programme. To agree to an annual review of the Capital Programme.  To agree to develop a strategic Procurement approach in accord with the of the Council’s core values and corporate objectives.  To agree the timeline for the next steps in developing the five-year Capital Investment Programme, Procurement Process and Development of the Asset Management Strategy.

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Decision:

1.      Agreed to the Principles (Rules) of Investment in Developing a five-year Housing Capital Investment Programme.

 

2.      Agreed to an annual review of the capital programme, in order to ensure that changing priorities (legislative, policy and estate based) are reviewed within the programme on a year to year basis.

 

3.      Agreed to develop a strategic Procurement approach that delivers the five-year programme and maximises opportunities to drive efficiencies, VFM, economies and social value, in accord with the Council’s core values and corporate objectives.

 

4.      Agreed the timeline for the next steps in developing the Five-Year Capital Investment Programme, Procurement Process and Development of the Asset Management Strategy.

6.

Planning Enforcement Strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich pdf icon PDF 64 KB

The Cabinet is requested to agree the Planning Enforcement Strategy.

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Decision:

Agreed the Planning Enforcement Strategy.

7.

Spray Street Quarter Regeneration Update on development proposals and site assembly pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The Cabinet is requested to note the progress and proposed next steps on the Spray Street Quarter regeneration project.  To note the proposed appointment of property consultants; land referencing agents; a business adviser and an Equalities Impact Assessor.

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Decision:

1.   Noted the progress and proposed next steps on the Spray Street Quarter regeneration project.  This includes an update on the planning application, the land assembly process and the preparatory work and investigations required to support a potential Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) process.

 

2.   Noted the proposed appointment of property consultants, land referencing agents, a business adviser, and an Equalities Impact Assessor to obtain and collate information on the ownership and occupation of the site and work closely with landowners and businesses to support site assembly and relocation where practicable.

8.

Household Appliance Recycling Contract and Lease of the Reuse Centre Building at the Council's Reuse and Recycling Centre, Nathan, Way, SE28 pdf icon PDF 406 KB

The Cabinet is requested to agree for the Council to enter into a Service Level Agreement for Greenwich and Bexley Hospice to recycle and sell waste items recovered from the Council’s Nathan Way reuse and recycling centre.  To agree to the grant of a five-year lease of the Council’s reuse centre building at the Nathan Way to Greenwich and Bexley Hospice.  To delegate authority for agreeing any further terms or minor variations to the proposed Service Level Agreement to the Director of Communities and Environment.  To delegate authority for agreeing any further terms or variations the proposed lease to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills.

Decision:

1.   Agreed for the Council to enter into a Service Level Agreement for Greenwich and Bexley Hospice to recycle and sell waste items recovered from the Council’s Nathan Way reuse and recycling centre on the main terms set out in section 8 of the report.

 

2.   Agreed to the grant of a five-year lease of the Council’s reuse centre building at the Nathan Way reuse and recycling centre to Greenwich and Bexley Hospice at a peppercorn rent and on other terms set out in section 8 of the report.

 

3.   Delegated authority for agreeing any further terms or any minor variations to the terms of the proposed Service Level Agreement to the Director of Communities and Environment.

 

4.   Delegated authority for agreeing any further terms or any variations to the terms of the proposed lease to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills.

9.

Exemption from Contract Standing Orders Report & Contract Variation Report pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Cabinet is requested to note the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 2 June 2017 to 1 September 2017.  To note the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders were reported for the period 2 June 2017 to 1 September 2017.  To note the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny.

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Decision:

1.   Noted the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 2 June 2017 to 1 September 2017, detailed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

2.   Noted the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders were reported for the period 2 June 2017 to 1 September 2017, detailed in Appendix II of the report.

 

3.   Noted the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny as per paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 of the report.

10.

Ombudsman Report: Reference Complaint 16 018 552 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

The Cabinet is requested to note the Ombudsman’s report dated 27th September 2017 in respect of Complaint no. 16018 552.  To approve the Action Plan attached at Appendix B setting out the action the council proposes to take in response to the Ombudsman’s report, and note the actions already taken.

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Decision:

1.   Noted the Ombudsman’s report dated 27 September 2017 in respect of Complaint no. 16018 552, attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

2.   Approved the Action Plan attached as Appendix B to the report, setting out the action the council proposes to take in response to the Ombudsman’s report, and note the actions already taken.

11.

Greenwich Peninsula Site GP3 Planning Brief - Adoption pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Cabinet to note the representations received in response to the consultation on the Draft Greenwich Peninsula Site GP3 Planning Brief and the Council’s responses to these representations, and agree to adopt the Greenwich Peninsula Site GP3 Planning Brief.

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Decision:

1.   Noted the representations received in response to the consultation on the Draft Greenwich Peninsula Site GP3 Planning Brief and the Council’s responses to these representations, as set out in section 6, and Appendix A of the report.

 

2.   Adopted the Greenwich Peninsula Site GP3 Planning Brief, in the revised form, as attached in Appendix B of the report.

12.

Waterfront Car Park and Royal Arsenal Gardens - Property Transactions pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The Cabinet is requested to agree to the car park replacement proposals and the variation of the Car Park Retention Agreement between Berkeley Homes (East Thames) Ltd (hereafter referred to as Berkeley Homes) and the Council in order to secure appropriate alternative public car parking for the area including the Leisure Centre.  To agree to the Council entering into car park management agreements with Berkeley Homes for each of the proposed replacement car parks.  To agree to acquire from Berkeley Homes a minimum three-year leasehold interest in land between Buildings 17 and 19 in the Royal Arsenal.  To agree to the acquisition of land at Royal Arsenal Gardens, from Berkeley Homes.  To agree to the disposal of the Council’s interest in the land to Berkeley Homes.  To agree to grant a licence to Berkeley Homes to use the land.  To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to agree any further terms or minor variations to the proposed transactions.

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Decision:

1.            Agreed to the car park replacement proposals outlined in paragraphs 4.9 to 4.10 of the report, and the variation of the Car Park Retention Agreement between Berkeley Homes (East Thames) Ltd (hereafter referred to as Berkeley Homes) and the Council in order to secure appropriate alternative public car parking for the area including the Leisure Centre.

 

2.            Agreed to the Council entering into car park management agreements with Berkeley Homes for each of the proposed replacement car parks as outlined in paragraph 4.15 of the report.

 

3.            Agreed to acquire from Berkeley Homes a minimum three-year leasehold interest in land between Buildings 17 and 19 in the Royal Arsenal indicated crosshatched on the plan at Appendix 4 as outlined in paragraph 4.36 of the report

 

4.            Agreed to the acquisition of land at Royal Arsenal Gardens, labelled ‘A’ on the plan in Appendix 1, from Berkeley Homes on the terms outlined in paragraph 4.27 of the report.

 

5.            Agreed to the disposal of the Council’s interest in the land labelled ‘B’ and ‘C’ to Berkeley Homes on the terms outlined in paragraph 4.27 to be completed simultaneously with the acquisition of the interests described in paragraphs 1.3 and 1.4 of the report, securing best consideration for the Council.

 

6.            Agreed to grant a licence to Berkeley Homes to use the land labelled as area ‘4’ on the plan in Appendix 1 on the terms set out in paragraph 4.33 of the report.

 

7.            Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to agree any further terms or minor variations to the terms of the above proposed transactions.

13.

Woolwich Creative District - the creation of a new trust, co-operative or Community Interest Company (CIC) to manage the site pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The Cabinet is requested to note options for establishing a new organisation to be responsible for receiving a sublease of the Creative District buildings from the Royal Borough and for managing the site and the relationships.  To note the recommendations from Trowers and Hamlins (TH) that a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) should be the preferred structure.  To agree to establish a CLG.  To agree a phased hand-over.

Decision:

1.   Noted the options for establishing a new organisation to be responsible for receiving a sublease of the Creative District buildings from the Royal Borough and for managing the site and the relationships.

 

2.   Noted the recommendations from Trowers and Hamlins (TH) that a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) should be the preferred structure.

 

3.   Agreed to establish a Company Limited by Guarantee.

 

4.   Agreed a phased-handover.

14.

Royal Borough Risk Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

The Cabinet is required to note and approve the Strategic Risk Register.

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Decision:

Note and approve the attached Strategic Risk Register.