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Noted that as requested by the Chair a matrix of delegated decisions was tabled at the meeting. The Chair requested that the Matrix should be attached to these minutes as an appendix.


RESOLVED that the minutes of that part of the meeting of the Panel, which was open to the press and public, held on 25 November 2014 be confirmed and signed.



Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 34 KB


Councillor Walsh declared a personal non prejudicial interest on item 5 as a co-organiser of the Bakerloo Line Extension Campaign.



Outstanding Scrutiny Items pdf icon PDF 18 KB


Report noted.



Notification of Late and Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 17 KB


Report noted.



Decisions Made By Mayor and Cabinet on 3 December 2014 pdf icon PDF 211 KB


Parking – Annual Report for 2013/14


The Head of Public Services introduced the report. It was noted that all Ward Members would be consulted for their approval before proposals affecting their Wards are sent to Mayor and Cabinet.


RESOLVED that the decision of the Mayor be noted.


Planning Services: Annual Monitoring Report 2013-14


The Head of Planning introduced the report. Business Panel Members stated that it would be useful if they were kept updated on how officer’s projections on affordable housing were progressing.


RESOLVED that the decision of the Mayor be noted.




Bakerloo Line Extension Consultation pdf icon PDF 64 KB


The Policy and Development Manager introduced the report. Councillor Walsh said at the Sustainable Development Select Committee it was emphasised that it was important the extension should go past Lewisham to Hayes with the option to extend to Bromley, and he was surprised that this information was not prominent in the report. The Policy and Development Manager stated that he would ensure this is highlighted at the beginning of the report.


Councillor John Paschoud said it would be good if the extension is continue from Lewisham to Bromley, although some Bromley residents were concerned that services to Hayes would be affected adversely, as there would be a reduction on the national railway services to make way for the tube services.


The Policy and Development Manager said this was true but the frequency of the tube would more than compensate for any reduction of national rail trains. He added they would also have direct trains to London central lines, and journey times would be reduced. The Chair asked for members to be sent a link to the review of work to be done, and it was confirmed that the final report would be subject to scrutiny.


Councillor Curran said that the location for a new depot would be crucial, and raised concerns about its effect on people living in Hayes. He also added that he did not think the location of Lower Sydenham station was adequate. Councillor Curran said the bridge by the junction of Southend Lane was too low and narrow and would need rebuilding or relocating. He said a significant refurbishment work would be necessary in future which TFL would need to consider.


The Chair said he was aware of these issues which would be discussed at a future Mayor and Cabinet meeting. The Chair commended officers for the report, and requested the final response to be presented to Council for information.


     RESOLVED that   

i.              the report be endorsed as amended.

ii.            the final response be presented to Council for information.




Overview and Scrutiny Select Committees Work Programmes 2014/15 - verbal update


The Chair stated that both Working Groups were now in operation and on target, with reports to be presented early in the New Year. Councillor Muldoon informed members that at 6.00pm on 12 January 2015, there would be a briefing on Health and Adult Social Care, which would include a briefing on the Care Act.



Meeting ended 7.45pm


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 21 KB


Decisions made by Mayor and Cabinet (Contracts) on 3 December 2014