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384.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

Councillor Daby declared a prejudicial interest in Item 9 as a Phoenix

Community Housing Board member and withdrew from the meeting during

consideration of this report.

 

Councillor Smith declared a personal interest in Item 9 as a local resident.

Minutes:

jCouncillor Daby declared a prejudicial interest in Item 9 as a Phoenix

Community Housing Board member and withdrew from the meeting during

consideration of this report.

 

Councillor Smith declared a personal interest in Item 9 as a local resident.

385.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on March 2 2016 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

386.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Matter Raised by Overview & Scrutiny Committee – South London suburban

railways

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Chair of the

Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Alan Hall, the Mayor agreed the

comments and views of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee be received,

and the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration be asked to

prepare a response.

Minutes:

Matter Raised by Overview & Scrutiny Committee – South London suburban

railways

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Chair of the

Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Alan Hall, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the comments and views of the Overview and Scrutiny

Committee be received, and the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration be asked to prepare a response.

387.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

The Mayor observed that one item would be slipped to the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

388.

Ofsted Inspection pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor

agreed that:

 

(1) the Inspection reports, findings and associated recommendations be

noted;

 

(2) the Lewisham Improvement plan be endorsed as a response to the

inspection findings;

 

(3) the associated LSCB Improvement plan be noted;

 

(4) the views of the Children and Young People Select Committee as set out

be received and a response for Mayoral consideration be prepared by the

Executive Director for Children & Young People.

Minutes:

In presenting the report, Councillor Paul Maslin commented that the results

were unsurprising as they accorded with the authority’s own self assessment.

He highlighted the various aspects of performance which had been

categorised as ‘good’ and pointed out Improvement Plans were in place to

raise overall performance. Councillor Joan Millbank added that the Corporate

Parenting Group, of which she was a member, were also committed to

securing improvements.

 

The Executive Director of Children & Young People pointed out the Chair of

the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board, Chris Doorly, was about to retire

and the Mayor agreed it would be entirely appropriate for a letter of thanks to

be sent to her.

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Children & Young People, Councillor Paul Maslin, the Mayor, for

the reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the Inspection reports, findings and associated recommendations be

noted;

 

(2) the Lewisham Improvement plan be endorsed as a response to the

inspection findings;

 

(3) the associated LSCB Improvement plan be noted;

 

(4) the views of the Children and Young People Select Committee as set out

be received and a response for Mayoral consideration be prepared by the

Executive Director for Children & Young People; and

 

(5) a letter of thanks be sent to Chris Doorly, the outgoing Chair of

the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board, for her contributions.

389.

A Natural Renaissance for Lewisham - Biodiversity Action Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for the Public Realm, Councillor Rachel Onikosi, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) the ‘A Natural Renaissance for Lewisham’ document and the strategic

aspirations of the Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership be endorsed; and

 

(2) the views of the Sustainable Development Select Committee as set out be

received and a response for Mayoral consideration be prepared by the

Executive Director for Customer Services.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for the Public Realm, Councillor Rachel Onikosi, the Mayor, for the

reasons set out in the report

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the ‘A Natural Renaissance for Lewisham’ document and the strategic

aspirations of the Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership be endorsed; and

 

(2) the views of the Sustainable Development Select Committee as set out be

received and a response for Mayoral consideration be prepared by the

Executive Director for Customer Services.

390.

Housing Allocations Policy pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) the rationale for undertaking a review of the Allocations Policy be noted;

 

(2) the proposed changes as set out be noted;.

 

(3) officers be asked to proceed to consult with residents and partners about

the proposed changes;

 

(4) a full equality assessment analysis will be undertaken; and

 

(5) a report be brought back to Mayor and Cabinet later this year

seeking approval for changes to the Allocation Policy in light of the outcome of

the consultation and equality assessment analysis.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor, for the reasons set

out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the rationale for undertaking a review of the Allocations Policy be noted;

 

(2) the proposed changes as set out be noted;.

 

(3) officers be asked to proceed to consult with residents and partners about

the proposed changes;

 

(4) a full equality assessment analysis will be undertaken; and

 

(5) a report be brought back to Mayor and Cabinet later this year

seeking approval for changes to the Allocation Policy in light of the outcome of

the consultation and equality assessment analysis.

391.

Brasted Close Housing Development pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) having considered the responses to the statutory Section 105 consultation,

the garage site on the Brasted Close estate shown on an attached plan be

declared surplus to the Council’s requirements;

 

(2) officers work with the London Community Land Trust and Lewisham

Citizens exclusively for a period of twelve months to seek to develop a fully

affordable housing scheme for the site;

 

(3) officers provide a further report to Mayor and Cabinet to agree the

disposal terms if a viable business case for pursuing the development can be

finalised.

Minutes:

The Mayor was addressed by Nano McCaughan of the South London Citizens

Community who strongly supported the scheme and thanked the Mayor for

adhering to his commitment to build affordable community housing.

Councillors Best and Onikosi who were ward members both praised the

scheme for the positive benefits it would bring to Sydenham.

 

Having considered an officer report, and presentations by a member of the

public and by the Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the

Mayor, for the reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) having considered the responses to the statutory Section 105 consultation,

the garage site on the Brasted Close estate shown on an attached plan be

declared surplus to the Council’s requirements;

 

(2) officers work with the London Community Land Trust and Lewisham

Citizens exclusively for a period of twelve months to seek to develop a fully

affordable housing scheme for the site; and

 

(3) officers provide a further report to Mayor and Cabinet to agree the

disposal terms if a viable business case for pursuing the development can be

finalised.

392.

Phoenix Community Housing Development pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) the on-going partnership work between the Council and Phoenix

Community Housing to identify housing development opportunities in the

south of the borough, and to review potential mechanisms to fund those

opportunities be noted;

 

(2) funding of £1.32m be provided from S106 funds to support the

development at Forster House;

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration to finalise the terms of the funding agreement;

 

(4) Officers review options for the longer term funding of housing

development by Phoenix Community Housing and report these back to Mayor

and Cabinet.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor, for the reasons set

out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the on-going partnership work between the Council and Phoenix

Community Housing to identify housing development opportunities in the

south of the borough, and to review potential mechanisms to fund those

opportunities be noted;

 

(2) funding of £1.32m be provided from S106 funds to support the

development at Forster House;

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration to finalise the terms of the funding agreement;

 

(4) Officers review options for the longer term funding of housing

development by Phoenix Community Housing and report these back to Mayor

and Cabinet.

393.

Comprehensive Equality Scheme pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for the Third Sector, Councillor Joan Millbank, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(i) the draft equality objectives for the next four years be approved; and

 

(ii) the Comprehensive Equalities Scheme 2016-20 be approved.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for the Third Sector, Councillor Joan Millbank, the Mayor, for the

reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i) the draft equality objectives for the next four years be approved; and

 

(ii) the Comprehensive Equalities Scheme 2016-20 be approved.

394.

Deferred Payment Agreement Policy pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for Health, Well Being & Older People, Councillor Chris Best, the

Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) the Council’s proposed universal deferred payments scheme

under the Care Act 2014 as set out for new deferred payment agreements

entered into by the Council be approved;

 

(2) the maximum interest rate allowed by the Department of Health be used;

 

(3) charges for deferred payment agreements be as set out;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community Services,

in consultation with the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration

and Head of Law, to agree the more detailed guidance and procedures for the

operation of the scheme.

Minutes:

The Executive Director for Community Services representative pointed out

that the delegation proposed in the fourth recommendation in the printed

report was contrary to the Scheme of Delegation in the Constitution and

should not be considered.

 

Having considered an officer report and a presentation from the Cabinet

Member for Health, Well Being & Older People, Councillor Chris Best, the

Mayor agreed that:

 

(1) the Council’s proposed universal deferred payments scheme

under the Care Act 2014 as set out for new deferred payment agreements

entered into by the Council be approved;

 

(2) the maximum interest rate allowed by the Department of Health be used;

 

(3) charges for deferred payment agreements be as set out;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community Services,

in consultation with the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration

and Head of Law, to agree the more detailed guidance and procedures for the

operation of the scheme.

395.

Financial Forecasts pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed that the

current financial forecasts for the year ending 31 March 2016 and the action

being taken by the Executive Directors to manage down the forecasted year-

end overspend be noted.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the current financial forecasts for the year ending 31 March

2016 and the action being taken by the Executive Directors to manage down

the forecasted year-end overspend be noted.

396.

Response Public Accounts Work Progromme pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed that:

the proposed responses to the comments and views of the Public Accounts

Select Committee as set out be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the proposed responses to the comments and views of the

Public Accounts Select Committee as set out be approved and reported to the

Select Committee.

397.

Modern Roads Review Response to SDSC pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor

Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that the response from the Executive

Director for Resources and Regeneration to the Modern Roads Review

undertaken by the Sustainable Development Select Committee as set out be

approved and reported to the Sustainable Development Select Committee.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor

Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the response from the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration to the Modern Roads Review undertaken by the Sustainable

Development Select Committee as set out be approved and reported to the

Sustainable Development Select Committee.

398.

Creekside Copperas Street depot disposal Part 1 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

399.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

400.

Creekside Copperas Street depot disposal Part 2

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

 

The meeting closed at 7.00pm