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No. Item

514.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

None made.

Minutes:

None were made.

515.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on October 19 2016 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

516.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were raised.

517.

London Living Wage accreditation discount review pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Policy & Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor agreed

that

 

(1) a one off discount in NNDR based on the cost of accreditation be offered

again in 2017/18 to businesses that become accredited by the Living Wage

Foundation during 2017/18 and who meet the criteria set out in appendix 1

.

(2) the discount be offered on a first come first served basis until the Council’s

overall contribution equals £20,000 within the 2016 -2018 financial years and

once the Council’s £20,000 contribution has been reached to offer no further

discounts; and

 

(3) the scheme be reviewed in 2017/18 to determine whether it should be

offered in future years.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Joe Dromey introduced the report which reviewed the scheme after

being in operation for one year. In answer to a question from Councillor

Millbank about the number of employers with more than 50 employees who

had been approached to take part, Councillor Dromey stated 52 such

businesses had been contacted but that approaches had not been made to

organisations which did not have local discretion over pay rates.

 

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

Member for Policy & Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor, for the

reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) a one off discount in NNDR based on the cost of accreditation be offered

again in 2017/18 to businesses that become accredited by the Living Wage

Foundation during 2017/18 and who meet the criteria set out in appendix 1

.

(2) the discount be offered on a first come first served basis until the Council’s

overall contribution equals £20,000 within the 2016 -2018 financial years and

once the Council’s £20,000 contribution has been reached to offer no further

discounts; and

 

(3) the scheme be reviewed in 2017/18 to determine whether it should be

offered in future years.

518.

Catford Regeneration Programme Update pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an amended officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed that:

 

(i) the recommended masterplanning approach for progressing the

Catford Regeneration Programme be approved; and

 

(ii) the programme for delivering the proposed approach be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Director for Regeneration and Resources’s representative

tabled an updated report which amended paragraphs 1.1 and 5.1.3.

 

Having considered an amended officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor for the reasons set out in the

report:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(i) the recommended masterplanning approach for progressing the

Catford Regeneration Programme be approved; and

 

(ii) the programme for delivering the proposed approach be approved.

519.

Deptford Reach development pdf icon PDF 72 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 relevant benefits and risks associated with the

funding of the Deptford Reach development project, the Council increases the

grant funding for the development, from £924,000 to £1,500,000 using S106

funding; and

 

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

Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Director for Customer

Services and Head of Law, to finalise the terms of the grant agreement with

Deptford Reach for the S106 funding.

Minutes:

Councillor Joan Millbank requested that imprecise references to ‘grant

funding’ should be replaced by a more accurate term such as ‘allocation’ in

order to avoid confusion.

 

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) Having considered the relevant benefits and risks associated with the

funding of the Deptford Reach development project, the Council increases the

grant funding for the development, from £924,000 to £1,500,000 using S106

funding; and

 

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

Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Director for Customer

Services and Head of Law, to finalise the terms of the grant agreement with

Deptford Reach for the S106 funding.

520.

Annual Complaints Report pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Policy & Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor agreed

that the report be noted.

Minutes:

The report was introduced by Councillor Joe Dromey who noted there had

been a 17% reduction in complaints.

 

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

Member for Policy & Performance, Councillor Joe Dromey, the Mayor,

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

521.

Licensed Deficits Forest Hill and Prendergast pdf icon PDF 70 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) Prendergast Ladywell School budget plan be approved and a loan

of £558k be made to cover the school’s budget shortfall in the first year of the

recovery plan

 

(2) Forest Hill School’s budget plan be approved and a loan of £879k be

made to cover the school’s budget shortfall in the first year of the recovery

plan;

 

(3) in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and loan agreement both

schools pay back the loan over a five year period;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive for Resources and Regeneration in

consultation with the Executive Director for Children’s Services and the Head

of Law to agree the terms of the Loan Agreements.

 

Minutes:

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) Prendergast Ladywell School budget plan be approved and a loan

of £558k be made to cover the school’s budget shortfall in the first year of the

recovery plan

 

(2) Forest Hill School’s budget plan be approved and a loan of £879k be

made to cover the school’s budget shortfall in the first year of the recovery

plan;

 

(3) in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and loan agreement both

schools pay back the loan over a five year period;

 

(4) authority be delegated to the Executive for Resources and Regeneration in

consultation with the Executive Director for Children’s Services and the Head

of Law to agree the terms of the Loan Agreements.

522.

Lewisham Homes Business Plan.doc pdf icon PDF 73 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 performance of Lewisham Homes against its targets, as set out in

Be noted along with the Action Plan outlining how Lewisham Homes plans to

continue to improve performance and resident satisfaction; and

 

(2) the Business and Delivery Plan for 2016-19 be approved.

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 performance of Lewisham Homes against its targets, as set out in

Be noted along with the Action Plan outlining how Lewisham Homes plans to

continue to improve performance and resident satisfaction; and

 

(2) the Business and Delivery Plan for 2016-19 be approved.

523.

Private Rented Sector Additional Licensing Scheme pdf icon PDF 73 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 designation of an additional licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple

Occupation (HMOs) so as to include those which are above commercial

premises in the whole of the Council’s area using the power set out in Section

56 (1) of the Housing Act 2004 be confirmed;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services to

publish the 3 month Statutory Notices for the scheme as part of the statutory

implementation demands;

 

(3) the Executive Director for Customer Services, with the relevant portfolio

holder, be authorised to review the scheme, its implementation and

resourcing and make amendments as necessary so as to ensure the

principles of the scheme are achieved.

 

(4) the change in fine levels applicable to the scheme be noted.

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 designation of an additional licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple

Occupation (HMOs) so as to include those which are above commercial

premises in the whole of the Council’s area using the power set out in Section

56 (1) of the Housing Act 2004 be confirmed;

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Customer Services to

publish the 3 month Statutory Notices for the scheme as part of the statutory

implementation demands;

 

(3) the Executive Director for Customer Services, with the relevant portfolio

holder, be authorised to review the scheme, its implementation and

resourcing and make amendments as necessary so as to ensure the

principles of the scheme are achieved.

 

(4) the change in fine levels applicable to the scheme be noted.

524.

Local Authority Governor Nominations pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

agreed that the following persons be nominated as local authority governors

for the schools indicated:

 

Janet Willis                           All Saints’ Church of England Primary

Michelle Fenniche              New Woodlands

Rhian Douglas                     Rathfern Primary

Mel Church                           Sandhurst Infants and Nursery

Jane Clark                             St Margaret’s Lee Church of England Primary

Roger Lewis                          St Michael’s Church of England Primary

Minutes:

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

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

 

RESOLVED that the following persons be nominated as local authority

governors for the schools indicated:

 

Janet Willis

All Saints’ Church of England Primary

Michelle Fenniche

New Woodlands

Rhian Douglas

Rathfern Primary

Mel Church

Sandhurst Infants and Nursery

Jane Clark

St Margaret’s Lee Church of England Primary

Roger Lewis

St Michael’s Church of England Primary

 

525.

Referral from CYP SC on response to Review into Careers Information, Advice and Guidance pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Decision:

Having considered the Select Committee’s report, the Mayor agreed that the

views of the Select Committee as set out be received the Executive Director

for Children and Young People be asked to prepare a response for Mayoral

consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered the Select Committee’s report, the Mayor,

 

RESOLVED that the views of the Select Committee as set out be received

and the Executive Director for Children and Young People be asked to

prepare a response for Mayoral consideration.

526.

Housing SC and SDSC Referral on Housing Zones pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Decision:

Having considered the joint Select Committee’s report, the Mayor agreed that

the views of the Select Committees as set out be received the Executive

Director for Resources and Regeneration be asked to prepare a response for

Mayoral consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered the joint Select Committees report, the Mayor:

 

RESOLVED that the views of the Select Committees as set out be received

the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration be asked to prepare a

response for Mayoral consideration.

527.

Copperas Street Disposal Part 1 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report and a

presentation by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) authority be granted to dispose of the Copperas St site to Kitewood

Creekside Limited on the terms set out; and

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources &

Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to finalise the terms

of the legal documentation for the disposal with Kitewood Creekside Limited

(or any of their group companies).

Minutes:

In considering the options the Mayor observed that the Essential Living

submission had considerable merit but that only acceptance of the Kitewood

proposal would allow the Council to honour long standing commitments made

to the Trinity Laban centre.

 

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report and a

presentation by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor, for the

reasons set out in the report:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) authority be granted to dispose of the Copperas St site to Kitewood

Creekside Limited on the terms set out; and

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources &

Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to finalise the terms

of the legal documentation for the disposal with Kitewood Creekside Limited

(or any of their group companies).

528.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that in accordance with Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Local

Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to

Information)(England) Regulations 2012 and under Section 100(A)(4) of the

Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the

meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve

the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs [3, 4 and

5] of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act,  and the public interest in

maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the

information.

 

16.       Disposal of Copperas Street Depot Part 2

529.

Copperas Street Disposal Part 2

Decision:

As shown in the Part 1 decision.

Minutes:

This report was considered in conjunction with the open report on the same

item.

 

The meeting closed at 6.44pm