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Items
No. Item

193.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

194.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on February 14 2018 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

195.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the reprt be noted.

196.

Gypsy and Traveller Site Local Plan Update pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report, 3 tabled written

representations and presentations by a Bellingham Ward Member and by the

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

 

(1) the contents of the Consultation Statement (October 2017), including the

main issues raised and officer response to them and the findings of the

Integrated Impact Assessment (March 2018) be noted;

 

(2) the commercially sensitive information contained in Part 2 in relation to the

comparative costs of providing six pitches on the potential Pool Court and

New Cross Sites be noted;

 

(3) the Pool Court site as the preferred location for a residential traveller site

be approved;

 

(4) Approve the following documents be approved for statutory public

consultation:

GTSLP Preferred Site Consultation Report ( Appendix 3)

Integrated Impact Assessment (March 2018) (Appendix 2).

 

(5) officers be instructed to seek the acquisition of the eastern land parcel

from Network Rail.

 

(6) the assistance that the Council could give to the existing business to help

it relocate to a suitable alternative site be noted; and

 

(7) the Council be requested to approve the two documents specified above

for public consultation.

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the Deputy Mayor who explained that the

nomination of Pool Court as the preferred site was the culmination of a

lengthy process that had included the examination of 780 possible sites. He

said that while the decision was finely balanced, it was the outcome desired

by the representatives of the Gypsy and Traveller community.

 

The Head of Planning referred to three late representations which had been

tabled at the meeting. These were from Pat Fordham MBE of Bellingham

Interagency, Louise Menard and Rosalyn Payne of the Moremead Green

Community Group and a joint letter from Councillors Muldoon and Walsh and

Mrs L Krupski. All opposed the Pool Court site. The Head of Planning stated a

wide range of issues were raised in the representations but that all had been

addressed in the report and the recommendation was still valid.

 

Local Ward Member, Councillor Alan Hall next addressed the Mayor. He said

he was in support of the late representations and that as an advocate for the

local community he had to express deep concern about the recommendation

of Pool Court as the preferred site. He suggested a specialist consultation be

undertaken given what he considered to be the low public response to

consultation undertaken hitherto.

 

In response the Mayor had the Head of Planning outline the consultation

process which had resulted in 177 online comments, 48 letters and a 433

signature petition. She stated the use of public notices, advertisement in local

papers and meetings with local organisations went beyond usual consultation

obligations. She also explained the lengthy Local Plan process which would

involve a further 6 week consultation period and an Examination in Public.

 

The Mayor observed that the process had begun in 2009 and while progress

could now be made there was still a long way to go before matters could be

concluded. He believed all relevant issues had been addressed and he was

willing to support the officer recommendation.

 

Having considered an open and a confidential officer report, 3 tabled written

representations and presentations by a Bellingham Ward Member and by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, the Mayor, from the options available,

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the contents of the Consultation Statement (October 2017), including the

main issues raised and officer response to them and the findings of the

Integrated Impact Assessment (March 2018) be noted;

 

(2) the commercially sensitive information contained in Part 2 in relation to the

comparative costs of providing six pitches on the potential Pool Court and

New Cross Sites be noted;

 

(3) the Pool Court site as the preferred location for a residential traveller site

be approved;

 

(4) Approve the following documents be approved for statutory public

consultation:

GTSLP Preferred Site Consultation Report ( Appendix 3)

Integrated Impact Assessment (March 2018) (Appendix 2).

 

(5) officers be instructed to seek the acquisition of the eastern land parcel

from Network Rail.

 

(6) the assistance that the Council could give to the existing business to help

it relocate to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 196.

197.

New Homes Programme Update - Home Park 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)  the progress made on the New Homes, Better Places Programme be

noted;

 

(2) the design development and consultation carried out on the proposed

development at Home Park (31 homes), as summarised, be noted;

 

(3) having considered the responses to the consultation, Lewisham Homes

should proceed to submit planning applications to deliver 31 new Council

homes at Home Park; and

 

(4) the Councils New Homes Programme contain 501 new council homes, all 

projected to start on site during 2018.

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 progress made on the New Homes, Better Places Programme be

noted;

 

(2) the design development and consultation carried out on the proposed

development at Home Park (31 homes), as summarised, be noted;

 

(3) having considered the responses to the consultation, Lewisham Homes

should proceed to submit planning applications to deliver 31 new Council

homes at Home Park; and

 

(4) the Councils New Homes Programme contain 501 new council homes, all 

projected to start on site during 2018.

198.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Decision:

Agreed.

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 paragraph 3 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

 

7.         Gypsy and Traveller Site Update part 2

8.         Deptford Southern Housing Sites

9.         Besson Street Final Legal Agreements

199.

Gypsy and Traveller Site Update part 2

Decision:

Commercially sensitive information was considered in conjunction with the

Part 1 report on the same topic.

Minutes:

Commercially sensitive information was considered by the Mayor in

conjunction with the Part 1 report on the same topic.

200.

Deptford Southern Housing Sites

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) the update on the Deptford Southern sites project, as detailed, and the

progress in negotiations led by officers with development partners and the

GLA with the aim of increasing the amount of affordable housing within the

proposals be noted;

 

(2) the Council provides grant funding on the basis set out;

 

(3) the tenure of 43 homes on the Tidemill site be changed from private sale

to London Affordable Rent (social rent) at a cost to the Council of £4,310,211

and 16 homes from private sale to shared ownership at no additional cost to

the Council;

 

(5) the revised budget for the development, as set out, be approved; and

 

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

Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Director for Customer

Services and the Head of Law, to negotiate and agree the necessary legal

documentation in connection with the recommendations in this report.

Minutes:

The Mayor said he understand there was commercial information in the report

that should remain confidential but most of the content could be

disseminated, particularly as it represented good news for the affected

communities.

 

Having considered a confidential 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 update on the Deptford Southern sites project, as detailed, and the

progress in negotiations led by officers with development partners and the

GLA with the aim of increasing the amount of affordable housing within the

proposals be noted;

 

(2) the Council provides grant funding on the basis set out;

 

(3) the tenure of 43 homes on the Tidemill site be changed from private sale

to London Affordable Rent (social rent) at a cost to the Council of £4,310,211

and 16 homes from private sale to shared ownership at no additional cost to

the Council;

 

(5) the revised budget for the development, as set out, be approved; and

 

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

Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Director for Customer

Services and the Head of Law, to negotiate and agree the necessary legal

documentation in connection with the recommendations in this report.

201.

Besson Street: Final Legal Agreements

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) the draft Members Agreement be approved noting that it is in line with the

principles that were agreed by Mayor and Cabinet on 6 December 2017;

 

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

Regeneration to agree the final Members Agreement in line with the

Commercial Summary of Joint Venture Members Agreement as attached;

 

(3) the Officers' Mandate and Governance Guide, as attached, be approved;

 

(4) an indemnity be provided for officers on the terms set out;

 

(5) the draft Besson Street Business Plan based on the Besson Street design

completed by Assael Architects be noted;

 

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

Regeneration to agree the final Besson Street Business Plan when it is

adopted by the JV upon creation, as set out;

 

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

Regeneration to implement the Besson Street Business Plan once finalised;

 

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

Regeneration to appoint Lewisham’s Project Board Representatives who will

work to deliver the Besson Street Business Plan;

 

(9) the Council be called on to invest in the JV upon stabilisation of the

Besson Street development and that it may be required to invest equity during

development and that these amounts will be reported back to Mayor and

Cabinet through future Besson Street Business Plan Updates.

Minutes:

The Mayor asked that again consideration be given to the release of a

statement on a positive development in the borough.

 

Having considered a confidential 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 draft Members Agreement be approved noting that it is in line with the

principles that were agreed by Mayor and Cabinet on 6 December 2017;

 

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

Regeneration to agree the final Members Agreement in line with the

Commercial Summary of Joint Venture Members Agreement as attached;

 

(3) the Officers' Mandate and Governance Guide, as attached, be approved;

 

(4) an indemnity be provided for officers on the terms set out;

 

(5) the draft Besson Street Business Plan based on the Besson Street design

completed by Assael Architects be noted;

 

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

Regeneration to agree the final Besson Street Business Plan when it is

adopted by the JV upon creation, as set out;

 

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

Regeneration to implement the Besson Street Business Plan once finalised;

 

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

Regeneration to appoint Lewisham’s Project Board Representatives who will

work to deliver the Besson Street Business Plan;

 

(9) the Council be called on to invest in the JV upon stabilisation of the

Besson Street development and that it may be required to invest equity during

development and that these amounts will be reported back to Mayor and

Cabinet through future Besson Street Business Plan Updates.

 

The meeting closed at 5.59pm