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362.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

None

Minutes:

None were made.

363.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on December 12 2018 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

364.

Council Tax Base 2019- 20 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the non-voting job

share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor Amanda De

Ryk, and a member of the public, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the Council Tax Base calculation for 2019/20, as set out in the annual

Council Tax Base government return, attached at Appendix A be noted;

 

(2) Council be recommended to agree a Council Tax Base of 88,405.1 Band

D equivalent properties for 2019/20;

 

(3) Council be recommended to agree a budgeted Council Tax collection rate

of 97.0%;

 

(4) Council be recommended to approve the continuation of the discretionary

Council Tax discount of 100% for care leavers up to the age of 25;

 

(5) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for second homes for 2018/19 be continued for 2019/20;

 

(6) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for empty homes Class A (an empty property undergoing structural

alteration or major repair to make it habitable) be continued, as set out in

section six of this report;

 

(7) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 100%

discount awarded for a period of four weeks and then a 0% discount

thereafter, for empty homes – Class C (a substantially empty and unfurnished

property) be continued;

 

(8) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of an empty

homes premium in respect of long term empty properties is increased to

100%, as set out in section six of this report;

 

(9) the proposed 2019/20 National Non Domestic Rate (NNDR) estimated net

yield of £67.4m, based on current information available, be noted;

 

(10) Council be recommended to agree to delegate the approval of the final

2019/20 NNDR1 form to the Interim S151 Officer for submission by the

deadline of 31st January 2019.

Minutes:

The report was introduced by Councillor Amanda De Ryk. Councillor Paul Bell

thanked her for her presentation and welcomed the surcharge on empty

properties which could help promote responsible home ownership and

maximise housing available to local residents.

 

Councillor Brenda Dacres praised the system of automatic rebates which

would particularly help those most in need.

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the non-voting job

share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor Amanda De

Ryk, and a member of the public, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set

out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the Council Tax Base calculation for 2019/20, as set out in the annual

Council Tax Base government return, attached at Appendix A be noted;

 

(2) Council be recommended to agree a Council Tax Base of 88,405.1 Band

D equivalent properties for 2019/20;

 

(3) Council be recommended to agree a budgeted Council Tax collection rate

of 97.0%;

 

(4) Council be recommended to approve the continuation of the discretionary

Council Tax discount of 100% for care leavers up to the age of 25;

 

(5) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for second homes for 2018/19 be continued for 2019/20;

 

(6) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for empty homes Class A (an empty property undergoing structural

alteration or major repair to make it habitable) be continued, as set out in

section six of this report;

 

(7) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 100%

discount awarded for a period of four weeks and then a 0% discount

thereafter, for empty homes – Class C (a substantially empty and unfurnished

property) be continued;

 

(8) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of an empty

homes premium in respect of long term empty properties is increased to

100%, as set out in section six of this report;

 

(9) the proposed 2019/20 National Non Domestic Rate (NNDR) estimated net

yield of £67.4m, based on current information available, be noted;

 

(10) Council be recommended to agree to delegate the approval of the final

2019/20 NNDR1 form to the Interim S151 Officer for submission by the

deadline of 31st January 2019.

365.

Perry Vale and the Christmas Estate Conservation Area, Appraisal, and Article 4 direction (SPD) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the Perry Vale and Christmas Estate conservation area be designated;

 

(2) Adopt the Conservation Area Appraisal (Appendix 1) be adopted, and;

 

(3) The making of a non immediate Article 4 Direction to the residential streets

within the proposed conservation area (Appendix 3) be approved.

 

Minutes:

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

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the Perry Vale and Christmas Estate conservation area be designated;

 

(2) Adopt the Conservation Area Appraisal (Appendix 1) be adopted, and;

 

(3) The making of a non immediate Article 4 Direction to the residential streets

within the proposed conservation area (Appendix 3) be approved.

 

366.

Article 4 Direction to withdraw permitted development rights for the change of use from dwelling house (Use Class C3) to small HMO's (Use Class C4) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction for Lewisham’s southern

wards of Bellingham, Downham, Whitefoot and Grove Park to withdraw

permitted development rights for the change of use from dwelling house (Use

Class C3) to small HMO’s (Use Class C4) be approved with such direction to

come into force 12 months after notice of the direction is published;

 

(2) officers be authorised to carry out consultation as set out Section 6; and

 

(3) the financial and legal implications of making the Article 4 Direction be

noted.

Minutes:

Councillor Jonathan Slater expressed his delight at the Mayor’s proposals,

as his Ward was plagued by HMOs operated by rogue landlords and

attracting anti social behaviour. Councillor Paul Bell added his support saying

implementation would help with work to protect vulnerable residents.

 

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

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction for Lewisham’s southern

wards of Bellingham, Downham, Whitefoot and Grove Park to withdraw

permitted development rights for the change of use from dwelling house (Use

Class C3) to small HMO’s (Use Class C4) be approved with such direction to

come into force 12 months after notice of the direction is published;

 

(2) officers be authorised to carry out consultation as set out Section 6; and

 

(3) the financial and legal implications of making the Article 4 Direction be

noted.

367.

Gambling Statement pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Gambling Statement of principles for

2019-2022 should be presented to the Council for it to be formally determined

and published.

Minutes:

Officers highlighted moves to ensure social responsibility was at the forefront

of the revised policy, with all establishments now required to carry out risk

assessments.

 

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

Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that the Gambling Statement of principles for 2019-2022 should

be presented to the Council for it to be formally determined and published.

368.

Housing Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the changes to the Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy be approved;

 

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

make minor amendments to the Housing Assistance Policy.

Minutes:

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

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the

reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the changes to the Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy be approved;

 

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

make minor amendments to the Housing Assistance Policy.

369.

Stillness Junior School Instrument of Government pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the Instrument of Government for Stillness Junior School

be made by Local Authority order dated 16 January 2019 as set out in

Appendix 1.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and

Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that the Instrument of Government for Stillness Junior School

be made by Local Authority order dated 16 January 2019.

370.

Local Authority Governor nominations pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the information concerning the recommended nominated governors in

Appendix 1 be noted;

 

(2) the persons set out below be nominated as local authority governors.

 

Ms. Zoe Ann Yuill    Horniman

Ms. Alice Cairns       Greenvale

Ms. Janet Morris       Coopers Lane

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and

Cabinet, having considered the information supplied in respect of each

nominee for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the information concerning the recommended nominated governors in

Appendix 1 be noted;

 

(2) the persons set out below be nominated as local authority governors.

 

Ms. Zoe Ann Yuill    Horniman

Ms. Alice Cairns       Greenvale

Ms. Janet Morris       Coopers Lane

371.

Main Grants programme Disability Coalition pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for the Community Sector, Councillor Jonathan Slater, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the Main Grant to Lewisham Disability Coalition be

discontinued from 1 January 2019 and the delegation of decision making

responsibility in relation to LDC’s winding-up costs be made to the Executive

Director for Community Services.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for the Community Sector, Councillor Jonathan Slater, the Mayor and

Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 7-0

 

RESOLVED that the Main Grant to Lewisham Disability Coalition be

discontinued from 1 January 2019 and the delegation of decision making

responsibility in relation to LDC’s winding-up costs be made to the Executive

Director for Community Services.

372.

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on neighbourhood CIL pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Decision:

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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s comments as set out in this

report and the Executive Director for Resources and Regeneration be asked

to provide a response.

Minutes:

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

Mayor and Cabinet

 

RESOLVED that the Committee’s comments as set out be received and the

Interim Head of Planning be asked to provide a response as part of the report

he had already notified for consideration at Mayor & Cabinet in February

2019.

373.

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on parking pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Decision:

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

Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the Committee’s

comments be noted and the Executive Director for Customer Services be

asked to provide a response.

Minutes:

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

Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the Committee’s comments be noted and the Executive

Director for Customer Services be asked to provide a response.

374.

Item Withdrawn

Decision:

Withdrawn.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

375.

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 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

 

15.       Award of Contract for the Carer Information, Advice and Support

Service

16.       Tipping, Transportation & Treatment of Organic Waste - Award of

Contract

17.       Pupil Places Programme - SEND School Expansions update

(Greenvale, Watergate) and Pre-Construction Service Agreement

(PCSA) Award Report (Greenvale)

 

376.

Award of Contract for the Carer Information, Advice and Support Service

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that

the contract for the provision of Carer Information, Advice and Support

Services be awarded to Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) for a

period of two years starting April 2019, with an option to extend the contract

for a further one year (April 2021 to March 2022), with a stated total contract

value across two years. 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons

set out in the report and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that the contract for the provision of Carer Information, Advice

and Support Services be awarded to Your Voice in Health and Social Care

(YVHSC) for a period of two years starting April 2019, with an option to extend

the contract for a further one year (April 2021 to March 2022), with a stated

total contract value across two years.

377.

Tipping, Transportation & Treatment of Organic Waste - Award of Contract

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that

the contract for the provision of tipping, transportation and treatment of food

and garden waste be awarded to Veolia Environmental Services, based on

their tender, for a period of 3 years with a possible extension for another 2

years upon Mayor & Cabinet agreement.

Minutes:

Officers confirmed discussions were underway with neighbouring boroughs to

provide possible future alternatives.

 

The Mayor welcomed the latest statistics on recycling rates which depicted

Lewisham as one of London’s most improved boroughs.

 

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor and Cabinet, for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 7-0

 

RESOLVED that the contract for the provision of tipping, transportation and treatment of food and garden waste be awarded to Veolia Environmental Services, based on their tender, for a period of 3 years with a possible extension for another 2 years upon Mayor & Cabinet agreement.

378.

Pupil Places Programme - SEND School Expansions update (Greenvale, Watergate) and Pre-Construction Service Agreement (PCSA) Award Report (Greenvale)

Decision:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the tender process undertaken for the Watergate and Greenvale school

expansion projects be noted;

 

(2) officers have completed the tender evaluation for the Greenvale project,

but will complete the Watergate evaluation early in the new year and provide

an update then;

 

(3) the revised programme for the Greenvale expansion project, and that

officers are currently procuring a demolition contractor to complete the site

preparation phase of the project, be noted;

 

(4) the overall project budget for the Greenvale expansion project be noted

and remains the same as the previously approved budget;

 

(5) the award of a Pre-Construction Services Agreement be made to Geoffrey

Osborne Limited for a stated contract value to complete Stage 1 of the

Greenvale expansion project, on the understanding that a further report will be

brought to Mayor  & Cabinet to award the Stage 2 construction contract.

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential officer report and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 7-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the tender process undertaken for the Watergate and Greenvale school

expansion projects be noted;

 

(2) officers have completed the tender evaluation for the Greenvale project,

but will complete the Watergate evaluation early in the new year and provide

an update then;

 

(3) the revised programme for the Greenvale expansion project, and that

officers are currently procuring a demolition contractor to complete the site

preparation phase of the project, be noted;

 

(4) the overall project budget for the Greenvale expansion project be noted

and remains the same as the previously approved budget;

 

(5) the award of a Pre-Construction Services Agreement be made to Geoffrey

Osborne Limited for a stated contract value to complete Stage 1 of the

Greenvale expansion project, on the understanding that a further report will be

brought to Mayor  & Cabinet to award the Stage 2 construction contract.

 

The meeting closed at 7.01pm.