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244.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None.

245.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on January 15 2020 be

confirmed and signed as a correct record.

246.

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

Sale of Wide Horizons Sites

The Mayor said that a decision would not be agreed at this meeting. Mayor and Cabinet agreed that more information be requested from officers before a decision is made.

 

Minutes:

Sale of Wide Horizons Sites

 

The Mayor said that a call-in request had been received from the Overview

and Scrutiny Business Panel. Further information was required before a

decision could be made.

 

RESOLVED that it be agreed to request additional information from officers

before a decision is made on the proposals.

247.

Outstanding Scrutiny Matters pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

248.

Referral from Children & Young People Select Committee ICT pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Decision:

Noted the officer report and asked officers to prepare a response for future consideration.

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report it was:

 

RESOLVED that the officer report be noted, and that officers prepare a response for future consideration.

249.

Referral from Healthier Communities Select Committee L&G Trust migrant charging pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Decision:

Noted the officer report and asked officers to prepare a response for future consideration.

 

Minutes:

Having considered an officer report it was:

 

RESOLVED that the officer report be noted, and that officers prepare a response for future consideration.

 

250.

Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on the development of the climate emergency action plan pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Decision:

Noted the officer report and a presentation by Councillor Curran, and then the Mayor and Cabinet asked officers to prepare a response for future consideration.

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor Curran, Chair of Sustainable Development Select Committee,who highlighted the need for a more scientific and evidence based approach towards the impact of climate change and the need to plant more trees. He also said that more public engagement is needed.

 

Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Chair of Sustainable Development Select Committee,it was:

 

RESOLVED that the officer report and Councillor Liam Curran’s presentation be noted and that officers prepare a response for future consideration.

 

 

251.

2020 21 Budget pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1)the comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee of 4 February 2020 be noted and the Mayor and Cabinet decisions on the budget report will then be taken formally with the budget update report on the 12 February.

 

(2) having considered the views of those consulted on the budget, and subject to consideration of the outcome of consultation with business ratepayers and subject to proper process, as required, the Mayor & Cabinet:

 

Capital Programme

 

(3) noted the 2019/20 Quarter 3 Capital Programme monitoring position and the Capital Programme potential future schemes and resources as set out in section 5 of the report;

 

(4) noted the significant proposed rise in prudential borrowing of more than £300m by 2020/23, primarily to fund the Building for Lewisham programme capital plans;

 

(5) recommended that Council approves the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital Programme of £551.2m, as set out in section 5 and attached at Appendices W1 and W2;

 

Housing Revenue Account

(6) noted the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders in the Brockley area, presented to area panel members on 12 November 2019, as attached at Appendix X2 to the report;

 

(7) noted the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders and the Lewisham Homes budget strategy presented to area panel members on 17 December 2019 as attached at Appendix X3 to the report;

 

(8) agreed to set an increase in dwelling rents of 2.7% (an average of £2.56 per week) – as per the formula rent calculations outlined in section 6 of the report;

 

(9) agreed to set an increase in the hostels accommodation charge by 2.7% (or £0.94 per week), in accordance with formula rent calculations;

 

(10) approved the following average weekly increases/decreases for dwellings for-service charges to non-Lewisham Homes managed dwellings (Brockley);

caretaking 3.40% (£0.13)

grounds 3.40% (£0.11)

communal lighting 3.40% (£0.02)

bulk waste collection 3.40% (£0.05)

window cleaning 3.40% (£0.00)

tenants’ levy 0% (£0.00)

- service charges to Lewisham Homes managed dwellings:

caretaking 5.58% (£0.33)

grounds 3.80% (£0.09)

window cleaning 0% (£0.00)

communal lighting -3.94% -(£0.05)

block pest control 7.93% (£0.13)

waste collection -42.04% -(£0.22)

heating & hot water -0.39% -(£0.04)

tenants’ levy 0% (£0.00)

bulk waste disposal 1.35% (£0.01)

sheltered housing 1.00% (£0.24)

 

(11) approved the following average weekly percentage changes for hostels and shared temporary units for;

service charges (hostels) – caretaking etc.; no change

energy cost increases for heat, light & power; no change

water charges increase; no change

 

(12) approved an increase in garage rents by 2.4% (£0.38 per week) for Brockley and Lewisham Homes residents;

 

(13) noted that the budgeted expenditure for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for 2020/21 is £225.8m, split £89.4m revenue and £136.4m capital, which includes the decent homes and new build programmes;

 

(14) agreed the HRA budget strategy cut proposals in order to achieve a balanced budget in 2020/21, as attached at Appendix X1 to  ...  view the full decision text for item 251.

Minutes:

The Mayor informed the meeting that Lewisham had to deliver council

services with a budget cut of £16k, and a further £40k over the next 3

years.  He outlined the areas identified for further investment. The

Mayor thanked officers in the Procurement Team for their hard work.  It

was noted that the week was national apprentice week.

 

The Acting Chief Finance Officer stated that the Greater London Authority

had adjusted their budget proposals.  Officers would bring back the final

details next week, which would be submitted for consideration at the

meeting of Council on 26 February 2020.  He also advised Members that

the outcome on work relating to the business rate consultation, which

concluded on 4 February 2020, would be ready by next week.  It was

stated that although no changes were expected, officers would wait for the

final settlement. 

 

Councillor Best expressed her disappointment that there continues to

be a 2% increase on social care budget for the elderly.  Councillor Best

acknowledged the growing demand on service provision as people live

longer, but was of a view that Central Government should provide the

Green Paper to local authorities in order to enable them prepare a long

term financial care plan for the elderly.

 

Councillor Barnham said that although cash for school funding had

increased, in real terms this equated to an average cut of 3% for most

Lewisham Schools. He also said that the increased costs of providing

social care over the last two years had been challenging

 

Having considered an officer report, and presentation by Councillor

Amanda De Ryk, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, the

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and from the

options available agreed the proposals by a vote of 10-0:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)the comments of the Public Accounts Select Committee of 4 February 2020 be noted and the Mayor and Cabinet decisions on the budget report will then be taken formally with the budget update report on the 12 February.

 

(2) having considered the views of those consulted on the budget, and subject to consideration of the outcome of consultation with business ratepayers and subject to proper process, as required, the Mayor & Cabinet:

 

Capital Programme

 

(3) noted the 2019/20 Quarter 3 Capital Programme monitoring position and the Capital Programme potential future schemes and resources as set out in section 5 of the report;

 

(4) noted the significant proposed rise in prudential borrowing of more than £300m by 2020/23, primarily to fund the Building for Lewisham programme capital plans;

 

(5) recommended that Council approves the 2020/21 to 2022/23 Capital Programme of £551.2m, as set out in section 5 and attached at Appendices W1 and W2;

 

Housing Revenue Account

(6) noted the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders in the Brockley area, presented to area panel members on 12 November 2019, as attached at Appendix X2 to the report;

 

(7) noted the consultation report on service charges to tenants’ and leaseholders and the Lewisham Homes budget  ...  view the full minutes text for item 251.

252.

Surrey Canal Triangle Draft Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

(1)   Noted the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening report in Appendix 2 of the report;

 

(2)   Noted the responses to the pre-production consultation in Appendix 3;

 

(3)   Noted the responses to the public consultation in Appendix 5;

 

(4) took account of any comments received from the meeting of Sustainable

Development Select Committee held on 21st January 2020;

 

(5) Adopted the Surrey Canal Triangle Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document – Appendix 1;

 

(6) Noted the financial and legal implications set out in section 9 and 10;

 

(7) Noted that with the adoption of the Surrey Canal Triangle Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document the Conditional Land Sale Agreement between the Council and Renewal Group Limited will be terminated in accordance with the resolution of the Mayor and Cabinet at its meeting on 10 October 2019; and

 

(8) Authorised the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment to make minor textual or format changes to the SPD prior to publication.

 

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 10-0:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)   the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening report in Appendix 2 of the report be noted;

 

(2)   the responses to the pre-production consultation in Appendix 3 be noted;

 

(3)   the responses to the public consultation in Appendix 5 be noted;

 

(4) account be taken of any comments received from the meeting of Sustainable Development Select Committee held on 21st January 2020;

 

(5) the Surrey Canal Triangle Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document – Appendix 1 be adopted;

 

(6) the financial and legal implications set out in section 9 and 10 be noted;

 

(7) it be noted that with the adoption of the Surrey Canal Triangle Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document the Conditional Land Sale Agreement between the Council and Renewal Group Limited will be terminated in accordance with the resolution of the Mayor and Cabinet at its meeting on 10 October 2019; and

 

(8) the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment be authorised to make minor textual or format changes to the SPD prior to publication.

 

253.

Acquisition of Land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, SE6 3JL part 1 pdf icon PDF 65 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) Authorised officers to seek to acquire the eastern part of land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford shown edged pink on the plan at Appendix 1 on the basis set out in the report and the Part 2 report.

 

(2) Delegated authority to the Executive Director Housing, Regeneration and

Environment in consultation with the Director of Law, to finalise the terms of

the legal documentation for the acquisition of the eastern part of land at

Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited; and

 

(3) Authorised officers to procure an architect in order to develop the design and achieve full planning permission for a six pitch permanent travellers’ site at Pool Court by December 2020

 

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 including the financial information

contained in the confidential section by a vote of 10-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) officers be authorised to seek to acquire the eastern part of land at

Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford shown edged pink on the plan at

Appendix 1 on the basis set out in the report and the Part 2 report.

 

(2) authority be delegated to the Executive Director Housing,

Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Director of Law,

to finalise the terms of the legal documentation for the acquisition of the

eastern part of land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford from Network

Rail Infrastructure Limited; and

 

(3) officers be authorised to procure an architect in order to develop the

design and achieve full planning permission for a six pitch permanent

travellers’ site at Pool Court by December 2020

 

254.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 124 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.

 

12.Acquisition of Land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, SE6 3JL part 2

13 Contract Extension for Youth Services

14 Framework Agreement for Services to Adults with Learning Difficulties

15 Supported Accommodation Permitted Contract Extensions

16. Re-procurement of 5 year contract for the Children’s and Young People

       Social Care IT System supplied by LiquidLogic Ltd.

17. Core Revenue & Benefits IT System and associated support and

maintenance re-procurement.

255.

Acquisition of Land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, SE6 3JL part 2

Decision:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

(1)          Agreed that subject to the Director for Corporate Resources having confirmed that the budget for the acquisition is in place, authorises the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment to make an offer of up to an agreed limit to Network Rail for the acquisition of eastern part of Land at Pool Court and notes the other anticipated costs associated with acquisition referred to in the report;

 

(2)          Agreed to delegate authority to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Head of Legal, to finalise the terms of the legal documentation for the acquisition of eastern part of land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited;

 

(3)          Agreed to delegate authority to officers to procure an architect in order to finalise the design and achieve full planning permission by December 2020, for a six pitch permanent travellers’ site on land at Pool Court. An estimated budget for this element of the project is based upon historic design and development costs across recent capital delivery projects; and

 

(4)          approved the allocation of an agreed maximum sum of affordable housing S106 contribution from the development on the site of the former Catford Greyhound stadium (planning application number DC/07/67276) to fund the increased budget requirement, as set out in the Financial Implications section

 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential 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 10-0: :

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)          subject to the Director for Corporate Resources having confirmed that the budget for the acquisition is in place, the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment be authorised to make an offer of up to an agreed limit to Network Rail for the acquisition of eastern part of Land at Pool Court and notes the other anticipated costs associated with acquisition referred to in the report;

 

(2)          authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Head of Legal, to finalise the terms of the legal documentation for the acquisition of eastern part of land at Pool Court, Fordmill Road, Catford from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited;

 

(3)          authority be delegated to officers to procure an architect in order to finalise the design and achieve full planning permission by December 2020, for a six pitch permanent travellers’ site on land at Pool Court. An estimated budget for this element of the project is based upon historic design and development costs across recent capital delivery projects; and

 

(4)          the allocation of an agreed maximum sum of affordable housing S106 contribution from the development on the site of the former Catford Greyhound stadium (planning application number DC/07/67276) to fund the increased budget requirement, as set out in the Financial Implications section be approved.

 

256.

Contract Extension for Youth Services

Decision:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed to extend the current Youth Service contract with Youth First from 01/04/2020 to 31/07/2020 at an agreed maximum cost;

 

(2)  agreed that the Council negotiate directly with Youth First to seek to agree a model for youth services delivery, within budget; and

 

(3) agreed officers’ parallel plan for an insourced youth service, either wholly or in part in order to inform final recommendations and to mitigate against negotiation failure with Youth First.

 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Barnham,

the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of

10-0::

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  to extend the current Youth Service contract with Youth First from

01/04/2020 to 31/07/2020 at an agreed maximum cost;

 

(2)  that the Council negotiate directly with Youth First to seek to agree

a model for youth services delivery, within budget; and

 

(3) that officers’ parallel plan for an insourced youth service be agreed,

either wholly or in part in order to inform final recommendations and to

mitigate against negotiation failure with Youth First.

 

257.

Framework Agreement for Services to Adults with Learning Difficulties

Decision:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Best, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed the award of contracts to for twelve supported living contracts procured via mini-competition under the Framework Agreement for Adults with Learning Disabilities 2019-2023;

 

(2)  agreed an extension of two months to the current contracts for LDF1B and LDF1C, where it is recommended there is a change of provider, to allow for the new provider to undertake due diligence and consultation with staff as set out in the TUPE Regulations;

 

(3)  agreed to award these 12 contracts for 4 years on a London Living Wage basis;

 

(4)  agreed the start date and cost for the contracts; and

 

(5)  noted that costs represent a specific annual reduction on current contract costs. A breakdown of these costs are outlined in section 7 of the report, Financial Implications.

 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Best, the Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 10-0:

 

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)  contracts be awarded for twelve supported living contracts procured via mini-competition under the Framework Agreement for Adults with Learning Disabilities 2019-2023;

 

(2)  the current contracts for LDF1B and LDF1C be extended for two months, where it is recommended there is a change of provider, to allow for the new provider to undertake due diligence and consultation with staff as set out in the TUPE Regulations;

 

(3)  these 12 contracts be awarded for 4 years on a London Living Wage basis;

 

(4)  the start date and cost for the contracts be agreed; and

 

(5)  it be noted that costs represent a specific annual reduction on current contract costs. A breakdown of these costs are outlined in section 7 of the report, Financial Implications.

 

258.

Supported Accommodation Permitted Contract Extensions

Decision:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Best, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that to extend the following accommodation support service contracts for a period of one year in line with permitted extension options:

 

(1)  St Mungos for the provision of vulnerable adult supported accommodation at the Hither Green site for one year at an agreed cost. from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021; and

 

(2)  One Support for the provision of support at the Honor Lea and Rokeby service for one year at an agreed cost from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021.

 

Minutes:

Having considered a confidential report, and a presentation by the

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

set out in the report by a vote of 10-0: :

 

RESOLVED to extend the following accommodation support service

contracts for a period of one year in line with permitted extension

options:

 

(1)  St Mungos for the provision of vulnerable adult supported

accommodation at the Hither Green site for one year at an agreed

cost. from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021; and

 

(2)  One Support for the provision of support at the Honor Lea and

Rokeby service for one year at an agreed cost from 1st April 2020 –

31st March 2021.

 

259.

Reprocurement of 5 year contract for the Children's and Young People Social Care IT System supplied by LiquidLogic Ltd.

Decision:

Re-procurement of 5 year contract for the children’s and Young people social care IT System supplied by LiquidLogic Ltd.

 

Agreed that this item be adjourned until12 February 2020.

 

Minutes:

It was agreed that this item be adjourned until 12 February 2020.

 

260.

Core Revenue & Benefits IT System and associated support and maintenance re-procurement.

Decision:

Agreed that this item be adjourned until12 February 2020.

 

Minutes:

It was agreed that this item be adjourned until12 February 2020.