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538.

Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Decision:

None.

Minutes:

None were made.

539.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting which took place on September

14 2021 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

540.

Matters Raised by Scrutiny and other Constitutional Bodies pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1) Public Accounts Select Committee: Commercialisation and culture change

review - response

 

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

(2) Sustainable Development Select Committee - Response to

recommendations on the Waste strategy

 

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

Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Patrick Codd, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

(3) Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on the

railway children urban nation park – environmental protection and

neighbourhood plans

 

Having considered an open officer report and a presentation by Councillor

Mark Ingleby the Mayor & Cabinet resolved that the Executive Director for

Housing; Regeneration and Public Realm be asked to prepare a response;

 

 

Minutes:

(1) Public Accounts Select Committee: Commercialisation and culture change

review - response

 

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

Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

(2) Sustainable Development Select Committee - Response to

recommendations on the Waste strategy

 

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

Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Patrick Codd, the Mayor

and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the response be approved and reported to the Select

Committee.

 

(3) Comments of the Sustainable Development Select Committee on the

railway children urban nation park – environmental protection and

neighbourhood plans

 

Having considered an open officer report and a presentation by Councillor

Mark Ingleby the Mayor & Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the Executive Director for Housing; Regeneration and Public

Realm be asked to prepare a response;

 

541.

Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2021-26 pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Mayor, and Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Brenda

Dacres, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that the new Domestic Abuse and

Violence against Women and Girls Strategy for Lewisham, 2021-26 be

approved

Minutes:

The Mayor drew attention to the death of Sabina Nessa a Teacher at nearby

Rushey Green Primary School. He had attended a private service at the

school where she had been universally remembered as a kind and wonderful

individual. He found it sad that even in 2021 women continued to be victims

and he promoted the Strategy as an important preventative measure.

 

The Deputy Mayor said the timeliness of the strategy was apt and that the

killing of Sabina Nessa was the latest in a series of recent high profilr attacks

on women. The Strategy she was supporting would tackle impacts with a

holistic and multi agency approach building on the strong existing

partnerships in Lewisham.

 

The Strategy was further supported by Councillors Barnham, Bonavia and

Best and agreed unanimously by all present.

 

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

Mayor, and Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Brenda

Dacres, the Mayor and Cabinet:

 

RESOLVED that the new Domestic Abuse and Violence against Women and

Girls Strategy for Lewisham, 2021-26 be approved

542.

Borough-Wide Selective Licensing of the private rented sector - approval to consult pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

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

agreed that:

 

(1) officers undertake a public consultation on the proposal for a Selective

Licensing scheme as set out in section 6;

 

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

and Public Realm to finalise the consultation documents; and

 

(3) the submission of the Selective Licensing application to the MHCLG be

paused pending the outcome of the consultation

Minutes:

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

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

for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) officers undertake a public consultation on the proposal for a Selective

Licensing scheme as set out in section 6;

 

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

and Public Realm to finalise the consultation documents; and

 

(3) the submission of the Selective Licensing application to the MHCLG be

paused pending the outcome of the consultation

543.

Treasury Management Mid-Year Review 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Member for Finance & Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that the report, in particular the macroeconomic updates,

performance of investments to date, updates on capital expenditure and

borrowing in line with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and

Accountancy’s (CIPFA) prudential indicators, and compliance with the

Council’s Treasury Management Strategy, be noted

Minutes:

In presenting the report, Councillor De Ryk noted this was the last report

compiled by Director Selwyn Thompson and she recorded her thanks to him

for his contribution to Lewisham.

 

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

Member for Finance & Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor and

Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that the report, in particular the macroeconomic updates,

performance of investments to date, updates on capital expenditure and

borrowing in line with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and

Accountancy’s (CIPFA) prudential indicators, and compliance with the

Council’s Treasury Management Strategy, be noted.

544.

Financial Monitoring 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor

and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the current financial forecasts for the year ending 31 March 2022 be noted

and Executive Directors be requested to continue to work in bringing forward

action plans to manage down budget pressures within their directorates;

 

(2) officers submit a bid for up to £3m from the Government’s Social Housing

Decarbonisation Fund as set out; and

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Public Realm to undertake the procurement and delivery of the works in

consultation with the Executive Director for Corporate Resources.

Minutes:

In presenting the report, Councillor De Ryk noted this was the last report

compiled by Director Selwyn Thompson and she recorded her thanks to him

for his contribution to Lewisham.

 

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

Member for Finance & Resources, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, the Mayor and

Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the current financial forecasts for the year ending 31 March 2022 be noted

and Executive Directors be requested to continue to work in bringing forward

action plans to manage down budget pressures within their directorates;

 

(2) officers submit a bid for up to £3m from the Government’s Social Housing

Decarbonisation Fund as set out; and

 

(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration

and Public Realm to undertake the procurement and delivery of the works in

consultation with the Executive Director for Corporate Resources.

545.

Approval of a new Housing Allocations Scheme pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Bell recorded his thanks to the Housing Select Committee and to

the officers involved in formulating the Policy.

 

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

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

for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the implementation of the Allocations Policy at Appendix 1 be approved;

and

 

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

and Public Realm to agree the date on which the new policy will take effect.

 

546.

Small Sites Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

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

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

agreed that:

 

(1) the representations received  and the amendments to the SPD made

following public consultation be noted as shown in appendix 6;

 

(2) Sustainable Development Select Committee reviewed the final draft of the

SPD and in a meeting held on 13 September 2021 confirmed they were

happy with the document and the changes made, subject to a number of

grammatical amendments and having reminded officers of the agreed

additions to Appendix 3 of the SPD; and

 

(3) the adoption of the Small Sites SPD be approved.

 

Minutes:

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

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

for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the representations received  and the amendments to the SPD made

following public consultation be noted as shown in appendix 6;

 

(2) Sustainable Development Select Committee reviewed the final draft of the

SPD and in a meeting held on 13 September 2021 confirmed they were

happy with the document and the changes made, subject to a number of

grammatical amendments and having reminded officers of the agreed

additions to Appendix 3 of the SPD; and

 

(3) the adoption of the Small Sites SPD be approved.

 

547.

Broadway Theatre Works delegated approval pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered open and confidential officer reports, and a presentation

by the Cabinet Member for Culture, Councillor Andre Bourne, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for

Community Services to award the contract to a suitable Main Contractor to

undertake the refurbishment works.

Minutes:

Having considered open and confidential officer reports, and a presentation

by the Cabinet Member for Culture, Councillor Andre Bourne, the Mayor and

Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for

Community Services to award the contract to a suitable Main Contractor to

undertake the refurbishment works.

548.

A21 Development Framework pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Having considered an open officer report and a submission by the

Sustainable Development Committee and presentations by the Cabinet

Member for Housing & Planning, Councillor Paul Bell, and the Chair of the

Sustainable Development Select Committee, Councillor Louise Krupski, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the written comments received from the meeting of Sustainable

Development Select Committee held on 15 September 2021 be received and

the Executive Director for Housing; Regeneration and Public Realm be asked

to prepare a response; and

 

(2) the content of the draft A21 Development Framework be approved for

public consultation.

Minutes:

Having considered an open officer report and a submission by the

Sustainable Development Committee and presentations by the Cabinet

Member for Housing & Planning, Councillor Paul Bell, and the Chair of the

Sustainable Development Select Committee, Councillor Louise Krupski, the

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the written comments received from the meeting of Sustainable

Development Select Committee held on 15 September 2021 be received and

the Executive Director for Housing; Regeneration and Public Realm be asked

to prepare a response; and

 

(2) the content of the draft A21 Development Framework be approved for

public consultation.

549.

Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) Neighbourhood Forum re-designation decision pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Having considered an open officer report and confidential appendices, and

presentations by a member of the public, Vanessa Celosse and by the

Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning, Councill or Paul Bell, the Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that

 

(1) the application for the re-designation of Deptford neighbourhood Action

forum be refused for the following reasons:

 

a) Whilst officers acknowledge the commitment and hard work carried out by

the forum to date, they are not convinced that the purpose of the forum

continues to reflect, in general terms, the character of the neighbourhood

planning area under section 61F(7)(a)(iii) of the TCPA 1990, as found through

the public consultation held on the forum re-designation application where

50% of the representations made objected to the re-designation of the forum.

 

b) Furthermore with competing community groups in the area and strained

relationships between the forum and other prominent groups, Officers remain

unconvinced that proceeding with the process will fulfil the forums agreed

constitution “to encourage, empower and enable the involvement of all

communities living and working in the defined neighbourhood area in the

preparation, production and implementation of the neighbourhood

Development plan” or to “Encourage community cohesion and active

citizenship” therefore concluding that the forum has not fulfilled the criteria of

having membership drawn from different places in the neighbourhood area

concerned and from different sections of the community in that area as

outlined under section 61F(7)(a)(ii) of the TCPA

 

(2) Officers be directed to work with community groups within the

neighbourhood area to establish whether a viable neighbourhood planning or

masterplanning process can be established to incorporate the views of all

community groups and the general public.

Minutes:

The item was introduced by Councillor Paul Bell who explained a 5 year

designation period had been agreed in 2016 and there was now an

application by Deptford Neighbourhood Area for redesignation. The Council

had held a six week consultation on redesignation resulting in 34 responses

evenly split between supporters and opponents. Councillor Bell said such

lukewarm support was unusual and other applications had ranged between

93% and 97% in favour. Objections were deemed to be significant and

indicated that community support was inconclusive at best.

 

The Director of Planning informed the Cabinet that late representations from

DNA and other parties had been received and published on the website. Her

conclusion having considered all evidence submitted was that redesignation

could not be supported given the level of support and neighbourhood planning

needed a larger group brought together to achieve agreed outcomes.

 

Vanessa Celosse on behalf of DNA addressed the Cabinet. She believed

DNA qualified to be redesignated and aimed to produce a Neighbourhood

Plan. She pointed out the outputs DNA had achieved and the consultations it

had carried out in Deptford where it had reached out to deprived communities.

She quoted the support received from the Deptford Society and Len Duvall

AM.

 

The Mayor said he understood the disappointment felt by DNA but there

remained a need so achieve a Neighbourhood Plan that had widespread

community support. He suggested Len Duvall AM be asked to act as a

conduit to bring to together all the groupings that wished to be involved.

 

In concluding, Councillor Bell embraced the idea of Len Duvall AM becoming

a possible future neutral conduit. He said he could not ignore the weight of

objections to redesignation which included five out of the six ward councillors.

He stressed he was proposing that redesignation was not being

recommended rather than any dedesignation.

 

Having considered an open officer report and confidential appendices, and

presentations by a member of the public, Vanessa Celosse and by the

Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning, Councill or Paul Bell, the Mayor and

Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report and by a vote of 6-0:

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) the application for the re-designation of Deptford neighbourhood Action

forum be refused for the following reasons:

 

a) Whilst officers acknowledge the commitment and hard work carried out by

the forum to date, they are not convinced that the purpose of the forum

continues to reflect, in general terms, the character of the neighbourhood

planning area under section 61F(7)(a)(iii) of the TCPA 1990, as found through

the public consultation held on the forum re-designation application where

50% of the representations made objected to the re-designation of the forum.

 

b) Furthermore with competing community groups in the area and strained

relationships between the forum and other prominent groups, Officers remain

unconvinced that proceeding with the process will fulfil the forums agreed

constitution “to encourage, empower and enable the involvement of all

communities living and working in the defined neighbourhood area in the

preparation, production  ...  view the full minutes text for item 549.

550.

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 paragraphs 1 or 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

 

 

14        Broadway Theatre Works delegated authority (Part 2)

 

15        Appendices 2 -Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) Neighbourhood

Forum re-designation decision.

 

551.

Broadway Theatre Works delegated authority (Part 2)

Decision:

This item was considered in conjunction with the Part 1 report on the same

subject.

Minutes:

This item was considered in conjunction with the Part 1 report on the same

subject.

552.

Appendices 2 -Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) Neighbourhood Forum re-designation decision

Decision:

Appendices showing personal information were considered in conjunction with

the open item on the same subject.

Minutes:

Appendices showing personal information supplied by third parties that could

not be redacted were considered in conjunction with the open item on the

same subject.

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.24pm