Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Danny Thorpe.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items or urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the list of Councillors’ Membership, as Council appointed representatives, on outside bodies, joint committees and School Governing bodies be noted.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 29 May 2018.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 29 May 2018 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Confirmation of Article 4(1) direction to remove permitted development rights to change from a use falling within Class C3 to a use falling within Class C4 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Cabinet to consider the representations received to the public consultation on the notice of a new Article 4 Direction with non-immediate effect, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended.  To confirm that the non-immediate Article 4 Direction made on 27 September 2017 to come into force on 27 September 2018.  To note that subject to agreement to this report the Article 4 Direction relates to development comprising of a change of use from a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouse) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) to a use falling within Class C4 (House in Multiple Occupation) of that Order, and removes Permitted Development rights for this type of development from the date when the Direction comes into force.  To note that subject to agreement to this report planning permission will be required for change of use from Class C3 to Class C4 once the Article 4 Direction is in force. The Article 4 Direction would apply to the whole of Royal Greenwich.

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Decision:

1.       Considered the representations received to the public consultation on the notice of a new Article 4 Direction with non-immediate effect, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended.

2.       Confirmed that the non-immediate Article 4 Direction made on 27 September 2017 to come into force on 27 September 2018.

3.       Noted that subject to agreement to this report the Article 4 Direction relates to development comprising of a change of use from a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouse) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) to a use falling within Class C4 (House in Multiple Occupation) of that Order, and removes Permitted Development rights for this type of development from the date when the Direction comes into force.

4.       Noted that subject to agreement to this report, planning permission will be required for change of use from Class C3 to Class C4 once the Article 4 Direction is in force.  The Article 4 Direction would apply to the whole of Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received and considered the report.

 

Commenting on the proposal, Members endorsed statement that the Article 4 Direction would enable the Royal Borough of Greenwich to assess planning applications against the relevant policies.  It was stated that implementation would provide a means of safeguarding local amenity, and protecting the existing housing stock.  Members therefore opted for Option 1 to confirm that the Article 4 Direction would come into force on 27 September 2018.

 

The Cabinet

 

Resolved

 

1.              That the representations received to the public consultation on the notice of a new Article 4 Direction with non-immediate effect, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, be noted.

 

2.              That it be confirmed that the non-immediate Article 4 Direction made on 27 September 2017 should come into force on 27 September 2018.

 

3.              That it be noted that subject to agreement to this report the Article 4 Direction relates to development comprising of a change of use from a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouse) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) to a use falling within Class C4 (House in Multiple Occupation) of that Order, and removes Permitted Development rights for this type of development from the date when the Direction comes into force.

 

4.              That it be noted that subject to agreement to this report, planning permission will be required for change of use from Class C3 to Class C4 once the Article 4 Direction is in force.  The Article 4 Direction would apply to the whole of Royal Borough of Greenwich.

6.

Draft Statement of Accounts 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Cabinet to consider and comment upon the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 as submitted to Grant Thornton for audit on 25 May 2018 (Appendix A).  To note that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 18 June 2018.  To note that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 26 June 2018.

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Decision:

1.        Considered and commented upon the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 as submitted to Grant Thornton for audit on 25 May 2018 (Appendix A).

2.        Noted that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 18 June 2018.

3.        Noted that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 26 June 2018.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received and considered the report.

 

Councillor Christine Grice, Cabinet Member of Finance and Resources stated that the proposal was an indication of best practice by the Council, whereby draft accounts, as submitted for audit, had been made available to Members for comment.

 

The Cabinet

 

Resolved –

 

1.              That the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 as submitted to Grant Thornton for audit on 25 May 2018 (Appendix A), be noted.

 

2.              That it be noted that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 18 June 2018.

 

3.              That it be noted that that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 26 June 2018.