Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Nassir Ali  Email: nassir.ali@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

Note: Item 12 has been deferred 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.

Urgent Business

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

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 50 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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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 28 August 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.

5.

Residue of Brantridge School - Disposal of non-educational property interests pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To note that the proposed letting of the Brantridge School, Staplefield Place to the Aurora Group did not proceed and that instead the school buildings and grounds have been let to the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust under standard academy terms. To approve the disposal of the freehold interest of the three properties detailed within this report, namely, “The Cedars”, No 53 Parkway and an area of agricultural land adjacent Brantridge School. To agree that the approval of the terms of the disposals be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

 

1.     Noted that the proposed letting of the Brantridge School, Staplefield Place to the Aurora Group did not proceed and that instead the school buildings and grounds have been let to the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust under standard academy terms.

 

2.     Approved the disposal of the freehold interest of the three properties detailed within this report, namely, “The Cedars”, No 53 Parkway and an area of agricultural land adjacent Brantridge School.

 

3.     Agreed that the approval of the terms of the disposals be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills.

 

 

 

6.

Future of Langton Way pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To agree to decommission Langton Way and commence consultation with residents over their rehousing options. To agree to convert Langton Way into a mixed use housing scheme for older people and older people with Learning Disabilities. To agree to begin a Rehousing programme following consultation with the residents. To agree to the home loss and disturbance payments to those tenants that are eligible, and agree that officers can consider claims from those who would not qualify as of right but where there are exceptional circumstances which should be taken into account. To note that if the recommendations are agreed further work will be  required by Health and Adult Services with regard to re-provision of the existing accommodation for Adults with learning disabilities including preparing residents to move, and release of the existing building. To agree to provision of a budget for security costs to the scheme of £50,000.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

1.    Agreed to decommission Langton Way and commence consultation with residents over their rehousing options.

 

2.    Agreed to convert Langton Way into a mixed use housing scheme for older people and older people with Learning Disabilities. The proposed scheme will provide a mix of 8 general needs sheltered and 20 age appropriate, Independent Living units, for people with learning disabilities (subject to finalisation of the design for tender). It will be based on a sheltered housing model but with increased support, in line with the Learning Disability Housing Strategy.

 

3.    Agreed to begin a Rehousing programme following consultation with the residents.

 

4.    Agreed to the home loss and disturbance payments to those tenants that are eligible, and agree that officers can consider claims from those who would not qualify as of right but where there are exceptional circumstances which should be taken into account, as set out in paragraph 6.7 below.

 

5.    Noted that if the recommendations 1.1 - 1.4 above are agreed further work will be required by Health and Adult Services with regard to re-provision of the existing accommodation for Adults with learning disabilities including preparing residents to move, and release of the existing building.

 

6.    Agreed to provision of a budget for security costs to the scheme of £50,000.

 

 

 

 

7.

Land at Parish Gate Drive ,Blackfen - Release of Covenant pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To agree to release the existing covenant relating to land at Parish Gate Drive, Blackfen. To agree that the detailed terms of the transaction be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills with reference to the Confidential appendix attached to this report.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Agreed to release the existing covenant relating to land at Parish Gate Drive, Blackfen.

 

2.    Agreed that the detailed terms of the transaction be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills with reference to the Confidential appendix attached to this report.

 

 

 

 

8.

8 & 14 Carnbrook Road, SE3 - Lease Extension pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To agree to the extension of the current lease with London & Quadrant Housing Trust of 8 and 14 Carnbrook Road SE3 8EA on the terms reported in the Confidential Appendix to this report. To agree to provide vehicular access to enable the creation of car parking at the rear of the properties. To adapt the proposed Lease to reflect residential use instead of business use and therefore excluding reference to protection under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 To note that the receipt will provide a capital receipt to the HRA to be invested in the delivery of new affordable housing. To note that detailed terms are set out in the Confidential Appendix to this report, which in accordance with Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, is not for publication as it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person or entity.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

1.    Agreed to the extension of the current lease with London & Quadrant Housing Trust of 8 and 14 Carnbrook Road SE3 8EA on the terms reported in the Confidential Appendix to this report.

 

2.    Agreed to provide vehicular access to enable the creation of car parking at the rear of the properties. 

 

3.    Adapted the proposed Lease to reflect residential use instead of business use and therefore excluding reference to protection under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

 

4.    Noted that the receipt will provide a capital receipt to the HRA to be invested in the delivery of new affordable housing.

 

5.    Noted that detailed terms are set out in the Confidential Appendix to this report, which in accordance with Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, is not for publication as it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person or entity.

 

 

 

 

9.

Acquisition of a leasehold interest in land at Old Dover Road, SE3 and sub-lease arrangements pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To agree in principle to the acquisition, on a leasehold basis, of land situated in Old Dover Road, SE3 from the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education on the terms outlined in the report. To agree the grant of a conditional Agreement for Sub-lease of the land to an Academy Trust. To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to agree the detailed terms of the respective lease arrangements.To note there is a relationship between the land referred to in the report and the All Through School on the Peninsula with regard to the proposed Sub-lease to the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education for occupation by St Mary Magdalene C of E School.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

1.    Agreed in principle to the acquisition, on a leasehold basis, of land situated in Old Dover Road, SE3 from the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education on the terms outlined in paragraph 4.9 subject to the consent of the Charities Commission as referred to in paragraphs 4.11 to 4.13.

 

2.    Agreed the grant of a conditional Agreement for a Sub-lease of the land referred to in paragraph 1.1 to an Academy Trust on the terms set out in paragraphs 4.18 to 4.19.

 

3.    Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills to agree the detailed terms of the respective lease arrangements referred to in paragraphs 1.1 and 1.2.

 

4.    noted there is a relationship between the land referred to in paragraph 1.1 and the All Through School on the Peninsula with regard to the proposed Sub-lease to the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education for occupation by St Mary Magdalene C of E School as outlined in paragraph 4.4.

 

 

 

 

10.

Contract Standing Orders - Exemptions / Variations March to May 2018 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To note the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, detailed in Appendix 1. To note the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, detailed in Appendix II. To note the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Noted the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, detailed in Appendix 1.

 

2.    Noted the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, detailed in Appendix II.

 

3.    Noted the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny as per paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 below.

 

 

 

 

11.

Update on the progress of the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy and Action Plan, 2017-2020 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To receive an update Cabinet on the progress of the Action Plan (included as Appendix A) to deliver the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Strategy 2017- 2022 which was agreed in September 2017.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Noted the progress of the Action Plan (included as Appendix A) to deliver the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Strategy 2017- 2022 which was agreed in September 2017.

 

 

 

 

12.

Community Centres: Options for leases and maintenance

This item has been deferred.

 

 

Decision:

This item was deferred.

 

 

 

13.

Third Sector Commissioning Framework 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To approve the Draft Prospectus (Appendix 1) and the recommended model and timetable governing the process for the 2019-2023 Third Sector Commissioning cycle (model two). To approve the notice of termination letters to be sent to voluntary sector providers who received a grant in the cycle ending March 2019. To approve the use of grant management software as one of the means of addressing the recommendations in the internal audit report into the 2015-2019 Third Sector Commissioning cycle. To agree the budget for the 2019-2023 Third Sector Commissioning cycle as set out in section 5.3. To note that an estimated £1.4m of public health funding which was available in 2015-19 has been cut following government reductions.  To note the extent of consultation that has taken place to date via the VCS strategy, the development of this grants cycle and the HAS consultation with 30 organisations. To note that Appendix 4 will be considered as exempt information by virtue of section 33 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Audit Functions).

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Approved the Draft Prospectus (Appendix 1) setting out the priorities, process and outline specifications for the 2019-2023 Third Sector Commissioning cycle.

 

2.    Approved the recommended model and timetable governing the process for the 2019-2023 Third Sector Commissioning cycle (model two).

 

3.    Approved the notice of termination letters to be sent to voluntary sector providers who received a grant in the cycle ending March 2019.

 

4.    Approved the use of grant management software as one of the means of addressing the recommendations in the internal audit report into the 2015-2019 Third Sector Commissioning cycle.

 

5.    Agreed the budget for the 2019-2023 Third Sector Commissioning cycle as set out in section 5.3.

 

6.    Noted that an estimated £1.4m of public health funding which was available in 2015-19 has been cut following government reductions.

 

7.    Noted the extent of consultation that has taken place to date via the VCS strategy, the development of this grants cycle and the HAS consultation with 30 organisations.

 

8.    Noted that Appendix 4 will be considered as exempt information by virtue of section 33 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Audit Functions).

 

 

 

 

 

14.

School Place Planning and Capital Programme 2018/19 - 2020/21 Capital Resources and Demand for Places for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities pdf icon PDF 268 KB

 

To note the capital resources available for School Capital Programme projects, including secured section 106 developer contributions and grant allocations. To agree the re-allocation of available funding in accordance with changing priorities, as set out in Section 5 of the report, in line with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation and delegate to the Director of Children’s Services and Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills (DRES) the authority to vary the Capital Programme as may be required to address future needs within the agreed level of resources. To note the projected demand for places in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for children with special educational need and disabilities, and how this will be met, set out in Section 6 of the report.  To note that the information contained within Appendix C be exempt by virtue of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) as it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Noted the capital resources available for School Capital Programme projects, including secured section 106 developer contributions and grant allocations.

 

2.    Agreed the re-allocation of available funding in accordance with changing priorities, as set out in Section 5 of this report, in line with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation and delegate to the Director of Children’s Services and Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills (DRES) the authority to vary the Capital Programme as may be required to address future needs within the agreed level of resources.

 

3.    Noted the projected demand for places in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for children with special educational need and disabilities, and how this will be met, set out in Section 6 of the report.

 

4.    Noted that the information contained within Appendix C be exempt by virtue of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) as it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information.