Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

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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.

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To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 12 September 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.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To note the 2017/18 Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report, and make any comments on the report which may assist the Safeguarding Adults Board in assuring itself of the effectiveness of safeguarding for adults in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

That the 2017/18 Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report be noted.

 

 

 

6.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Children's Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To note the 2017/18 Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report, and make any comments on the report which may assist the Safeguarding Children Board in assuring itself of the effectiveness of safeguarding for children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

That the 2017/18 Royal Borough of Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report be noted.

 

 

 

7.

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To agree the content of the Corporate Plan 2018 – 2022, as set out at Appendix 1 and to note the arrangements for monitoring the delivery of the Corporate Plan, as set out in section 4 of this report.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

That the content of the Corporate Plan 2018 – 2022 be agreed and the arrangements for monitoring it’s delivery be noted.

 

 

 

 

8.

Housing Delivery Proposals pdf icon PDF 344 KB

This report seeks approval of the Housing Delivery Proposals set out in Paragraphs 1.1 – 1.11.

 

 

Decision:

1.    Decision no.1 – Council led housing delivery: That it be agreed to pursue a bid with the GLA under the Building Council Homes for Londoners programme that aims to secure housing grant and lifting of the HRA borrowing cap to deliver a target c.750 new homes for social rent (start on site by 2022).

 

2.    Decision no.2 – Modern Methods of Construction: That it be noted that the Council is already pursuing off site modular construction for the current round of LA New Build and will be seeking to extend this to support the accelerated delivery programme and potentially achieve a reduction in unit cost. 

 

3.    Decision no.3 – Specialist housing: That it be agreed to proceed with the specialist housing delivery at Royal Hill site, Langton Way (agreed by Cabinet) and continue discussions with Hatcliffe almshouses.  That it be noted other proposals will be brought forward in discussion with the Cabinet Members with responsibility for Adults & Older People and Children Services and where required further decision reports will be brought forward for consideration.

 

4.    Decision no.4 – Community Land Trusts: That it be agreed to explore the possibility of establishing two pilot sites for the Community Land Trust model subject to the community forming a trust

 

5.    Decision no.5 – Cooperative Housing: That it be agreed to allocate officer resource to deliver on the commitments adopted by Council in March 2018 in relation to Cooperative Housing.

 

6.    Decision no.6 – Meridian Home Start: That it be agreed to identify a future supply of sites that enable Meridian to deliver an additional 300 units.

 

7.    Decision no.7 – working with Registered Providers: That it be noted the Council will increase its capacity in working with RP’s to clarify their programmes going forward and to work more with RP’s in ensuring more genuinely affordable housing.

 

8.    Decision no.8 – other delivery providers providing housing that is accessible to local people on low and moderate incomes: That it be noted that officers will continue to investigate these models with a view to understanding if there is potential for further delivery through these routes.

 

9.    Decision no.9 – Capacity That it be agreed to create a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, recognising the need to scale up the resources to successfully deliver these proposals it is proposed

 

10.Decision no.10 – Consultation – That it be agreed to undertake exemplary consultation

 

11.Decision no.11 – Maximising social value – That it be noted that the Council, will through this expanded delivery programme, seek to maximise the social value benefits from this programme.