Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Sub-Committee.

2.

Urgent Business

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

3.

Declarations of Interest

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.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 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.

Call In report for Disposal of three sites to Pocket Living pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to note and comment on response to ‘Call-In’ request submitted by Councillor Gary Parker, which was seconded by Councillor Leo Fletcher, in relation to a decision by the Cabinet on “Disposal of three sites to Pocket Living”. [Report to Follow]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.1   Referred the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, to agree in principle to the disposal of three sites to Pocket Living Limited, subject to the outcome of consultations with tenants and leaseholders back to Cabinet together with the sub-committee’s comments relating to the call-in reasons.

 

The sub-committee’s comments were as follows:

·     Consideration by the Housing Scrutiny Panel should be undertaken prior to commencement of the consultation

·     Clarity on, and detailed and meaningful consultation to be undertaken

·Consideration to be given to the feasibility of all site options available in relation to future disposals.

 

1.7   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action; that detailed terms for each disposal be delegated to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills, in consultation with the Cabinet Member and taking consideration of the consultation.

 

1.8   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action; that the information at Exempt Appendix 1 be exempted under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A on the basis of 3) Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

1.9   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018 and take no further action; that the exempt information, presented at Exempt Appendix 1 not subsequently be released to the press or public.

6.

Call in report for School Place Planning and Capital Programme 2018/19-2020/21 pdf icon PDF 460 KB

Members to note and comment on response to ‘Call-In’ request submitted by Councillor Linda Bird, which was seconded by Councillor Peter Brooks, in relation to a decision by the Cabinet on “School Place Planning and Capital Programme 2018/19-2020/21”. [Report to Follow]

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.2   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action; the programme for delivering additional primary and secondary school places up to 2020/21, as specified in sections 5 and 6 of the report.

 

1.3   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action, that the project to expand Boxgrove School should be halted, and that a consultation be undertaken to revoke the earlier decision to expand the school. In view, of the growing pressure on specialist places for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as detailed in section 8 of the report, the consultation should include a proposal to open a new Designated Specialist Provision at the school.

 

1.4   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action; that savings on the Boxgrove School project and previously proposed 1FE expansion of an existing school in primary planning area 2, together with secured section 106 developer contributions and unused programme contingencies and allocations be deployed as set out in section 10.1 of the report.

 

The sub-committee commented that going forward in-depth consultation be undertaken for school place planning with the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

1.8   Noted the decision taken by Cabinet, 24 July 2018, and take no further action; that the mechanism for distributing the HPCF funding to Royal Greenwich maintained schools through a bidding process as proposed in Section 9, and delegate to the Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Director of Public Health, the authority to distribute the funding in accordance with the objectives set by the DfE for the grant.