Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 17th June, 2015 8.15 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Jacqui Hurst Tel: 0208 379 4096. E-mail:  jacqui.hurst@enfield.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Vicki Pite (Associate Cabinet Member – Enfield North) and Rob Leak (Chief Executive).

 

An apology for lateness was received from Councillor Bambos Charalambous (Associate Cabinet Member – Enfield West).

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members of the Cabinet are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Yasemin Brett (Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture) declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in Report No.6 – Review of Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Proposals: Phase 2 (Minute No.7 below refers) as she lived in one of the conservation areas listed in the report and which had been subject to a review. Councillor Brett left the meeting for the discussion of this item and took no part in the decision of Cabinet.

 

Asmat Hussain (Assistant Director – Legal and Corporate Governance) advised Members and Officers present that the Board Directors of Housing Gateway Limited should declare other non-pecuniary interests in respect of Report Nos. 10 and 15 – Housing Gateway Limited Annual Report (Minute Nos. 11 and 23 below refer). Therefore, Councillors Achilleas Georgiou (Deputy Leader), Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) and Andrew Stafford (Cabinet Member for Finance Efficiency); and, James Rolfe (Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services), Ian Davis (Director – Regeneration and Environment) and, Asmat Hussain (Assistant Director – Legal and Corporate Governance) declared other non-pecuniary interests in respect of these reports.

3.

URGENT ITEMS

The Chairman will consider the admission of any reports (listed on the agenda but circulated late) which have not been circulated in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information and Meetings) (England) Regulations 2012.

Note: The above requirements state that agendas and reports should be circulated at least 5 clear working days in advance of meetings.

Minutes:

NOTED that the reports listed on the agenda had been circulated in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information and Meetings) (England) Regulations 2012. These requirements state that agendas and reports should be circulated at least 5 clear days in advance of meetings.

 

4.

DEPUTATIONS

To note that no requests for deputations have been received for presentation to this Cabinet meeting.

Minutes:

NOTED that no requests for deputations had been received for presentation to this Cabinet meeting.

5.

ITEMS TO BE REFERRED TO THE COUNCIL

To agree that the following reports be referred to full Council:

 

1.     Report No.7 – Library Development Strategy

2.     Report Nos. 11 and 16 – Mobilisation and Operation of the Lee Valley Heat Network

3.     Report Nos. 12 and 17 – Re-provision Project – Construction Contract

4.     Report No.5 – Ofsted Improvement Plan (for information only)

5.     Report Nos.10 and 15 – Housing Gateway Limited Annual Report (for information only)

Minutes:

AGREED that the following reports be referred to full Council:

 

1.     Report No.7 – Library Development Strategy

2.     Report Nos. 11 and 16 – Mobilisation and Operation of the Lee Valley Heat Network

3.     Report Nos. 12 and 17 – Re-provision Project – Construction Contract

4.     Report No.5 – Ofsted Improvement Plan (for information only)

5.     Report Nos. 10 and 15 – Housing Gateway Limited Annual Report (for information only)

6.

ENFIELD OFSTED IMPROVEMENT PLAN pdf icon PDF 395 KB

A report from the Director of Schools and Children’s Services is attached. This presents the Enfield Ofsted Improvement Plan following the inspection in Enfield from 20 January to 11 February 2015. (Non key)

(Report No.5)

(8.20 – 8.25 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ayfer Orhan (Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection) introduced the report of the Director of Schools and Children’s Services (No.5) presenting the Enfield Ofsted Improvement Plan following the inspection in Enfield from 20 January to 11 February 2015.

 

NOTED

 

1.               That the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) had carried out an inspection in Enfield as detailed in the report. The Inspectors found that the local authority leads effective services which had resulted in an overall judgement that children’s services in Enfield were “Good”. The work of the Local Safeguarding Children Board had also been judged as “Good”; section one of the report referred.

 

2.               The content of the following documents which had been appended to the report:

 

·       Enfield Improvement Plan

·       Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and review of the effectiveness of the Local Safeguarding Children Board

·       Annual report of the Independent Reviewing Officer – 2014/15

 

3.               Councillor Orhan outlined the current framework of Ofsted inspections and the high standards to be achieved. To date only 20% of local authorities inspected so far under the current framework had achieved a “Good” rating. Enfield was the only London Borough to have achieved this high standard to date. Congratulations were extended to all involved. This was an exceptional outcome for Enfield. However, the Council was not complacent and recognised the significant challenges ahead.

 

4.               The key messages arising from the inspection report were highlighted for Members. The Council must maintain its current focus in order to continue to further improve. It was recognised that staff morale was high and that Enfield provided a strong and effective leadership. Effective partnership working had been recognised as had the strong political commitment in Enfield. The Borough had been acknowledged as ambitious and innovative in its approach.

 

5.               The contents of the Action Plan in response to the 15 recommendations arising from the inspection: 11 referring to Schools and Children’s Services and 4 referring to the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Officers were grateful to Ofsted for highlighting the areas requiring further improvement.

 

6.               The work which was being undertaken to address the issues of Child Sexual Exploitation. The newly formed Member led task group would be having its first meeting in the near future.

 

7.               Councillor Orhan highlighted the key issues for Members’ consideration and drew attention to the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Independent Reviewing Officer Annual Report 2014/2015.

 

8.               Geraldine Gavin (Independent Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children Board) outlined a number of points for Members’ attention. The Board had been praised for its strong and effective partnerships and dialogue with the voluntary sector. Members noted that the Board worked closely with the Boards of neighbouring authorities. The Independent Chair was line managed by the Chief Executive and met regularly with the Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection.

 

9.               Members noted that Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) was a priority for the Board, and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Review of conservation area character appraisals and management proposals: Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks approval of the revised appraisals and management proposals for a number of conservation areas as detailed in the report. (Key decision – reference number 4092)

(Report No.6)

(8.25 – 8.30 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Yasemin Brett (Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture) left the meeting for the discussion of the following item (Minute No.2 above refers).

 

Councillor Daniel Anderson (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.6) seeking approval of the revised Appraisals and Management Proposals for the conservation areas set out in the report.

 

NOTED the review that was being undertaken of the Borough’s Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Proposals, as detailed in the report. This represented phase two of the review. The revised documents reflected legislative and other changes in recent years, as set out in section 3 of the report, and would continue to ensure the effective maintenance of these key areas.

 

Alternative Options Considered: An alternative option would be to not update the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposal documents. The documents approved in 2008, 2009 and 2010 were now out of date in terms of national planning policy and the recasting of the local planning policy through the Local Plan, English Heritage guidance and changes in the physical fabric of the area over the last five years from development. These documents do not provide an up-to-date policy background to support Development Management decisions, including appeals. Not to update the documents would put them out of sync with the documents for other conservation areas in the borough that had been approved and updated under Phase 1.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to approve the revised Appraisals and Management Proposals for the following conservation areas:

 

·       Abbotshall Avenue

·       Grange Park

·       Meadway

·       Southgate Circus

·       The Crescent

·       The Lakes

 

Reason: The documents had been through consultation with local conservation area study groups, the Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) and the general public via the website and a public meeting held on 9 April. Historic England (formerly English Heritage) made minor comments on the detail of the text. The results of the consultation and the changes made were set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

(Key decision – reference number 4092)

 

Councillor Yasemin Brett returned to the meeting.

 

Councillor Bambos Charalambous arrived at this point in the meeting.

8.

Library Development Strategy 2015-2018 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

A report from the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services is attached. This seeks approval, for recommendation to full Council, of a new Library Development Strategy 2015-2018. (Key decision – reference number 4043)

(Report No.7)

(8.30 – 8.35 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ayfer Orhan (Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection) introduced the report of the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (No.7) seeking approval of a new Library Development Strategy 2015-2018 and the investment necessary to realise the vision.

 

NOTED

 

1.               That the Library Strategy recognised the pressures on resources and the changing needs of the Borough’s residents. The Council was committed to providing a sustainable future for its libraries. The Strategy set out in Appendix C of the report provided a clear vision for the future. The Council would continue to support all 17 libraries, which was the highest number in a London Borough. A number of initiatives  were being considered including co-locations; increased community involvement and the provision of space for community and voluntary organisations with effective partnership working.

 

2.               The opening hours of the libraries would be considered with the potential for some libraries opening for some hours on 7 days per week. Councillor Orhan highlighted a number of positive issues for Members’ attention and outlined the targeted support that would be offered for residents who were unable to physically visit a library.

 

3.               The key outcomes of the consultation were highlighted in section 7 of the report. Section 7.13 of the report set out how the Council had amended its original proposals in the light of responses received during the consultation.

 

4.               An equality impact assessment had been undertaken as detailed in section 8 of the report.

 

5.               That paragraph 5.10 of the report had been amended to read: “Bring to an end the mobile library service and existing/new customers who cannot attend a physical library will be offered a different service through an extended Home Library Delivery Service which will be supported by volunteers”.

 

6.               A further report would be provided at a future meeting of the Cabinet, when appropriate, providing an update on the developments being implemented.

 

7.               Councillors Sitkin and Brett praised the proposed Library Strategy which was innovative and exciting. It represented a vision for the future and embraced the development of modern technology. The retention of 17 libraries was acknowledged together with the proposals for voluntary sector involvement.

 

Alternative Options Considered: The Council had considered four key alternatives, as set out in section 10 of the report and summarised below:

·       Retaining the service as it currently stands with no budget reduction.

·       Increasing revenue and cutting costs without impacting on service delivery

·       Closure of libraries

·       Outsourcing libraries to a trust or other organisation

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL

 

1.               The Library Development Strategy as set out in Appendix C of the report be approved at the forthcoming Council meeting. This proposed delivering option 1 of the consultation options with some amendments to reflect the views expressed.

 

2.               To note that the 7 day a week opening for the four flagship libraries would be piloted for one year and then reviewed.

 

3.               That the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services and Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection be delegated authority  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

REVISED TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR LOCAL PLAN CABINET SUB-COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 172 KB

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks approval of revised terms of reference for the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee. (Non key)

(Report No.8)

(8.35 – 8.40 pm)

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Sitkin (Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.8) seeking approval to the revised terms of reference for the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee.

 

NOTED the proposed revisions to the terms of reference for the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee were in relation to neighbourhood planning, the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 123 list (CIL expenditure) and Memorandum of Understandings for plan making, as detailed in the report. The proposals would streamline the decision making processes.

 

Alternative Options Considered: None.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to approve the revised terms of reference for the Local Plan Cabinet Sub Committee as set out in Table 1 of the report, Proposed Terms of Reference in section 4 of the report.

 

Reason: Changes to the terms of reference were necessary to ensure that decisions were made in the most efficient way in accordance with the Government legislation and the Council’s Constitution. The terms of reference seek to secure the optimum balance between accountability, efficiency and speed in preparing local planning documents and the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule, and responding to neighbourhood planning.

(Non key)

10.

Small Housing Sites: Compulsory Purchase Orders pdf icon PDF 200 KB

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks agreement to the making of compulsory purchase orders. (Key decision – reference number 4120)

(Report No.9)

(8.40 – 8.45 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.9) seeking approval to the making of compulsory purchase orders, as set out in the report.

 

NOTED

 

1.               That council officers would engage and negotiate with all parties, where known, with property interests to attempt to reach an amicable agreement for the purchase of those interests, but in the event that terms could not be agreed it was proposed that the Council resolved to use powers to make Compulsory Purchase Orders to ensure the delivery of much needed new housing.

 

2.               The sites in question, as detailed in the report.

 

Alternative Options Considered: NOTED that no alternative options had been considered for the four sites in question for the reasons set out in section 4 of the report.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed

 

1.               To resolve to use Compulsory Purchase Order powers under section 226 1 (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and Section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (if required) to make the following Compulsory Purchase Orders:

 

·       The London Borough of Enfield (Gatward Green Development) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015

·       The London Borough of Enfield (Cedars Court Development) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015

·       The London Borough of Enfield (Ordnance Road Development) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015

·       The London Borough of Enfield (Lousada Lodge Development) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015

 

As detailed in the report, in respect of the land shown on the plans in appendices 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report, to effect acquisition of land and new rights within the areas on each site described in the report and shown on the Plans “The Order Land”.

 

2.               To note the generic draft Statement of Reasons (Appendix 1 of the report) which set out the justification for making the Compulsory Purchase Orders in relation to the Order Land referred to in Appendices 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report.

 

3.               To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Environment, acting in consultation with the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services, to take all the necessary steps consequent to the making of any Compulsory Purchase Order, on the basis that there was a compelling case in the public interest to make the Order, including:

 

(a)  To publish the draft Compulsory Purchase Orders, referred to within this report, to seek confirmation of the Secretary of State and if confirmed, implement the Order.

(b)  To modify the draft Statement of Reasons and the Order Plan and effect any other procedural requirements including (but not limited to) the publication and service of all notices and the presentation of the Council’s case at any public inquiry.

(c)  To acquire any interests in land within the Order Land by agreement and the making of payments equivalent to the market value of the property interest being acquired plus any statutory payments and disturbance compensation of the provision of property or services in lieu of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

HOUSING GATEWAY LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 226 KB

A report from the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services is attached. This presents the Housing Gateway Limited First Annual Report. (Report No.15, agenda part two also refers). (Non key)

(Report No.10)

(8.45 – 8.50 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Finance, Housing and Customer Services (No.10) presenting the Housing Gateway Limited First Annual Report.

 

NOTED

 

1.               Report No.15 also referred as detailed in Minute No.23 below.

 

2.               The success of Housing Gateway Limited which represented a model of good practice and innovative working practices for the Council. The company had bought 72 properties over the last year.

 

3.               The savings that the Council had and would continue to achieve in the provision of temporary accommodation. Congratulations were extended to the Board of Directors for the success to date.

 

4.               Members expressed their continued concerns regarding the Government’s housing policies. The Council would continue to lobby the Government as appropriate.

 

Alternative Options Considered: NOTED that the alternative options had been considered by Cabinet as part of a previous report (key decision number 3782). Cabinet was now being asked to note the contents of the first Annual Report, as the sole shareholder of Housing Gateway Limited.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to

 

1.               Note the contents of the Housing Gateway Limited First Annual report;

 

2.               Refer this report to Council for information.

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL, that the report be considered for information.

 

Reason: The Council was the sole shareholder of Housing Gateway Limited and it had been agreed by Cabinet that an annual report would be prepared to update the Council on the progress made by the company.

(Non key)

12.

Mobilisation and Operation of Lee Valley Heat Network (LVHN) pdf icon PDF 274 KB

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks a number of approvals on the mobilisation and operation of Lee Valley Heat Network (LVHN). (Report No.16, agenda part two also refers) (Key decision – reference number 4080)

(Report No.11)

(8.50 – 8.55 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Sitkin (Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.11) regarding the mobilisation and operation of the Lee Valley Heat Network (LVHN).

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.16 also referred as detailed in Minute No.24 below.

 

2.               The funding requirements and timescales involved as set out in detail in the report and drawn to Members’ attention by Councillor Sitkin.

 

3.               The detailed recommendations set out in section 2 of the report and reflected in the decisions below.

 

4.               That appendix 1 to the report set out the proposed governance structure; option C was being recommended as the preferred structure.

 

Alternative Options Considered: NOTED the following alternative options which had been considered as set out in section 4 of the report:

·       Do nothing: this would lose the significant economic, environmental and social benefits forecast to be delivered by LVHN.

·       Not to change the Articles of Association for HoldCo: now that the LVHN project was fully developed, it was appropriate to update the Articles to reflect the matters dealt with in this report, and to generally ensure they were up to date and fit for purpose.

·       Not to provide the funding to mobilise LVHN Ltd and to enable it to operate for the first year.

·       Options A, B and C: options A and B were discounted for the reasons explained in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to

 

1.               Confirm LVHN Ltd. As the Holding Company (HoldCo) (and of which Enfield was the sole shareholder) and approve the setting up of a wholly owned subsidiary company (OpCo) to undertake project delivery, as the method of governance and delivery for the LVHN business.

 

2.               Approve the amended Articles of Association (including establishment of an Audit Committee) for HoldCo (as detailed in appendix 3 of the report) and to authorise that these be adopted as the revised Articles for the existing Council owned company (LVHN Ltd).

 

3.               Approve the delegation arrangements described in section 3.7.15 of the report.

 

4.               Approve the procurement of insurance to indemnify Council officers and Members acting as directors under the Local Authorities (Indemnities for Members and Officers) Order 2004.

 

5.               Approve the drawdown of a total of £2.143 million from the Council’s indicative capital programme consisting of:

 

·       £1.096 million forecast costs for the six months from September 2015 to March 2016.

·       £1.047 million forecast operational costs for the six months from April 2016 to September 2016, the drawdown of which would need to be specifically authorised by both the Director of Regeneration and Environment, and the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services.

 

This would increase the Council’s project investment to £4.256 million to September 2016, as detailed in Table 1 (set out in Report No.16, Minute No.24 below refers).

 

6.               Approve the estimated £170k revenue cost related to borrowing an additional £2.143m, to cover interest payments and repayment of principal, with the remaining investment coming from existing budgets.

 

7.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

RE-PROVISION PROJECT - CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT pdf icon PDF 196 KB

A report from the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care is attached. This seeks authority to enter into stage two building contract for the construction of the building consistent with the previous Cabinet decision. (Report No.17, agenda part two also refers) (Key decision – reference number 4089)

(Report No.12)

(8.55 – 9.00 pm)

Minutes:

Councillor Alev Cazimoglu (Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care) introduced the report of the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care (No.12) seeking authority to enter into Stage 2 building contract for the construction of the building consistent with the previous Cabinet decision.

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.17 also referred as detailed in Minute No.25 below;

 

2.               That this was an exciting and necessary project. The new facility would provide 70 bed spaces of care and accommodation for older people initially catering for the resident population transferring from the two care homes Bridge House and Coppice Wood Lodge and following this through time to become a high need residential and nursing care facility.

 

3.               The financial implications of the project and the factors which had contributed to the cost increase as set out in section 4.6 of the report and in Report No.17 (Minute No.25 below also refers).

 

4.               The demand for this service provision as set out in the report.

 

5.               It was anticipated that work would begin in July 2015 with a target for completion by the end of 2016.

 

6.               The value and necessity of this project was recognised by Members. It would provide a state of the art facility for Enfield.

 

Alternative Options Considered: NOTED the alternative options which had been considered as set out in section 13 of the report. Prior to the Council decision in July 2013 to make funding available for construction of the new care home a number of options had been identified

·       The Council to commission the construction of building of the dual registered facility and then procure the service delivery aspect of the project separately.

·       Provide site ownership to a provider chosen via tender competition for them then to develop and operate a dual registered care home on the site for the benefit of Enfield residents in need.

·       Close Current Homes and re-provide with dementia bed spaces from the market.

·       Abandon the Re-provision Project completely and continue as current.

 

Following discussion Option 1 – ie. the Council to commission the construction of building of the dual registered facility and then procure the service delivery aspect of the project separately via a contract of an appropriate length was the proposed preferred option this decision had been informed by:

·       The Council’s capacity to raise funds through using its borrowing facility;

·       It had always been envisaged that the building should be future proof to meet changing needs.

·       The potential for shifting the balance of type of accommodation as needs change.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed

 

1.               To enter into Stage 2 building contract for the construction of the building consistent with the previous Cabinet decision.

2.               To note that detailed recommendations were included in Report No.17, Minute No.25 below refers.

3.               To note that further financial information was contained in Report No.17, Minute No.25 below refers.

 

Reason: To facilitate the continuation of the programme to construct a new care facility through providing authorisation to provide additional capital required due to increased  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Ponders End 'Electric Quarter' Compulsory Purchase Order pdf icon PDF 310 KB

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This takes forward the Ponders End High Street Regeneration scheme. (Report No.18, agenda part two also refers) (Key decision – reference number 4076)

(Report No.13)

(9.00 – 9.05 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.13) taking forward the Ponders End High Street Regeneration Scheme.

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.18 also referred, as detailed in Minute No.26 below.

 

2.               The background to the proposed scheme as detailed in section 3 of the report. The proposals for housing and library provision were noted together with the timescales for moving forward.

 

3.               The proposals to make a Compulsory Purchase Order to use if required, for the progression of the regeneration of Ponders End High Street.

 

4.               The benefits that the scheme would bring to Ponders End. The scheme was much needed and would have a fundamental positive impact on the area.

 

Alternative Options Considered: NOTED the alternative options which had been considered as set out in section 4 of the report and below:

·       Do Nothing – this would not deliver the Council’s planning objectives as detailed in the Core Strategy

·       Restrict regeneration activity to Council owned land only – this would result in piecemeal development which would not deliver a comprehensive regeneration scheme that could be achieved by tying the former Middlesex University Site into the High Street to create a dynamic urban quarter that could contribute to the economic sustainability of the High Street.

·       Acquire all land and property interests on a voluntary basis – negotiations to acquire land and property interests had been pursued and would continue to be pursued alongside any compulsory purchase process.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed

 

1.               To resolve the make a Compulsory Purchase Order under section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) (as amended) for the acquisition of land and new rights within the area described in the report and shown on the plan attached at Annex A to the report. The Council being of the view that the proposed acquisition of the Order Land would:

(a)  Facilitate the carrying out of the development/redevelopment or improvement on or in relation to the Order Land; and

(b)  Will contribute to the promotion or improvement of the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Borough.

 

2.               To delegate authority to the Director Regeneration and Environment, acting in consultation with the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services, to:

(a)  Take all necessary steps to make the order, including the finalisation of the Statement of Reasons and the draft order and carry out all subsequent work following submission to the Secretary of State (public inquiry (if called), through to confirmation and implementation of the Planning Compulsory Purchase Order (PCPO).

(b)  Acquire all necessary interests in land within the area subject to the PCPO either by agreement or compulsorily, (supported by Urban Vision Partnership Limited as necessary and appropriate).

(c)  Complete agreements with landowners and others having an interest in the area to be the subject of the PCPO including where appropriate seeking agreements affecting the delivery of any part of the development and making arrangements for the relocation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

CABINET SUB-COMMITTEES FOR THE NEW MUNICIPAL YEAR 2015/16

Members are asked to establish the Cabinet Sub-Committees required for the new municipal year 2015/16 and, to agree the memberships of those Sub-Committees.

(9.05 – 9.10pm)

Minutes:

AGREED that the following Cabinet Sub-Committees be established for the municipal year 2015/16:

 

Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee (4 Members)

 

Councillors Alan Sitkin, Ahmet Oykener, Ayfer Orhan and Daniel Anderson

 

Enfield Residents Priority Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee (3 Members)

 

Councillors Yasemin Brett, Ahmet Oykener and Achilleas Georgiou

 

Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee (3 Members)

 

Councillors Yasemin Brett, Achilleas Georgiou and Ahmet Oykener

16.

CABINET AGENDA PLANNING - FUTURE ITEMS pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Attached for information is a provisional list of items scheduled for future Cabinet meetings.

Minutes:

NOTED, for information, the provisional list of items scheduled for future Cabinet meetings.

17.

ISSUES ARISING FROM THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

No issues have been submitted for consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

NOTED that no issues had been submitted for consideration at this meeting.

18.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on Wednesday 29 April 2015.

Minutes:

AGREED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 29 April 2015 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

19.

MINUTES OF ENFIELD RESIDENTS' PRIORITY FUND CABINET SUB-COMMITTEE - 12 MAY 2015 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To note, for information, the minutes of a meeting of the Enfield Residents’ Priority Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee held on 12 May 2015.

Minutes:

NOTED, for information, the minutes of a meeting of the Enfield Residents’ Priority Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee held on 12 May 2015.

 

Members noted that Minute No.6 referred to a small amount of money remaining in the 2014/15 Residents Priority Fund which had not yet been allocated.

 

AGREED, to refer this matter back to the Enfield Residents’ Priority Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee in the first instance, with a report then being submitted to a future Cabinet meeting for consideration.

20.

ENFIELD STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive any update following the Enfield Strategic Partnership Board meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2015.  

Additional documents:

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.               A summary of the minutes of the Enfield Strategic Partnership Board meeting held on 9 June 2015, which was circulated at the meeting for Members’ information.

 

2.               The outcome of the Enfield Strategic Partnership’s June Board meeting.

 

3.               In response to questions raised, Councillor Taylor clarified the amount of funding available for bids being made to the Partnership; section 7 of the minutes referred.

21.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To note that the next meeting of the Cabinet is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 8.15pm.

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.               that the next meeting of the Cabinet was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 8.15pm.

 

2.               A provisional meeting had been scheduled for 12 August 2015 should any urgent matters arise for Cabinet consideration which could not await the next meeting scheduled for 16 September 2015. Members would be advised in due course.

 

 

Councillor Taylor (Leader of the Council) took this opportunity, on behalf of the Cabinet, to express his thanks and appreciation to Andrew Fraser (Director of Schools and Children’s Services) who was attending his last Cabinet meeting prior to his forthcoming retirement. Councillor Orhan (Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection) stated that it had been a privilege working with Andrew Fraser since 2010, he provided excellent leadership and led by example. Councillor Orhan thanked Andrew Fraser for his commitment and support at a time when difficult decisions had had to be made. Councillor Orhan placed on record her  gratitude to Andrew Fraser and extended her sincere good wishes to him for his retirement. Councillor Orhan’s comments were endorsed by the Cabinet as a whole.

22.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the press and public from the meeting for the items of business listed on part 2 of the agenda on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in those paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

(Members are asked to refer to the part two agenda).

Minutes:

RESOLVED in accordance with Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the items listed on part 2 of the agenda on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).

23.

HOUSING GATEWAY LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT

A report from the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services is attached. This should be read in conjunction with Report No.10, agenda part one refers. (Non key)

(Report No.15)

(9.25 – 9.30 pm)

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (No.15).

 

NOTED

 

1.               Report No.10 also referred as detailed in Minute No.11 above.

 

2.               The financial implications set out in section 6 of the report.

 

Alternative Options Considered: As detailed in Report No.10, Minute No.11 above refers.

 

Reason: As detailed in Report No.10, Minute No.11 above refers.

(Non key)

24.

MOBILISATION AND OPERATION OF THE LEE VALLEY HEAT NETWORK (LVHN)

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This should be read in conjunction with Report No.11, agenda part one refers. (Key decision – reference number 4080)

(Report No.16)

(9.30 – 9.35 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Sitkin (Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.16).

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.11 also referred as detailed in Minute No.12 above.

 

2.               The breakdown of finance details set out in section 3 of the report.

 

3.               That Appendix 4 of the report set out the risk assessment and mitigation.  

 

Alternative Options considered: As detailed in Report No.11, Minute No.12 above refers; and, section 4 of this report.

 

Reason: As detailed in Report No.11, Minute No.12 above refers.  

(Key decision – reference number 4080)

25.

RE-PROVISION PROJECT - CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

A report from the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care is attached. This should be read in conjunction with Report No.12, agenda part one refers. (Key decision – reference number 4089)

(Report No.17)

(9.35 – 9.40 pm)

Minutes:

Councillor Alev Cazimoglu (Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care) introduced the report of the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care (No.17).

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.12 also referred as detailed in Minute No.13 above.

 

2.               The additional capital funding required as set out in the report.

 

3.               The detailed project development and cost, and finance details of the project as clarified in the report and discussed by Members at the meeting.

 

4.               The proposals for the existing facilities in the Borough.

 

5.               The recognised demand for the provision of this facility and, the considerations which had been taken into account when planning the size and flexibility of the project. The needs of the residents and their families would continue to be met by the Council.   

 

Alternative Options Considered: As detailed in Report No.12, Minute No.13 above refers.

 

DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to approve

 

1.               The contract award to the company detailed in the recommendation of the report, accepting their tender in the sum detailed in the recommendation of the report, for the construction of the new 3 storey 70 bed care home on the site of the former Elizabeth House; and

 

2.               Total scheme expenditure of the sum detailed in the recommendation of the report, including provision for construction, professional and technical costs, furniture, client costs, and a project contingency as detailed in paragraph 3.3 of the report; and

 

3.               Allocation of a project contingency of £250,000 to be expended via operational decisions, where required; and

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL the approval of the additional capital cost of £2.647m as set out in section 6.1 of the report and for Council to note that the estimated running and capital financing costs could be contained within the Medium Term Financial Plan provision.

 

Reason: As detailed in Report No.12, Minute No.13 above refers.

(Key decision – reference number 4089)

26.

PONDERS END "ELECTRIC QUARTER" COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER

A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This should be read in conjunction with Report No.13, agenda part two refers. (Key decision – reference number 4076)

(Report No.18)

(9.40 – 9.45 pm)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.18).

 

NOTED

 

1.               That Report No.13 also referred as detailed in Minute No.14 above.

 

2.               The contents of the report.

 

Alternative Options Considered: As detailed in Report No.13, Minute No.14 above refers.

 

Reason: To update Cabinet on land and property acquisitions required to deliver the Electric Quarter against agreed budgetary provision and outlined viability issues that were affecting the scheme, for which Cabinet was recommended to note.

(Key decision – reference number 4076)