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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
To appoint a Chair of the Sub-Committee for the municipal year 2018/19.
Councillor Mary Maguire proposed and Councillor Dino Lemonides seconded the nomination of Councillor Ahmet Oykener as chair of the committee.
This was agreed unanimously.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nesil Caliskan.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
Members of the Sub-Committee are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
The Chair 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.
There were no urgent items.
To receive a report from the Executive Director of Place. (Key decision – reference number 4709)
The Sub Committee received a report and presentation from Stephanie Brewer (Area Based Plans Manager) on the North London Waste Plan. (Report No: 72)
Copies of the presentation slides are available on the website and from the committee administrator.
The following points were highlighted during the presentation:
· The ward councillors from Edmonton Green, Upper and Lower Edmonton had been offered a briefing on the proposals. Some members had attended.
· Officers had been working on the plan over a number of years.
· The agreement had been negotiated so that it was now acceptable to all seven local authorities involved.
· The proposals will cover the period to 2035 and have been developed taking account of predicted population changes and waste projections.
· Members were being asked to endorse this plan as the final pre-consultation draft before seeking the approval of Cabinet and Council.
· Once adopted, it will protect boroughs from unsuitable waste proposals by providing policies against which future applications will be assessed. It is also a statutory requirement. A waste plan has to be progressed in order to proceed with of the Local Plan. Approval of the plan for public consultation is the next step in a timetable which will lead to adoption in May 2020.
· One purpose was to reduce the overall reliance on Enfield’s land. Currently Enfield has about 70% of the total waste site areas in the seven boroughs. If the plan is adopted any further development could be guided towards suitable areas and assessed in line with policies which acknowledge the existing high concentrations of sites in Enfield, as well as Enfield regeneration aspirations.
· Existing sites cannot be closed, through this plan as they are protected through the London Plan and their capacity is required, but new, better and more efficient facilities could be encouraged for the future.
· If adopted by the Council, the plans will give the Council greater control when assessing future planning applications.
· All boroughs involved in the plan had had to put forward suitable industrial land towards a pool of potentially suitable sites to address future waste capacity requirements.
· Officers had managed to negotiate down the amount of land that Enfield needed to put forward. This was an important achievement. They had also managed to ensure that possible sites for Cross Rail 2, including stations, not included as suitable for waste developments and that the major regeneration aspiration sites and key infrastructure plans of the Council were taken account of.
· The plan is in line with the London Plan and National Planning Policy. The plan proposes a fairer spatial distribution of facilities which benefits Enfield.
· Adoption of the plan would give the Council much more control over waste developments.
1. Concern was expressed that the waste plan (which is a strategic planning policy document prepared by 7 north London boroughs including Enfield) could be confused with the separate proposals for the Edmonton Eco Park (which are a planning application matter brought forward by the NLWA).
2. The suggestion that members of ... view the full minutes text for item 5.
To receive a report from the Executive Director of Place.
The Committee received a report from Isha Ahmed and Neeru Kareer seeking Local Plan Cabinet Sub Committee approval of Enfield’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Monitoring Report 2017/18. (Report No: 71)
The following issues were highlighted from the report:
· The CIL is a planning charge which is levied on development in specific circumstances, at the variable rate from of £nil per square metre to £120 per square metre depending on the geographic location in Enfield. It has been in place since 1 April 2016. Charges are non-negotiable.
· It is paid in addition to the Mayor of London’s CIL which has been in place since April 2012 at a rate of £20 per square metre. The Mayor is currently proposing to increase the Mayor’s CIL, to help fund the Cross Rail 2 project, and for Enfield could rise to £60 per square metre. This would be a significant increase and would have an impact in Enfield.
· CIL monies received by the council must be spent on critical infrastructure projects. There is an approved project list. The Regulation 123 List currently comprises of rail improvements (Meridian Water Station) and the Causeway also in Meridian Water. To date CIL monies received have contributed to Meridian Water station which is currently under construction.
· Section 106 agreements in contrast are negotiable and are legally tied to the development. These agreements can be time limited.
· The current CIL balance is approximately £6m but it goes up and down. There is no time limit.
· It is regulatory requirement that the income and expenditure from the CIL is published by 31 December each year.
· In 2017/18 receipts totalled £502,858.51. Full details of the developments where payments were received are set out in Table 1 in Appendix 1. Income and expenditure is set out in Table 2.
· 5% of the money was retained for admin expenses, 15% (£75,429.24) for neighbourhood projects.
· There are currently no governance arrangements to allocate the neighbourhood monies but proposals are being developed to allocate it on a parliamentary constituency basis, rather than by ward. The arrangement needs to be fair and equitable. Proposals will be bought back to a later meeting.
· The CIL is determined at the point when planning permission is granted and is collected when building begins. Planning permission lasts 3 years so the amount of money collected will increase as time goes on.
1. So far this year (2018/19) in quarter 1 £349,677.73 has been collected. This will increase.
2. Most of the funds raised this year will go to the Meridian Water Station which is on the infrastructure list. The list enables funding to be allocated to specific projects, according to the Council’s targets and was agreed and adopted by Cabinet.
3. The funds can be Enfield focussed and cuts down on public sector borrowing.
4. The levy will be next reviewed as part of the new Local Plan.
Alternative options considered: Alternative options are not a consideration as the preparation of a Community Infrastructure Levy Monitoring ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee held on 1 March 2018.
The minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2018 were agreed as a correct record.
DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS
To note that future meetings of the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee have been scheduled to take place on:
Thursday 11 October 2018
Thursday 24 January 2019
Tuesday 26 March 2019
NOTED the dates agreed for future meetings of the committee:
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Thursday 24 January 2019
Tuesday 26 March 2019