Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday 30 April 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room GO2C, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH

Contact: Paula Thornton  Phone: 020 7525 4395 Email:  paula.thornton@southwark.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Notification of any items of Business which the Chair Deems Urgent

    In special circumstances, an item of business may be added to an agenda within five clear working days of the meeting.

    Minutes:

    That chair gave notice of the following late items:

     

    Item 7:   Deputation requests

     

    Item 18:  Impact of Brexit on Southwark – Progress report.

     

    Reasons for urgency and lateness will be specified in the relevant minutes.

3.

Notice of Intention to conduct business in a closed meeting, and any representations received

4.

Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations

5.

Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

    To receive any questions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance of the meeting in accordance with the cabinet procedure rules. The deadline for the receipt of a public question is midnight Wednesday 24 April 2019.

    Minutes:

    There were no public questions.

6.

Minutes

7.

Deputation Requests

    To consider any deputation requests. The deadline for the receipt of a deputation request is midnight Wednesday 24 April 2019.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    The report had not been circulated five clear days in advance of the meeting. The chair agreed to accept this item as urgent as the requests had been received in line with the constitutional deadline for the receipt of deputation requests.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the deputations be received.

     

    Be Active Social Enterprise

     

    The deputation spokesperson addressed the meeting to explain that the deputation was a follow up to a petition submitted to cabinet 9 May 2017. The deputation outlined the volume of tennis-related activities undertaken and the strong position of the group in providing value for the community. The group acknowledged their understanding of resource constraints for the council, but requested that cabinet progress with a long-term tennis plan for the borough, as well as a lease for Burgess Park.

     

    Councillor Rebecca Lury, deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities responded to the deputation by referencing Item 9: Active Southwark – Sport and Physical Strategy 2019 – 2023. Following agreement of this strategy, the council would be looking to develop a long term strategy for tennis across the borough and to work with the Be Active Social Enterprise group and other partners.

     

    Styles House Tenant Management Organisation (TMO)

     

    The spokesperson for Styles House tenant management organisation deputation expressed broad support for examination of a scheme, with understandable concerns from residents. The organisation asked that the council be flexible in its approach, to appreciate the uniqueness of the estate and to allow the tenant management organisation to lead the scheme.

     

    It was suggested that the scheme would produce a number of negative issues for tenants. It was explained that it was important to find a way to mitigate some of these factors, which would form part of the discussions with Transport for London (TfL). It was considered vital in view of this that tenants were considered as a partner and equal in the discussions and negotiations that take place including discussions with TfL.  Additionally flexibility was requested around decants, for the TMO to be involved and provided finance to facilitate this work. Residents also had understandable concerns around property sizes and height of buildings.

     

    Councillor Leo Pollak, cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new homes and thanked the deputation for their hard work and expressed the intention for the council to put the tenant management organisation at the heart of the process.

     

    Plastic Free Peckham

     

    The deputation addressed cabinet in respect of the crisis on plastic. The deputation were comprised of volunteers working in Peckham and Dulwich with local businesses, the community and schools to reduce single-use plastic; the key being reduce, reuse and recycle. The deputation acknowledged the progress made by the council through the introduction of water fountains and other measures, but asked that further work be undertaken with council contractors, tenants and local businesses to further advance the removal of single use plastic.

     

    The deputation requested a number of key actions from the council as follows (some of which were already underway):

     

      (i)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Reducing Health Inequalities Through Council Services and Partner Organisations - Report of the Healthy Communities Scrutiny Commission

9.

Active Southwark - Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2019 to 2023

10.

Styles House and Southwark Underground Station - Enabling Principles to Facilitate New Council Homes and New Employment Space

    To note the undertakings given to residents of Styles House and to authorise that pursuant to s32 of the Housing Act 1985 that the land shown on the map be transferred to Transport for London on the conditions set out and to agree related recommendations.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the undertakings set out in paragraphs 32 and 33 of the report given to the residents of Styles House that give its tenant management organisation the lead in respect of the residential element of the proposed development be noted.

     

    2.  That pursuant to s32 of the Housing Act 1985, that the land shown hatched red on the plan at Appendix A of the report be transferred to Transport for London provided that at the time of transfer that land is vacant and not subject to any housing tenancies.

     

    3.  That pursuant to s120 of the Local Government Act 1972 and s9 of the Housing Act 1985, the land shown hatched blue on the plan at Appendix A of the report be acquired from Transport for London provided that at the time of transfer that land is vacant and not subject to any leases, tenancies or licences.

     

    4.  That pursuant to s120 of the Local Government Act 1972 and s9 of the Housing Act 1985, the council be authorised to acquire the leasehold interests held by Transport for London in four dwellings in Styles House, the addresses of which are specified in the closed version of the report.

     

    5.  That the recommendations specified at 2 – 4 above be implemented at the same time and be contingent on each other.

     

    6.  That the terms agreed with Transport for London for the proposed land exchange set out substantially in paragraph 25 of the report and fully in paragraph 8 of the closed report be agreed.

     

    7.  That authority be delegated to the director of regeneration to agree the detailed land exchange agreement including if it is prudent to do so and in consultation with the cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new council homes any variation to the exchange boundaries.

11.

Gateway 1 - Nursing Care

    To approve the procurement strategy for the purchase of nursing care beds in good quality homes situated within the Borough of Southwark.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the procurement strategy for the purchase of nursing care beds in good quality homes situated within the Borough of Southwark, namely to advertise (through an OJEU notice) contract opportunities using a negotiated approach with providers either currently operating or planning to operate nursing care homes, within the borough, be approved. 

     

    2.  That it be noted that this procurement strategy will require separate negotiations with individual providers resulting in separate contract awards which will be approved through individual gateway 2 reports.

     

    3.  That the approval of the award of contracts, following these individual negotiations be delegated to the strategic director for children’s and adults’ services, in consultation with the cabinet member for children, schools and adult care.

     

    4.  That it be noted that the total estimated maximum figure for the contracts is in the region of £7.3m per annum.

12.

Gateway 1 - Procurement Strategy Approval: Parking and Traffic Enforcement and Associated Services

13.

Review of the Council's Approach to Community Engagement

14.

Removal of Single Use Plastic from Operational Estate

    To agree the draft single use plastic strategy for the council’s operational estate.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the draft single use plastic strategy for the council’s operational estate as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be agreed.

     

    2.  That the responsibility for the implementation of the action plan set out in Appendix 2 of the report be delegated to the strategic director of housing and modernisation.

     

    3.  That it also be noted the Fairer Future commitment to halving single use plastic across the borough and that a strategy to achieve this is currently being developed. The vital role of community groups in achieving this aim be recognised and it therefore be agreed that the council pledges to support all plastic free initiatives in the community.

     

    4.  That it be agreed to have relevant members on the Plastic Free Communities steering committees. That Councillor Andy Simmons be nominated as the representative for Plastic Free East Dulwich and Councillor Jasmine Ali as the representative for Plastic Free Peckham.

15.

Development Consultation Charter

16.

Adoption of the Council's Movement Plan (Transport Plan) and Local Implementation Plan 3

17.

Former Joseph Lancaster School and Land at the Lawson Estate, SE1

    To confirm that the land currently held for housing purposes is no longer required for those purposes and to approve the appropriation of the land to planning purposes.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the reason set out in paragraph 5 of the report that the new housing will be delivered directly by the council rather than by Leathermarket Community Benefit Society Limited as approved by cabinet on 13 March 2018 be noted.

     

    2.  That the land shown hatched red on the plan at Appendix A of the report that is currently held for education purposes be confirmed as no longer required for those purposes and that the appropriation of the land to planning purposes to facilitate the carrying out of the development proposals for the area in accordance with section 226 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and section 122(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 be approved.

     

    3.  That the land shown hatched green on the plan at Appendix A of the report that is currently held for housing purposes be confirmed as no longer required for those purposes and that the appropriation of the land to planning purposes to facilitate the carrying out of the development proposals for the area in accordance with section 226 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and section 122(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 be approved.

     

    4.  That following completion of the appropriations at decisions 1 and 2 above, the land shown hatched red and green on the plan at Appendix A of the report be confirmed as no longer required for planning purposes and that the appropriation of the land to housing purposes in accordance with section 9 of the Housing Act 1985 and section 122(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 be approved.

18.

Impact of Brexit on Southwark - Progress Report

    To note progress on local work in preparing for European Union (EU) exit.

     

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    The report had not been circulated five clear days in advance of the meeting. The chair agreed to accept the report as urgent as cabinet had requested a progress report on Brexit impact and preparedness ahead of the European Parliamentary elections planned for 23 May 2019. The next available cabinet after this meeting is scheduled to take place on 18 June 2019 and would therefore have been too late.

     

    Cabinet expressed their thanks and commended the election team for their hard work in preparation for the European Parliamentary elections on 23 May 2019.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That progress on local work in preparing for European Union (EU) exit be noted.

     

    2.  That it be agreed to convene a further meeting of the cross-party Brexit Panel following the annual council meeting and outcome of the EU Parliamentary Elections.

Exclusion of the press and public

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the access to information procedure rules of the Southwark Constitution.

 

The following is a summary of the decisions taken in the closed part of the meeting.

19.

Minutes

Minutes:

The closed minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 were approved as correct record and signed by the chair. 

20.

Styles House and Southwark Underground Station - Enabling Principles to Facilitate New Council Homes and New Employment Space

Minutes:

The cabinet considered the closed information relating to this item. Please see item 10 for the decision.