Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday 14 June 2022 11.00 am

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

Contact: Paula Thornton and Virginia Wynn-Jones  Phone: 020 7525 4395/7055 Email:  paula.thornton@southwark.gov.uk;  virginia.wynn-jones@southwark.gov.uk

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Announcement by Leader of the Council - Grenfell

The leader spoke of the five-year anniversary of Grenfell and expressed solidarity and thoughts for all those impacted by this tragedy.

1.

Apologies

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    To receive any apologies for absence.

    Minutes:

    An apology for absence was received from Councillor Jasmine Ali.

2.

Notification of any items of Business which the Chair Deems Urgent

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

    Minutes:

    There were none.

3.

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

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    To note the items specified which will be considered in a closed meeting.

    Minutes:

    There were no closed items for this meeting.

4.

Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations

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    Members to declare any interests and dispensations in respect of any item of business to be considered at this meeting.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

5.

Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

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    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 public questions is midnight Wednesday 8 June 2022.

    Minutes:

    None were received.

6.

Deputation Requests

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    To consider any deputation requests. The deadline for the receipt of a deputation request is midnight Wednesday 8 June 2022.

    Minutes:

    None were received.

7.

Minutes

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    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the open section of the meeting held on 8 March 2022.

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    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2022 be approved as a correct record and signed by the chair.

8.

Gateway 1 Procurement Strategy Approval Contractor Services for the Ledbury Estate

    To approve the procurement strategy for new build works at Ledbury Estate.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the procurement strategy for new build works at Ledbury Estate which is currently estimated at a cost of approximately £161m with a contract duration of up to six (6) years be approved.

     

    2.  That it be noted that this cost is the current best estimate based upon current market conditions. This may change over the coming months and will be updated accordingly should this happen.

     

    3.  That it be noted that the Gateway 2 for procurement of the main contractor will be brought to cabinet seeking approval following completion of the tender process.

9.

Aylesbury Estate Phase 2B Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)

    To note the position in relation to the delivery of new homes at Phase 2B of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration programme and related recommendations.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the current position in relation to the delivery of new homes at Phase 2B of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration programme be noted:

     

    ·  A planning application for the redevelopment of the site to provide 614 homes has been submitted by Notting Hill Genesis

    ·  Vacant possession of 297 properties has been achieved

    ·  The council has successfully acquired 46 leasehold properties by agreement and successfully rehoused 293 households on a secure tenancy.

     

    2.  That it be noted that officers are continuing to negotiate with all 11 remaining leaseholders at Phase 2B with the intention to acquire these remaining interests by agreement.

     

    3.  That it be noted that there is a compelling case for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and it be resolved to make a Compulsory Purchase Order under Section 226 (1)(a) of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) for all land and rights within the area of land identified within the plan at Appendix 2 of the report for the purposes of securing the delivery of new homes on the site in line with the proposed planning consent (“the Scheme) and thereby securing the continuation of the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in line with the adopted Aylesbury Area Action Plan.

     

    4.  That the director of planning and growth, in consultation with the strategic director of housing and modernisation, be authorised on behalf of the council to:

    ·  Take all necessary steps to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the CPO, including the publication and service of all notices and the presentation of the Council’s case at public inquiry should one be called

    ·  Acquire for planning purposes all interests in land and new rights within the CPO area as may be necessary to facilitate the Scheme, either by agreement or compulsorily, including entering into negotiations with any third parties for the acquisition of the land interests and/or for new rights over their land (as appropriate), the payment of compensation and dealing with any blight notices served in connection with the CPO

    ·  Approve agreements with land owners setting out the terms for the withdrawal of objections to the CPO, including where appropriate seeking the exclusion of land or new rights from the CPO or giving undertakings as to the enforcement of the terms of the CPO

    ·  Make any minor additions, deletions or amendments to the extent of the land to be included in the CPO as shown in Appendix 1 should the need arise, so as to include all interests in land and rights required to facilitate the construction, maintenance and use of the Scheme

    ·  Take all necessary actions in relation to any legal proceedings relating to the CPO, including defending or settling (as appropriate) any compensation claims referred to the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal due to the making or implementation of the CPO, and to take all necessary steps in respect of any other legal proceedings that relate to the making, confirmation or implementation of the CPO

    ·  Appoint and/or retain such external professional advisors  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Council Tax Rebate 2022

11.

Non-domestic Rates - COVID -19 Additional Relief Fund

    To approve the COVID – 19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) policy set out within the report as per the government’s requirement to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that were ineligible for existing support. 

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the COVID – 19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) policy set out within Appendix 1 of the report, as per the government’s requirement to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that were ineligible for existing support be approved. 

     

    2.  That the responsibility to make future amendments to the application of the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) policy cabinet following further review be delegated to the strategic director for finance and governance,  in consultation with the cabinet member for finance, democracy and digital.

12.

Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Review of Regeneration in the Borough of Southwark

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    To consider recommendations from the overview and scrutiny committee in respect of review of regeneration in Southwark.

     

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    Councillor Ian Wingfield, chair of overview and scrutiny committee presented the report to cabinet.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the report from the overview and scrutiny committee in relation to the scrutiny review of regeneration in the borough of Southwark, Appendix A of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendations contained in the report of the overview and scrutiny committee within eight weeks.

13.

Report of the Environment Scrutiny Commission: Energy Scrutiny Review

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    To consider recommendations from the environment scrutiny commission in respect of the energy scrutiny review.

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    Councillor Margy Newens, chair of environment scrutiny commission presented the report to cabinet.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the recommendations in the energy scrutiny review report (Appendix A of the report), as set out on page 10 of the report be noted and that the relevant cabinet member reports within eight weeks.

14.

Report of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Commission: Domestic abuse in families

15.

Report of the Housing and Community Engagement Scrutiny Commission - New Council homes on existing estates in the Borough of Southwark

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    To consider recommendations from the housing and community engagement scrutiny commission in respect of review of new council homes on existing estates in Southwark.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendations from the housing and community engagement scrutiny commission arising from the scrutiny review of new council homes on existing estates in the Borough of Southwark, paragraphs 7 to 12 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That that the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendations within eight weeks.

16.

Report of the Housing and Community Engagement Scrutiny Commission: Licensing in the Private Rented Sector

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    To consider recommendations from the housing and community engagement scrutiny commission in respect of licensing in the private rented sector.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendations from the housing and community engagement scrutiny commission arising from the scrutiny review of licencing in the private rented sector, paragraphs 6 to 10 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That that the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendations within eight weeks.

17.

Report of the Education and Local Economy Scrutiny Commission: Review of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in the Borough of Southwark

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    To consider recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission in respect of special educational needs and disabilities provision in Southwark.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission arising from the scrutiny review of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in the Borough of Southwark, paragraphs 11 to 15 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That the recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission be considered and that the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet within eight weeks.

18.

Report of the Education and Local Economy Scrutiny Commission: Growing Ethnic Minority Pay Gap

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    To consider recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission in respect of the growing ethnic minority pay gap.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendation from the education and local economy scrutiny commission arising from the scrutiny review of the growing ethnic minority pay gap, paragraph 6 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendation within eight weeks.

19.

Report of the Education and Local Economy Scrutiny Commission: Procurement, Accessibility and Social Value

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    To consider recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission in respect of procurement, accessibility and social value.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission arising from the update on scrutiny review of procurement: accessibility and social value, paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendations within eight weeks.

20.

Report of the Education and Local Economy Scrutiny Commission: Town Centre Action Plan - Southwark Pioneers Fund

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    To consider recommendations from the education and local economy scrutiny commission in respect of the Town Centre Action Plan – Southwark Pioneers Fund.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the recommendation from the education and local economy scrutiny commission arising from the scrutiny review of town centre action plan: Southwark Pioneers Fund, paragraph 6 of the report be noted.

     

    2.  That that the relevant cabinet member reports back to cabinet on the recommendation within eight weeks.

21.

Motions referred from Council Assembly

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    To consider motions referred from council assembly on the following:

     

    ·  For a Fairer, Greener, Safer Borough

    ·  Royal Mail

    ·  Council-supported events and the Bermondsey Carnival

    ·  Right to food

    ·  Tamil Heritage Month

    ·  Southwark’s support for Ukraine

    ·  Making Borough and Bankside and St George’s fairer, greener and safer

    ·  Making Bermondsey fairer, greener and safer.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    For a Fairer, Greener, Safer Borough

     

    That the motion referred from council assembly as a recommendation to cabinet, set out below be agreed.

     

    1.  Council Assembly welcomes the huge progress that the council has made since Labour came to power in 2010, delivering a fairer, greener and safer future for all, building on Southwark Labour’s vision for the borough. This includes:

     

    a.  Supporting 12,000 people into work since 2010, including 5,500 people supported into work since 2018 despite the significant challenge posed by the pandemic.

    b.  Creating 4,000 apprenticeships, the most of any London borough in the UK.

    c.  Halving the council’s carbon emissions since 2018, delivering on a climate strategy independently ranked in the top 2 of 32 London boroughs.

    d.  Delivering on our pledge to plant over 10,000 trees

    e.  Achieving Green Flag status for 22 additional parks since 2010

    f.  On track to build and start 2,500 new council homes by May since 2014 and agreed a new Southwark Plan which will deliver 40,000 new homes by 2036.

    g.  Improving our schools so that 95% are now ranked good or outstanding by OFSTED.

    h.  Guaranteed an education, training or employment opportunity for every young person leaving our care

    i.  Provided a free mental health drop in service for all children and young people

    j.  Opened five new libraries since 2010.

    k.  Retained the eighth lowest council tax in London.

     

    2.  Council Assembly also notes that the Council has been on your side supporting residents through the Covid-19 pandemic through some of the most challenging times local government has faced in recent years. This has included:

     

    a.  Supporting over 73,000 vulnerable residents through Covid

    b.  Distributing over £250m of grants and business rate relief to local businesses

    c.  Helping 450 rough sleepers into emergency accommodation

    d.  Getting £20m of support to community groups to tackle the impact of Covid

    e.  Providing 1,700 laptops to school children who needed them the most.

     

    3.  Council Assembly notes its appreciation to officers, our voluntary and community groups, local businesses, statutory partners such as the NHS and the Police and, importantly, residents and local resident groups for the role that they have played in these achievements, and for the role that they will play in ensuring another decade of improvements for the people of Southwark.

     

    4.  Council Assembly notes that this has been achieved despite the Liberal Democrats’ and Conservatives’ opposition to progress which has included:

     

    a.  Overseeing an austerity programme in government which has seen the Council’s funding from central government cut by two thirds in real terms since 2010

    b.  Failing to recognise the huge improvements to council services since 2010 despite significantly higher levels of funding for local government under the previous Labour government

    c.  Abstaining on funding for a new anti-social behaviour taskforce and support for residents to tackle the cost of living crisis in this year’s Budget

    d.  Failing to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the council’s frontline workers who have done an incredible  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Appointments to Outside Bodies 2022-23

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    To consider and agree nominations to outside bodies 2022-23.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    That appointments to the outside bodies listed in Appendix A of the report for the 2022-23 municipal year be agreed as follows:

     

    Better Bankside Board

     

    Councillor Helen Dennis

     

    Blue Bermondsey Bid Board

     

    Councillor Cassandra Brown

     

    Board of Southwark College Corporation

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    Browning Estate Management Association

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    Canada Water Consultative Forum

     

    Councillor Helen Dennis

    Councillor Kath Whittam

    Councillor Jane Salmon

     

    Capital Letters (Boroughs’ Representative Body (BRB))

     

    Councillor Darren Merrill

     

    Central London Forward

     

    Councillor Kieron Williams

     

    Central London Forward (Employment and Skills Board)

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

     

    Councillor Jasmine Ali

     

    Cross River Board

     

    Councillor Helen Dennis

     

    Crystal Palace Community Development Trust

     

    Councillor Catherine Rose

     

    Greencoats Studios (UAL, Wilson Road) Steering Group

     

    Councillor Ellie Cumbo

    Councillor Barrie Hargrove

     

    Groundwork London, Local Authority Strategic Input Board

     

    Councillor Catherine Rose

     

    Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation (Council of Governors)

     

    Councillor Emily Hickson

     

    Kings College Hospital NHS (Council of Governors)

     

    Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE

     

    London Bridge Improvement District BID

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    London Road Safety Council (LRSC)

     

    Councillor Catherine Rose

    Councillor Richard Livingstone

     

    London Youth Games Limited

     

    Councillor Alice Macdonald

     

    Millwall for All

     

    Councillor Leo Pollak

     

    Newable Limited (formerly Greater London Enterprise)

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    North Southwark Environment Trust

     

    Councillor Kath Whittam

     

    Oru Space (20-22 Lordship Lane) Steering Group

     

    Councillor James McAsh

    Councillor Charlie Smith

     

    Peckham Levels Steering Group

     

    Councillor Chloe Tomlinson

    Councillor Reggie Popoola

     

    Peckham Palms Steering Group

     

    Councilllor Jasmine Ali

    Councillor Evelyn Akoto

     

    Potters Fields Park Management Trust

     

    Councillor Alice Macdonald

    Caroline Bruce, council’s strategic director of environment and leisure

     

    Plastic Free East Dulwich

     

    Councillor Charlie Smith

     

    Plastic Free Peckham

     

    Councillor Cleo Soanes

     

    Shared ICT Services Joint Committee

     

    Councillor Stephanie Cryan

    Councillor Dora Dixon- Fyle MBE

     

    South Bank and Waterloo Partnership

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

    Councillor Victor Chamberlain

    Councillor David Watson

    Councillor Irina Von Wiese

     

    South Bank Business Improvement District Ltd

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

    Councillor Irina Von Wiese

     

    South Bermondsey Big Local Partnership Steering Group

     

    Councillor Sunny Lambe

    Councillor Richard Livingstone

     

    South London Gallery Trustee Limited

     

    Councillor Jason Ochere

    Councillor Cleo Soanes

    Councillor Sandra Rhule

     

    South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust Members Council

     

    Councillor Natasha Ennin

     

    Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Excavation Committee (SLAEC)

     

    Councillor Richard Leeming

    Mr. Bob Skelly (Deputy)

     

    Southwark Construction Skills Centre (“The Centre”)

     

    Councillor Martin Seaton

     

    Safer Neighbourhood Board (Southwark)

     

    Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE

     

    WeAreWaterloo BID (Business Improvement District)

     

    Councillor Graham Neale

     

    Walworth Group

     

    Councillor Sam Foster

23.

Nominations to Panels, Boards and Forums 2022-23

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    To consider nominations to panels, boards and forums 2022-23.

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    RESOLVED:

     

    That the allocation of places to the panels, boards and forums set out in Appendix A of the report for the 2022-23 municipal year and member nominations be agreed as follows:

     

    Joint Partnership Panel (Trade-union consultation)

     

    Councillor Kieron Williams

    Councillor Stephanie Cryan

     

    Homeowners Service Charge Arbitration Panel

     

    Councillor Charlie Smith

    Councillor Renata Hamvas

    Councillor Sunny Lambe

    Councillor Sandra Rhule

    Councillor Margy Newens

    Councillor Kath Whittam

    Councillor Sabina Emmanuel

    Councillor Suzanne Abachor

    Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall

    Councillor Jane Salmon

     

    Tenancy and Leasehold Arbitration Tribunals

     

    Councillor Charlie Smith

    Councillor Renata Hamvas

    Councillor Sunny Lambe

    Councillor Sandra Rhule

    Councillor Margy Newens

    Councillor Kath Whittam

    Councillor Sabina Emmanuel

    Councillor Suzanne Abachor

    Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall

    Councillor Jane Salmon

     

    Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board

     

    Councillor Evelyn Akoto

    Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE

     

    Southwark Safeguarding Children’s Board

     

    Councillor Jasmine Ali

     

    Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

     

    Councillor Sandra Rhule

    Councillor Laura Johnson

    Councillor Graham Neale

     

    Southwark Tenant Management Organisation Committee

     

    Councillor Darren Merrill

    Councillor Richard Livingstone

    Councillor Esme Hicks

    Councillor Jane Salmon