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47.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note that this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method. Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting. Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on. 

 

By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

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Minutes:

The Leader referred to agenda item 1, as shown on the agenda in respect of filming at the meeting and Members noted this information.

48.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Cllr James and apologies for lateness from Councillor Mark Blake.

49.

Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business. (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under Item 19 below. New items of exempt business will be dealt with at Item 24 below).

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Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

50.

Declarations of Interest

A Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A Member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

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Minutes:

 Councillor Hearn declared a personal and prejudicial interest in items 8 and 9 by virtue of her voting membership of the North London Waste Authority.

 

Councillor Berryman declared a personal and prejudicial interest in respect agenda items 8 and 9 by virtue of his voting membership of the North London Waste Authority.

 

51.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private, any Representations Received and the Response to any such Representations

On occasions part of the Cabinet meeting will be held in private and will not be open to the public if an item is being considered that is likely to lead to the disclosure of exempt or confidential information. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (the “Regulations”), members of the public can make representations about why that part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

This agenda contains exempt items as set out at Item [20] : Exclusion of the Press and Public.  No representations with regard to these have been received.

 

This is the formal 5 clear day notice under the Regulations to confirm that this Cabinet meeting will be partly held in private for the reasons set out in this Agenda.

 

 

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Minutes:

There were no representations received at the agenda publication stage in relation to the exempt items on the agenda.

52.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 11th December 2018 as a correct record.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on the 11th of December 2018 were agreed as an accurate record.

53.

Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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Minutes:

There were no Overview and Scrutiny matters for consideration by Cabinet.

54.

Deputations/Petitions/Questions

To consider any requests received in accordance with Standing Orders.

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Minutes:

The meeting paused while Cllr Berryman and Cllr Hearn left the Chamber.

 

A deputation was put forward by Mr Stephen Brice on behalf of the Pinkham Way Alliance in relation to item 9, Pre-Submission Consultation on the North London Waste Plan.

 

Mr Brice was accompanied by Eveleen Ryan and began his representation by drawing attention to the fact that the Pinkham Alliance had written a letter to the Monitoring Officer with regards to some misrepresentations and errors in the earlier draft of the report, shared with them. The Council’s response, itself, raised issues and the Pinkham Way Alliance’s reply to the Monitoring Officer would include a number of additional points about the report at item 9. Mr Brice continued to highlight the areas that required attention:

 

  • Paragraph 6.33 – stated that Pinkham Way was also proposed to be designated as a site for waste planning purposes in the waste plan. Mr Brice contended that this demonstrated the Councils intention to re-designate this site, through the back door, as locally significant industrial land. This was something which the 2012 Planning Inspector had summarily rejected.

 

  • The Deputation felt that paragraph 6.39, overall, did not make sense. They contended that the North London Waste Authority had made clear, in correspondence on the 14th of January, that their focus and strategy is on Edmonton and there were no plans for developing Pinkham Way but perceived this site as an asset for the future. Although, the NLWA were not asking for the site to come out of the plan, in the Deputation’s view there was a marked difference from needing the site for delivery of its waste strategy or the potential for it to be used for waste use as asserted by the report at item 9. This section also left out the recent statement of the NLWA which set out that they do not consider the Pinkham Way site ideally suited for waste and maybe open to offers for the land.

 

  • The statement that any proposal for waste use at Pinkham Way would be smaller than previous proposed developments, had no supporting evidence anywhere in the document.

 

  • There was no reference in the report to the consultation response from Natural England, commenting on the rich diverse bio mix of habitats at Pinkham Way which would be a loss to Haringey and more widely to London, if the site was developed. The latter part of this comment was the form of words used to describe a site of metropolitan importance. The Deputation contended that this assessment put Pinkham Way on a par with other Haringey sites of metropolitan importance such as Queenswood, Highgate and parts of the Lea Valley.

 

  • The Deputation referred to Metropolitan sites which reported that the London Plan includes the best examples of London’s habitats including sites in urban areas such as abandoned land colonised by nature and that these were the highest priority for protection. As a SINC, the site had fulfilled its planning purpose for 40 years. However,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

North London Waste Plan - Pre-Submission (Regulation 19) Consultation pdf icon PDF 218 KB

[Report of the Assistant Director for Planning. To be introduced by the Leader of the Council. ]

 

In order to progress the North London Waste Plan to adoption, consultation needs to be undertaken on the Pre-Submission version of the plan. This is a formal stage of consultation prior to Examination. The report will further progress to full Council in January.

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Minutes:

[Cllr Hearn and Councillor Berryman remained absent for this item ]

 

The Leader introduced the report, advising that every local authority had a statutory duty to have a plan that makes them self-sufficient in waste disposal. Haringey Council has decided to achieve this through a partnership with its 6 neighbouring boroughs.

 

This was an important stage in the production of the North London Waste Plan (NLWP) – Pre-submission publication. Since consultation on the Preferred Option draft was undertaken, borough officers and members from all seven authorities have been working collaboratively to resolve the complexities of planning for the management of north London’s waste alongside meeting councils pressing need for additional housing and the regeneration of redundant or surplus industrial land.

 

The revised NLWP had properly engaged the county authorities that currently receive some of north London’s waste, fulfilling the Duty to Cooperate. It identified sufficient designated employment areas suitable for the future provision of the waste facilities North London councils need to manage the waste generated in north London. The areas selected were the result of robust assessment and an acknowledgement that new facilities should not be concentrated in only one or two boroughs. It also safeguarded all existing waste facilities, ensuring that these continue to contribute towards managing north London’s waste arisings.

 

The Leader  recognised that waste and recycling are issues that can raise passions. People were rarely keen to have their own waste processed or incinerated on their own doorsteps. This Council, along with its neighbouring boroughs, have had  to take a big picture view of how best to manage and dispose of the waste of just over 2 million Londoners.

 

The administration was comfortable that it was proposing a balanced plan, that takes on board conflicting agendas and priorities. As a result, the North London Waste Plan is a justified and robust waste policy document that Haringey Council should welcome and endorse.

 

The Leader drew attention to paragraphs 6.33-6.42 which outlined the response to the Regulatory Committee comments.

 

Following the meeting of Regulatory Committee on the 18th October, it was noted that there were some factual errors in the Site Assessment of the Former Friern Barnet Sewage Works. This was located at pages appendix 3 – Site Assessment Sheets for Haringey Sites, Sheet A22-Hr Friern Barnet Sewage Works, pages 346 - 350

 

The Leader clarified that the Former Friern Barnet Sewage Works was not a site allocation in the Local Plan, but is designated as Employment Land and as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

 

The Leader further clarified that the most recent flood mapping undertaken for the Borough confirmed that the site in Flood Zone 2, and not Flood Zone 2 and 3, and that no part of the site falls within Metropolitan Open Land, highlighting that the Pinkham Way site is not a publicly used and accessible site.

 

The Leader asked Cabinet to delegate completion of these clarifications to appendix 3 to the Assistant Director for Planning. He also requested that Cabinet agree to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

Council Tax Premium for Properties empty for more than two years pdf icon PDF 234 KB

[Report of the Director for Finance. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Finance.]

 

The report will seek agreement from Cabinet to recommend that Full Council agrees to increase the Council Tax Premium on properties empty for more than two years.

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Minutes:

[ Councillor Blake arrived at the meeting 7.10pm]

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance introduced this report which requested Cabinet to recommend to Full Council to increase the Council Tax premium charged on long-term empty dwellings from 50% to 100% from 1 April 2019.

 

The Cabinet Member highlighted the administration’s manifesto commitment to redistributing the burden of Council Tax. The proposal to increase Council Tax premium would create additional income for the Council. The Labour administration believed it was correct time to increase the premium payable on long-term empty dwellings.

 

Following questions from Cllr Tucker and Cllr Barnes, the following was noted:

  • The Cabinet Member concurred that the imposition of an increased Council Tax premium was an appropriate measure and would deter against individuals leaving properties empty long-term and could result in such properties being brought back into usage, which would help address the borough’s housing shortage.
  • The Cabinet Member also concurred with the position that the Council was in a difficult financial position because of the central government’s austerity policies. The extra income provided from the Council Tax premium increase would have the potential to bring much needed funding into the Council to use on essential services.
  • In 2018, there were approximately 500 long-term empty dwellings.
  • The London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Islington had introduced a 50% Council Tax premium on long-term empty dwellings but it was understood they were also considering increasing this to the maximum 100%.
  • There were side effects to long-term empty swellings, such as squatting, anti-social behaviour, structural issues from lack of maintenance. In addition, neighbouring properties suffered an adverse impact on the price of their properties.
  • There were two exemptions from the premium. This included dwellings which formed part of a single property where other parts of the property are used as a sole or main residence, and properties owned by service personnel posted away from home.
  • In 2017/18, the Council received £92,900 from the long-term empty dwelling premium and the proposed increase in premium would therefore result in extra income likely being generated. However, the Cabinet Member noted it was not possible to predict how much extra income might be generated but it was projected it would be net positive for at least two years.
  • The potential increased revenue would be an inadvertent gain but the main reason for the increase was to deter the properties from being long-term empty dwellings, as opposed to a financial gainer for the Council.

 

Agreed that the appropriate officer would write to Cllr Barnes to confirm the number of Empty Dwelling Managing Orders the Council had issued.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

To recommend to Full Council to increase the premium charged on long-term empty dwellings from 50% to 100% from 1 April 2019.

 

Reasons for Decision

Since 2013, councils have been given the discretionary power to charge a premium on dwellings deemed to be ‘long-term empty’, i.e. properties which have been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for at least two years. At present, the amount of Council Tax payable for such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

A Strategy for Tottenham High Road / Award of GLA grant funding for the "Enterprising Tottenham High Road" project pdf icon PDF 537 KB

[Report of the Interim Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration.]

 

A Strategy for Tottenham High Road" (2019-29) promotes enhancement the High Road between Seven Sisters and Bruce Grove, including Tottenham Green / High Cross.  It is made up of an extensive programme of project ideas, responding to consultation feedback and research, focussing on a small number of 'major' projects for the next three years.  Approval sought to enter into grant agreement for Good Growth funding for the major project, "Enterprising Tottenham High Road".

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration introduced this report which sought Cabinet approval to :a 10-year Strategy for Tottenham High Road 2019-2029, accepting a sum of £1.8m capital funding and £200,000 revenue from the GLA, and to give delegated authority to the Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning to approve the Good Growth Fund grant agreement with the GLA.

 

The Cabinet Member noted the vital role of Tottenham’s town centres in providing jobs, services, shops, leisure facilities and social places and spaces. Therefore, it was important for the people of Tottenham that their town centres were protected and improved upon. The Mayor’s recent announcement to award the council £2m for the Good Growth Fund project, “Enterprising Tottenham High Road” demonstrated the commitment to improving Tottenham’s town centres.

 

The Cabinet Member praised officers for their work in the creation of the strategy and also local businesses for their contribution to its research.

 

The Cabinet Member paid a special tribute to Dave Hall, who played an important role in Tottenham, especially the creation of the Holcombe Road Market.

 

Following questions from Cllr Barnes, the following was noted:

  • Ward Corner was not included in the Strategy as it was not considered appropriate to be included in a Tottenham specific strategy. However, there were plans to develop Ward Corner, separate from the strategy in question.
  • Officers confirmed additional funding for the project would be sought from various schemes, such as Transport for London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods Programme. In addition, central government had created a substantial fund allocation for high streets in town centres across England. The Council would put forward a competitive bid. 
  • Having a clear and integrated strategy in place put the Council in good stead to target new funding that might become available. The Council had a successful record of accomplishment in securing funding because of its clear policies and strategies in place.

 

RESOLVED

  1. To adopt ‘A Strategy for Tottenham High Road (2019-29)’, included as appendix 3, as the council’s framework for the promotion and direction of projects for town centres along the High Road between Bruce Grove and Seven Sisters, endorse projects arising from the Strategy and support the identification of internal and external funding opportunities to support their delivery.

 

  1. To accept a sum of £1.8m capital funding and £200,000 revenue from the GLA as set in paragraph 6.21 / 6.22 of the report and for the council to enter into agreement with the GLA in order to deliver the council’s successful Good Growth Fund scheme, “Enterprising Tottenham High Road” in accordance with paragraph 6.21 et seq.

 

  1. To give delegated authority to the Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration and the Director of Finance, to approve the Good Growth Fund grant agreement with the GLA and other agreements related to third party organisations required for delivery of the Enterprising Tottenham High Road project.

 

Reasons for decision

A recent report has indicated that Haringey has some of the best and worst performing high streets  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

Station Road Bridge Replacement Works pdf icon PDF 293 KB

[Report of the Director for Environment and Neighbourhoods. To  be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Environment.]

 

Agreement to award of Contract for Station Road Bridge Replacement Works scheme following a competitive procurement process. The scheme forms part of the council's Sustainable Transport Works Plan (STWP) for 2018/19. The scheme is currently at tender stage (estimated value of works around £900k).

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Environment introduced this report which sought the Cabinet’s approval to award a contract to enable the bidder to replace the existing bridge structure in Station Road over the New River, N22.

 

The Cabinet member noted the existing bridge was in need of replacing and had become a potential hazard. The bridge had an important strategic location and was on the route of the W3 bus. Cabinet were assured the scheme would be fully funded by Transport for London via the London Bridges Engineering Group.

 

Following questions from Cllr Bull, the following was noted:

  • The Cabinet Member accepted there would be some disruption whilst the bridge was out of action but, having consulted with Arriva, there would be no diversion to the W3 route.
  • The bridge could be dismantled in parts and for one half of the bridge to be worked on whilst the other remained in use. This would minimise the level of disruption caused

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 21,

RESOLVED

1             To approve the award of a contract for the "Station Road Bridge Replacement Works" to Bidder 1 in the sum of £1,022,403.34 + VAT as permitted under Contracting Standing Order (CSO) 9.07.01(d).

 

2             To authorise Haringey’s Legal Department to issue a letter of intent (LOI) for the amount of up to and not exceeding £100,000 or 10% of the total contract price, whichever  is the higher value as stated under CSO 9.07.3

 

Reasons for decision

Officers have undertaken a competitive tendering exercise to secure a contractor to deliver the "Station Road Bridge Replacement Works". Through this process Bidder 1 have scored the highest and have demonstrated that they should be awarded the contract.

 

By awarding the contract to Bidder 1, the Council is securing the delivery of the "Station Road Bridge Replacement Works". It is the council’s intention for the works to be conducted between March 2019 and November 2019.

The scheme is fully funded by TfL via the London Bridges Engineering Group (LoBEG). This includes all the staff costs, design and statutory undertakers diversions which has been carried out ahead of the main works to minimise the risks.

The works delivered by the scheme are essential to replace the existing bridge that has passed its design life. The works will also result in the removal of weight restrictions over the bridge as well as minimise maintenance costs in the long term.

As part of the scheme delivery, the existing zebra crossing will be upgraded to incorporate cycle crossing facilities as well as the southern footpath to be widened and change it to shared use (pedestrians and cyclists). These measures will form part of the "Quiet Ways" cycle improvements across the borough to improve cycling and  is fully supported by TfL.

 

The new bridge will also create a better environment for walking by removing the existing "Crash kerbs or Trief Kerbs" and rails located on both sides of the existing bridge. This is important for this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

The Young People's Supported Housing Pathway pdf icon PDF 229 KB

[Report of the Assistant Director for Commissioning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal.]

 

The young people's supported housing pathway has been re-designed and recommissioned. The aim of the new pathway is to offer young people a greater range of accommodation settings and support levels, including 24-hour, visiting and floating support services.

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Minutes:

 The Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families introduced this report which sought approval from Cabinet to award contracts for the provision of the Young People’s Supported Housing Pathway.

 

The Cabinet Member noted the contracts sought to award provision of 35 units of visiting support accommodation, which included a specialist service for unaccompanied asylum seeking children who had become old enough to qualify for those services. There would also be a 10 unit Housing First for care leavers, which would be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Those services would be in addition to services that had already been commissioned to support LGBTQ+ young people with stonewall housing and also services that the Council would be looking to commission separately to provide support for young women and young parents towards the end of 2019.

 

The contracts would be for provision of a range of support across issues, such as health and wellbeing, crime and safety, employment and skills, and building financial resilience. It was highlighted to Cabinet that those proposals and the specifications for the contracts were developed in consultation with young people who were also involved in interviewing the providers as part of the procurement process.

 

The Cabinet Member closed by claiming the contracts were an important element in delivering on the Administration’s manifesto commitment to tackle homelessness in the borough.

 

Following questions from Cllr Barnes, the following was noted:

  • There were no bids for Lot 1 (Assessment Centre) and Officers believed the reason for that was around identifying a suitable property. The incumbent provider was North London YMCA. They had not bid because they were in the process of exploring their options for the provision of future services. They would continue to operate the Assessment Centre despite not having made a bid for Lot 1. The Council was negotiating how the services might look beyond 1st March 2019 and the North London YMCA had been exploring extension to the existing contract and what other services could be offered there to meet young people’s needs. Officers assured more services were to be offered to young people than what was currently being offered at this 24/7 site.
  • Lot’s 2 and 3 would mostly be provided from street properties which Officers claimed would be more attractive to a number of the organisations the Council was working with because they were easier to acquire.
  • No decision had been made with regards to retendering Lot 1. However, Officers would monitor how the Pathway worked with the new services and, if the Council identified the need for the assessment function to continue, it might explore having the assessments take place at a different building to its current one.

 

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 22,

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve the award of three contracts for the Young People’s Supported Housing Pathway, to the organisations outlined in the exempt report, for a duration of three (3) years with option to extend for a further three (3) years, with a commencement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

White Hart Lane Station Land Disposal pdf icon PDF 172 KB

[Report of the Interim Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration.]

 

The report will ask for Cabinet’s approval to appropriate some LBH-owned to the general fund in order to dispose under Section 123 of the Local Government Act, at nil value, for socio-economic reasons, in order to facilitate the White Hart Lane Station redevelopment. It will also ask for delegation for the Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning to make any further amends to the Heads of Terms if required.

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration introduced this report which sought Cabinet approval to appropriate two parcels of land that sat within the new White Hart Lane (“WHL”) Station redevelopment area in order to dispose of them to Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

                                        

Cabinet were informed the station redevelopment works would include a new: double-height ticket hall; well-lit station entrance; step-free London Overground ticket gate lines and station facilities; the erection of 20 cycle spaces and 3 disabled car parking spaces; and works to forecourt areas and public realm enhancements. Crucially, the station would have step-free access between the ticket hall concourse and both the northbound and southbound platforms.

 

The Cabinet Member noted that, for this project to go ahead, the sites would need to be appropriated to TfL, as TfL were not able to release the funds for the acquisition of those lands. It was anticipated the Council would have its money returned if those funds were released.

 

Officers confirmed they would write to Cllr Cawley-Harrison regarding the extent of the proposed step-free access at the station and its surrounding area. 

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 23,

 

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. To agree the appropriation of two freehold land parcels, one of which is known as “land on Love Lane” (shown edged red on the plan attached at Appendix 1) and the other of which is known as the “UKPN site” (shown edged red on the plan attached at Appendix 2) from being held in the General Fund for planning purposes to the General fund for general purposes; and 

 

  1. To agree the transfer of these land parcels to Network Rail Infrastructure Limited for a sum of £1.00 for the purposes set out in paragraph 6.1 this report and based on the draft Heads of Terms attached at Appendix 3 of this report; and

 

  1. To give delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Regeneration to agree the final Heads of Terms for the transfer.

 

Reasons for decision

 

These recommendations are being made to enable the redeveloped WHL Station to open in summer 2019. The redeveloped station will deliver a range of economic, social and environmental benefits to the local community. The station redevelopment has been delivered using over £25 million of public funds and will continue to attract further investment into North Tottenham.

 

Alternative options considered

 

The following alternative option has been considered:-

 

Option 1 – Don’t undertake the land transfer

The Council could refuse to undertake the land transfer and require that the station be operated under a new legal structure that does not stipulate that Network Rail own the land.

 

This option has been discounted as Network Rail have been clear from the outset that they must own the land to enable RfL to operate it legally. This arrangement has been in place since the 2012 Mayor’s Regeneration Fund funding agreement between the various parties. The Council would risk damaging its relationship with Network Rail if it does not honour this arrangement and it would lead to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

61.

Woodside House Refurbishment pdf icon PDF 206 KB

[Report of the interim Director for  Housing, Planning and Regeneration. To be introduced by  the Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration.]

 

Budget report for the Woodside House Refurbishment Project.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration introduced this report which sought Cabinet approval to vary the original contract with T&B (Contractors) Limited by allowing the increase of the original value by up to £750,000.

 

The Cabinet Member had raised concern regarding overspend on the project, which had been approved by the previous administration. However, the Cabinet Member was satisfied the refurbishment of Woodside House would provide the Council with better facilities in the future. The Mayor’s parlour had relocated to Woodside House and there was an registry office for weddings to take place.

 

The Cabinet Member recognised it was unfortunate that previously unknown issues had arose during construction which meant the project would have to overspend to fix those issues, such as drainage problems that delayed had construction efforts. Cabinet were advised that the Council could face additional charges if it did not resolve the extra costs.

 

Following a question from Cllr Barnes, the following was noted:

  • The Cabinet Member noted a report was being prepared on the lessons learned from the refurbishment and this could be shared  with her once completed.
  • Officers confirmed the £750,000 was the maximum increase and it was possible this sum could decrease following negotiations.
  • Officers confirmed a full appraisal of all sites would take place before such similar projects were undertook in the future.

 

Officers advised it was difficult to crossover lessons learned from the Woodside House Refurbishment project to new build projects, as the latter would likely not have pre-existing conditions

 

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. That pursuant to Contract Standing Order 10.02.1b, to approve a variation  and increase the value of the contract with T&B (Contractors) Ltd to deliver refurbishment works to Woodside House by up to a further £288,034.31, which is in addition to an increase of £461,965.69 approved under delegated authority in October 2018. This would increase the original contract award by £750,000. The overall impact on project budget (as per Paragraph 8.1.2) is in the region of £472,000, representing a 13.5% increase.

 

  1. For the reasons set out in Paragraph 6.7 and 6.8 of the report, to grant delegated authority  to the Director of Customers, Transformation and Resources to agree further variations if required to settle the final account. The authority is limited to that available under Contract Standing Order 10.02.1(a).

 

Reasons for decision

 

To ensure Haringey Council can adhere to its contractual obligations and make payment of contract valuations. 

 

Alternative options considered

 

In order to make invoiced interim valuation payments that are required in December and January, approval is required now, while final negotiations are completed (construction contracts allow six months for the presentation of the Final Account by the main contractor after Practical Completion of the works). If not approved, the council would be unable to make payment of the bi-monthly interim valuations, as well as Final Account payment and would mean it would be in breach of its contractual payment obligations and be at risk of incurring additional interest costs on unpaid amounts.

 

 

 

62.

Love Lane PSPO - NON KEY pdf icon PDF 505 KB

[Report of the Director  for Environment and Neighbourhoods. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety and Engagement.]

 

This report provides the Cabinet with the findings of the statutory consultation on the proposed introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Love Lane Estate, Northumberland Ward and seeks approval for the introduction of the PSPO.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety and Engagement introduced this report which provided Cabinet with the findings of the statutory consultation on the proposed introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Love Lane Estate, Northumberland Ward, and sought approval for the introduction of the PSPO.

 

The Cabinet Member highlighted the long running issues faced on the Love Lane Estate, including anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, prostitution and homelessness. The proposed PSPO was an enforcement initiative. The implementation of the PSPO would involve collaboration between various services within the Council, the police, Homes for Haringey, Regeneration, Local businesses, Local Resident Association and support services such as Drug & Alcohol Service Haringey (DASH) and other agencies as appropriate. The Cabinet Member claimed the PSPO would provide an effective measure in helping to prevent anti-social behaviour.

 

The Head of Community, Safety and Enforcement provided further background. The PSPO would be seeking to restrict the high level of alcohol consumption, drug taking, and prostitution taking place around the Love Lane Estate. All residents in Love Lane had been written to by the Council, explaining the ongoing issues and how the Council was seeking to address them, such as through a PSPO. The Council found a large number of residents who had responded were in support of the PSPO. There would be a three week period of pre-enforcement in which outreach officers would engage with individuals the PSPO would affect. Following that, the PSPO would come into force. Fines would not be issued to homeless or rough sleepers but officers would engage with those individuals to provide assistance, wherever possible. 

 

Following a question from Cllr Amin, Officers confirmed the Council was actively engaging with Homes for Haringey as this was an estate under their charge and visits would be carried out in partnership with them.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve the introduction and implementation of a PSPO in the terms of the draft attached at Appendix 1, for a period of three years effective from 23rd  January 2019  having taken into account the EQIA at Appendix 2, and the consultation report at Appendix 3.

 

Reasons for decision

 

In accordance with the statutory guidelines the Council consulted with the Chief Officer of the police as well as the local policing body for the affected areas, and they have confirmed their agreement to the introduction of the PSPO.

 

In addition a public consultation was carried out to ascertain the views of local residents, business and people working or visiting the affected area.  The outcome presented an overwhelming support for the PSPO.  The outcome of the Public consultation can be found at Appendix 3.

 

The Council and partner agencies have undertaken a number of enforcement actions to tackle the anti-social behaviour on the estate.  The main concern is and has been for a number of years, the significant presence of drug dealing and drug misuse. Regrettably this is not a solitary problem on the estate. It gives rise to and serves as a magnet for a number of other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

Minutes of Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To note the minutes of the following:

 

Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee 29th October 2018.

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RESOLVED

 

To note the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee minutes for the meeting held on the 29th of October 2018.

64.

Significant and Delegated Actions pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To note the delegated actions taken by directors in December.

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RESOLVED

 

To note the significant and delegated actions  taken by directors in December.

65.

New Items of Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 3 above.

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None

66.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Note from the Acting Democratic Services & Scrutiny Manager

Item 21, 22, 23, and 24 allow for consideration of exempt information in relation to items 12,13,14  and 3 .

 

TO RESOLVE

 

 That the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as the items below contain exempt information, as defined under paragraph 3 and 5, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

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RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as the items below contain exempt information, as defined under paragraph, 3 and 5, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

67.

Station Road Bridge Replacement Works

As per item 12.

Minutes:

As per item 58.

68.

The Young People's Supported Housing Pathway

As per item 13.

Minutes:

As per item 59 and the exempt minutes.

69.

White Hart Lane Station Land Disposal

As per item 14.

Minutes:

As per item 60.

70.

Exempt Minutes

To approve the exempt minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on the 11th of December 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

To agree the exempt  minutes for Cabinet held on the 11th of December  2018.

71.

New Items of Exempt Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 3 above.

 

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None