Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Graham Walton  020 8461 7743

Items
No. Item

269.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

All members of the Executive were present - apologies for absence were received from Councillor Angela Wilkins.

270.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher declared an interest as an advisor to the Orpington BID Board.

271.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTENDING THE MEETING

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, questions to this Committee must be received in writing 4 working days before the date of the meeting.  Therefore please ensure questions are received by the Democratic Services Team by 5pm on Thursday 13th July 2017.

 

Minutes:

Questions had been received from Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Michael Meekums and Joanna Friel – the questions and replies are attached as Appendix A to these minutes.

272.

TO CONFIRM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 6TH AND 20TH JUNE 2017 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report CSD17096

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 6th and 20th June 2017, excluding exempt items, be confirmed.

273.

PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING CHILDREN'S SERVICES IMPROVEMENTS - ORAL UPDATE

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Education, Care and Health Services gave an update on progress with the improvement of Children’s Services. The next monitoring visit by Ofsted would be in the first week of August, and good progress was being made with the Improvement Plan – 92% of the Plan had now been covered - and with recruiting permanent social care staff – 75% of staff were permanent, and the aspiration was to reach 90%. Councillor Kate Lymer emphasised that increased numbers of permanent staff were needed in other service areas, such as Youth Support.

 

The Leader stated that it was important that the Council’s message was communicated to staff and partner organisations; it was confirmed that a survey of partners was being conducted and it was anticipated that the results would be available for the next meeting of the Executive.

 

Councillor Peter Fortune, as Portfolio Holder for Education, Care and Health Services, reported that he was pleased that the changes being implemented were having an impact on the ground, and remarked in particular on the efforts of the Head Teacher at St Mary Cray Primary School, Adam Lowing, to improve his school. 

 

The Leader asked that the Secretary of State’s next formal letter, which was expected in about a week, be circulated to all Members of the Council. 

274.

BUDGET MONITORING 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report FSD17065

 

The Executive received the first budget monitoring report for 2017/18 based on expenditure and activity levels up to the end of May 2017. The report highlighted significant variations which would have an impact on future years as well as early warnings that could impact on the final year position.  The Portfolio Holders for Care Services and for Education, Children and Families reported that senior managers were working hard in their portfolios to ensure that they remained within budget. The Portfolio Holder for Resources commended the Pan London Family Drug and Alcohol Court as an innovative approach that would assist in reducing the numbers of children being taken into care, and requested that an update be provided at a future meeting on how this was working out. 

 

The Chairman of the Executive and Resources PDS Committee suggested that it would be useful to have risks considered alongside the budget; the Leader asked the Director of Finance to consider how this could be achieved. 

 

The Portfolio Holder for Education, Children and Families urged Members and officers to attend the Living in Care Council’s family fun day on 30th July, and asked that the invitation to this event be re-sent.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The latest financial position be noted and that a projected net overspend on services of £1.623m is forecast based on information as at May 2017.

(2) The comments from the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Education, Care and Health Services and the Director of Corporate Services, as detailed in sections 3.2 and 3.3 of the report, be noted.

(3) The projected variation of £0.2m credit from investment income, as detailed in sections 3.8 and 3.9 of the report, be noted.

(4) The carry forwards being requested for drawdown, as detailed in section 3.5 of the report, be noted.

(5) The projected reduction to the General Fund balance of £1.983m, as detailed in section 3.6 of the report, be noted.

(6) The full year costs pressures of £4.4m, as detailed in section 3.7 of the report, be noted.

(7) £800k be released from the Earmarked Reserve as detailed in paragraph 3.13 of the report.

(8) £115k be released from the 2017/18 Central Contingency as detailed in paragraph 3.2.16 of the report.

275.

CAPITAL PROGRAMME MONITORING – 1ST QUARTER 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report FSD17064

 

The Executive received a report summarising the current position on capital expenditure and receipts following the 1st quarter of 2017/18 and seeking the Executive’s approval to a revised Capital Programme. Appendix F to the report set out a list of sites that would be investigated for potential disposal or re-development – this would be updated in each Capital Programme report and individual schemes would be reported to Members as decisions were required. It was confirmed that post-completion reports were submitted to the relevant PDS committee for each scheme.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The report be noted, including a total re-phasing of £12,504k from 2017/18 into future years, and a revised Capital Programme be agreed.

 

(2) The following amendments to the Capital Programme be approved:

(i)  Addition of £1,838k on Disabled Facilities Grant funded scheme to reflect the latest grant funding available;

(ii)  Deletion of the £1k residual balance on Crystal Palace Park Subway scheme which has reached completion;

(iii)  Reduction of £107k on Transport for London (TfL) funded Traffic and Highways schemes;

(iv)  Addition of £31k for a 30 Hours Funded Childcare IT Solution scheme;

(v)  Section 106 receipts from developers - increase of £779k in 2017/18 to reflect the funding received; and

(vi)  A change in scope to the replacement of MD110 telephone switch scheme.

 

(3) It is noted that reports elsewhere on this agenda request the following amendments to the capital programme:

(i)  Net increase of £232k to the Crystal Palace Park Improvement scheme;

(ii)  Addition of £625k to the Crystal Palace Park – Alternative Management Options scheme;

(iii)  Addition of £2,597k to the Basic Need scheme and transfer of £2,890k from Education Section 106 unallocated scheme to Basic Need scheme; and

(iv)  Addition of £2,666k to the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum scheme.

 

(4)  That Council be recommended to approve an increase of £1,838k in the Renovation Grants – Disabled Facilities Programme.

276.

BASIC NEED PROGRAMME UPDATE, INCLUDING S106 ALLOCATIONS pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report updated Members on the capital schemes included within the Council’s Basic Need programme with a project value of over £1m. The report had been scrutinised by the Education, Children and Families Budget and Performance Monitoring Sub-Committee on 18th July 2017. The Sub-Committee had requested a change in the description of the Farnborough Primary School project in appendix 1 to the report from “cancelled” to “deferred.” The Sub-Committee had also recommended that the Executive consider how schemes funded via section 106 monies could be better promoted (such as through signage at each site.)

RESOLVED that

(1)  The updated Basic Need Programme as set out in Appendix 4 to the report be agreed, subject to Full Council approval.

(2) The use of £2.890m of unallocated Section 106 Education monies be agreed as detailed within Appendix 3 to the report.

(3) An increase to the Basic Need capital scheme of £2,597k to reflect the SEND Provision capital grant allocation be agreed as detailed in paragraph 3.3 of the report.

(4) Approval be given to the fully costed appraisal for the new schemes at Beacon Academy (Orpington), Bishop Justus School, Castlecombe Primary School, St John’s CE Primary School and Tubbenden Primary School in addition to the projects outlined in the previous reports agreed by the Executive on 2 April 2014 and 20th May 2015 as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

(5) That the Director of Education be authorised to support schools to submit planning applications in association with these works.

(6) In accordance with the recommendations of the Education, Children and Families Budget and Performance Monitoring Sub-Committee, the description of the Farnborough Primary School project in Appendix 1 to the report be changed to “deferred” and notices be posted at each site where Section 106 monies are being used.

277.

LOCALLY ADMINISTERED BUSINESS RATES RELIEF SCHEME pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report FSD17040

 

The Executive received the results of the consultation exercise on the proposed Business Rates Relief scheme. It was noted that Bromley would be one of the first London authorities to implement its scheme; Members requested that it be proactively promoted to all eligible businesses.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The results of the consultation exercise be noted.

 

(2) The proposed scheme, as detailed in paragraph 3.2 of the report, be adopted.

 

(3) In the event that the DCLG permits the transfer of funds between years, a review of the scheme be undertaken in 2018/19 as to the level of assistance that can be provided from 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

278.

HIGHWAY ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY SERVICE pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

Report ES17047

 

The Executive received a report on the future need for highway engineering consultancy services.

 

The report had been scrutinised by the Environment PDS Committee on 12th July 2017

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The use of the current contract with AECOM for the provision of Highway Engineering Services be extended until the HCA Framework end date of 3rd November 2018.

 

(2) The use of AECOM for the provision of Highway Engineering Consultancy Services for the period from 3rd November 2018 to 31st March 2019 be agreed.

279.

THE PRIORY, ORPINGTON - RELEASE OF PARK LAND AND CAR PARK pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Orpington Ward

Minutes:

Report DRR17/040

 

Approval was sought for the release of an area of land and formal removal of a designated Car Park currently contained within The Priory Gardens, Orpington. The released land and car park would then form part of the demised premises within the lease to V22 for The Priory Building and former Library in Orpington.

 

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher addressed the Executive as a ward councillor. There had been concerns about access to the gardens, but he had been reassured on this issue by officers. He was also keen to ensure that the interests of residents and of the Council would be safeguarded in the long term. Officers would check this with the Council’s Legal Team and confirm in writing to Executive members. 

 

The original decision to lease The Priory and former Library to V22 was scrutinised by the Executive and Resources PDS Committee on 12 October 2016; the current report had been scrutinised by the Environment PDS Committee on 12th July 2017.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)  The release of Park land and removal of the Priory Car Park so as to form a new demised area to be leased to V22 in accordance with the Resources Portfolio Holder’s previous decision to lease The Priory and former library to V22 plc be agreed.

(2)  It is noted that no objections were received following the publication of a Statutory Notice of Intention to Dispose of Open Space relating to the loss of land at the Priory Gardens to be included within the demised area of the V22 Lease.

(3)  On the basis that the existing property generates an income which would no longer be received, the Executive be recommended to agree that the capital receipt be set aside to increase the Council’s Investment Fund to enable the purchase of investment properties to generate alternative revenue income or that the money be put into the Council’s Parallel Fund or some other form of investment.

280.

BIGGIN HILL MEMORIAL MUSEUM pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Biggin Hill Ward

Minutes:

Report DRR17/032

 

The development of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum project was now complete with all funding secure. Members were recommended to approve the delivery of the project and also to approve the award of the works contract and the investment of the endowment.

 

A petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture Media and Sport had been received from Rita Radford objecting to the current plans for the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum -

 

“To: The Secretary of State for the Department for Culture Media and Sport

 

Stop the part demolition of this iconic Grade II Listed Chapel, built by Sir Winston Churchill in 1951 as a permanent memorial to the 454 fallen airmen from Great Britain, the Dominions and Allied Countries - 'His Boys' - who won the Battle of Britain and flew from Biggin Hill and associated airfields throughout World War 2.”

 

The petition was signed online by 7,399 people; based on analysis of the postcodes provided, it appeared that about 2,500 petitioners lived within the borough.

 

The Leader invited Rita Radford to address the Executive in support of her petition. She criticised the design of the current proposals as ugly, stark and unsympathetic, with no RAF or aviation references and involving the demolition of the grade II listed vestry extension; this scheme had only just received planning permission with the Sub-Committee divided on its merits. She stated that many residents were unaware of the proposals, that consultation had been poor and that there had been confusion about the need for site notices relating to the planning application, with inaccurate information about this being supplied to her MP. The Supporters Club scheme from 2014, which still had planning permission, was much superior in approach, and the costs were not higher than the proposed scheme. She requested that she be allowed to address councillors again at the special Council meeting on 25th July. 

 

Councillor Peter Morgan, Portfolio Holder for Renewal and Recreation, responded to the petition. He emphasised that the Council had been trying to establish a museum for thirty years. With funding now secured from the Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), a sustainable project was in place that would secure both the Chapel and its memorial garden and provide a new museum. The extension to the Chapel was indeed listed, but it was a more recent addition, and included in the listing only as it was attached to the original listed building. The issue of design was subjective, but Historic England approved of the current design.

 

Councillor Richard Scoates addressed the Executive and although he praised the work done by officers to reach this stage he urged that the design be reviewed – he considered that moving the building could alleviate some of the concerns without jeopardising the funding that had been secured. These comments were supported by Councillor Simon Fawthrop. Officers confirmed that if any further changes were made the HLF would review and likely withdraw their funding. Councillor Nicholas  ...  view the full minutes text for item 280.

281.

CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DRR17/034

 

At its meeting on 9th November 2015, the Executive had instructed officers to market test the library service using a procurement strategy based on competition with negotiation to enable officers to work with bidders to realise savings. The report set out the history of the tendering process; at the second round of tenders one bidder had dropped out and this had resulted in a single final bid, which was from Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). GLL was a large and well established provider of local authority services, including operating library services in Greenwich, Wandsworth and Lincolnshire and in prisons for the Ministry of Justice. Their bid would deliver savings for the Council by implementing efficiencies in operational and specialist support functions, economies of scale and purchasing power, savings from rate relief due to their charitable status and exploring opportunities to maintain and develop income streams.

 

Extensive consultation and engagement had been carried out with staff and their representatives; this was set out in the report. In addition, a petition in two parts had been received from Kathy Smith/Unite objecting to the Contracting out of Library Services -

 

(1) Petition to Oppose the Contracting Out of Library Services

 

“We wish to petition the Council on the issue of the tender for the provision of library services. We note that a Council member decision will be made in May 2017. We also note that the Council accepts that it may be that the best value outcome is that a contract is not awarded and we welcome the fact that the Council is considering this as an option. We strongly believe that the service must remain in-house. Based on consultation exercises conducted by the Council itself, we also believe that this is a desire shared by residents of the borough. We, the signatories to this petition, formally request that a deputation is allowed to be made to the Council on the matter.”  

 

This petition had been verified with 2,042 signatures (as well as 780 signatures that are out of borough, incomplete or illegible). In addition, 936 survey sheets had been handed in with the petition, of which 794 were from residents of the borough.

 

The Leader invited Kathy Smith to address the Executive in support of her petition. She complained that there was a lack of transparency, with too much information restricted to part 2 and little evidence of the supposed benefits of the proposed contract. She stated that many residents opposed the proposals, and that the library service should be treasured rather than sold off, especially as there had eventually been only one tenderer, offering the Council no choice. She stated that when the Museum had been closed and moved to the Central Library assurances had been given that museum status would be preserved – this had not been the case. She also referred to problems with contract monitoring in the Environment and Community Services Department which did not provide reassurance that services would be safe, and complained that Councillors had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 281.

282.

OPPORTUNITY SITE G - DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND LEASE (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Bromley Town Ward

Minutes:

Report DRR17/038/1

 

On 8th February 2017, the Executive had approved the selection of Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd as the preferred development partner for the next phase of development of Opportunity Site G following a competitive procurement process. Based on the successful development submission, officers had been negotiating the detailed terms of the proposed development agreement and lease for the development. The report set out the terms for the development agreement and lease and sought the Executive’s approval to these terms. Once the agreement had been exchanged a binding agreement to grant the lease, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions, would exist.

 

As part of the development agreement, section 123 notices had been published in the local press to advertise the intention to dispose of open space as part of a land swap to regularise the development boundary with Church House Gardens. Over 40 objections had been received to the notice, many of them raising concerns about the disposal of the land before the planning process had been completed, and it was proposed that it should be withdrawn. Instead, a condition would be placed in the development agreement requiring a further notice to be published if necessary when it was clearer exactly what open space would be required. 

 

The report had been scrutinised by the Renewal and Recreation PDS Committee on 5th July 2017.

 

RESOLVED that

(1) The terms of the proposed development agreement and lease as set out in the report be approved and authority be given to enter into the development agreement, subject to an additional condition for a further notice of the disposal of land to be published if required and reported back to Members when the impact on the public open space is definite.

 

(2) Authority be delegated to the Director of Corporate Services, with the agreement of the Executive Director of Environment and Community Services and the Director of Finance to agree any further (non-material) variation in the detailed terms.

 

(3) Authority be delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Renewal & Recreation to approve the consultation draft masterplan to enable officers to undertake a six week public consultation; the results of the masterplan consultation will be reported back to the Executive for consideration and approval.

 

(4) Quarterly updating reports should be submitted to the Executive.

283.

CRYSTAL PALACE PARK: REGENERATION PLAN (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Crystal Palace Ward

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report DRR17/029

 

The Executive was informed that the development stage of the Regeneration Plan for Crystal Palace Park was complete; the report set out the next steps to take the Plan forward to delivery.

 

Officers confirmed that there had been substantial consultation with the trustees of the existing Crystal Palace Museum. Councillor Nicholas Bennett suggested that it would be useful to develop a comprehensive tourism strategy for the borough. Councillor Simon Fawthrop questioned why it was necessary to subsidise the café; it was confirmed that this was pump priming that would lead to an income stream for the future. All capital costs would be repaid from sales of land for residential development. 

 

The Leader welcomed the progress that had been made and the fact that there was now substantial support in the local community for the Regeneration Plan. He hoped that the Mayor of London would announce his intentions for the future of the National Sports Centre soon. 

 

The report had been scrutinised by the Renewal and Recreation PDS Committee on 5th July 2017 and the Environment PDS Committee on 12th July 2017.

 

RESOLVED that

(1)  The contents of the report and the Regeneration Plan document be noted.

(2)  Spending of up to £625k funded from Capital Receipts be approved to progress the Regeneration Plan to the submission of the outline planning application by spring 2018 and this be added to the Capital Programme.

(3)  A further £242.3k be approved from Capital Receipts to deliver the Crystal Palace Park café project and the Capital Programme be amended; any unspent contingency will contribute towards the next Phase of the Regeneration Plan scheme.

(4)  The outcome of the café works tender process be noted as detailed in the associated Part Two report and the award of contract be agreed as recommended.

284.

ORPINGTON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROPOSAL: 2018-2023 RENEWAL (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Orpington and Petts Wood and Knoll Wards

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report DRR17/036

 

The report updated Members on the progress to date on the development of a proposed Second Term for the existing Business Improvement District (BID) in Orpington Town Centre and its potential implications for the Council, and set out the outline Orpington BID Proposal 2018 – 2023 which had been presented to the Council by Orpington First Ltd (the Orpington BID company.)

The report had been scrutinised by the Renewal and Recreation PDS Committee on 5th July 2017, and Members of the Committee had considered the 5% levy charged to make collections from participating businesses. The Committee had recommended that the Executive agree that when the Liberata contract was renewed the levy collection charge should be added to the contract specification.

 

Further details were available in a part 2 report.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) The draft Orpington BID Proposal 2018 – 2023 (summarised in paragraph 3.11 of the report and provided in full in the part 2 report) which details the progress to date on the development of the BID, including the level of consultation with businesses, and outlines the BID levy rules and emerging key priorities of the BID for its second term, be noted.

(2)  The proposals be agreed in principle on the basis of the outline BID Proposal that the Council’s Ballot Holder may be instructed to hold a ballot in November 2017, according to the Business Improvement District Regulations (England) 2004, being satisfied that the BID Proposal does not conflict with any of the Council’s priorities and plans, and that its geographic scope is within the boundaries of the London Borough of Bromley.

(3) Delegated authority be given to the Portfolio Holder for Renewal & Recreation to review the final version of the BID Proposal which is expected to be delivered to the Authority by 13 September 2017 and, provided that this still meets the criteria outlined in 2.2 of the report, instruct the Ballot Holder to run the BID ballot, on behalf of the Executive.

(4) It is agreed that the Portfolio Holder for Renewal and Recreation nominates an officer to vote ‘Yes’ on behalf of the Council for eligible Council-occupied hereditaments which fall within the proposed BID area (as listed in paragraph 5.2 of the report).

(5) Subject to a BID ‘yes’ vote, the Director of Corporate Services be authorised to enter into all legal agreements necessary to renew and operate the BID, and that the agreements ensure that the BID company acts at all times in the best interests of the town centre. (The draft agreements, which are still to be finalised, are included as part of Appendix 2).

(6) Officers investigate the arrangements for collecting bid levies in advance of the specification for the next revenues contract being finalised. 

285.

CONTRACT AWARD FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY INTERVENTION SERVICES (PART 1) pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

Report CS18018

 

The Executive received a report recommending the award of a contract for Primary and Secondary Intervention Services. These services were jointly commissioned with the NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and worked within a larger system to provide effective services for Bromley residents. Further details were set out in a part 2 report.

 

The report had been scrutinised by the Care Services PDS Committee on 4th July 2017.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)  The proposed contract award for Primary and Secondary Intervention Services for a period of 3 years from 1st October 2017, with the potential to extend for a further period of up to 2 years, be approved.

 

(2)  Authority be delegated to the Chief Officer or Executive Director of Education, Care & Health Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Care Services, to extend the Contract for a period of up to 2 years.

 

(3) It is agreed that the contract will be entered into and held by the Council, and that there will be joint monitoring with the CCG.

 

(4)  It is noted that the contributions from the CCG and the Better Care Fund are secured through an agreement with the CCG under section 75 of the NHS Act 2006.

 

(5)  It is noted that the CCG will also be recommended to support the contract award at Clinical Executive Group on the 29th June and Governing Body on the 20th July.

286.

SAFEGUARDING - SLAM

Minutes:

The implementation of the Care Act 2014 had resulted in additional safeguarding responsibilities for the Council in relation to mental health patients within the borough boundary. A review had been carried out of the Bromley response to safeguarding, particularly in relation to the Bethlem Royal Hospital site operated by the South London and Maudsley Hospital Trust (SLAM). 

 

Additional resources were required for ongoing work with SLAM and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust; it was proposed to create a small team to manage mental health safeguarding casework to ensure that the Council was compliant with its duties and delegations. Funding would come initially from the Improved Better Care Fund, but this was time-limited and further consideration would need to be given to longer term funding.  Members asked how they could be sure that Bromley residents placed outside the borough would be safe. It was confirmed that each local authority was responsible for the safeguarding of all mental health patients within its boundaries.

 

RESOLVED that the drawdown of resources to enable the Council to be compliant with its responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 be approved.

287.

WASTE CLEARANCE - CORNWALL DRIVE, ST PAUL'S CRAY

Minutes:

Report ESD17057

 

The Executive agreed to consider this report as a matter of urgency in order that formal approvals could be obtained without delay to ensure that the remaining waste can be cleared from the site to the benefit of local residents.

 

Approval was sought to clear the remaining waste from the former Waste 4 fuel land at the end of Cornwall Drive, St Paul’s Cray. The Environment Agency (EA) had significantly under estimated the amount of illegal waste,  and substantial quantities remained on the site even after 16,000 tonnes of waste had been removed earlier in the year. DEFRA had now agreed to provide funding of £1,607,326 to facilitate the clearance of the remaining waste, and clearance could re-commence once this money was received.

 

Members recorded their thanks to all those involved in securing the clearance of the site, including Bob Neill MP, Doug Patterson, Nigel Davies and Andrew Wilson, Chairman of the local residents association. 

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1) Council be recommended to approve an increase in the capital budget for the Waste 4 Fuel scheme by £1.880m, resulting in a total scheme cost of £4.589m in the capital programme, subject to additional funds being provided by DEFRA.

 

(2) £47k be allocated from the 2017/18 Central Contingency to fund the increase in the scheme in addition to the further allocation from the Environment Agency.

 

(3) The Contract Procedure Rules be waived to allow the contract to be awarded directly to Veolia.

 

(4) It is noted that the total cost will be funded by contributions of £4.017m from the Environment Agency and £0.573m from the Council.  

288.

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER ISSUES REFERRED FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND RESOURCES POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no additional items reported from Executive and Resources PDS Committee.

289.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) ORDER 2006 AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

The Chairman to move that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the items of business listed below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the items of business referred to below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

The following summaries

refer to matters

involving exempt information

 

290.

EXEMPT MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 20TH JUNE 2017

Minutes:

The exempt minutes of the meeting held on 20th June 2017 were confirmed.

291.

CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE PROVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES (PART 2)

Minutes:

Report DRR17/035

 

See minute 281.

292.

OPPORTUNITY SITE G - DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND LEASE (PART 2)

Bromley Town Ward

Minutes:

Report DRR17/038

 

See minute 282.

 

293.

CRYSTAL PALACE PARK REGENERATION PLAN (PART 2)

Crystal Palace Ward

Minutes:

Report DRR17/029

 

See minute 283.

294.

ORPINGTON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROPOSAL: 2018-2023 RENEWAL (PART 2)

Orpington and Petts Wood and Knoll Wards

Minutes:

Report DRR17/043

 

See minute 284.

295.

CONTRACT AWARD - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY INTERVENTION SERVICES (PART 2)

Minutes:

Report CS18018b

 

See minute 285.

296.

NEW PROPERTY INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Minutes:

Report DRR17/042

 

The Executive agreed changes to the Council’s Investment Criteria.

297.

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY FOR SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES AT PADUA ROAD, BROMLEY ROAD AND BROSSE WAY

Penge and Cator, Copers Cope & Bromley Common and Keston Wards

Minutes:

The Executive approved the procurement strategy for supported living services at these properties.

298.

LEARNING DISABILITY TENANCY SUPPORT (DERWENT ROAD)

Crystal Palace Ward

Minutes:

Report CS18038

 

The Executive agreed to extend the contract for learning disability tenancy support services at 2 and 4 Derwent Road, Penge. 

299.

CARELINK CONTRACTS UPDATE

Minutes:

Report CS18040/2

 

The Executive approved contracting arrangements for Carelink services.

300.

CAPITAL PROGRAMME MONITORING - 1ST QUARTER 2017/18 - APPENDIX E

Minutes:

The Executive noted details of capital receipts.

301.

BIGGIN HILL MEMORIAL MUSEUM (PART 2)

Biggin Hill Ward

 

(To follow)

Minutes:

Report DRR17/032

 

The Executive agreed to award a contract for the construction of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.

302.

HOUSING S106 PAYMENT IN LIEU CONTRIBUTIONS

Minutes:

Report CS18039

 

The Executive agreed to consider this report as a matter of urgency to ensure that all available funds were committed before the date of expiry. Members agreed, subject to approval from full Council, to allocate funds for affordable housing delivery.

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