Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

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162.

Apologies for absence, declarations of interest or any other communications from Members

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Corinna Smart. Apologies for lateness were noted from Councillor Kamaljit Kaur.

 

There were no other communications from members.

 

163.

Minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2016 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2016.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2016 were confirmed.

164.

REG 394 - Beavers Community Primary School - 4 Form Entry Expansion pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Report by Councillor Tom Bruce,

Lead Member for Education and Children’s Services

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Tom Bruce, Lead Member for Education and Children’s Services – Agenda Item 3.

 

Councillor Tom Bruce introduced the report which provided an update on the project for the expansion of Beavers Community Primary School. Councillor Bruce moved the recommendations of the report. These were seconded by Councillor Steve Curran.

 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet approved the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.          Cabinet noted the progress of the work undertaken for Phase 1 (Reception Extension) of the expansion of Beavers Community Primary School, to be delivered for the academic year 2016-17.

 

2.          Cabinet agreed to allocate and approve the £2.7m additional funding required to enable Phase 2 (Eight Classroom Two-Storey Block) of the expansion of Beavers Community Primary School to progress, for completion in time for the academic year 2017-18 as part of the Schools Expansion Programme, as follows -

·       £2.2m through the release of unallocated S106 funds as detailed in section 7.1 of the report;

·       Reallocate £0.5m through the release of unspent S106 funds as detailed in section 7.1 of the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

165.

REG 399 - Appropriation of land at Gresham Road, Hounslow to allow construction of new SEN school pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Report by Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of the Council

and Cabinet Member for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Regeneration – Agenda Item 4.

 

The Chair, Councillor Steve Curran introduced the report which requested that authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment to determine the matter of appropriation of the recreation land at Gresham Road. Planning permission for the construction of the expansion of Oaklands School at Gresham Road was granted on 12th May 2016, together with a decision to remove the planning obligation restricting the use of the land to public open space. Councillor Curran moved the recommendations of the report. These were seconded by Councillor Amrit Mann.

 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet approved the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.               In accordance with the provisions of Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972, and subject to Secretary of State consent if required, that Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment to -

a.      determine, following the decision by the Council’s Planning Committee on 12th May 2016 that the recreation land at Gresham Road shown edged in red on the plan at Appendix 1 is no longer required for the purpose of local open space, that the land should be appropriated for planning purposes to allow it to be utilised for the expansion of Oaklands Special School;

b.      take all necessary steps to obtain any statutory consents to the proposed appropriation as may be required;

c.       consider responses to public notification of Council’s intention to appropriate the land as placed in a newspaper for two consecutive weeks and inviting objections;

d.      proceed to appropriate the land where no objections have been received; and

e.      consider any objections received before determining if the land should be appropriated or where considered necessary, due to the nature of the objections, to refer the matter back to Cabinet for final decision.

 

 

7.10pm – Councillor Kamaljit Kaur joined the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

166.

REG 385 - Relocation of CATE (Continued Access To Education) pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Report by Councillor Tom Bruce,

Lead Member for Education and Children’s’ Services

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Tom Bruce, Lead Member for Education and Children’s Services – Agenda Item 5.

 

Councillor Tom Bruce introduced the report which provided an update on the relocation project of CATE from the Syon Park site to St George’s community building. Councillor Bruce moved the recommendations of the report. These were seconded by Councillor Steve Curran.

 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet approved the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.          Cabinet noted the progress of the work undertaken for relocation of Continued Access to Education (CATE) from the Syon Park site to St George’s community building.

 

2.          Cabinet noted that the cost of the scheme would be reimbursed by the EFA but would require initial funding by the Council.

 

3.          Cabinet approved the £2m addition to the Capital Programme and allocation of funding associated with the scheme as identified in section 4, with costs to be reimbursed by the EFA.

 

4.          Cabinet authorised the Executive Director of REDe or such officers as may be authorised to act on his behalf to take all necessary actions to progress the procurement and letting of the contracts in consultation with the Lead Member for Education and Children’s Services; to accept and award the construction phase works and other associated costs, professional fees and surveys, subject to the project remaining within budget forecast costs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

167.

REG 406 - Adjustment to Capital Programme to reflect Cabinet decision on Waste and Recycling Service pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Report by Cllr Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of the Council

and Lead Member for Environment

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Environment  – Agenda Item 6.

 

Councillor Amrit Mann introduced the report which sought approval for additional capital investment required to implement the December 2015 Cabinet decision on the Council’s future waste and recycling service. Councillor Mann moved the recommendations of the report. These were seconded by Councillor Steve Curran.

 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet agreed to allocate an additional £16.6m capital funding to support the future waste and recycling service, which included the securing of a new depot and material handling facility that would in turn facilitate the release of two current Council depot sites for the development of new homes.

 

 

168.

CEX 117 - Financial Outturn pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Report by Councillor Theo Dennison,

Cabinet Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement

Minutes:

See the report by Councillor Theo Dennison, Lead Member for Finance and Citizen Engagement – Agenda Item 7.

 

Councillor Theo Dennison introduced the report which presented the revenue outturn position for 2015/2016, the capital outturn position for 2015/2016 and the Treasury Management activity of the Council in the quarter ended 31 March 2016. Councillor Theo Dennison moved the recommendations of the report. These were seconded by Councillor Steve Curran.

 

The recommendations had been moved and seconded. Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion the recommendations were agreed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet approved the recommendations of the report as follows:

 

1.     Cabinet noted that the 2015/16 revenue outturn position was an £8.7m over spend on departmental budgets and £4.6m under spend on corporate budgets.

 

2.     Cabinet noted that the capital outturn position for 2015/16 was an expenditure of £10.6m lower than projected for the year, due to slippage across the programme.

 

3.     Cabinet noted the Treasury Management activity of the Council in the quarter ended 31 March 2016 as set out in Appendix D and E of the report.

 

169.

Urgent Business

Any business which the Chair agrees to accept on grounds of urgency.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

 

170.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday 28 June 2016 from 7pm

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted as Tuesday, 28 June 2016.