London Borough of Barnet

Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Resources Committee
Tuesday 17th July, 2012 8.00 pm

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, NW4 4BG. View directions

Contact: Jermey Williams 020 8359 2042 Email: jeremy.williams@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20th June 2012 were agreed.

2.

Absence of Members

Minutes:

None.

3.

Declaration of Members Personal and Prejudicial Interests

Minutes:

None.

4.

Public Questions

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

5.

Any Items the Chairman Decides Are Urgent pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman agreed to vary the order of business and admit consideration of the item ‘The Sale of the freehold interest in the former Hendon Football Club Ground and adjoining land Claremont Road, Hendon’ on grounds of urgency.

 

Councillor Jack Cohen and Councillor Hugh Rayner addressed the Committee on this item.  The Committee agreed that they would not request the report to be exempted from call-in.

 

For the reasons set out in the Cabinet Member’s report, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:-  To take into account the information contained in the public and the exempt reports to give the authority to complete the sale of the Council’s freehold interest in this site to Montclare Limited on the terms authorised by the Director for Commercial Services in consultation as set out below.

 

                                    a) For a consideration of £2.8 million

                                    b) Overage payment as set out in the exempt report

c) The provision of £4.1 million worth of Affordable Housing in the borough

d) Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 contributions

e) Nomination rights on the Affordable Homes as valued in the exempt report

 

6.

Consultation on proposed changes to the funding formula of Children's Centres pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Alison Moore addressed the Committee on this item, and declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest by nature of her membership of the Advisory Board of Newstead Children’s Centre.  The Committee also noted a petition received in respect of Newstead Children’s Centre.

 

For the reasons set out in the Cabinet Member’s report, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:-

 

1.      That after giving careful consideration to the consultation process, the responses to the questionnaires and the Equalities Impact Assessment (EIA) appended to the report, approval be given to the proposal to redirect Children’s Centres’ funding allocation into areas of greatest need, remove the subsidy for childcare and reward Children’s Centres successfully in reaching vulnerable families through payment by results.

 

2.      To give approval for this proposal to be implemented on 1 September 2012 and for Children’s Centres that have childcare to receive transitional funding enabling them to plan for cost neutrality by 2014/15.

 

7.

Grahame Park Regeneration Scheme pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Minutes:

For the reasons set out in the Cabinet Member’s report, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:-

 

1.                  To note progress on the Grahame Park regeneration scheme as set out in the report.

 

2.                  That, subject to securing from the Homes and Communities Agency for Get Britain Building equity funding, approval is given for the Deputy Chief Executive to agree the necessary changes to the Grahame Park Principal Development Agreement to allow this funding to be accessed.

 

3.                  That, subject to the receipt of Get Britain Building funding, the Deputy Chief Executive be authorised to agree the terms of the Council investment of up to £5m into the Grahame Park Regeneration Scheme to be match funded by Choices for Grahame Park Limited (“CFGP”) to underwrite sales risk.

4.                  To approve the expenditure improvement works to Colindale Avenue to bring forward the regeneration of the area.

5.                  That the Deputy Chief Executive be authorised to negotiate (in conjunction with the Council’s development partner for the Scheme, CFGP) with Barnet and Southgate College the terms to deliver i) a new college in the area known as Phase 1b of the Grahame Park Estate Regeneration Scheme and ii) a land swap agreement to develop the existing Barnet College site for residential development to ensure retention of the College in the area as a key element in the regeneration of Colindale.

6.                  Subject to 1.1.5, that the Leader of the Council and the Deputy Chief Executive be authorised to agree the variation of the Grahame Park Principal Development Agreement to facilitate the relocation of the Barnet and Southgate College within Grahame Park (site 1b).

7.                  To note the proposed review of the masterplan for the next stage (Stage B) of the Grahame Park Regeneration Scheme.    

 

8.

1,3,4,6 and 8 Moss Hall Crescent, N12 pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

For the reasons set out in the Cabinet Member’s report, the Committee

 

RESOLVED:- That, subject to the prior consent of the Secretary of State (if required), the Council grant a new lease including nomination rights of the properties at 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 Moss Hall Crescent, Finchley N12 to Tally Ho Housing Co-Operative Limited on the terms set out in the public and exempt reports.

 

9.

Any Items the Chairman Decides Are Urgent pdf icon PDF 205 KB

10.

MOTION TO EXCLUDE THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended):

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Category 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006):

 

Agenda Item

Subject

X1

Exempt information relating to item 8 in public session –1,3,4,6 and 8 Moss Hall Crescent, N12 (Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance)

X2

Exempt information relating to item 5 in public session –Any Items the Chairman Decides Are Urgent: The Sale of the freehold interest in the former Hendon Football Club Ground and adjoining land Claremont Road, Hendon (Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance)

 

11.

1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 Moss Hall Crescent, N12

Minutes:

RESOLVED:- That the exempt information be noted.

12.

Any Other Exempt Items that the Chairman Decides Are Urgent

Minutes:

The Chairman agreed to admit consideration of the exempt report relating to the item ‘The Sale of the freehold interest in the former Hendon Football Club Ground and adjoining land Claremont Road, Hendon’ on grounds of urgency.

 

RESOLVED:- That the exempt information be noted.