Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

2.

Absence of Members

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    The following interests were declared:

     

    Councillor

    Agenda Item

    Interest

    Cllr Reuben Thompstone

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD

    A non-pecuniary interest as he owns a residential letting property a quarter of a mile outside the red line of the SPD, and as he is a past Chair of the Woodhouse Conservative Association which made a representation on the proposals.

    Cllr Barry Rawlings

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD

    A non-pecuniary interest as he lives within the consultation area of the SPD.

    Cllr Ross Houston

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD and

    8 – The Barnet Group Business Plan

    A non-pecuniary interest as he lives within the consultation area of the SPD.

    A non-pecuniary interest as he is a member of the Barnet Group Board.

    Cllr Alon Or-bach

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD

    A non-pecuniary interest as he lives within the consultation area of the SPD.

    Cllr Sachin Rajput

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD

    A non-pecuniary interest as he is a member of the Friern Barnet and Whetstone Residents Association which has links to the ward.

    Cllr David Longstaff

    7 – North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD

    A non-pecuniary interest as he is a trustee of the Artsdepot in Finchley.

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 85 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Details of the questions asked and the published answers were provided with the agenda papers for the meeting. Verbal responses were given to supplementary questions at the meeting.

     

    Oral public comments were received on Agenda item 7 from Mr David Thompston, Dr Pauline Ashbridge, Mr Richard Logue (on behalf of Mr Roger Tichborne) and Ms Georgeta Amanalachioai.

     

    Written comments were provided with agenda papers for the meeting.

6.

Members' Items (if any)

7.

North Finchley Town Centre Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 360 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report.

     

    Councillor Ross Houston moved an amendment, which was seconded by Councillor Richard Cornelius, that a fourth recommendation be added as follows:

     

    4.    i) Agrees to establish a North Finchley Partnership Board to comprise representatives of local stakeholders including local councillors, traders, businesses, landlords, Barnet Homes, residents and community organisations, local schools, the Artsdepot, faith organisations and the Council lead officer and appropriate representative of the lead developer. This partnership board should help oversee, monitor, scrutinise and hold to account the management of the Town Centre and implementation of the SPD.

     

    ii) Agrees to delegate to officers the precise terms of reference in consultation with the Chair of Committee and Opposition Lead.

    On the amendment being put to the vote it was unanimously agreed.

     

    Councillor Alan Schneiderman moved an amendment, which was duly seconded, that recommendation three in the report be amended to insert the words ‘particularly to ensure the avoidance of rat running’ after the words ‘minor nature,’ with the full recommendation to read as follows:

     

    3.    Agrees the adoption of the North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD (Appendix A) and delegates authority to the Deputy Chief Executive to make any necessary changes of a minor nature, particularly to ensure the avoidance of rat running, to the final wording of the SPD in consultation with the Leader before the final version of the SPD is published.

     

    On the amendment being put to the vote it was unanimously agreed.

     

    The recommendations as amended were put to the vote and unanimously agreed.

     

    RESOLVED –

    1.    Notes the consultation response to the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and agrees the consequential proposed changes to the SPD outlined and explained in the Consultation Representation Report at Appendix B.

     

    2.    Notes the contents of the North Finchley High Level Transport Review (Appendix C) which has been produced as an additional supporting document for the SPD.

    3.    Agrees the adoption of the North Finchley Town Centre Framework SPD (Appendix A) and delegates authority to the Deputy Chief Executive to make any necessary changes of a minor nature, particularly to ensure the avoidance of rat running, to the final wording of the SPD in consultation with the Leader before the final version of the SPD is published.

     

    4.    i) Agrees to establish a North Finchley Partnership Board to comprise representatives of local stakeholders including local councillors, traders, businesses, landlords, Barnet Homes, residents and community organisations, local schools, the Artsdepot, faith organisations and the Council lead officer and appropriate representative of the lead developer. This partnership board should help oversee, monitor, scrutinise and hold to account the management of the Town Centre and implementation of the SPD.

    ii) Agrees to delegate to officers the precise terms of reference in consultation with the Chair of Committee and Opposition Lead.

8.

The Barnet Group Business Plan pdf icon PDF 247 KB

9.

Annual Procurement Forward Plan [APFP] Supplement 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

10.

Public Health Nursing 0-19 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a representation from Councillor Helena Hart on the report, and then considered the report.

     

    The recommendations in the report were put to the vote and unanimously declared carried.

     

    RESOLVED – That the Committee

     

    1.    Agree a contract extension for health visiting, school nursing and Family Nurse Partnership, with the inclusion of a breast-feeding peer support service, from March 2018 until 31st March 2020 with Central London Community Healthcare Trust.

     

    2.    Note the options available for future 0 to 19 public health nursing provision and agree that, subject to further exploratory work confirming the feasibility and desirability of the proposals, that 0 – 19 Public Health nursing be brought ‘in house’ in April 2020.

     

11.

Extension of extra care contract for provision of care and support pdf icon PDF 264 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report.

     

    Councillor Moore requested that the Committee receive an update report on this matter in approximately six months’ time. This was duly agreed.

     

    The recommendation in the report was put to the vote and unanimously agreed.

     

    RESOLVED – That the Committee agree to waive the Contract Procedure Rules to extend the contractual relationship with Metropolitan Support Trust to residents of Wood Court, the extra care housing scheme, for the provision of care and support services from 1st June 2018 for the period of twelve months to 31st May 2019.

     

     

     

12.

Council Preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) pdf icon PDF 284 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman noted there was a typographical error in recommendation 2 of the report, and that the paragraph reference in recommendation 2 should be 5.4.6 not 5.4.5. This was duly noted by the Committee.

     

    The Committee considered the report.

     

    The recommendations in the report were put to the vote and unanimously agreed.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    1.    That the Policy & Resources Committee notes the deadline of 25 May 2018 associated with compliance with the GDPR and the potential regulatory action in the event of non-compliance.

     

    2.    That the Policy & Resources Committee notes the distinction of the three roles of a councillor, how GDPR applies to each of them, and the split of responsibilities between council and councillor as detailed in section 5.4.6.

     

    3.    That the Policy & Resources Committee endorses the importance of the planned e-learning detailed in section 5.2.2 and encourages councillors to undertake said e-learning, including any newly elected councillors following the 3 May local elections.

13.

Business Planning 2018-2020 pdf icon PDF 782 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the Business Planning report and the Addendum report on Council Tax for Care Leavers.

     

    The Committee requested that ahead of the budget full council meeting officers check the figures contained in the main report, Appendix G – Fees and Charges, particularly from line S72 onwards, to ensure that the figures are accurate.

     

    On recommendations 1-31 in the main report being put to the vote the votes were declared as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    5

    Absent

    0

     

    On the recommendation in the Addendum report on Council Tax for Care Leavers being put to the vote, it was unanimously agreed.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    1.    Consider the issues that have emerged from the consultation when making their decisions. The committee make the decisions below also being mindful of the equalities impact assessments including the cumulative equalities impact assessments;

     

    2.    Recommend to Council for approval the MTFS attached as Appendix A and the detailed revenue budgets in Appendices C1 and C2. The MTFS sets out all of the budget changes over the period 2017-20, including assumptions around inflation, changes to levies, pressures, savings and grant funding. It is the model around which the council’s financial strategy is based;

     

    3.    Recommend to Council that the budget for 2018/19 is prepared on the basis of no increase to general council tax in 2018/19, other than for the increase set out below on recommendation 4;

     

    4.    Recommend to Council the applying of a social care precept at 3% in 2018/19 – to help fund care for vulnerable adults and the elderly;

     

    5.    Recommend to Council the resolutions relating to Council Tax contained within Appendix B – Council Tax Resolutions;

     

    6.    Recommend to Council, on the advice of the Chief Finance Officer, that it determines that the council’s basic amount of Council Tax for 2018/19 as set out in Council Tax resolution (Appendix B) 2(iv) is not excessive in accordance with the principles approved under section 52ZB and 52ZC of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, set out in the Referendums relating to Council Tax increases (Principles)(England) Report 2018/19. Subject to any change to the Report (at the time of publication this report was draft);

     

    7.    Recommend to Council for approval the Barnet Council Tax Support Scheme, adopted in January 2015, remain unchanged except for uprating in line with Department for Work and Pension changes for housing benefit (see 1.7.12 below);

     

    8.    Notes that the working age non-dependent (ND) charges be uprated as set out in paragraph 1.7.13;

     

    9.    Recommend to Council that in accordance with Section 38(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 the Chief Executive be instructed to place a notice in the local press of the amounts set under recommendation 5 above within a period of 21 days following the Council’s decision;

     

    10.Recommend to Council for approval the capital programme as set out in Appendix E1 and E2, and that the Chief Officers be authorised to take all necessary actions for implementation;

     

    11.Approve the addition to the capital  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Request referred from Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee following consideration of Member's Item in the name of Cllr Phil Cohen pdf icon PDF 238 KB

15.

Any other item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent pdf icon PDF 270 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered an urgent report on the Response to the Mayor of London’s Draft London Plan.

     

    On the recommendations in the report being put to the vote the votes were declared as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    5

    Abstain

    0

    Absent

    0

     

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    1.    That the Committee notes the contents of the Mayor of London’s current consultation Draft London Plan and agrees the matters that the Council intends responding on as set out in the attached briefing paper (Appendix A) circulated to and discussed by members of the Council’s Local Plan Members Advisory Group and Planning Committee. 

     

    2.    That the Committee authorise the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, to finalise and send by 2nd March the Council’s response to the Draft London Plan.