Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Andrew Charlwood Email: andrew.charlwood@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 2014 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 239 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting dated the 16 June 2021 be agreed as a correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence had been received from:

    ·         Councillor Caroline Stock who was substituted for by Councillor Rohit Grover;

    ·         Councillor Val Duschinsky who was substituted for by Councillor Melvin Cohen; and

    ·         Councillor Ross Houston who was substituted for by Councillor Alan Schneiderman.

     

3.

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

    Minutes:

    The Chairman advised the Committee that Councillor Caroline Stock had intentionally withdrawn from the meeting as she held an unpaid voluntary position at Middlesex University as Pro-Chancellor and to avoid any perception, perceived or actual, of pre-determination she has decided to not attend today and was substituted by Councillor Grover.

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer

    Minutes:

    None.

     

5.

Public Questions and Comments pdf icon PDF 500 KB

    Minutes:

    Details of the questions asked and the answers provided were published and circulated at the meeting.  Verbal responses were given to supplementary questions at the meeting.

     

6.

Members' Items

    Minutes:

    None.

     

7.

Petition - Last Chance to Save Old Hendon Library pdf icon PDF 330 KB

8.

Proposed Hendon Hub Redevelopment Full Business Case pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which set out the Full Business Case for the proposed regeneration of three main sites, plus several ancillary sites, with a view to submitting a planning application in Summer 2021. 

     

    The Committee noted that the following additional documents had been published with the reports for this item:

    1.    Public Interest Test – Proposed Hendon Hub Redevelopment;

    2.    Addendum to Appendix 3 – Proposed Hendon Hub Redevelopment Equalities Impact Assessment July 2021; and

    3.    Amendment to recommendation 10.d.

     

    The Hendon Ward Member, Councillor Fluss, addressed the Committee for three minutes.  Committee Members asked Councillor Fluss questions. 

     

    Chris Smith, the Assistant Director for Estates, presented the report. 

     

    At the invitation of the Chairman, James Kennedy, Deputy CEO of Middlesex University, addressed the Committee.

     

    Officers from the Growth and Libraries services answered questions from the Committee. 

     

    During the debate on the item, Councillor Rajput declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Council appointed trustee of Nicholl & Daniel Homes Charity which owned property in the proposed regeneration area.  He reported that he had taken advice from the Monitoring Officer and Governance who had confirmed that the interest was non-pecuniary and he would remain and vote on the item.

     

    Councillor Barry Rawlings MOVED that the item be DEFERRED to a future meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee to enable the Council to obtain counsel’s opinion on legal points raised by a resident in relation to the release of information as any delay to the project could be costly. 

     

    Upon the deferral being put to the vote, the vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    5

    Against

    7

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The deferral was therefore LOST.

     

    Upon the result of the vote being declared, Committee Members requested that the vote be recorded.  Committee Members voted as follows:

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen

    Against

    Councillor Melvin Cohen

    Against

    Councillor Cooke

    For

    Councillor Longstaff

    Against

    Councillor Grover

    Against

    Councillor Mittra

    For

    Councillor Rajput

    Against

    Councillor Rawlings

    For

    Councillor Rozenberg

    For

    Councillor Schneiderman

    For

    Councillor Thomas

    Against

    Councillor Zinkin

    Against

     

    In accordance with Article 2.3 (e) of the Constitution (see section 5.4.1), three Members of the Committee requested to REFER the decision to Council for determination.  The Chairman advised the Committee that the item would be referred to Full Council to make the decision.  In making the referral, the Committee requested details of comments received from Historic England since the publication of the committee papers be reported to Council.

     

    Following the referral, the Chairman called an indicative vote on the item.  Upon the recommendations, including the addendums and amendments reported to the Committee, being put to the vote, the vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    5

    Against

    7

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The indicate vote on the recommendations set out the report and the additional addendums and amendments was therefore APPROVED.

     

    Upon the result of the vote being declared, Committee Members requested that the vote be recorded.  Committee Members voted as follows:

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen

    For

    Councillor Melvin Cohen

    For

    Councillor Cooke

    Against

    Councillor Longstaff

    For

    Councillor Grover

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9.

The Borroughs and Middlesex University Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 408 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced a report which set out a proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for The Burroughs and Middlesex University to provide guidance for the redevelopment of the area around The Burroughs and the Middlesex University campus in Hendon.

     

    Neeru Kareer, Assistant Director Planning and Building Control, presented the report.

     

    Upon being put to the vote, the recommendations in the report were declared carried.  The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    5

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The Committee noted the proposed amendment to section 1.10 of the SPD as reported as an addendum.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee:

     

    1.    Note the responses to consultation on The Burroughs and Middlesex University Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) as set out in the Schedule of Representations and Responses (Appendix B).

     

    2.    Following consideration of the consultation responses adopts The Burroughs and Middlesex University Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (Appendix A) including the addendum referred to above.

     

    3.    Delegates authority to the Chief Executive to make any necessary minor changes to the SPD in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee before final publication.

     

10.

Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Allocations pdf icon PDF 776 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which outlined the priorities for the capital programme for the next five years drawing on the draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan previously approved by the Committee.  The report sought approval for the list of projects to be prioritised for CIL subject to sign off from individual programmes and projects be relevant theme committees.

     

    The Assistant Director for Capital Delivery, Matthew Waters, presented the report.

     

    Upon being put to the vote recommendations as set out in the report were unanimously carried.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee:

     

    1.    Note proposed priority capital projects for the next 5 years as set out in Appendix A.

     

    2.    Approve the proposed use of Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy to contribute towards the Council’s priority capital projects subject to the production and approval of required Business Cases through appropriate project governance.

     

11.

Creation of New Post: Assistant Director - Assurance pdf icon PDF 562 KB

12.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 360 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the Committee note the Forward Work Programme.