Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday 8th July 2020 5.00 pm

Contact: Alison Marston 

Note: This meeting has been moved from 7 July 2020 

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Items
No. Item

146.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2020 (previously circulated).

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

147.

ACTIONS STATUS REPORT pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the status of actions agreed at the last Cabinet meeting.

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Minutes:

The status of actions agreed at the Cabinet meeting on 16 June 2020 in the report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) was noted.

148.

ITEM REQUIRING KEY DECISION

To consider the following item for decision in the current Forward Plan:-

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Minutes:

The following item for decision in the current Forward Plan was considered:-

148a

Appropriation of Sites (Forward Plan Reference FP987) pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Joint report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Community) and Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) on the appropriation of properties for conversion to social housing.

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Decision:

Cabinet approved 106 Haldens and 185 Knightsfield be appropriated to the Housing Revenue Account, at best value of £725,000, to enable their use as social housing (subject to planning consent).

Minutes:

Joint report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Community) and Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) on the appropriation of properties for conversion to social housing.

 

(1)       The Decision Taken

 

RESOLVED:

 

Cabinet approved 106 Haldens and 185 Knightsfield be appropriated to the Housing Revenue Account, at best value of £725,000, to enable their use as social housing (subject to planning consent).

 

(2)       Reasons for the Decision

 

The Council owned terraced properties are in residential areas. They are both currently classified for planning purposes as D1 as they were previously used as Doctors surgeries.

 

With ever increasing demand for social housing and a low demand for D1 use properties, it is recommended that the properties are converted to residential use, subject to planning approval. Pre-planning advice had been sought which has been positive and it is expected that full planning approval can be obtained.

 

The Housing team have inspected the properties and are comfortable that these properties would require minimal works to convert, and once converted would help meet housing demand. These works would be undertaken through existing contracts.

 

Councillor D.Bell commented saying that this was a really good idea. The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) will get new homes and will help affordable housing. The General Fund will get a Capital receipt and we will be able to do more in the General Fund than with residential properties. Councillor T.Mitchinson also agreed that this will be a good idea as there is a shortage of these types of properties for families.

149.

RECOMMENDATION FROM CABINET PANEL

Recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 2 July 2020:-

 

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Minutes:

The following recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 2 July 2020 was considered:-

149a

Introduction of Waiting Restrictions and Verge and Footway Prohibition in Various Roads, Salisbury Village, Hatfield

Recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 2 July 2020 on waiting restrictions and footway prohibition in Salisbury Village, Hatfield.

 

(Note:  This item has been withdrawn from the Agenda as it was dealt with under an Executive Member Decision Notice).

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Decision:

This item had been withdrawn from the agenda as it was dealt with under an Executive Member Decision Notice.

 

(1)       To progress the following proposals to the formal stage of the consultation process (see Appendix A):

 

(a)   Proposals to introduce a resident permit scheme operating Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm.

(b)   Proposals to formalise existing double yellow lines which are already marked on the highway and to introduce other sections of double yellow lines to address other safety concerns.

(c)   Proposals to introduce a Verge Protection Order which covers areas of footway and verges

 

(2)     For Officers to contact the Head at Howe Dell school to see if there any other considerations which need to be included, to facilitate short-term in the vicinity of the school.

Minutes:

This item had been withdrawn from the agenda as it was dealt with under an Executive Member Decision Notice.

150.

THE REDEVELOPMENT OF 1-8 LUDWICK GREEN, WELWYN GARDEN CITY AS PART OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME

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Decision:

(1)       To note progress and the intention to submit a planning application.

 

(2)       Subject to planning approval, to proceed with the selection of a construction partner, in accordance with the council’s procurement rules. The procurement would be overseen by the Affordable Housing Programme Member Procurement Board.

 

(Note:  This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

151.

Supply of IT Hardware (Forward Plan Reference FP991)

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Decision:

To enter into a four year contract (commencing on 1 August 2020) with Dell Corporation Limited as a call off from the NHS Framework Link: IT solutions (networks, software, hardware and IT services).

 

(Note:  This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

152.

Award of Contract - Gussens Grove Sheltered Scheme (Forward Plan Reference FP990)

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Decision:

To award the contract for the redevelopment of Gussens Grove Sheltered Scheme to Mulalley and Company Limited.

 

(Note:  This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

153.

Extension of Minor Building Works Contracts (Forward Plan Reference FP992)

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Decision:

To extent the contracts by one year until the 31 March 2022.

 

(Note: This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

154.

AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR URGENT MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORKS AT INSPIRA HOUSE

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Decision:

To award a contract to M&A Installations Limited for urgent Mechanical and Electrical works at Inspira House.

 

(Note:  This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).