Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Thursday, 25th February, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2021.

4.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Written Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council Procedure Rules.

6.

Written Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules.

7.

Petitions

To consider any petitions that have been referred to the Cabinet under the Council’s Petition Scheme.

8.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To note the Forward Plan, which lists all upcoming Cabinet decisions and provides notice of key decisions and those expected to be taken in private session.

9.

Recent Relevant Decisions Taken by The Leader, Deputy or Portfolio Holder(s)

To note recent Portfolio Holder decisions taken under delegated powers, as attached.

9a

Portfolio Holder for Community and Wellbeing - 22 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

10.

Harlow Investment Fund pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees that:

 

A     In principle that the Council will invest £5 million in the Harlow Town Centre Investment Fund.

 

B    The Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, enters into an agreement to subscribe to purchase shares in the Harlow Investment Fund Limited Partnership and such other entities as may be required.

 

C    The Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, will nominate a representative to the Board of the General Partner.

 

D    Agreement of all operational matters and approval of the draft Board documents are delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

11.

Supplementary Planning Document (Affordable Housing) pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approved that the Draft Affordable and Specialist Housing Supplementary Planning Document (attached as Appendix A to the report), is published for the purposes of consultation under Section 12(b) of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

B    Authority be delegated to the Head of Environment and Planning, to make and approve any minor or inconsequential amendments to the Draft Affordable and Specialist Housing Supplementary Planning Document arising from the statutory consultation.

12.

Fire Safety Works - Edmunds Tower, Hugh’s Tower and The Lawn pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that the most advantageous tender in consideration of price and quality combined as submitted by Contractor A is accepted in the sum of £1,445,493.51 for the delivery of updated Fire Compartmentation between floors, in service duct and ventilation system, internal and front entrance fire doors programme, subject to contract and Leaseholder consultation.

13.

HTS (Property and Environment) Limited Contract Awards 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that the following Business Case is awarded to HTS (Property and Environment) Limited, subject to clarification and agreement on the terms and conditions, and that a contract is entered into for the activity, not exceeding the value below:

 

     i)        Internal Works - £2,015,000

 

    ii)        External Works - £1,000,000

14.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

15.

Minutes of Panels/Working Groups

To note the following draft minutes of Cabinet appointed bodies. Minutes remain draft until approved by the relevant body.

15a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 12 January of Harlow Local Highways Panel pdf icon PDF 373 KB

15b

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 14 January 2021 of Covid-19 Recovery Working Group pdf icon PDF 182 KB

16.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.