Decisions

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Decisions published

25/03/2021 - Policy and Procedure for Disposal of Land Within Housing Estates ref: 738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

RESOVED that Cabinet adopted the updated policy for the disposal of land within the Housing Estates as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


25/03/2021 - Development Scheme - 4 The Hill ref: 737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the request for delegated authority to the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council, to appoint (subject to formal contract) a contractor for new build and demolition  works at 4 The Hill, Old Harlow.

 

B    Approved a total budget of up to a maximum of £640,000, to include a 5 percent contingency plus a 2.5 percent Covid security contingency.

Wards affected: Old Harlow;

Lead officer: Jane Greer


25/03/2021 - Referral from Scrutiny Committee - Delivery of Council House Building Programme ref: 740    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet adopted the recommendations set out in the consultant’s report (attached as Appendix A to the original report), along with an additional recommendation to carry out a review of the Council’s approach to learning and guidance alongside the appraisal process.

Lead officer: Jane Greer


25/03/2021 - Referral from Scrutiny Committee - Policing and Community Safety Annual Review ref: 741    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted the review and that the Scrutiny Committee intends to carry out a review of domestic violence during the 2021/22 municipal year.

Lead officer: Jane Greer


25/03/2021 - Implementation of an Article 4 Direction relating to Houses of Multiple Occupation ref: 733    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) Harlow Council implements the Direction made on 26 March 2020 under Article 4 (1), to which Schedule 3 applies, concerning small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and relating to all land within the administrative area of Harlow Council.

 

B    This Article 4 Direction shall come into effect on Monday 12 April 2021.

 

C    A review of the Council’s HMO policy in its newly adopted Local Plan is undertaken in 2022, with a completion of no later than 30 November 2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Bramidge


25/03/2021 - Award of Framework Agreement for Legal Services in Support of Special Projects ref: 739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     A Framework Agreement be entered into with Legal Advisors 1-5.

 

B    Officers provide processes to support ease of access to the framework and implement processes to report on use and value.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Hill


25/03/2021 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 3 Finance Report 2020/21 ref: 736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted that the Housing Capital Programme (HCP) projected outturn for 2020/21 is £22.618 million as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    Approved the £11.354 million re-profiling of the 2020/21 HCP into 2021/22.

 

C    Noted that the Non-Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) projected outturn for 2020/21 is £15.201 million as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

 

D    Approved the £1.524 million re-profiling of the 2020/21 NHCP into 2021/22.

 

E     Approved the inclusion in the NHCP budget an additional provision of £670,000  to facilitate the loan to HTS Ltd to purchase 43 new vehicles, The loan was approved by Cabinet on 5 December 2019 (Minute reference 92(a)A).

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


25/03/2021 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 3 Finance Report 2020/21 ref: 735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     The Quarter 3 - HRA Budget Monitoring report as set out in the following paragraphs and in Appendix 1 and 2.

 

B    That the forecast HRA general working balance as at 31 March 2021 will be £13.293 million and that the Major Repairs Reserve will only be partially used to finance the 2020/21 capital programme, leaving and estimated balance of £941,000.

 

C    The balance of £7.8 million of retained Right to Buy (RTB) receipts held as at 31 December 2020 in order to finance the new build capital programme and house purchase scheme.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


25/03/2021 - Joint Finance and Performance Report, Quarter 3 2020/21 ref: 734    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the projected outturn position set out in sections three and four of Appendix A to this report for the third quarter (ending 31 December 2020) of 2020/21 as follow:

 

             i)        An adverse variation on controllable budgets of £856,000 representing 1.49 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

            ii)        A total projected underspend of £79,000 representing -0.14 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

           iii)        The Council performed on or above target for 40 out of 46 (87 per cent) of its monthly and quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).The number of KPIs has reduced from 49 to 46 following the decision by Housing Services to report 3 of its KPIs within its HRA Q3 report.Housing Services have also advised that there is no data for its remaining KPI until Q4.

 

           iv)        The Council also successfully completed 24 (16 per cent) of its revised service milestones.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman