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05/09/2019 - PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION ref: 3285    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet is recommended to:

 

·         approve the proposed solution to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) model to enable and support the purchasing of large volume temporary accommodation supply, in continued partnership with the London Boroughs of Enfield, Newham and Redbridge.

·         delegate the decision for award of any contracts to the Director of Housing & Growth in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Housing and the Director of Finance.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

(1)          the proposed solution to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) model to support the continuation to purchase large temporary accommodation supply, in continued partnership with the London Boroughs of Enfield, Newham and Redbridge as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report; and

(2)          to delegate the decision for award of any contracts to the Corporate Director of Housing in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Housing & Homelessness Prevention and the Director of Finance and Governance.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) through a local authority’s existing e-tendering system via full tender process that will be in the spirit of the current solution but without the backing of the incumbent providers system. Although this would still allow the borough to manage the resource and workload internally, there will be a need for a considerable amount of human intervention and process management in the form of additional FTEs to manage the process without cross-borough working.

In regard to the solution to lead the DPS, there has been a review of the current market situation and it is apparent there are very few suppliers available delivering this type of product. There is one other provider that has recently entered into the market, Housing Find Ltd, which is self-funded, generated by a small added charge per booked night to the private housing sector (B&B; hostel; block-booked accommodation; hotel room). After consultation with the provider it became clear that there was not currently a ready solution as they were currently awaiting upon funding to start developing the system, and due to the current contract expiring in less than six months’ time it is not a feasible option.

Procure a framework through full tender process that will consist of a set number of suppliers within a fixed time period of 4 years. This would allow for direct purchase from those suppliers through a compliant contract. As noted in the summary 1.1, there have been several attempts in the past to develop and implement a framework of suppliers to deliver temporary accommodation across London Boroughs. Each time there has been a point of failure due to capacity and lack of ability to procure compliantly when capacity has been reached of accredited suppliers.

Do nothing: As the authority has a statutory duty to place homeless applicants into emergency accommodation it is likely there will always be a need to secure some level of temporary accommodation from private agents/landlords.  To ensure effective supply the Council needs to take innovative approaches to create and / or identify properties.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Modester Anucha


05/09/2019 - SENIOR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ref: 3287    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the outcome of the consultation undertaken as set out in paragraph 6 of the report;

(2)          agreed, subject to the outcome of the consultation, the deletion of 5 chief officer posts and creation of 4 chief officer posts as set out in the main report and Appendix A of the report; and

(3)          noted the proposed changes to chief officer pay scales set out in Appendix C of the report which will be considered by Staffing Committee for recommendation to Full Council on 12th September.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

An option to maintain the existing senior management structure was considered by the Chief Executive. However, at present almost 70 per cent of the Council’s budget is sited with one member of Management Board within Families and Homes. This creates significant financial and service pressures in one place and should be realigned.

The financial sustainability of social care services remains fragile given the significant growth in demand and ongoing reduction in real term resources.  As such, it is deemed that the new Director of Families, supported by new posts of Director of Adult Care & Quality standards and Director of Children’s Social care will be well placed to provide leadership and focus on transforming the Families service and achieve savings.

As previously stated, there is currently no strategic lead in key administration priorities of violent crime, poverty, climate emergency and communities. The post of Director of Strategic Innovation will ensure we will be able to use evidence and ideas to redesign our interventions towards outcomes more effectively, which will help us to achieve our corporate priorities.

A report on the outcome of the consultation referred to in paragraph 6 below will be presented to Cabinet and will include any other alternative proposals or options put forward by the consultees or unions.

 

 

 


05/09/2019 - GOVTECH CATALYST CHALLENGE ref: 3283    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to approve acceptance of GovTech Catalyst Grant Funding.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to accept up to £1.25m of GovTech Catalyst Challenge funding.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Continue to monitor housing delivery using traditional methods – “do nothing.”

Develop bespoke solution to improve monitoring of housing delivery without engaging in the GovTech Catalyst Challenge.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Custance


05/09/2019 - IMPLEMENTATION OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY UNDER TENANT FEES ACT 2019 ref: 3286    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to:

 

·         Adopt the new enforcement powers against rogue landlords and Letting Agents contained within the Tenants Fees Act 2019 once enacted.

 

·         Enable the Council to serve notices imposing Civil Penalties of up to a maximum of £30,000 in respect of offences under the Act.

 

·         Amend the Council’s Scheme of Delegation where necessary to reflect the adoption of these new powers and powers further delegated to officers within the Council who will be responsible for enforcement of the legislation

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)  agreed that the Council adopts the new enforcement powers contained within the Tenants Fees Act 2019;

 

(2)  agreed the Housing Enforcement Policy at Appendix 1 of the report, which has been amended to include the policy on determining the appropriate level of financial penalties to impose under the provisions of the Tenants Fees Act 2019; and

 

(3)  delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods and Commercial Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Homelessness Prevention and the Director of Governance and Law, authority to develop, implement and further amend the Council’s detailed Policy and Procedure in respect of enforcement under the Tenants Fees Act’s provisions, schedules and any other any guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Tenants Fees Act 2019 places a statutory obligation on Local Authorities and therefore there is no alternative option.

The new powers will supplement and enhance the existing powers, and, for example, the Council will retain the option to prosecute landlords for the worst offences.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Bennett


05/09/2019 - THINK WORK STRATEGY AND APPRENTICESHIP PLAN 2019-2022 ref: 3277    Recommendations Approved

The Think Work Strategy is a major piece of work that has positive borough-wide implications. It enables good quality, sustainable careers for all residents to be ready for the future world of work. It prepares a diverse and flexible workforce to support Waltham Forest’s thriving local economy.

 

The Think Work Strategy supports the ambitions of the Creative Futures Strategy and the Council’s economic delivery plans up to and beyond 2030.

 

Cabinet members will be asked to agree the principles of the strategy as set out in the document.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          approved the Think Work Strategy and Apprenticeship Plan 2019-2022 as at appendices 1 and 2 of the report; and

(2)          delegated to the Strategic Director of Economic Growth and Housing Delivery, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance and in accordance with Financial Regulations, authority to submit bids, independently or jointly with the Local London Sub-regional Partnership to the European Social Fund for the resourcing of the Think Work team and programme delivery.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Think Work Strategy is not a statutory document and therefore the Council could choose not to develop its approach to the future of employment for residents and businesses in the borough. However, without a considered and coordinated approach there is the danger that the benefits of economic growth for residents in terms of new opportunities for professional development, training and quality employment could be lost. There may also be associated negative impacts due to the lack of planning and alignment to enable our residents to take advantage of other Council-led initiatives including Borough of Culture, Life Chances, and Connecting Communities programmes.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Davey


05/09/2019 - GROWTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE THEMED REVIEW 18-19: SMART CITIES ref: 3278    For Determination

Cabinet are asked to note the themed review recommendations, and provide a formal response to any relevant to the executive.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)  noted the Growth Scrutiny Committee Themed Review report;

 

(2)  agreed that the recommendations outlined in the report be adopted and taken forward as outlined in the proposed response in appendix 2 of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Committee has reviewed the Council’s policy and practice, and its proposals relate to current service delivery. It is a requirement for the Cabinet to consider each individual scrutiny committee themed review and respond to the recommendations within the report.

 

Wards affected: (None Specific);

Lead officer: Andrew Spragg


05/09/2019 - MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2019/20 - 2022/23 ref: 3280    For Determination

·         Updating Cabinet on the current and projected future financial position of the Council and any relevant decisions

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)                noted the revised assumptions contained in the MTFS at Appendix 1 of the report;

(2)                noted the potential funding gap of net £4.458 million in 2020/21 comprising the following elements:

Ø  £1.0 million in efficiencies already approved at February 2019 Cabinet

Ø  £3.5 million from one-year delay to business rates reset which can be resolved through use of reserves (see paragraph 2.1.3 of the report)

Ø  £1.0 million service pressures to be funded (see paragraph 2.1.4 of the report)

Ø  £0.4 million inflation on salaries and third-party contracts (see paragraph 2.1.5)

Ø  £0.4 million arising from a 3% general uplift on Fees and Charges

Ø  £1.5 million additional parking income surplus

(3)                noted the continuing uncertainty resulting from the potential delay of the Spending Review, Fair Funding Review and Business Rates reset and the risk of a £3.5 million gap in 2020/21 (to be resolved through use of reserves);

(4)                noted potential service pressures of c£1.0 million in 2020/21 which will be reviewed further before the 2020/21 budget is approved;

(5)                noted the c£0.4 million additional estimated inflationary costs for salary and third-party contract inflation;

(6)                noted the government’s intention to move to an alternative business rates retention funding mechanism, including 75% retention and business rates reset; all planned for implementation in April 2020 but carrying a risk of a delay by one year;

(7)                noted the assumption that faced with uncertainty around the timing of unding changes, major grants are modelled to continue on an uninflated in 2020/21;

(8)                noted that the London Business Rates pooling pilot is expected to cease in 2019/20;

(9)                delegated to the Director of Finance and Governance the authority to distribute any contingency budgets and/or reserves as per the Council’s financial ground rules approved by Cabinet in July 2019;

(10)             agreed that service controllable income budgets will be increased by 3% and that all services will review their fees and charges to achieve the full year impact in 2020/21; and

(11)             agreed that services must address any on-going problem budgets identified in the current financial year, with sustainable mittigating proposals for 2020/21 with any cabinet decisions either put through the regular financial monitoring reports or if appropriate a separate report to cabinet.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Council has a legal duty to set a balanced budget and to develop a financial strategy for the medium term.  The revised MTFS sets out potential challenges facing the Council in future years.

The Council established the Redefining Waltham Forest programme in response to significant financial challenges.  This is now known as Creating Futures and the recommendations from the programme will feature in future reports to Cabinet over the coming months.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Thomas


05/09/2019 - FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 4 (JULY) ref: 3279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a balanced budget as at month 4 as mitigating management actions are taken to reduce the increasing pressure;

(2)          agreed the savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

(3)          noted the capital financial position at month 4, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report;

(4)          noted a budget allocation of £185,000 to fund the development of the 2030 Strategy and £50,000 to facilitate a Citizen Assembly programme, which will both be funded from the Investment fund.  This investment will deliver an analytically robust and detailed evidence base that sets out what the borough could look like by 2030;

(5)          noted a budget allocation of £118,700 to fund a temporary new bar and venue on the EMD cinema site in Walthamstow.  This will be funded from the Investment fund and as a result of the projected receipts anticipated from the venue, it will be cost neutral; and

(6)          noted a budget allocation of £229,000 to fund the development of a full business case for the delivery of the Facilities Management Service.  This will be funded from the Investment fund.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Much of this report is concerned with provision of information, for which alternative options is not a relevant consideration.

 


05/09/2019 - EXTENSION OF HOME-BASED SUPPORT DYNAMIC PURCHASING SYSTEM ref: 3282    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to extend the current arrangements for awarding Homecare Provision whilst the new model of homecare is designed and implemented.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved up to 12-months extension to the current Dynamic Purchasing System for home-based support.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

Extend the current arrangements to develop a new model of home-based support

Pros – Allows sufficient time for the development of a new model of home-based support, supporting home-based support providers to be sustainable and ensuring the future model supports individuals to be as independent as possible

 

Cons – Requires extension on the current arrangements.

 

This option is recommended.

 

Do not extend the current arrangements and recommission a new model of home-based support from 1st October 2019

 

Pros – Supports development of an integrated system, supports sensible MDTs, supports Providers to be sustainable.

 

Cons – Without proper time to develop the model and consult with partners chances of failure of model increase dramatically.

 

This option is not recommended.

 

Do nothing (allow contracts to expire and do not commission alternative arrangements)

 

Pros – No known benefits

 

Cons – Without model in place high chance of increased spot purchasing at higher costs, lack of an integrated model, increased likelihood of system breakdown, provider withdrawal due to lack of certainty of business.

 

This option is not recommended.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darren Newman


05/09/2019 - AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNCIL HOUSING CONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORK ref: 3289    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to approve, as amendments to the Council Housing Construction Framework between the Council and Engie Regeneration Limited (formerly known as Keepmoat Regeneration Limited):

1.     Increase in the value of the Framework

2.     Increasing the Term of the Framework

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed to extend the duration of the Council Housing Construction Framework Agreement to the full four years to 14th December 2019 and issue a Voluntary Transparency Notice (VTN) in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with section 72 (3) of the Public Procurement Regulations 2015; and

 

(2)  agreed, following the issue of the VTN, to issue a Contract Award Notice (CAN) in the Official Journal of the European Union stating that the Council Housing Construction Framework is to be varied to increase the value of work available to be awarded under the Framework Agreement by £50,000,000. 

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The extension of the existing framework will retain the construction project team in place and ensure continuity of processes and quality at a critical time in the delivery of the Council housing development programme. This would be disrupted by replacing the framework with individually procured contracts and contract variation represents the fastest route to housing delivery.

The alternative option to procure each scheme as separate contracts   would take additional time and resource and does not represent the fastest route to delivery, ultimately increasing risk to the grant secured as part of the Building Council Homes for Londoners Programme.

A bespoke, self-procured, Council-wide framework to replace the existing one is a long-term solution but would also not allow award of the 5 contracts within the necessary timescales or provide the continuity of the existing delivery team.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jennifer Daothong


05/09/2019 - ESSEX CLOSE SITE: FUNDING DRAWDOWN AND APPROPRIATION OF LAND ref: 3288    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to:

 

Funding Drawdown

·         Agree that the Council make a loan available to Sixty Bricks Ltd of a specified amount (appendix B) on the basis of the draft loan agreement (Appendix E) and the business case  (appendix B) for the South Grove – Site C project.

·         Agree that the Council makes an equity investment in Sixty Bricks Ltd of a specified amount, on the basis of the draft agreement, appendix E.

·         Agree that the Council enters into a development agreement with Sixty Bricks Ltd on the basis of the draft agreement, appendix E.

·         Delegate to the Director of Property and Asset Management in consultation with the Corporate Director of Housing to buy back any commercial or non-commercial leaseholder interests to enable the progression of the scheme

·         Delegate to the Assistant Director of Housing Strategy and Development in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Economic Growth and High Streets and the Head of Supply Chain (Place) the authority to novate existing contracts in relation to this development from the Council to Sixty Bricks Ltd.

 

Appropriation of Land

·         To approve that the Council appropriates to planning purposes under section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 the land identified as edged red on the attached plan (Appendix A).

·         Cabinet notes the strategy for negotiating compensation payments for third parties whose rights may be affected by the proposed development.

·         Approve the use of statutory powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to override easements and other third-party rights to facilitate development subject to the implementation of the negotiating strategy

The above decision is recommended to ensure that the proposed housing development at Essex Close can proceed.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          agreed to a new capital budget of £3.641m in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme funded by GLA grant, sales of shared ownership property, borrowing and other housing capital resources to fund the affordable housing to be built for the HRA;

(2)          agreed to new capital budgets in the general fund of £2.092m and £0.896m to fund the loans and equity investment respectively in Sixty Bricks Ltd; the loans to be funded by borrowing and the equity investment to be funded from general fund reserves and/or capital receipts;

(3)          agreed that the Council make a loan available to Sixty Bricks Ltd of up to £2.092m on the basis of a loan agreement (as summarised in Appendix G of the report), and the financial appraisal is at Appendix F of the report, for Essex Close project;

 

(4)          agreed that the Council makes an equity investment in Sixty Bricks Ltd of up to £0.896m;

 

(5)          agreed that the Council enters into a development agreement with Sixty Bricks Ltd. Terms and conditions of this agreement to be agreed between LBWF and Sixty Bricks legal representatives;

 

(6)          agreed that the Council appropriates ‘the Land’ edged red on the plan at Appendix A of the report, for planning purposes under Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 subject to obtaining any necessary ministerial consents;

 

(7)          agreed that the Council agrees to use its powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to override third party rights over the Land edged red on the plan, appendix A of the report;

 

(8)          approved the transfer of the land shown as the hatched area in Appendix A of the report, valued at £0, from the Housing Revenue Account to the General Fund following the appropriation authorised at paragraph 2.5 of the report; 

 

(9)          noted the strategy for negotiating compensation payments for third parties whose rights to light may be affected by the proposed development;

 

(10)       authorised the Director of Property and Asset Management, the Commercial Director of Housing Delivery and the Director of Governance and Law to deal with all necessary legal arrangements to effect the appropriation as set out in the report including where deemed necessary to seek consent from the Secretary of State relating to the proposed appropriation; and

 

 

(11)       noted that all of the above decisions are subject to planning permission being granted at November 2019 Planning Committee.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

In regards to the funding recommendations:

If the Council were not to develop the Essex Close site, it would be an under-utilisation of an asset. This option is not recommended, as the Council would lose the opportunity to provide new homes and significantly improve the Essex Close estate.

The Council could dispose of the site on the open market. The Councilwould expect to receive a capital receipt but would have no controlover future development of the site, except through planning powersand could not guarantee the delivery of 50% affordable housing.

 

Another option is development of the site directly by the Council underhousing powers funded by HRA borrowing.

 

There are benefits to the Council in transacting with Sixty Bricks Ltd todeliver this opportunity. These benefits are set out in paragraph 7 and it is therefore considered to be the best option for the Council topursue.

 

In regards to the appropriation recommendations:

The alternatives to appropriation the land and using Section 203 powers to override third party rights would be to proceed with the risk of injunction, which could halt or pose significant financial burdens to the development or not to proceed at all with the proposed development. Not proceeding with development proposals will be contrary to the Cabinet decision of January 2019.

 

Wards affected: High Street;

Lead officer: Jennifer Daothong


05/09/2019 - ADOPTION OF ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (ASB) STRATEGY 2019-2024 ref: 3281    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to approve the ASB Strategy 2019-2024.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the outcome of the review of the previous ASB service offer and the development of a new strategy;

(2)          noted the outcome of the piloted approach to the resolution of ASB in hotspot areas at Appendix 1 of the report;

(3)          noted the outcome of the consultation regarding resident experience of ASB and the proposed strategy at Appendix 2 of the report;

(4)          agreed to the adoption of the proposed ASB Strategy at Appendix 3 of the report; and

(5)          noted the current 2019-2020 ASB operating model at Appendix 4 of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

An alternative is to continue tackling ASB in the Borough ‘as is’ without an updated Strategy. The Borough has a statutory obligation under the Crime and Disorder Act (1988) to have a defined Strategy to reduce ASB, as such this option is not recommended.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philip Connor


05/09/2019 - SCHOOL TERM DATES 2020/21 AND 2021/22 ref: 3284    For Determination

Cabinet is recommended to approve the School term dates 2020/21 and 2021/22.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed the school year dates for academic year 2020/21, set out in a

            Table in Appendix A of the report. These dates are as follows:

 

(a)  Autumn Term: (73 days) Wednesday 2 September 2020 to Friday

                  18 December 2020. Half term holiday Monday 26 October 2020 to

      Friday 30 October 2020;

 

(b)  Spring Term: (59 days) Monday 4 January 2021 to Thursday 1

      April 2021. Half term holiday Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday

      19 February 2021; and

 

(c)  Summer Term: (63 days) Monday 19 April 2021 to Thursday 22

      July 2021. Half term holiday Tuesday 1 June 2021 to Friday 04                           June 2021;

 

(2)  agreed that the proposed calendar of 195 days includes a maximum of

5 INSET days (for teacher training) which can be set and deducted by

individual schools to ensure that schools meet their statutory obligation

to be open for 190 pupil days;

 

(3)  noted that the school year dates do not include any fixed closure days for the 5 INSET days, which are to be set by individual schools;

 

(4)  agreed that two academic years of term dates may be consulted on at a time to enable schools to plan in advance. Consultation to take place in May of each year;

 

(5)  agreed, in principle, the term dates for 2021/22 (as indicated in Appendix B of the report), with the understanding that these dates will be consulted upon in May 2020 and be set in July 2020.  These dates are as follows:

 

(a)  Autumn Term: (73 days)Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021.  Half term holiday Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021;

 

(b)  Spring Term: (59 days) Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 1 April 2022.  Half term holiday Monday 14 February 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022; and

 

(c)  Summer Term: (63 days) Tuesday 19 April 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022.  Half term holiday Tuesday 31 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022;

 

(6)  noted that the Council, in partnership with SACRE, is to continue to issue guidance to governing bodies on consulting with their school communities on religious holidays and on how best to teach pupils about the significance of particular religious festivals, within the schools that choose to remain open during a religious festival; and

 

(7)  agreed to delegate authority for the setting of school term and holiday dates for community, voluntary controlled, community special schools and maintained nurseries in the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the Portfolio Lead Member for Children, Families and Young People or whichever Lead Member has responsibility for functions exercised under Section 32 of the Education Act 2002 following consultation with schools.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

No other options have been considered as the Council has a statutory obligation to set term dates, as outlined above.

 

Not setting School Year dates would put the Local Authority in breach

of its statutory duty.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Joshi


03/09/2019 - 2-20 (EVE), 46, and 52 EDWARD ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 ref: 3296    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Tree Preservation Order CONFIRMED

 


03/09/2019 - UNIT 4 TO 6A HOOKERS ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 6DP (191171) ref: 3295    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions andinformatives.

 


03/09/2019 - LOW HALL DEPOT, ARGALL AVENUE, LEYTON, E10 7AS (191637) ref: 3294    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions andinformatives.

 


03/09/2019 - 16 - 18 ORFORD ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 9NJ (191378) ref: 3293    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions andinformatives.

 


03/09/2019 - 127 SINCLAIR ROAD, CHINGFORD, E4 (183813) ref: 3292    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 04/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions andinformatives.


28/08/1977 - LOCAL AUTHORITY SOCIAL HOUSING GRANT AWARD: ONE HOUSING GROUP ref: 3291    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends an award of Local Authority Social Housing Grant to One Housing to part-fund the cost of 5 new wheelchair accessible affordable rent homes at the Mandora Site, 2-3 Blackhorse Road development.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 28/08/1977

Decision:

The Director of Housing approved grant funding of £300k from Right to Buy receipts to meet part of the cost of developing five new wheelchair accessible affordable rent homes as part of the 2-3 Blackhorse Road development

Lead officer: Darren Welsh


28/09/2019 - LOCAL AUTHORITY SOCIAL HOUSING GRANT AWARD: PEABODY HOUSING TRUST ref: 3290    For Determination

This report recommends an award of additional Local Authority Social Housing Grant to Peabody Housing to part-fund the construction of 36 new affordable rent homes at the Stonelea and Thornberry development in Leyton.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 28/09/2019

Decision:

The Director of Housing approved the application for additional funding of £310,296.08 towards the development of new affordable rent homes at the Stonelea and Thornberry development in Leyton.

Lead officer: Darren Welsh