Agenda and draft minutes

Ownership and Stewardship Cabinet Advisory Panel - Thursday 22 October 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: To be held via Microsoft Teams - please click here

Contact: Lara Edwards, Democratic Services,  020 7926 6816, Email: ledwards@lambeth.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

    Minutes:

    There were none.

     

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 256 KB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the 23 July were agreed, subject to the below changes:

    ·         Councillor Iain Simpson and Councillor David Amos were present at the meeting.

     

3.

Finance presentation pdf icon PDF 300 KB

    Andrew Forde-Johnston

    Minutes:

    The AD Finance (HFL programme), Andrew Forde-Johnston, presented the report.

     

    It was noted that the modelling would continue to be updated and stress tested, to continue to ensure that the projects were viable.

4.

HFL Delivery Performance and Update and Risk Register pdf icon PDF 496 KB

    Jitinder Takhar?

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Report presented by Jitinder Takhar, the Chief Executive of HfL.

     

    In response to questions from Panel Members, it was noted that:

    ·         Several projects had been commissioned and that some planning permissions were slightly delayed but that progress was  being made to meet most start of year targets by year end.

    ·         There would be quarterly reviews to give assurance to Cabinet.

    ·         Members were pleased with the statistics of interns and apprenticeship.

    ·         That  appraisals on further LB Lambeth owned sites might be undertaken to ascertain whether existing underutilised sites were viable to create affordable housing.

    ·         It was noted that the Director of Regeneration & Housing Growth and Director of Housing were liaising on a strategic approach on developing a housing growth strategy within the borough.

5.

Vacant Possession - Update pdf icon PDF 300 KB

    Tom Dolan-Bent or Thomas Branton

    Minutes:

    The Assistant Director of Housing Delivery gave an update.

     

    In response to questions from Panel Members, it was noted that:

    ·         The department was aligning the approach to resident transition with the HFL programme.. It was likely to use CPOs to secure vacant possession and that the strategy was being further developed in this regard.

6.

Liveability Commitments

    Minutes:

    The Co-Strategic Director for Sustainable Growth & Opportunity, Eleanor Purser gave a brief update.

     

    In response to questions from Panel Members, it was noted that:

    ·         The approach to Liveability is being closely developed and implemented between the Housing and Housing Delivery teams.

7.

AOB

    Minutes:

    ·         Appointing of Chair for HfL board was ongoing.