Decisions by Individual Cabinet Members, Cabinet and Committees

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Decisions published

20/11/2020 - Covid-19 Local Restrictions Support Grants ref: 6709    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes

Decision published: 20/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

1.         To agree to allocate funding of £5,677,290 and £675,051 received from Central Government to eligible businesses under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) and Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) schemes respectively.

2.         To agree the prioritisation of grant payments to eligible businesses under the Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) scheme before the payment of grants under other schemes.

3.         To agree the award of grants under the Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open) scheme to be based on the rateable value of premises in line with the grant awards set by the Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) scheme.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nabeel Khan


27/11/2020 - Future Workspace Fund ref: 6708    For consultation

A cabinet member decision is required to ‘establish and allocate funding through the council’s Future Workspace Fund’

This decision follows Cabinet approval of capital funding for Affordable Workspace.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 05/12/2020

Decision:

1.             To agree to establish the Future Workspace Fund, allocating a maximum of £8m from the council’s agreed capital budget of £28m Economic Infrastructure Investment

2.             To adopt the Investment Strategy as appended to this report and in Part II (confidential appendix)

3.             To explore opportunities and audit housing estates and the Homes for Lambeth portfolio for neighbourhood-based workspaces.

4.             To delegate authority to the Director of Economy, Culture and Skills and Director of Finance and Property to make decisions on funding awards in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nathan Vasey


26/11/2020 - We are Waterloo Business Improvement District (BID) Renewal Ballot Proposal ref: 6707    For consultation

A cabinet member decision is required to ‘formally consider the We are Waterloo BID proposal and instruct the Returning Officer to hold the necessary renewal ballot’.

The council is statutorily bound to consider the BID proposal and hold a ballot on the BIDs behalf unless the proposal conflicts any formally adopted and published policy by the council or it is likely to have a significantly disproportionate financial burden on any person or class of persons.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Voluntary Sector and Leisure

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 04/12/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To authorise a renewal ballot for WeAreWaterloo BID.

 

2.         To request that the Chief Executive as Returning Officer and “Ballot Holder” holds a ballot for WeAreWaterloo BID at a cost of £4,000.

 

3.         To authorise the Director of Legal & Governance to delegate authority to the appropriate officer complete the necessary legal agreements required for the operation of the WeAreWaterloo BID levy, the ballot and service arrangements, and any other matters required for the WeAreWaterloo BID proposals in consultation with the appropriate officers.

 

Wards affected: Bishop's;

Lead officer: Brodie Turner


25/11/2020 - Brixton Central – Legal and Commercial Property Services contracts ref: 6706    For Determination

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 25/11/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To approve the retention of Avison Young in respect of the provision of Commercial Property services for the Brixton Central project (Stages 2-4) and to approve a contract extension and variation of the value of £50,618 to support work required up to December 2021 to allow the delivery of a competitive procurement exercise through to conclusion and the provision of final recommendations.

 

2.         To approve the retention of Trowers & Hamlins in respect of the provision of Legal services for the Brixton Central project (Stages 2-4) and to approve a contract extension and variation of the value of £162,684 to support work required up to December 2021 to allow the delivery of a competitive procurement exercise through to conclusion and the provision of final recommendations.

 

3.         To allocate additional capital feasibility funding of £238,714 (including contingency) to support the delivery of the Commercial Property services and Legal services in support of the Brixton Central project.

 

Wards affected: Coldharbour;

Lead officer: Jennifer Angus


25/11/2020 - Regularising the Contract with Stannah Lifts Services Limited ref: 6705    For consultation

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Housing and Homelessness)

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 03/12/2020

Decision:

 

To approve the call off contract with Stannah Lifts for stairlift installation which was procured via the Procurement for Housing Framework agreement and to note the overall spend with Stannah from 16 April 2018 to 25 November 2020 for £612,212.27.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Jacques


18/11/2020 - High Street Recovery programme – NCIL funding ref: 6704    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy, Culture and Skills

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the remaining £328,750 NCIL funding (unspent from the Local Economy Hardship Fund) to fund the High Street Recovery Programme, as proposed in this report.

 

2.         To delegate authority to the Director of Economy, Culture and Skills to approve the above spend of £328,750 NCIL funding for specific activities within the High Streets programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


18/11/2020 - Digital Inclusion Fund ref: 6703    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Finance and Investment

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

Decision:

1.    To agree the creation of a £200,000 Digital Inclusion Fund for the Voluntary and Community sector (VCS) and schools

2.    To delegate decision making for funding to Strategic Director, Finance and Investment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member, Finance and Performance.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chloe Bernard-Grahame


16/11/2020 - Passenger Transport Services for Adult Social Care (ASC), Children’s Social Care (CSC) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) ref: 6702    Recommendations Approved

Lambeth Council provides passenger transport services to a wide range of Lambeth residents, across services within adult social care, children’s social care and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The Council has a duty under the Education Act 1996 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970?(in respect of children) and the Care Act 2014 (in respect of adults) to provide transport to those assessed in need. Provision may be made by taxi, among other means.

Lambeth Council currently administers a framework for Passenger Transport Services, which is due to expire on 30 November 2020.

The proposal is to:

1) Vary the Passenger Transport Services (Taxi) Framework Agreement to increase the Framework value by £4.728m in to cover overspend as of 29 April 2020 of £2.228m and request an additional £2.500m to cover potential increase spend for the duration of the contract.
2) Award contracts to nine active providers for a period of eight months from 1 December 2020 to 31 July 2021. The direct award of contracts will support continuity of services and provider sustainability, whilst enabling the council sufficient time for service redesign and to undertake a full competitive tender for a new Approved Provider List contract, set to commence 1 August 2020.
3) Retender the Passenger Transport Services contract. The proposed model is an Approved Provider List for a four-year term (1 August 2020 to 31 July 2024) with an option to extend twice for one year (1+1) up to 31 July 2026.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision published: 06/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

Decision:

 

To waive section 8.2 of the Contract Standing Orders and award direct contracts for Passenger Transport Taxi services from 01 December 2020 – 31 July 2021 to the following nine providers for the sum of £3,506,697.00:

 

Table 1 – Preferred Providers

      I.        Abacus Mobility Ltd

     II.        London Hire Community Services Ltd

   III.        Kelly Executive Cars

   IV.        Wallington Cars and Couriers Ltd

    V.        Access Mobility Transport

   VI.        Hats (Healthcare and Transport Service)

  VII.        Sherwood Cars Ltd

VIII.        The Keen Group (TKG)

   IX.        Kendall Cars

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Asha Winifred


16/11/2020 - Award of extension of a Highways Professional Services Contract ref: 6701    Recommendations Approved

In February 2020 a call-off contract, through the Ealing Framework, was awarded to Project Centre Limited to cover programmed project work. This contract had a threshold of £450,000 which represented the maximum value of work to cover the service until November 2020. Since this contract was awarded further requirements have become apparent to respond to the Covid epidemic. This contract covers an additional requirement of £475,000 of professional services capacity, based on the maximum value of grant funding which may be made available to the Council.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air)

Decision published: 06/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve a direct call off from the pre-tendered Ealing framework, for a period of six (8) months from 1 November 2020 to 31 June 2021. The rationale for seeking the waiver to grant an extension is to allow enough time to carry out a robust and compliant competitive procurement exercise. The value of this extension is £275,000 which brings the total value of this contract to £725,000.  This figure represents an upper threshold for the work which will be commissioned.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dan Thomas


13/11/2020 - Highway Stopping Up: South Lambeth Estate, Dorset Road London SW8 1AH ref: 6700    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Highways, Capital Programmes and Sustainability

Decision published: 05/11/2020

Effective from: 13/11/2020

Decision:

1.    That upon receipt of payment from the applicant, the Council publishes a notice of intent to make an order (the “Order”) under section 247(2A) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the “Act”) to remove (“stop up”) that part of the highway fronting Wimborne House, Dorset Road illustrated as such on the drawing attached as Appendix A to this report.

 

2.     That if, by the end of the 28-day consultation period, no objections have been received, or any objections received are withdrawn, then the Assistant Director of Infrastructure, Environment, Public Realm & Climate Change Delivery will make the Order as an unopposed Order.

 

3.     If objections are received and are not withdrawn and the Mayor of London decides that an inquiry is necessary, the council shall cause an inquiry to be held.

 

Wards affected: Stockwell;

Lead officer: Sebastiao Emanuel


13/11/2020 - Planning, Transport and Development: Discretionary fees and charges 2020-2021 ref: 6699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

Decision published: 05/11/2020

Effective from: 13/11/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the revised charges set out in this report.

2.         To agree the proposed modifications and additional in terms of category definitions.

3.         To approve the continued use and approach in the principle of varying the standard charge for applications which do not fit into the stated categories and also the largest and most complicated schemes.   

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Catherine Neal


11/11/2020 - Allocation of car club section 106 funding to provide electric vehicle chargepoints ref: 6698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Sustainable Growth and Opportunity

Decision published: 03/11/2020

Effective from: 11/11/2020

Decision:

1.   That £118,926 of S106 contributions are allocated towards providing Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints and associated infrastructure.

2.   That £29,334 of S106 contributions are allocated to create new car club bays and re-distribute existing bays to better meet current usage patterns.

3.   In the event that any of the S106 funding allocated to deliver new car club bays is within 6 months of its spend deadline it shall be used for delivery of additional EV chargepoint infrastructure, unless explicitly precluded by the terms of the original agreement.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kieran Taylor


11/11/2020 - Highways Improvement Programme 2020-21 ref: 6697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Infrastructure and Capital Delivery

Decision published: 03/11/2020

Effective from: 11/11/2020

Decision:

To approve the next programme of works for the 2020/21 Highways Improvement Programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Russell Trewartha


09/11/2020 - Wyvil Rd Section 106 – Highway Improvements ref: 6696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Infrastructure and Capital Delivery

Decision published: 30/10/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2020

Decision:

1          To agree the release of £226,250 section 106 receipts arising from the redevelopment of Keybridge House for the project management, pre-construction and construction phases of highway improvements to Wyvil Road and Trenchold Street.

 

2           That, subject to the above approval, to agree to these schemes’ implementation under sections 6, 45 and Schedule 1 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and section 90 of the Highways Act 1980, subject to no material objections resulting from the statutory consultation process, but that any objections that are received are considered by the Assistant Director of Highways, Capital Programmes and Sustainability before a decision is reached.

 

Wards affected: Oval;

Lead officer: Roland Jordaan