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Decisions

14/01/2021 - Gateway 1 Construction Works at 21-23 Parkhouse Street

To approve the procurement strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision due date: Not before 20/01/2021

Wards affected: St Giles;

Lead officer: Bruce Glockling

Notice of decision: 14/01/2021


12/01/2021 - Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) Allowance Review 2020 ref: 7261    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the outcome of the TMO allowance review exercise

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 20/01/2021

Decision:

 

1.  That the outcome of the TMO allowance review exercise, the methodology applied and the increase and decrease of allowances set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

 

2.  That it be agreed that this be applied on an ongoing basis until the next review.

 

3.  That the revised management allowances payable to 16 TMOs totalling £3,714,064, an overall reduction of £102,065 compared to the previous year, be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


07/01/2021 - Rapid Mass Testing (Lateral Flow Test) - Direct Appointment of a Supplier to Set up and Manage Mass Lateral Flow Testing across the borough ref: 7259    Recommendations Approved

To award direct appointment of supplier to setup and manage Rapid Mass Testing sites across the borough.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Environment and Leisure

Decision published: 07/01/2021

Effective from: 07/01/2021

Decision:

That it be agreed to award direct appointment of a supplier to setup and manage Rapid Mass Testing sites across the borough. Having received appropriate advice from legal and procurement officers accordingly, the council is seeking to go via a single source negotiation.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart Davis


04/01/2021 - Gateway 2 - Contract Award Approval Housing Aids and Adaptations Contracts - (North, Middle & South) ref: 7258    Recommendations Approved

Award of the housing aids and adaptations contracts

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation

Decision published: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021

Decision:

 

 

1.  That the award of Contract A – Housing Aid and Adaptation works to Property Facilities Group Ltd (PFG) for the estimated sum of £500,000 per annum for a period of 3 years from 5 October 2020, making a total estimated value of £1.5m be approved.

2.  That the award of Contract B - Housing Aid and Adaptation works to Spokemead Maintenance Limited (Spokemead) for the estimated sum of £400,000 per annum for a period of 3 years from 5 October 2020, making a total estimated value of £1.2m be approved.

3.  That the award of Contract C – Housing Aid and Adaptation works to BuildTrust Limited (BuildTrust) for the estimated sum of £400,000 per annum for a period of 3 years from 5 October 2020, making a total estimated value of £1.2m be approved.

4.  That it be noted that PFG, Spokemead and BuildTrust will act as back up contractor to each other on each of their own tendered rates when required.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gavin Duncumb


05/01/2021 - To add new schemes to the New Homes Programme  ref: 7257    Recommendations Approved

Seeking approval to include new schemes in the New Homes Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

 

1.  That it be agreed that the schemes listed in paragraphs 32 and 37 of the report and outlined individually below are worked up in accordance with the individually identified recommendations and in line with the Charter of Principles and statutory consultation under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985for inclusion in the New Homes Delivery Programme; 

 

Refurbishment / Remodeling former hostel sites

a)  Camberwell Road 76-78

b)  Queens Road 225-227

c)  Southampton Way 75-77

d)  Trafalgar Avenue 25-27

e)  Trafalgar Avenue 46

f)  Grove Lane 93

g)  Herne Hill 93

h)  Wood Vale 17-19

i)  Linden Grove No 2

 

New Build

j)  Priter Road 1-36

 

 

Estate Infill sites

k)  49-56 Dodson Street and garages

l)  Rochester Estate: Parking Court

 

2.  That it be noted that the programme of relocation of existing hostel residents to self-contained accommodation as a result of the response to Covid 19, and acknowledgment that units are no longer suitable for housing residents.

 

3.  That it be noted that the majority of the hostels are now empty and the units have been secured 

 

4.  That it be noted that a further report addressing the rehousing strategy for tenants and leaseholders affected by the scheme referred to in paragraph 41 of the report will be brought forward in line with the council’s constitution.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


04/01/2021 - Addition of Roof Top Home development opportunities to the New Homes Programme ref: 7256    Recommendations Approved

Seeking approval for the addition of Roof Top Home Development opportunities to the new Homes Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 04/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

 

1.  That it be agreed that the schemes listed and outlined individually below, are added to the New Homes Programme in accordance with the Charter of Principles and statutory consultation under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 to enable further co design with local residents and consultation.

 

a)  Southampton Way

b)  Gaywood Estate

c)  Lancaster Estate

d)  Rockingham Estate

e)  Pennack Road

f)  Clifton Estate

g)  Rennie Estate

h)  Nunhead Estate

i)  100-138b Camberwell Grove

j)  Unwin and Friary Estate

 

2.  That it be noted that the rooftop development proposals offer a sustainable and low carbon alternative of delivering new council homes.  Co-designed with residents they can enhance the local amenity, meet fire safety requirements, maintain or improve the structural integrity of proposed blocks and deliver high levels of modern methods of construction.

 

3.  That it be noted that the new sites are estimated to deliver 237 new homes for council in the borough, of which 196 will be roof to development (RTD) homes and 23 will be homes on infill sites in these estates.

 

4.  That it be noted that a further decision for the Cabinet Member for Housing on further sites towards the New Homes Programme targets is on the forward plan for January 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Scorer


28/12/2020 - Common Purpose 2 year grants programme 2021-23 ref: 7255    Recommendations Approved

To agree the award of common purpose 2 year grants

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities

Decision published: 04/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

That the funding recommendations for voluntary sector organisations delivering services under the 2 year ‘community engagement’ Common Purpose grants programme 2021-23, be approved subject to Council Assembly approval of the council’s budget. The recommendations are set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Bruce