Agenda

(Special), Cabinet
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 9.00 am

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall - Floor 3

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith, Democratic Services Tel 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 5 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 5 February 2019 are attached.

 

RECOMMENDED that the record of decisions of the Cabinet meeting of 5 February 2019 be approved as a correct record for signing by the Leader.

 

4.

Leamington House and Horatia House Next Steps pdf icon PDF 820 KB

The report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services is to report to Cabinet the results of the feasibility work to strengthen, clad and install sprinklers into Leamington House and Horatia House and the options for the next steps.

 

RECOMMENDED that Cabinet:

 

(1) Notes the results of the feasibility work to strengthen, clad and install sprinklers into Leamington House and Horatia House;

(2) Agrees that it is financially unviable to undertake the works to strengthen, clad and install sprinklers into Leamington House and Horatia House, and as a result;

(3) Agrees that on completion of the permanent rehousing of all households from Leamington House and Horatia House, the two blocks will be removed from charge, decommissioned and secured;

(4) Gives delegated approval to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services authority to incur costs to carry out decommissioning works of Leamington House and Horatia House and secure both blocks;

(5) Agrees that there is an opportunity for the sites to be redeveloped to create affordable/social housing and regeneration in this area of the City and requests the Regeneration Directorate working with the Housing Directorate to provide a report to Cabinet with an options appraisal for the demolition of Leamington House and Horatia House and redevelopment of the sites in consultation with the local and wider Somers town community and stakeholders;

(6)  Notes the loss social housing units to the Housing Revenue Account and requests that the options appraisal for the development of the Leamington House and Horatia House sites includes the re-provision of a minimum of 272 social housing units to be held in the HRA.

5.

Residents' Parking Programme of Consultation Update pdf icon PDF 108 KB

The report by the Director of Regeneration updates members on progress on the Residents' Parking Programme of Consultation approved on 31 July 2018.

Additional documents:

6.

Board Composition of Portsmouth City Council companies

A report will follow from the City Solicitor. This will provide members with advice on the board composition of companies controlled by the Council.

7.

Exclusion of Press and Public

“That, under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act, 1985, the press and public be excluded for the consideration of the following item on the grounds that the report(s) contain information defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972”.

 

The public interest in maintaining the exemption must outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) England Regulations 2012, regulation 5, the reasons for exemption of the listed item is shown below.

 

Members of the public may make representation as to why the item should be held in open session.  A statement of the Council’s response to representations received will be given at the meeting so that this can be taken into account when members decide whether or not to deal with the item under exempt business.

 

(NB     The exempt/confidential committee papers on the agenda will contain information which is commercially, legally or personally sensitive and should not be divulged to third parties.  Members are reminded of standing order restrictions on the disclosure of exempt information and are invited to return their exempt documentation to the Local Democracy Officer at the conclusion of the meeting for shredding.)

 

Item

 

8. Ravelin Group of Companies (appendices)

 

9. City Centre Regeneration (Heads of terms) (appendices)

 

10. MMD Review Update (appendices)

Paragraphs

 

3&5*

 

3&5

 

 

3&5

           

 

*Exemption Paragraph Numbers

3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

5 - Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

 

 

8.

Ravelin Group of Companies pdf icon PDF 287 KB

The report by the Director of Regeneration sets out the purpose and key objectives for Ravelin Hold Co and any incorporated subsidiaries.

 

(Appendices B & C contain exempt legal advice)

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9.

City Centre Regeneration (Heads of Terms) pdf icon PDF 391 KB

This report by the Director of Regeneration provides the Cabinet with a broad update on the regeneration of Portsmouth's City Centre; an item was previously deferred from Cabinet on 5 February 2019.

 

N.B. Appendices B (legal advice) and C (Heads of Terms) are exempt.

Additional documents:

10.

MMD Update Review pdf icon PDF 249 KB

The report by the Port Director and Director of Finance & Section 151 Officer is to consider the assessment of the available options for the use of the MMD site, based on a full options appraisal and financial evaluation (including risks) prepared over a 20 year period.  Accordingly, to approve a preferred option.