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Published on 19 October 2016







Growth Committee



Date:                Thursday 13 October 2016


Time:               7:30 pm


Place:              Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames




Members of the Committee


Councillor David Cunningham (Chair), Councillor Andrea Craig (Vice Chair), Councillor Bill Brisbane, Councillor Kevin  Davis, Councillor Sheila Griffin, Councillor Raju Pandya, Councillor Priyen Patel, Councillor Cathy Roberts, Councillor Malcolm Self, Councillor Ken Smith, Councillor Thay Thayalan, Councillor Jon Tolley and Councillor Gaj Wallooppillai


      Co-opted Members


Jane Marwood (Anglican Diocese of Southwark)


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Questions and public participation


·         a 30 minute question and answer session at the start of the meeting – advance - notice of questions is encouraged


·         contributions during the debate on items at the discretion of the Chair






Apologies for absence and attendance of substitute Members









To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 June 2016.





Declarations of interest


Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.





Kingston Indoor Sports & Leisure Facilities Strategy

Appendix A

To approve the Kingston Indoor Sports and Leisure Facilities Strategy (2016-2028).





Kingston Opportunity Area - Direction of Travel

Appendix B

To adopt the Direction of Travel for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. To note that the Direction of Travel responds to the consultation process and provides a clear direction and joint statement of intent between the Council and the Greater London Authority.





North Kingston Development Brief

Appendix C

To adopt the North Kingston Development Brief, which sets out a planning framework to guide redevelopment in North Kingston. To note the Brief responds to the consultation process and provides a clear set of principles and land uses, in order to help shape future development proposals.





Creative Kingston Group - CIC Proposal

Appendix D

To consider the establishment of Creative Kingston as a cultural Community Interest Company (CIC) with a view to enabling its ambition to develop  Kingston’s profile as a creative place to do business.





Proposals for Right to Buy Receipts - Reference from the Adults and Children's Committee

Appendix E

To delegate authority to the Head of Housing to acquire properties on the open market to be included in the HRA Stock, as recommended by the Adults and Children’s Committee and Housing Sub-Committee.





HRA Sites Affordable Housing Development Feasibility Study - Reference from the Housing Sub-Committee

Appendix F

To report the recommendation of the Housing Sub-Committee in relation to the findings of the HRA Sites Affordable Housing Development Feasibility Study and to seek approval to enter into discussions with Registered Providers and private developers to dispose of the sites in the study and, if successful, to dispose of the sites to enable the development of homes on the sites.





Investigating a leasing model for housing property development (for vacant high value local authority housing) - Reference from the Housing Sub-Committee

Appendix G

To recommend the Committee requests a report investigating the viability of a leasing model for Housing property development arising from the requirements of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.





Disposal of Long Lease of St Mary's Centre, Chessington

Appendix H

To approve the disposal of the site known as the St Mary's Centre, Chessington, to the YMCA by way of a long lease, subject to the YMCA obtaining any necessary planning consents and resolving any relevant land issues.





Urgent items authorised by the Chair


To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.





Exclusion of press & public


The following resolution is included if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:


To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


(*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)




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Welcome to this meeting


The following information explains the way some things are done at the meeting and some of the procedures.


Information about the Committee


The Committee is made up of your local elected Councillors. As one of five strategic committees of the Council, it helps to set the overall direction of the Council.


Public participation during the meeting


Do you want to ask a question?


There is a Question Time of up to 30 minutes from 7.30pm – 8pm.  Questions may be submitted in writing before the meeting or handed in at the start of the meeting on the green forms provided. (There are some green slips on the chairs and there are more copies.)  Please fill in the relevant part and hand this in to the Committee Officer at the top table.


Where a full reply cannot be given at the meeting, a written reply will be sent to the questioner, members of the Committee and the local press.  The Chair may disallow any question which, in his/her opinion, is scurrilous, capricious, irrelevant or otherwise objectionable.


Running order


Are you here for a particular item? Items may be taken in a different order depending on the interests of the members of the public present at the meeting.  Please fill out a green form at the start of the meeting and hand this to the Committee Officer if you would like to request that a particular item is heard earlier in the meeting.


Taking part in the meeting


During the course of the meeting, the Chair, at his/her discretion, may allow contributions, on items listed on the agenda.  To attract the Chair’s attention, please raise your hand.


Speaking at meetings


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More meeting information




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·                Toilet facilities will be easily accessible from the meeting room.

·                For people who are deaf or have hearing impairments, there is an induction loop (depending on the building, this may only be available in the first 2 or 3 rows).

·               A large print copy of the agenda can be requested in advance.


Emergency evacuation arrangements


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Recording of the meeting


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Residents and journalists/media wishing to film meetings are permitted to do so but are asked to give advance notice of this and respect any concerns expressed by people on being filmed.




Councillors must say if they have an interest in any of the items on the agenda.  Interests may be personal or pecuniary.  Depending on the interests declared, it might be necessary for the Councillor to leave the meeting.  The detail on interests is in Part 5A of the Constitution - Members’ Code of Conduct.


Call In


Most of the decisions made at the Committee, except on decisions on planning applications/ planning enforcement/tree preservation orders and any licensing applications, can be called in for review by 100 people who live, work or study in the Borough.  The call in period is 5 days after the minutes have been published (the deadline for the call in of any of these decisions will be set out in the Minutes).  Decisions are not, therefore, acted upon until it is clear that they are not going to be called in.


The call in means the decision will be reviewed by a full meeting of the Council. The Council at this meeting cannot change the original decision, it may decide that no further action is necessary, in which case the decision will be implemented or will refer the issue back to the Committee with its views and a request that the decision is reconsidered taking account of these views.




The minutes briefly summarise the item and record the decision.  They do not record who said what during the debate.