Agenda and decisions

Response and Recovery Committee
Thursday 13 May 2021 7:30 pm

You can view the individual reports for this meeting by selecting the headings from the numbered list of items at the bottom of this page. Alternatively you can view the entire agenda by selecting 'Agenda Reports Pack' below.

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Venue: Guildhall, High Street, Kingston, KT1 1EU

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Items
No. Item

1.

Public Question Time

A period of up to 30 minutes during which any resident of the Borough or representative of organisations operating within the Borough (other than members of the Council) may ask questions on matters relevant to the Committee.

 

Questions must be submitted in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the working day prior to the meeting (Wednesday 12 May 2021)

 

2.

Petitions

To receive petitions which have not already been submitted electronically or in hard copy by Councillors or members of the public who live, work or study in the Borough. The petition must contain at least 20 signatures, and notice of the intention to submit the petition is given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the last working day prior to the meeting.

 

3.

Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members

4.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Committee are invited to declare any pecuniary interests and any non-pecuniary (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.

5.

Minutes

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 March 2021 as well as those for 27 August 2021 and 24 September 2021 and to authorise the Chair to sign them.

6.

Kingston Communities and Economic Recovery Task Force Update pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To update the committee of the progress of of the Economic Recovery and Community Task Forces and agree the Covid 19 Employment & Skills Response Plan as part of an update on the work.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

1.    Endorse the Covid 19 Skills & Employment Response Plan set out in Annex 1.

2.    Note the progress and partnership activity of the two Kingston Recovery Tasks Forces (Community and Economic).

7.

Heritage Led Regeneration in Kingston Town Centre pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To provide an update following the R&R Committee report on the 26th November 2020 on the emerging Heritage Led Regeneration of Kingston Town Centre. The report seeks to set out the strategic case for development of key Council owned sites including the existing Kingfisher Leisure Centre site and Guildhall Complex, Market House, Ashdown Road Car Park plus provide the commercial and master planning benefits of a continued comprehensive approach

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

1.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Corporate and Communities, in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Commissioning, to approve any procurement strategies, in particular the replacement Kingfisher Leisure Centre, valued above £5m required to deliver the ambitions set out in this report on the recommendation of the Commissioning Governance Board.

2.    Approval be given to progress the design and planning stages of the Guildhall Campus and continue to work with our commercial agent to proceed with the potential of a boutique hotel use for the Guildhall subject to further due diligence and a full report on delivery options in September 2021

3.    A capital budget of £1.2m be set to undertake works to the Market House in Kingston market square

4.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Property, Development and Investment to proceed with negotiations on the Ashdown Road Car Park disposal with terms agreed, in line with S123 best value consideration, in consultation with the S151 Officer, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Portfolio Holder for Assets.

8.

Hampden Road - Delivery of New Homes in Partnership pdf icon PDF 75 KB

 

This report contains confidential and commercially sensitive information in both the report and its annexes which should not be published. This report follows the approval of the Finance and Partnerships Committee of 13 February 2020 which approved the outline case, and consent to progress to final heads of terms with L&G for consideration by the relevant Committee. The proposal is for an income strip opportunity on the development of 79 homes through a new wholly owned subsidiary. The development will be funded by Legal and General (L&G).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

1.    Approves the final Business Case (Exempt Annex 1 to the agenda report) and authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Portfolio Holder for Housing & Public Health agree the heads of terms (see background papers) as proposed or as may be amended, subject to further technical and legal due diligence.

2.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Portfolio Holder for Housing & Public Health, to approve the entry into all necessary agreements and documents to give effect to the arrangements set out in this report and the heads of terms (Exempt Annex 2 to the agenda report), or heads of terms as amended, including issuing a Voluntary Transparency Notice and Contract Award Notice.

9.

Transformation of Amy Woodgate House pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The purpose of this report to the Response & Recovery Committee is to set out the Council’s approach to the transformation of Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre (to follow in second dispatch)

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

1.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Property, Development and Investment to progress with the instruction of a commercial advisor and marketing of the Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre as set out in Exempt Annex 1 to the agenda report;

2.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Property, Development and Investment to negotiate the commercial terms as set out in Exempt Annex 2 to the agenda report ensuring that best value is achieved and, subject to the approvals set out in recommendation 3 below, to enter any necessary contracts;

3.    The requirement for the relevant Committee to approve the operational transformation plan for Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre at its meeting on a date TBC during summer 2021 be noted;

4.    Subject to the approvals set out in recommendation 3 above and, subject to the outcome of the marketing and financial and legal due diligence as set out in the report, authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place to enter into a lease and/or freehold disposal of the Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre under S123 best consideration in consultation with the S151 Officer, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Portfolio Holder for Finance & Commissioning.

10.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant 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 x 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.

 

In the event of exclusion being agreed, the live stream of the meeting on you tube will be suspended for part or all of the remainder of the meeting.