Agenda and minutes

Cabinet CIL Committee - Tuesday 21st January, 2020 5.30 pm

Venue: Rooms 18.07, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

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To report any changes to the membership.








Cabinet CIL Committee




Minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet CIL Committee held on 21 January 2020 Room 18.12, 18rd Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP.


Members Present: Councillors Richard Beddoe (Chairman), Tim Barnes and Tim Mitchell.



Also Present: Julia Corkey, Executive Director of Policy, Performance and Communications, Ezra Wallace, Director of Policy and Projects, Michael Clarkson, Principal Policy Officer, and Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee & Governance Officer.



1                Membership


1.1       There were no changes to the membership of the committee.


2                Declarations of Interests


2.1       There were no declarations of interests.


3                Minutes


3.1       RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019 be   approved for signature by the Chairman as a true and correct record of          proceedings.


4                Westminster Community infrastructure levy- Project Allocations (Q4)


4.1       Councillor Mitchell welcomed the Rochester Row/Greycoat Place Junction Improvements project, he advised the committee that the project was closer to a public realm project than a road scheme project.  Councillor Barnes pointed out that the timing of the Oxford Street District: Ramillies Street Public Realm project was very important, as the area will be developed imminently and did not want to disturb the area again with this project.  Councillor Barnes advised that council officers should work closely with the Oxford Street Development to ensure that the impact to residents is minimalised. 


4.2       Councillor Mitchell advised the Committee that the Sayers Croft project, provided the council with the opportunity to plant more trees and reach its target.  Councillor Mitchell advised that with regard to the Community Water fountains, he was unclear regarding the on-going costs for maintaining the project.  Ezra Wallace advised the Committee that a Public Health programme would be covering the maintenance costs of the project. The members of the Cabinet CIL Committee agreed all three education projects, Julia Corkey advised that the education projects were part of the need analysis conducted by the council.


4.3       Councillor Barnes advised the Committee that the Harrow Road Community Business School was part of the economic development work of the council, and was the next stage, following on from the pop-up business school.  Councillor Barnes advised that the project would involve taking the successful elements of the project and developing them into permanent activities.  The members of the Cabinet CIL Committee agreed all fourteen projects submitted for approval.


4.4       Councillor Barnes commented on the Neighbourhood proportion of CIL, advising that he has received comments from the Neighbourhood Forums in his Ward.   Councillor Barnes noted that the agreed timetable for applications gave limited time for Neighbourhood Forums to prepare, and which often meant that they were only able to hold one meeting between the time when the announcement was made and when the applications were due.  He advised that the forums did contact officers and request an extension; however, this was declined with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.


Declarations of Interests

To receive and record declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.


Westminster Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Project Allocations (Q4) pdf icon PDF 303 KB

The report seeks to allocate funding of CIL to infrastructure projects to support growth in Westminster following receipt of monies from development. CIL governance and spending procedures continue to be developed and implemented using existing resources. A report from the Director of Policy, Performance and Communications.



Any Other Business Which the Chairman Considers Urgent