Agenda and minutes

Cabinet CIL Committee - Wednesday 29th July, 2020 4.30 pm

Venue: This will be a virtual meeting

Contact: Kisi Smith-Charlemagne, Senior Committee and Governance Officer  Email: Tel: 07817054613


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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 Wednesday 29 July 2020, this meeting was held virtually.


Members Present: Councillors Matthew Green (Chairman), Melvyn Caplan and Andrew Smith.


Also Present: Ezra Wallace, Director of Policy and Projects, Amit Mistry, 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 21 January 2020 were approved by the previous chairman.


4                Westminster Community infrastructure levy- Project Allocations (Q2)


4.1       Councillor Caplan welcomed the phase 1 of the Ebury Regeneration Four Linked Public Squares advising that the bid satisfied all the criteria and that the council should ensure that the required infrastructure is delivered with the project.  Councillors Green and Smith agreed that local space was important given the current climate.


4.2       With regard to the Ebury Public Realm: Relocation of High Voltage Cable, Councillor Caplan advised that this was a vital element of the entire project.  Councillor Smith noted that the Hanover Square Gardens Landscaping Scheme was essential for the local area.  Councillor Caplan added that this project was linked to the Oxford Street project and that residents had already been subject to a great deal construction work; however, the work was necessary.


4.3       The Committee welcomed Section 106 pooled Education and Skills Funds projects.  Councillor Smith advised that Active Travel and Air Quality Education Programme encouraged the next generation and raised awareness with regard to active travel which was important to the future of the city.  Councillor Caplan felt that the project timely and fit very well with the Movement Strategy.  Councillor Green welcomed the Cities of Learning project advising that it was important to give young people 21st century employment tools and a full range of digital skills.


 4.4      The Committee welcomed the Digital Futures project, Councillor Green felt that access to remote learning was essential to being able to respond digitally and welcomed donations from local providers.  Both Councillors Caplan and Smith were delighted to support the project.  The Committee welcomed the Connaught Village Green project and felt that the project ticked many boxes and supported the council’s climate change objectives.  With regard to the Belgravia streets tree planting project, it was agreed that this project would be deferred, subject to a more developed proposal detailing suitable locations for trees to be planted.


4.5       RESOLVED:


Westminster Community Infrastructure Levy – Project Allocations (Q2)


The Committee approved:


(i)              The expenditure of £11.251m from Westminster’s Strategic CIL Portion to the following projects set out in Annex B:


-        Phase 1 of the Ebury Regeneration Four Linked Public Squares

-        Ebury Public Realm: Relocation of High Voltage Cable

-        Hanover Square Gardens Landscaping Scheme

-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.


Declarations of Interests

To receive and record declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting on 21 January 2020.


Westminster Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - Project Allocation (Q2) pdf icon PDF 471 KB

A report from the Director of Policy and Projects


Any Other Business Which the Chairman Considers Urgent