The list of forthcoming Member-level decisions serves as the City Council's notice of all Member-Level Executive decisions, including those proposed to be taken at a private meeting of the Cabinet, in accordance with Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

Notice will be given of the following:

a) All Key Decisions to be taken by the Cabinet, a Committee of the Cabinet or an individual Cabinet Member;
b) Executive non-Key Decisions to be taken by the above decision-makers, wherever possible;
c) All private meetings of the Cabinet;
d) All decisions to be taken under General Exception or Special Urgency provisions;

Key Decisions are defined by statute as:

(a)  Decisions likely to result in the Council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Council's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or

(b)  To be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the Council.

This list is updated with each new notice and the information is based upon statutory requirements.

Any queries relating to specific decisions should be referred to the relevant Officer listed against the respective decision, using the email address provided.


03/08/2020 - Accommodation based flexible support and care for residents with a learning disability

Renewal of expired contractual arrangements for several providers delivering a range of services for residents with a learning disability and/or autism, some of whom have additional complex physical health needs and/or behaviours which can challenge services.
The services are delivered from registered residential care homes, shared supported accommodation and individual tenancies, and support the council in meeting its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act 2014.
Plans are in place to set up a Housing Care and Support Framework that will replace the range of contracts currently in place, set a quality and outcomes framework, price and allow the development of support for people with learning disabilities in the Bi-Borough

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Before 16/09/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Ramshaw

Notice of decision: 03/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision request is exempt due to the nature of the decision being taken linked to continuity of service provision is essential in advance of the appointment of new providers through the proposed Housing Care and Support Framework.


31/07/2020 - Contract Award for School Age Speech and Language Therapy Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due date: 31/08/2020

Lead officer: Sarah Newman

Notice of decision: 31/07/2020


28/07/2020 - Rental e-scooter trial

A decision is needed for Westminster to take part in the Transport for London led and administered rental e-scooter trial for a twelve month period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 28/08/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Tse

Notice of decision: 28/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2020 - Strand Aldwych public realm scheme – implementation of proposals on Aldwych

Seeking approving to 1. proceed to implementation (stage 4-6) of the Aldwych proposals as part of the wider Strand Aldwych Public Realm scheme 2. to commit £13.7m for the implementation of these measures and 3. To seek approval to implement TMO subject to the outcome of the TMO consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 27/08/2020

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke, Michelle Lucas-Jones

Notice of decision: 23/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/07/2020 - Grant a Contract Extension and Issue a Lease to GCH Alan Morkhill House (the care provider) to Occupy the new Beachcroft Care Home until June 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 22/08/2020

Wards affected: Maida Vale; Westbourne;

Notice of decision: 22/07/2020


07/07/2020 - Policy for the Leasing of Council Premises by the Voluntary and Community Sector

Policy for the leasing of council premises by the Voluntary and Community sector (a policy to ensure greater transparency in the financial contributions made by the council to VCS organisations renting council property and to ensure a consistent standard across all VCS organisations renting council property).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital

Decision due date: 19/08/2020

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 07/07/2020


06/07/2020 - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and use of investigatory powers at Westminster City Council

Review of the Council’s policy on RIPA and use of investigatory powers

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 14/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joyce Golder

Notice of decision: 06/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2020 - Private Rented Sector Strategy

Strategy to help ensure Westminster has a well run and managed private rented sector where properties are of good quality.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 09/09/2020

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 03/07/2020


29/06/2020 - Financial Planning - 2021/22 to 2023/24

A report setting out the financial framework for the budget setting cycle and medium term planning for this year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gerald Almeroth, Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 29/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/06/2020 - 2019.20 Outturn and Accounts

A report summarising the 2019/20 outturn and accounts, including approval for slippage on the capital programme to be re-profiled from 2019/20 into 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rikin Tailor

Notice of decision: 29/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/06/2020 - Purchase of investment in W2

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


09/06/2020 - Surrender of leasehold interest in SW1`

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 09/07/2020

Notice of decision: 09/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


03/06/2020 - Lisson Arches Full Business Case

Cabinet Member approval sought tor the full business case in relation to Lisson Arches.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 03/07/2020

Notice of decision: 03/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


21/05/2020 - Green Plaque proposal for Halima Nalecz

Proposal for a Green Plaque to commemorate artist Halima Nalecz and the Drian Galleries

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 19/06/2020

Wards affected: Hyde Park;

Lead officer: Claire Appleby

Notice of decision: 21/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/05/2020 - Ashbridge Ashmill and Cosway Street

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 18/06/2020

Notice of decision: 18/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


18/05/2020 - Infills Packages 6 and 7 Lanark Road - Contract Award

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 18/06/2020

Notice of decision: 18/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


14/05/2020 - Westmead Care Home - Development Proposals

Decisions required prior to planning submission.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: 12/06/2020

Wards affected: Westbourne;

Lead officer: Emily Myers

Notice of decision: 14/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/05/2020 - Minor changes to the Leaseholder Policy for Housing Renewal Areas

Cabinet Member approval sought.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 06/06/2020

Notice of decision: 06/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2020 - Royal Albert Hall Security and Highways Improvements

To approve an initial design and the capital expenditure to implement security measures and a series of highways improvements in the vicinity of the Royal Albert Hall.

To grant approval to enter into a Section 278 agreement for the works and to proceed to detailed design and implementation of the scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: Before 31/07/2020

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Lead officer: Jerry Warner

Notice of decision: 01/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/04/2020 - Additional Services associated with design development and developer partner procurement for the Church Street development area

Cabinet Member approval souught.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 30/04/2020

Notice of decision: 22/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


22/04/2020 - Provision of Public Conveniences

Officer report

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: Before 31/05/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian McAuley

Notice of decision: 22/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


17/04/2020 - Rapid Charger Electric Vehicle Charge Point Expansion

To procure a contract for the delivery of a service for the supply, installation, operation of 10 on-street Electric Vehicle rapid charge points (providing a charge of 50kW) for Westminster City Council. The contract is planned for a period of 8 years, with an option to extend for 2 years and will be a concession contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 16/05/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darren Montague

Notice of decision: 17/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Para 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


30/03/2020 - Westminster Community Homes – Agency Role in the Ebury Bridge Renewal Project

This report seeks approval to continue and extend the use of Westminster Community Homes (WCH) as the leaseholder engagement agent for the Ebury Bridge regeneration programme. To facilitate the inter-estate re-housing of Ebury Bridge residents, the report seeks approval to agree short-term leases with WCH on vacant Ebury Bridge properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision due date: Before 27/04/2020

Wards affected: Churchill;

Lead officer: David Thompson

Notice of decision: 30/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/03/2020 - Burlington Gardens Highways Improvements

Approval sought for detailed design and implementation of highways improvements on Burlington Gardens

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 05/2020

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Simon Morgan

Notice of decision: 23/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/03/2020 - Replacement of Ventilation Fans in the Piccadilly Road Underpass

Ventilation Fans in the 300m long twin bore Piccadilly Underpass under Hyde Park Corner are age expired and require replacing to maintain the safe operating standards in the underpass

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

Decision due date: 08/04/2020

Wards affected: St James's; West End;

Lead officer: Andy Foster

Notice of decision: 09/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/02/2020 - Central London Inclusive Growth - SIP

Approval of Cabinet Member sought to enter into a grant agreement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: Not before 19/03/2020

Notice of decision: 19/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/02/2020 - Home Improvement Agency Grant Policy

A revised HIA Grant Policy to support vulnerable people remain independent in their own home using Better Care Fund allocation from Government

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing

Decision due date: 24/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annette Acik

Notice of decision: 19/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/02/2020 - Contact Centre - Contract Award

Cabinet Member approval sought for contract award.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital

Decision due date: Not before 14/03/2020

Notice of decision: 14/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


10/02/2020 - Commemorative Green Plaque at Middlesex Hospital

Proposed Green Plaque to commemorate James Tait, Sylvia Simpson and Hilary Grundy who made the discovery of the hormone Aldosterone at the former Middlesex Hospital Medical School.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business and Planning

Decision due date: 21/02/2020

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Claire Appleby

Notice of decision: 10/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/02/2020 - Strategy to join a Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due date: 03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Owen McGirr

Notice of decision: 10/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open