FORWARD PLAN FEBRUARY 2015

FORWARD PLAN
FEBRUARY 2015
This Forward Plan lists the key decisions proposed to be taken by the Cabinet of Hounslow Council
This document comprises the following items:
1. Introduction
2. Cabinet
3. Current key decisions for the period of this edition
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Introduction to Hounslow’s Forward Plan of Key Decisions
The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to open government. It is encouraging local people to
have their say on the decisions that affect them, their families and community as a whole. The council
recognises that it is therefore important to provide as much information about these decisions as
possible. The Government has guided local authorities to this through the Forward Plan.
What is the Forward Plan?
The Forward Plan is a document that sets out information about ‘key decisions’ that the council will
make in the next four months. By law, councils must publish these in a monthly Forward Plan. This
also provides the public with the opportunity to have their say on these decisions before they are taken.
What is a ‘key decision’?
London Borough of Hounslow’s definition for a “key decision’ is that:
(a)
The Government has asked councils to define which financial decisions are ‘significant’ and,
therefore ‘key’. Hounslow’s definition is spending or savings of £250,000 or more that is not
in the council’s budget (the setting of the budget is itself a ‘key decision’).
(b)
In line with Government guidance ‘key’ will also be defined if it is likely to have a significant
impact on the community.
What information is included in the Forward Plan?
In relation to each ‘key decision’, the Forward Plan includes as much of the following information as is
available when it is published. The table is explained as follows:
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Column 4
Column 5
Column 6
Column 7
Column 8
sets out the reference number of the report
sets out the title or subject matter of the report
sets out the Officer and Lead Cabinet Member contact details
sets out what the decision making body/individual are being asked to decide
specifies which documents will be made available to the decision maker
states the bodies, which are being or have been consulted
states the reference number which exempt information will fall under
specifies which body or individual are making the decision and the
estimated date when the decision will be taken
This means that the Forward Plan lists the key decisions to be taken by the Cabinet (or by Cabinet
Members using powers delegated to them by the Cabinet). It has also been decided that the Forward
Plan will include decisions to be taken by the council (although standard agenda items such as
petitions, motions, council questions, appointments to committees, etc. will not be listed.)
Copies of documents
Copies of documents referred to in the Forward Plan can be obtained by emailing
[email protected] You should quote the reference number of the report and the report
title as it appears on the Forward Plan when making a request.
Please note that prior to the decision being made, it is possible that other documents to those listed in
the Forward Plan may be submitted to the decision maker for consideration. If that is the case
the procedure for obtaining copies of these other documents, if any, is the same as set out above
although you should make it clear that you are requesting any other documents that have been
submitted, if any, and quote the report reference number and title as it appears in the Forward Plan.
2
Exempt information
Occasionally a report or part of a report may contain information that is exempt under Schedule 12A of
the Local Government Act 1972 as amended. Where this is the case the Forward Plan will set out a
reference number in the column titled 'Exempt Information’. The key for the reference number is as
follows:
1. Information relating to an individual.
2. Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.
3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the
Council).
4. Information relating to any consultations or negotiations in connection with any labour relations
matter arising between the Council or Minister of the crown and employees of or office holders
of the Council.
5. Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in
legal proceedings.
6. Information which reveals that the Council proposes to give a notice under any enactment by or
under which requirements are imposed on a person, or to make an order or direction under any
enactment.
7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention,
investigation or prosecution of crime.
Please note that where a report or part of it is exempt, the public will not have access to it nor will any
debate relating to it take place in the presence of members of the public or the press. The Forward
Plan is to be treated as advance notice of the decision making meeting taking place either in whole or
in part in private and the reference number treated as the reason why that is the case.
Making representations about private meetings
Members of the public are entitled to make representations as to why a particular decision should be
held in public and if you wish to do so you should send your representation
to [email protected] a minimum of 10 clear working days before the date set out in the
Forward Plan on which the decision will be made so that your representation may be considered.
Where it is determined that despite representations received a meeting or part of a meeting will take
place in private, the Council will publish a notice indicating this and which will set out a statement of the
reasons why the meeting will be held in private, details of the representations received and a statement
in response. This notice will be published with the meeting agenda and public reports on the Council's
website.
How can you have your say?
If you would like to obtain copies of the Forward Plan or comment on any decision included in the
Forward Plan please let me know as soon as you can. I will then ensure your comments are
considered by those taking the decision.
Thomas Ribbits
Head of Democratic Services
London Borough of Hounslow
Lampton Road
Hounslow TW3 4DN
Fax: 020 8583 2252
Email: [email protected]
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Cabinet portfolios 2014-15
Cllr Steve Curran
Cllr Amrit Mann
Leader of the Council
Deputy Leader of the Council
Housing and Regeneration
Environment
• Corporate strategy
• Engagement (central and local government)
• Communications
• Housing
• Local plan
• Planning policy and regeneration
• Property management and asset rationalisation
• Business development (incl Lampton360)
• Hounslow Highways (PFI)
• Domestic and commercial refuse
• Climate change (air quality), energy and carbon
reduction
• Heathrow airport
• Transport and traffic
Cllr Theo Dennison
Cllr Sue Sampson
Cllr Ajmer Grewal
Community Protection
Finance and Citizen Engagement
Communities and Economic Development
Equalities and Inclusion
• Community safety and crime
• Revenue and capital resources
• Citizen engagement (consultations,
• Community engagement
• Voluntary sector funding and
• Human resources and trade union
and other agencies
• Regulatory services
• Parking
• Enforcement
elections, area forums, petitions)
• Risk management
• Organisational change and
development, including Civic Centre
relocation
commissioning
• Youth engagement and youth services
• Jobs, skills, training and
apprenticeships
• Domestic violence
• Equality and diversity
• Social and financial inclusion
• Contingency planning
Cllr Tom Bruce
Cllr Lily Bath
Cllr Sachin Gupta
Cllr Kamaljit Kaur
Education and Children’s Services
Adult Social Care and Health Services
Public Health and Leisure
Corporate Performance and Customer Care
• Education
• School places
• Special education needs
• Adult, community, further and higher
• Older people
• Mental health, learning disabilities,
• Sport, culture, leisure and recreation
• Community sport and recreation for
physical and sensory disabilities
• Safeguarding vulnerable adults
• Health partnership and
commissioning
children and young people
• Leisure, libraries and parks
• Heston leisure centre
• Public health
• Performance management
• Customer care
• Corporate ICT
• Legal services
• Supply chain management
Cllr Richard Foote
reduction
• Engagement with Metropolitan Police
education
• Statutory lead on children’s services
• Looked after children
• Fostering and adoption
• Safeguarding and child protection
• Y outh offending
liaison
www.hounslow.gov.uk
Hounslow Council works closely with partners to improve the quality of life and opportunities for the people of the Borough,
and to celebrate diversity and build cohesion amongst our diverse communities.
Ref:
Subject
Contact and Portfolio Holder
Documents to be Available to
the Decision Maker
Consultation
Exempt
Information
Date
Approval of the draft Chiswick High Road
Conservation Area Appraisal and proposed
consultation.
Single member decision to designate
conservation area.
None
No
01-Feb
To agree the recommendations
Report
None
No
01-Feb
Nature of Decision
SINGLE MEMBER DECISIONS FEBRUARY 2015
REG269
REG271
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader fo the Council
[email protected]
Chiswick High Road Draft Conservation Area Brendon Walsh, Director Regeneration,
Economic Development & Environment
Appraisal
[email protected]
Review of Disposal of HRA Assets
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader fo the Council
[email protected]
Brendon Walsh, Director Regeneration,
Economic Development & Environment
[email protected]
CABINET 10 FEBUARY 2015
CEX051
Capital Programme Review
Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
Realignment of capital resources
Covering report and detailed
capital review report
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
CEX052
WorkSmart Programme Update
Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
Report for information only
Report plus Appendix A:
Programme Scope
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
Residents' Survey action plan
Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
To approve the actions proposed by Lead
Members to respond to issues identified through
the autumn 2014 residents' survey
Collated actions proposed by
relevant Lead Members,
supporting paper the residents
survey action plan (to be
published as part of January
2015 Borough Council agenda)
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
To agree to allocate the funding that is
necessary to carry out the feasibility studies and
surveys required to develop the first wave of the
2016 -2020 Expansion Programme for
secondary school expansions which are planned
for Sept 2017
Cabinet Report
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
To seek approval for a change of status for the
Music Service in order to both safeguard and
strengthen provision
Report
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
Review
Report
None
Yes, cat 3, TM
Appendix
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
CEX053
CA470
Cllr. Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member
Approval to allocate funding for first wave of [email protected]
secondary school expansions for September Alan Adams, Director Children's and
Adults' Services
2017
[email protected]
Developing Hounslow Music Service
CA464
CR134
Monthly Financial Monitoring (2014/15 Period 9, to include treasury management)
Cllr. Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member,
[email protected]
Alan Adams, Director of Children's and
Adults' Services,
[email protected]
Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
CR140
2015/16 Budget Report
Cllr Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
CR147
Future of Legal Services
Cllr Kamaljit Kaur, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Exectuive
[email protected]
Review of Parking and Traffic Enforcement
Policy
Cllr. Richard Foote, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Brendon Walsh, Director Regeneration,
Economic Development & Environment
[email protected]
To consider any recommendations for
implementation
Parking & Traffic Enforcement
Policy. Parking Scrutiny
Recommendations
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
Great West Corridor Area Action Plan Issues
Report
Cllr. Steve Curran, Leader of the Council
and Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Brendon Walsh, Director Regeneration,
Economic Development & Environment
[email protected]
Approval of the Great West Corridor Area Action
Plan Issues report for public consultation
Report
Public Consultation
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
HRA 30 Year Business Plan
Cllr. Steve Curran, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Brendon Walsh, Director Regeneration,
Economic Development & Environment
[email protected]
HRA new housing Building Programme, to agree
provision and delegations
Cabinet
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
To approve the recommendations
Outline proposal report
None
Yes, 3
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
Report and appendices
None
No
Borough
Council 24
Feb 2015
REG199
REG211
REG229
REG272
Hounslow High Street Quarter Proposed
changes to outline scheme
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader,
[email protected] Brendon
Walsh, Director Regeneration, Economic
Development & Environment
[email protected]
To approve the 2015/16 Council Tax and
Budget
Report & appendices
None
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
Options for the delivery of Legal Services
Report
Staff and users of Legal Services
No
Cabinet 10
Feb 2015
BOROUGH COUNCIL 24th FEBRUARY 2015
CR140
2015/16 Budget Report
Cllr. Theo Dennison, Cabinet Member
[email protected]
Mary Harpley,
Chief Executive
[email protected]
To approve the 2015/16 Council Tax and
the 2015/16 Budget