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.


14/10/2021 - Re-structure of Leasehold Interest in Commercial Property Parade

Surrender of existing long-lease with simultaneous grant of new long-lease with revised income share arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 13/11/2021

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 14/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Details of financial transactions which involves 2 external parties


13/10/2021 - Writing off of irrecoverable debt (quarterly report)

This report requests approval for the writing off of debts above £100,000 and provides information on other debts to be written off under officer delegated authority.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 13/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 13/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


12/10/2021 - NNDR Hardship scheme for 2021/22 applications

This report will seek approval for a new NNDR Hardship scheme for applications received in 2021/22.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 12/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 12/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/10/2021 - Revision to the Council's Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) policy

This report seeks Cabinet Member approval to an amendment to the Council’s DHP policy.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 12/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 12/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/10/2021 - Award of Royal Mail Postal Discount contract

This seeks an approval to continue with our pan-London agreement with Royal Mail to receive discounts on our mailing costs.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 11/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 11/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


11/10/2021 - Contract Award for the Council's Income Manager service and Income Manager Support service

This report will seek approval of contractual arrangements for the continuation of our current Income Manager service provision.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 11/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 11/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


08/10/2021 - Appointment of Contractor for the Coroner's Court project

The appointment of a contractor for the refurbishment and new build extension to the Coroner’s Court on Horseferry Road.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 08/11/2021

Wards affected: St James's; Vincent Square;

Lead officer: Rebecca Clark

Notice of decision: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


08/10/2021 - City Highways - Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme for 2022/23

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme for 2022/23 in respect of Highways, Public Lighting & Bridges and Structures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 08/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ryan Dalton

Notice of decision: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/10/2021 - Response to petition: To have Greenside Community Hall returned to its original and much-needed purpose as a community centre.

The Petition reads:- We, the undersigned residents of Lisson Green hereby requests to have Greenside Community Hall returned to its original and much- needed purpose as a community centre. As a Covid test centre it has barely been in use in recent months. If still required, Westminster City Council and the NHS should use one of the many vacant commercial units in the City for testing purposes’

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 08/11/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Bernadette Jennings

Notice of decision: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/10/2021 - NNDR Localism Relief Extension for Pop-up Ventures

This will remain a cost neutral initiative as the cost of granting the proposed NNDR Localism Relief to the proposed occupiers of currently vacant units designated for pop-up uses as part of WCC’s Pop-up Activation Project will be offset by a project partnership fee contributed by the property owners. Therefore, there will be no financial implications for the City Council.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 08/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/10/2021 - Appointment of Architects for Seymour Leisure Centre

The Report will request approval for the appointment of Architects for Seymour Leisure Centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 02/11/2021

Wards affected: Bryanston and Dorset Square;

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 04/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Containing Commercially Confidential Information


27/09/2021 - Healthy Child Programme (0-5)

Approval to award a new health visiting contract and align and integrate it with children’s Early Help services to jointly deliver the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme. This workstream is part of the 0-5 Transformation Programme and is integral to achieve the ambitions of ensuring all children have the best start in life. 

The contract is planned to commence on or around 1st April 2022 for a period of five years, with an option to extend for a further two-year period. The total value of the proposed contract (including the extension options) is estimated to be up to £21,600,000 for WCC. 

We anticipate that moving to a single delivery model and integrated workforce will enable us to deliver a more efficient service across the pathway.

The strategy supports the development of a City for All, including our vision for vibrant communities and a smart city; using technology to support a smart service that is responsive to levels of need as well as ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and be healthy no matter their background.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People and Learning, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: 10/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 27/09/2021


27/09/2021 - Ebury Bridge Estate Renewal -Phase 2 Appointments

The report seeks approval to enter into a range of contracts for professional services for Phases 2A and 2B of the Ebury scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 23/10/2021

Wards affected: Churchill;

Lead officer: Emily Myers

Notice of decision: 27/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/09/2021 - Rough Sleeping Services

A report outlining the direct award or variation of rough sleeping contracts in response to central government funding for 2021/22

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision due date: 22/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Margaret Gustafsson

Notice of decision: 24/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


24/09/2021 - Review of the Local List of Information Requirements for Planning and Associated Applications

Agreement to publish final version of local list of information required with planning and associated applications

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: Before 14/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Hamilton

Notice of decision: 24/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/09/2021 - Extra Care Housing Contract Award

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

Decision due date: 22/10/2021

Wards affected: Little Venice;

Lead officer: Elizabeth Gallou

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


22/09/2021 - Discretionary Housing Payment Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 18/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/09/2021 - Rehousing Policy for Residents of Huguenot House

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 18/10/2021

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/09/2021 - Temporary Body Storage

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 22/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Councillor Anthony Devenish

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


21/09/2021 - Contact Centre Operating Model Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 21/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Parmeen Sarda

Notice of decision: 21/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


20/09/2021 - Convenience Store Lease Renewal

Renewal of lease to Tesco at Church Street

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 20/10/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 20/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2021 - Disposal of Leasehold Interest

Sale of Leasehold Interest in Car-park, currently under-let, to Freeholder to facilitate re-development

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 19/10/2021

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 20/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial consideration likely to remain confidential


17/09/2021 - NNDR Localism Relief Extension for Pop-up Ventures

This report seeks approval to extend the current NNDR Localism relief scheme to pop-up ventures in the borough until the 31st March 2022.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 15/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 17/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/09/2021 - Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme, Tranche 3 Part 2

This report details how the remaining third tranche of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding, totalling circa. £3,600,000, will be distributed.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: Before 30/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 10/09/2021


09/09/2021 - Infill Programme: The Appointment of a Main Contractor for the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) sites within the Development Infill programme (Ordnance Mews, Helmsdale House, Melrose and Keith)

Approval to appoint and enter into a contract with H A Marks Construction Ltd for the MMC Sites.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 09/10/2021

Wards affected: Abbey Road; Maida Vale;

Notice of decision: 09/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/09/2021 - Phase 1 Project Manager, Employers Agent, Quantity Surveyor appointment

Apointment of the PM, EA and QS on phase 1 of Ebury Bridge Estate.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 09/10/2021

Wards affected: Churchill;

Notice of decision: 09/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2021 - Church Street In Principle Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution

Approval, in principle, the use of compulsory purchase powers for the acquisition of the land required for development of Church Street (Site A) 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Notice of decision: 08/09/2021


06/09/2021 - Church Street In Principle Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution

Approval, in principle, the use of compulsory purchase powers for the acquisition of the land required for development of Church Street (Site A).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 06/10/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Notice of decision: 06/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/09/2021 - Review of Westminster City Council's Resident Engagement Structure

Decision to approve implementation of the proposed approach to resident engagement for 2021-24.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision due date: 03/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 06/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/09/2021 - Greater London Authority - Affordable Homes Negotiated Grant Agreement

Authorisation to enter into a negotiated grant agreement with the GLA in order to deliver intermediate tenure homes under the Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 06/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);


01/09/2021 - Supply of Power to Landmann Way Waste Vehicle Depot

To install electric charging infrastructure at Landmann Way Waste Vehicle Depot in preparation for introduction of electric waste and recycling collection vehicles.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: Not before 29/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 01/09/2021


01/09/2021 - Replacement of Waste & Recycling Collection Vehicles

Variation of Waste Collection and Street Cleansing Contract with Veolia ES Ltd to replace diesel waste and recycling collection vehicles with electric vehicles.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: Not before 29/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 01/09/2021


09/08/2021 - Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Abbey Road, Bryanston and Dorset Square, Church Street, Hyde Park, Marylebone High Street, Regent’s Park and West End

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Not before 06/09/2021

Wards affected: Abbey Road; Bryanston and Dorset Square; Church Street; Hyde Park; Marylebone High Street; Regent's Park; West End;

Lead officer: Clare O'Keefe

Notice of decision: 09/08/2021


09/08/2021 - Making of Westminster's Article 4 Direction for changes of use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to C3 (dwelling houses) outside of the Central Activities Zone (CAZ)

Introduction of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights for change of use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to C3 (dwelling houses) in town centres outside of the Central Activities Zone (CAZ).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: Before 30/09/2021

Notice of decision: 09/08/2021


03/08/2021 - Future of the ICT Service

Consideration of options for the future of the ICT service. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 03/08/2021


28/07/2021 - The Lodge

The paper recommends progressing a site currently at feasibility stage through to planning. Additional sources of funding to be explored to support the potential progression at a later date

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 28/08/2021

Wards affected: Maida Vale;


21/07/2021 - Church Street Regeneration - Consultant appointment

This CMR is to regularise the position of the Arcadis' appointment to provide advice on the Church Street Regeneration, namely Sites A, B and C.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 09/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Evie Hodgkin

Notice of decision: 21/07/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contains sensitive commercial information regarding consultant and professional fees.


02/07/2021 - 300 Harrow Road appropriation of land for planning purposes

To appropriate the land at 300 Harrow Road for planning purposes to enable the development of new homes and community facilities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 07/2021

Wards affected: Westbourne;

Lead officer: Gaurav Choksi

Notice of decision: 02/07/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/06/2021 - Ebury Bridge Estate Regeneration - Compliance Monitoring Team Appointment

Appointment of the CMT including the pre agreed options to extend to future phases.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration, Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 07/2021

Wards affected: Churchill;

Lead officer: Ashton Dean

Notice of decision: 28/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/06/2021 - The professional consultant appointments for proposed refurbishment of Seymour Leisure Centre

The report reviews the tenders received for the consultant appointments and recommends appointment of selected consultants.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 07/2021

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street;

Notice of decision: 24/06/2021


21/06/2021 - Highways Buildouts for Trees

A Cabinet Member decision is needed for approval to proceed with the Highways Buildouts for Trees programme, including detailed design and implementation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 20/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rianne Taylor

Notice of decision: 21/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/06/2021 - 300 Harrow Road (Warwick Hall) Final Business Case

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 19/06/2021

Wards affected: Westbourne;

Notice of decision: 15/06/2021


10/06/2021 - Housing Care & Support Services Direct Award

To directly award a number of contracts delivering housing care and support in the Adult Social Care Integrated Commission Division.

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

Decision due date: 10/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 10/06/2021


09/06/2021 - Empty Property Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 09/07/2021

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 09/06/2021


04/06/2021 - The procurement of an operator to supply, operate and maintain Electric Vehicle (EV) Rapid Charge Points for Westminster City Council

To procure a contract for the delivery of a service for the supply, installation and operation of 30 on-street Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charge points (providing a charge of 50kW) for Westminster City Council. The concession contract is planned to run for a period of 8 years, with an option to extend for 2 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 05/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steven Denny

Notice of decision: 04/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report is exempt in accordance with Paragraph 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)”.


04/06/2021 - The procurement of an Operator to supply, operate and maintain Electric Vehicle (EV) Lamp Column Charge Points for Westminster City Council

The contract will be for the supply, installation and operation of 440 new lamp column charge points (providing a charge of 5.5kW) for residents in Westminster. This is to be a concession contract for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 05/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steven Denny

Notice of decision: 04/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report is exempt in accordance with Paragraph 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)”.


04/06/2021 - updated Local Development Scheme

Cabinet Member approval sought for updated Local Development Scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: Not before 04/07/2021

Notice of decision: 04/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/06/2021 - Code of Construction Practise

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 02/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josephine Gay

Notice of decision: 02/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/05/2021 - Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy

Updated policy on Private Sector Housing and Letting Agent standards, requirements and compliance

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 06/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsty Munro

Notice of decision: 27/05/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/05/2021 - Church Street Renewal Voids

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 14/06/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Sarah Crampton

Notice of decision: 14/05/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/05/2021 - Public Realm improvements in Piccadilly Circus

Proposals to design and implement public realm and protective security improvements in Trafalgar Square

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: Before 30/06/2021

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Mark Chalmers

Notice of decision: 05/05/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 7 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to action to be taken in connection with the prevention investigation or prosecution of a crime