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.


24/11/2022 - Secure Children's Home for London and Pan-London Commissioning Vehicle

To seek approval to join a Pan-London Vehicle (PLV) for Commissioning which will develop secure welfare provision in London and will also provide a mechanism for future joint commissioning.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure

Decision due date: 24/12/2022

Lead officer: Annabel Saunders

Notice of decision: 24/11/2022


23/11/2022 - Stopping of HRA Disposal Programme and Continuation of Spot Acquisition Programme

The ceasing of disposal of voids in the HRA and continuation of acquisitions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 23/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 23/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


17/11/2022 - Seymour Leisure Centre

Formal Planning Application and Outline Business Case

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 16/12/2022

Wards affected: Marylebone;

Lead officer: Claire Nangle

Notice of decision: 17/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


15/11/2022 - Free School Meals

To approve the council’s approach to free school meals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Heggs

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022


15/11/2022 - Cost of living - future plans

To set out the Council's wider plans to tackle the cost of living crisis

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: Not before 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022


08/11/2022 - Revised Lease to be granted on Commercial Premises at Ingestre Court, WC2

Authority to Finalise and Complete new lease

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 07/12/2022

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


08/11/2022 - Review of Fees for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licences

A review of fees charged for HMO licences in Westminster to ensure cost recovery for service

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters

Decision due date: 08/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Hennessy

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/11/2022 - Children and Young People's Plan (2023-2026)

The decision involves the approval of the Children and Young People’s Plan for the years 2023 to 2026 by Cllr Roca so that the Council can be held to account in delivering the required actions to achieve its priority outcomes and objectives.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure

Decision due date: 04/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Newman

Notice of decision: 04/11/2022


03/11/2022 - Church Street Procurement Strategy

This decision will set out the procurement strategy for the Church Street programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 03/12/2022

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Evie Hodgkin

Notice of decision: 03/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


02/11/2022 - Responsible Commissioning & Procurement Strategy

This report presents the Responsible Procurement and Commissioning (RPC) Strategy for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 02/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/11/2022 - Cost of Living

To approve the next phase of the council's support for the cost of living crisis

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Not before 30/11/2022

Lead officer: Ezra Wallace

Notice of decision: 02/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/11/2022 - Free school meals for pupils in Westminster

Due to the Cost of Living Crisis, a decision is required set out the councils approach to Free School Meals for pupils in Westminster.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure

Decision due date: 02/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annabel Saunders

Notice of decision: 02/11/2022


31/10/2022 - Council Tax Discounts (including Council Tax Local Reduction Scheme) and Council Tax Base report

Sets out Council Tax base for 23/24 and recommendations on Council Tax discounts

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 31/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/10/2022 - Fees and Charges

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 27/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/10/2022 - Harrow Road Budget

This decision will consider an investment proposal for the Harrow Road Ward.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Protection

Decision due date: 26/11/2022

Wards affected: Harrow Road;

Lead officer: Sarah Crampton

Notice of decision: 26/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/10/2022 - New Kerbside Permissions' Charging Model

Parking Services is looking to change the basis of its tiered kerbside permissions’ charging model for bay suspensions, yellow line dispensations and special permissions from being zonal (premium/standard zones) to one of ‘Traffic Sensitive Street’ (TSS) classification, with permissions in TSS locations incurring a higher charge. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 24/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 24/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/10/2022 - Company Governance and Commercial Review

Decision Maker: Shareholder Committee

Decision due date: 31/10/2022 To provide direction of various matters relating to company governance and commercial matters

Lead officer: Richard Cressey

Notice of decision: 21/10/2022


17/10/2022 - Meanwhile Activations Phase 3 Space Operator Appointment

Seeking approval of the appointment of the Space Operator for Phase 3 of the Meanwhile Activations Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 15/11/2022

Lead officer: Gaurav Choksi

Notice of decision: 17/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


14/10/2022 - Ebury Estate Renewal – Delivery Strategy & Viability Position

Delivery strategy for the future phases and associated viability positions for each option.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 14/11/2022

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Lead officer: Vikki Everett

Notice of decision: 14/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


11/10/2022 - Public Toilets Refurbishment Programme

A programme to fully refurbish and modernise public toilets across Westminster.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 11/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 11/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/10/2022 - Strand Aldwych Management Model - A Partnership Approach

To put in place a Management Model for the new public space at Strand Aldwych in partnership with local stakeholders

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 08/11/2022

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Rebecca Cloke

Notice of decision: 10/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/10/2022 - Torridon House Car Park: Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes

This paper recommends approval to appropriate the land and authorise the use of any necessary powers, if necessary, to enable the development of new, affordable homes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 07/11/2022

Wards affected: Maida Vale;

Lead officer: Simon Griffin

Notice of decision: 07/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


07/10/2022 - Queens Park Court: Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes

This paper recommends approval to appropriate the land and authorise the use of any necessary powers, if necessary, to enable the development of new, affordable homes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 07/11/2022

Wards affected: Queen's Park;

Lead officer: Simon Griffin

Notice of decision: 07/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


07/10/2022 - Adpar Street Car Park: Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes

This paper recommends approval to appropriate the land and authorise the use of any necessary powers, if necessary, to enable the development of new, affordable homes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 07/11/2022

Wards affected: Little Venice;

Lead officer: Simon Griffin

Notice of decision: 07/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


05/10/2022 - Disposal of a property to settle unpaid Council Tax arrears

This proposed decision seeks approval the disposal of a property to settle unpaid Council Tax arrears.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susan Bush

Notice of decision: 05/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


29/09/2022 - City Highways - Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Programme for 2023/24

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme for 2023/24 in respect of Highways, Public Lighting & Bridges and Structures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 29/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Perks

Notice of decision: 29/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/09/2022 - Westminster Community Homes (WCH) Revised Funding Arrangements

Amendment to funding arrangements for WCH housing development.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters

Decision due date: 26/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 26/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


20/09/2022 - Regearing of lease in SW1

Regearing of lease in SW1

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 19/10/2022

Lead officer: Sarah-Jayne Steer

Notice of decision: 20/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


20/09/2022 - Dockless Rental E-Scooter & E-Bike Schemes

A report outlining the rental e-scooter trial achievements to-date along with recommendations with dockless mobility strategy to include dockless bikes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 20/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Tse

Notice of decision: 20/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/09/2022 - Draft Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The report will seek approval to consult on a Draft Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document – which sets out guidance to support City Plan policies on affordable housing and the use of planning obligations.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 17/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marina Molla Bolta

Notice of decision: 16/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/09/2022 - Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Extension - Street Gambling on Westminster Bridge

The decision is whether to extend the PSPO for a further 3 years.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Protection

Decision due date: 09/10/2022

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Alexander Juon

Notice of decision: 09/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2022 - Waste and Recycling Infrastructure - Housing Estates

Provision of enhanced waste and recycling facilities (bin infrastructure) across all Westminster housing estates.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 08/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 08/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2022 - Electric Street Cleansing Vehicles - City Wide

This project is to expand ‘zero-tailpipe’ emission street cleansing operations across the city.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 08/10/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 08/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/08/2022 - Formal Planning Application and Outline Business Case

Formal planning application and business case.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 02/09/2022

Wards affected: Marylebone;

Lead officer: Claire Barrett

Notice of decision: 04/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/08/2022 - Repairs to Huguenot House

Appointment of a contractor to complete repairs to Huguenot House.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 31/08/2022

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Claire Nangle

Notice of decision: 02/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/08/2022 - Investment in Community Grants Programmes

This will bring forward recommended options for future community grants.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Protection, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Voluntary Sector

Decision due date: 02/09/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Crampton, Christine Mead

Notice of decision: 02/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/07/2022 - Amendment to Replacement of Waste and Recycling Vehicles and Supply of Power to Landmann Way Waste Vehicle Depot

To authorise an additional, spend of £2.8m from the approved £42.61M fleet replacement capital budget. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 21/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Banks

Notice of decision: 21/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


20/07/2022 - Procurement of Contracts for Round trip, Flexible and Geofence car Sharing Services

To procure the Round trip, Flexible car club contracts for 4 years from the current expiry of 30 March 2023 and procure a new Geofence car sharing contract. Car Sharing provides an alternative to private vehicle ownership for residents.  

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 20/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damon Budds

Notice of decision: 20/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


15/07/2022 - School Health (School Nursing) Contract

To direct award the contract to CNWL for 12 months (1 Sept 2022 to 31 August 2023) for the delivery of the School Health (School Nursing) Service

 

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

Decision due date: Not before 15/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mary Russell

Notice of decision: 15/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


12/07/2022 - Award of the Parking Abandoned Vehicles and Relocations Service Contract

Following a full procurement process, the report is to enable the award of the Parking Abandoned Vehicles and Relocations Service to the preferred bidder. The Contract is due to go live in April 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 12/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Rowing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


12/07/2022 - Award of the Parking People and Resources Contract

Following a full procurement process, the report is to enable the award of the People and Resources Contract to the preferred bidder. The Contract is due to go live in April 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 12/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Rowing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


12/07/2022 - Award of the Parking CCTV Camera Enforcement Contract

Following a full procurement process, the report is to enable the award of the CCTV Camera Enforcement Contract to the preferred bidder. The Contract is due to go live in April 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 12/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Rowing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


12/07/2022 - Award of the Cashless Parking Contract

Following a full procurement process, the report is to enable the award of the Cashless Parking Contract to the preferred bidder. The Contract is due to go live in April 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 12/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Rowing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


12/07/2022 - Award of the Parking Business Processing Services Contract

Following a full procurement process, the report is to enable the award of the Business Processing Services Contract to the preferred bidder. The Contract is due to go live in April 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 12/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Rowing

Notice of decision: 12/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


05/07/2022 - Leisure Contract Variation

Report on the proposed variation to the Council's contract for leisure service from February 2023 onwards. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: 31/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Jones

Notice of decision: 02/03/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/07/2022 - Emissions-Based Charging

Report seeks approval for the introduction of parking-related emissions-based charging schemes for both pay-to-park and resident permits.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: Not before 01/08/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Darren Montague

Notice of decision: 01/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Draft Statement of Community Involvement

The report will seek approval to consult on a new draft Statement of Community Involvement setting out how the council will involve the community in the production of new planning policies and the determination of planning applications

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 29/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michela Leoni

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Draft Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document

The report will seek approval to consult on a Draft Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document – which sets out guidance to support City Plan policies on improving the quality of the public realm to ensure it is safe, attractive, accessible, and helps promote active travel.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 29/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michela Leoni

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/06/2022 - Temporary Accommodation: Suspension of Duties Into the Private Rented Sector

This suspension report regards the discharge of duties into the private rented sector.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision due date: 10/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 10/06/2022