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.


26/11/2021 - Community Equipment Services (Consortium for 21 Boroughs)

Provision of community equipment under a new framework agreement for the London Community Equipment Consortium.

 

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

Decision due date: Before 26/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tibbott Sarah

Notice of decision: 26/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


25/11/2021 - Revocation of Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance

Report seeking agreement to revoke a number of outdated supplementary planning documents and guidance notes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: 25/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 25/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2021 - Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Lancaster Gate

Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Lancaster Gate

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 18/12/2021

Wards affected: Lancaster Gate;

Notice of decision: 18/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/11/2021 - Procurement of Reablement Service

A review of the existing reablement provision has been completed and the Key Decision Report seeks approval to strategically commission a Bi Borough Reablement Service. The offer will focus on delivering person-centred and goal-oriented support to individuals who are recovering after a period in hospital or have experienced a deterioration in their health.

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

Decision due date: Not before 17/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gareth Wall

Notice of decision: 17/11/2021


16/11/2021 - Outcome of the informal consultation on a proposal to amalgamate Westminster Cathedral and St Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Primary Schools and a recommendation to the Council to publish a statutory notice about the proposal

Westminster Council to determine if it is to publish a statutory notice proposing to amalgamate Westminster Cathedral and St Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Primary Schools.  A decision to publish would entail an issued Notice.

 

Part 1: Notice in accordance with 15(1) of the Education and Inspection Act 2006 that Westminster Council intends to discontinue Westminster Cathedral Roman Catholic Primary School on 31 August 2022.

 

Part 2: That Westminster Council will seek to incorporate pupils from Westminster Cathedral Roman Catholic Primary School with St Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Primary School with a planned Published Admissions Number of 30 pupils from Reception entry September 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People and Learning

Decision due date: 17/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Wendy Anthony

Notice of decision: 16/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2021 - SEND Passenger Transport (Taxis), Travel Care Services Framework for vulnerable Children, Young People & Adults

Existing SEND Taxi Framework arrangements are due to expire in July 2022. Westminster City Council are seeking to renew arrangements via a new Framework of taxi providers in order to ensure the continuity of this statutory service. This service is predominantly used by Children and Young People with SEND to travel to and from school.  There are a small number of Adults who use this service to access Day Services. This will be jointly procured with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Young People and Learning

Decision due date: Before 20/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Part A will be public


15/11/2021 - Responsible Procurement Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/12/2021 To approve the Council's Responsible Procurement Strategy

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 15/11/2021


15/11/2021 - The Potential Integration of Air Source Heat Pumps at the Ashbridge, Ashmill and Cosway Sites

A variation to the scope of works to bring about an improvement to the sustainability of the schemes.

 

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

Decision due date: 15/12/2021

Wards affected: Church Street;

Lead officer: Dominic Wilde

Notice of decision: 15/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


12/11/2021 - 2021/22 Capital Budget Profiling Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/12/2021

Notice of decision: 12/11/2021


12/11/2021 - Ebury Bridge Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution

Resolution to use Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the land for Phase 2 of the Ebury Bridge Renewal Scheme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/12/2021

Wards affected: Churchill;

Notice of decision: 12/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


11/11/2021 - Manchester Square Public Realm Scheme

Approval to proceed with the delivery phase of the project.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: Not before 09/12/2021

Notice of decision: 11/11/2021


11/11/2021 - Westminster S106 - Project Allocation (Lillington and Longmore Gardens Retrofit)

The purpose of this report is for the Cabinet Member to consider and approve a funding application for the council’s Section 106 Carbon Offset fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: 11/2021

Lead officer: Amit Mistry

Notice of decision: 11/11/2021


10/11/2021 - Fees and Charges Review

This report sets out the context for this year’s annual review of fees and charges.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/12/2021

Notice of decision: 10/11/2021


09/11/2021 - Community Testing Facilities and Testing Delivery

Renewal and extend the licenses with DHSC to permit the continued use of Lydford Tenants & Residents Hall, Greenside Community Centre, and Grosvenor Hall as PCR testing sites until the end March 2022.

 

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

Decision due date: 09/12/2021

Wards affected: Church Street; Harrow Road; Vincent Square;

Notice of decision: 09/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2021 - Lease to enable minor flood prevention works in WC2H

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 09/12/2021

Wards affected: St James's;

Lead officer: Ian McAuley

Notice of decision: 09/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Report highlights the location of key infrastructure that is not commonly known to all and vital to the West End.


04/11/2021 - Approval of Expenditure from the Ward Budget of Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 04/12/2021

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Lead officer: Naimah Khatun

Notice of decision: 04/11/2021


04/11/2021 - Movement Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management

Decision due date: 25/04/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philip Robson

Notice of decision: 25/03/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/10/2021 - Public Spaces Protection Order – Nuisance from Motor Vehicles

This is a Key Decision report to sign off implementation of a PSPO, following a 10 week public consultation survey.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 28/11/2021

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia; St James's;

Notice of decision: 28/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/10/2021 - Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy Award

Direct award to the competitively procured Lot 1 of the Pagabo Framework for multi-disciplinary consultants to allow early design engagement and preparation of tenders for the Corporate Capital Programme for FY22/23.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 28/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 28/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


28/10/2021 - 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: 28/11/2021

Wards affected: St James's; Vincent Square;

Notice of decision: 28/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


26/10/2021 - Council Tax Taxbase and Discounts Report

This is an annual report that goes to Cabinet and then Full Council to set the Council’s Council Tax taxbase, Council tax Reduction scheme and Council Tax discounts for the following financial year.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 26/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/10/2021 - Parson North

Transferring 9 intermediate homes from Parson North Development to Westminster Builds.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration

Decision due date: 03/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 20/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/10/2021 - Approval of Recommendations from the Rating Advisory Panel

Approval of recommendations from the Rating Advisory Panel

Ratings Advisory Panel meetings

2021

·       Tuesday 26 October 2021,

·       Tuesday 7 December 2021

 

2022

·       Tuesday 25 January 2022

·       Tuesday 8 March 2022

·       Tuesday 19 April 2022

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision due date: 18/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gemma Williams

Notice of decision: 18/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


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 - 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 - 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 - 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


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


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

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City, Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision due date: 18/10/2021

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


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


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, Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning

Decision due date: Before 30/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 10/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/09/2021 - Luxborough Street Development, London, W1U - Appropriation for Planning purposes

This paper recommends approval to be able to appropriate the land and authorise the use of any necessary powers if necessary,

 

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

Decision due date: 21/10/2021

Wards affected: Marylebone High Street;

Lead officer: Angie James

Notice of decision: 10/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix A

To be declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information as prescribed by paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule12a to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)


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

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


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

Decision due date: 12/2021

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


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


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


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)”.


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