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.


25/01/2023 - Revision of the Council's NNDR Discretionary Relief Guidelines for 2023/24

Approval of revised guidelines for NNDR Discretionary reliefs

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 23/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 25/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/01/2023 - Continental Landscape Contract Extension April 2023

The extension of the current management and maintenance of parks, open spaces and cemeteries contract, currently delivered by Continental Landscape.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision due date: 25/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Coreen Brown

Notice of decision: 25/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/01/2023 - Fairer Westminster Delivery Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 23/01/2023


20/01/2023 - Ebury Bridge Estate Renewal - Phase Two Demolition

The demolition for the Phase 2 buildings Bucknill, Victoria, Rye, Westbourne and Bridge House. Approval to spend the costs associated with the Phase 2 demolition.

 

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

Decision due date: 20/02/2023

Wards affected: Knightsbridge and Belgravia;

Notice of decision: 20/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


20/01/2023 - Westco Trading Ltd - future options

To decide on the future options for Westco Trading Ltd with regard to the council’s shareholding in the company

Decision Maker: Shareholder Committee

Decision due date: Not before 20/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Cressey

Notice of decision: 20/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report relates entirely to the commercial nature of the work of Westco Trading Ltd. Disclosure of the information would potentially prejudice the council and the company's interests and is not outweighed by the public interest in disclosing such information


20/01/2023 - Updating Westminster Adult Education Services Instruments of Government (IoG) and Financial Scheme of Management (FSM)

The decision agrees updates to the Westminster Adult Education Services Instruments of Government and Financial Scheme of Management after a Policy and Scrutiny review of the service recommended this in 2019.

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

Decision due date: 20/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 20/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/01/2023 - Commemorative Green Plaque for Café Monico at 11-17 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD

Proposal to install a Green Plaque to commemorate the site of Café Monico at 11-17 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD

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

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Claire Appleby

Notice of decision: 19/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/01/2023 - Community Municipal Investment

In line with the Fairer Westminster strategy to Council has committed to launching a Community Municipal Investment – otherwise referred to as a Green Bond –to raise finance intended to aid the Council to meet its ambitious net zero commitments.

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

Decision due date: 18/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 18/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Integrate Investment Statement 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Adoption of Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy

To adopt the Council’s new Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Housing Revenue Account business plan 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Capital strategy 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - Budget setting and financial planning 2023/24 to 2026/27

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Debbie Jackson

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2023 - North Paddington Programme

 

 

 

 

This report begins the process of improving service delivery and outcomes in North Paddington by setting out preliminary proposals on governance, investment and community engagement for improvement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: Harrow Road; Queen's Park; Westbourne;

Notice of decision: 16/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/01/2023 - Pay Policy 2023- 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 10/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/01/2023 - Governance Arrangements between the Council and City of Westminster Charitable Trust: Community Contribution Fund

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: Not before 06/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 06/01/2023


06/01/2023 - Acquisition of leasehold interests in London W9

The acquisition of leasehold interests in W9.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 06/02/2023

Wards affected: Maida Vale;

Lead officer: Rupert Grass

Notice of decision: 06/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


05/01/2023 - Balmoral Castle and Darwin House: Phase 2 - Appropriation of Land at Balmoral Castle Public House and Vacant Garages

Appropriation of land for planning purposesat Balmoral Castle Public House, 1 Churchill Gardens Road  London SW1   and 23  Westminster Council owned vacant garages.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2023

Wards affected: Pimlico South;

Notice of decision: 05/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


03/01/2023 - Council Tax Support Fund 2023/24

To approve the allocation of the government’s Council Tax Support Fund funding allocation for 2023/24

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 01/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Hinckley

Notice of decision: 03/01/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/12/2022 - Westminster Design Review Panel

Establishment of a Design Review Panel for Westminster

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 20/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Hamilton

Notice of decision: 22/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2022 - Award of New Contract to External Agents to Manage the Investment Property Portfolio

Following completion of the procurement process a Cabinet Member decision is sought to confirm the appointment to the recommended supplier under a CCS framework

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 17/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philip Owen

Notice of decision: 19/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


14/12/2022 - West Fitzrovia BID Proposal - 2023 - 2027

This report seeks approval from the Cabinet Member on the new West Fitzrovia BID Proposal 2023 – 2027.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 12/01/2023

Wards affected: West End;

Lead officer: Rachel Thevanesan

Notice of decision: 14/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/12/2022 - Sub lease of part land at SW1

Sub lease of part land at SW1

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision due date: Not before 12/01/2023

Wards affected: Vincent Square;

Lead officer: Ian McAuley

Notice of decision: 14/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


14/12/2022 - Neighbourhood CIL Decisions: Summer 2023 Application Round

Decision to be taken on the summer round of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy funding applications

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 12/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alex Csicsek

Notice of decision: 14/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/12/2022 - Neighbourhood CIL Decisions: Spring 2023 Application Round

Decision to be taken on the spring round of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy funding applications

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 12/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alex Csicsek

Notice of decision: 14/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/12/2022 - Neighbourhood CIL Decisions: Winter 2023 Application Round

Decision to be taken on the winter round of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy funding applications

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 12/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alex Csicsek

Notice of decision: 14/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/12/2022 - Supported Accommodation - Housing Needs

Direct Award for Provision of Mental Health Supported Accommodation to Riverside for Queen Marys and Chapter St.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision due date: 08/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 08/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


05/12/2022 - Long Term Empty Residential Properties (Private Sector) Interim Strategy Statement

Strategy Statement setting out the council’s approach to long term empty residential properties in the private sector.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Cecily Herdman

Notice of decision: 05/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/12/2022 - Carlton Dene Demolition Contract Award Recommendation

Recommendation to award the demolition contract to the successful contractor following a competitive tendering process.

 

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

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Maida Vale;

Notice of decision: 05/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


02/12/2022 - Balmoral Castle and Darwin House: Phase 2, 3 and 4

Approval for the main contract to deliver Block A and Block B at Darwin House, 104 Grosvenor Road, London SW1V 3LH.

 

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

Decision due date: 02/01/2023

Wards affected: Pimlico South;

Lead officer: Graham Soars

Notice of decision: 02/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


01/12/2022 - Capital Slippage Report

Report of the Executive Director for Finance and Resources

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 01/12/2022


30/11/2022 - Westminster City Plan Partial Review - Submission to Secretary of State

Submission of partial review to the City Plan to the Secretary of State to begin a formal examination in public.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 29/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kimberley West

Notice of decision: 30/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/11/2022 - Westminster City Plan Partial Review - Regulation 19 Consultation

Formal consultation on the partial review to the City Plan under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Decision due date: Not before 29/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kimberley West

Notice of decision: 30/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 - Seymour Leisure Centre: 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: Fully exempt  - view reasons


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