Agenda and minutes
Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 1 March 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Joanna Brown/Teresa Young, Senior Committee Officers; Telephone: 020 7983 6559; email:  [email protected] /  [email protected] 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  There were no apologies for absence.

 

1.2  During the course of the discussion on broadband and digital connectivity in London, the Chair welcomed pupils and staff from Al Falah Primary School, London Borough of Hackney, who were observing the meeting from the public gallery.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

Contact:  Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected] 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)   Note the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)    Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Regeneration Committee held on 19 January 2017 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  That the minutes of the Regeneration Committee meeting held on 19 January 2017 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected] 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and ongoing actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the completed and ongoing actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

5.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected] 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the action taken by the Chair, Navin Shah AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the Deputy Chaiman, namely to agree the scoping for this meeting on broadband and digital connectivity in London.

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

  Resolved:

 

That the action taken by the Chair, Navin Shah AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the Deputy Chairman be noted, namely to agree the scoping for this meeting on broadband and digital connectivity in London.

6.

Broadband and Digital Connectivity in London pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Julien Daniero-Iglesias, [email protected], 020 7983 5802

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to the discussion with the invited guests regarding broadband and connectivity in London and note the subsequent discussion; and

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, Navin Shah AM, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree any output from the Committee’s meeting on broadband and digital connectivity in London.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as a background to a discussion with the invited guests on broadband and digital connectivity in London.

 

6.2  The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

·  Jeremy Skinner, Senior Manager - Growth & Enterprise, Greater London Authority (GLA);

·  Sara Kelly, Senior Policy Officer - Science and Technology, GLA;

·  Councillor Jonathan Glanz, Lead Member for Broadband and Connectivity, Westminster City Council;

·  Mark Collins, Director, Strategy and Public Affairs, CityFibre; and

·  Tim Stranack, Business Development Director, Community Fibre.

 

6.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion, Members referred to a map provided by Ofcom, which showed the availability and type of broadband across London.  The map is attached at Appendix 2.

 

6.5  During the course of the discussion, the Senior Policy Officer – Science and Technology, GLA, undertook to:

·  Review the terminology contained in the guidance for small and medium enterprises on the GLA website and ensure that it is easily available, and easy to understand; and

·  Consider the issues raised during the discussion about using street furniture where appropriate to enhance connectivity, and to include  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Regeneration Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Paul Watling, [email protected]; 020 7983 4393

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note its initial priorities for its work programme for 2017/18, as set out in the report.

 

(b)  Note the summary of the site visit on 12 January 2017 to Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Stratford to discuss the regeneration of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as seen from those neighbourhoods, as attached at Appendix 1 to this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the Regeneration Committee’s initial priorities for its work programme for 2017/18, as set out in the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That the summary of the site visit on 12 January 2017 to Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Stratford to discuss the regeneration of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as seen from these neighbourhoods, be noted.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

Subject to confirmation at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 3 May 2017, the next meeting of the Regeneration Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10am in the Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  Subject to confirmation at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 3 May 2017, the next meeting of the Regeneration Committee was scheduled for Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 10am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no other business that the Chair considered urgent.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 11.59pm.