Agenda and minutes
Regeneration Committee
Tuesday 11 July 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Teresa Young, Senior Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 6559; email:  [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  An apology for absence was received from Shaun Bailey AM (Deputy Chairman).

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

Contact: 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.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Regeneration Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 3 May 2017, as follows:

 

Navin Shah AM (Chair)

Shaun Bailey AM (Deputy Chairman)

Tony Devenish AM

Andrew Dismore AM

Nicky Gavron AM

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Regeneration Committee, as agreed at the annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 3 May 2017, be noted as follows:

 

Navin Shah AM (Chair);

Shaun Bailey AM (Deputy Chairman);

Tony Devenish AM;

Andrew Dismore AM; and

Nicky Gavron AM.

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference for the Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 3 May 2017:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on -

·  matters of importance to Greater London; and

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor and Functional Bodies

as they impact on the regeneration of Greater London.

 

2.  To provide lead oversight for the London Assembly of the policies, decisions and actions of any Mayoral Development Corporation.

 

3.  To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

 

4.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; climate change; and the promotion of opportunity.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the following terms of reference for the Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 3 May 2017, be noted:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

· matters of importance to Greater London; and

· the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor and Functional Bodies as they impact on the regeneration of Greater London.

 

2.  To provide lead oversight for the London Assembly of the policies, decisions and actions of any Mayoral Development Corporation.

 

3.  To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

 

4.   To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; climate change; and the promotion of opportunity.

5.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegation:

 

The London Assembly, at its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, agreed to delegate to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees a general authority to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or sub-committee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the following standing delegation be noted:

 

The London Assembly, at its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, agreed to delegate to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees a general authority to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the Party Groups on the committee or subcommittee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 March 2017 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Regeneration Committee meeting held on 1 March 2017 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

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

8.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority and Response to the Committee's Report, Creative Tensions pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended:

 

(a)  To note the action taken by the Chair, Navin Shah AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the Deputy Chairman, namely to agree:

 

(i)  The Committee’s output from its scrutiny review of culture-led regeneration, Creative Tensions, optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration;

 

(ii)  The arrangements for site visits to the City of London Corporation on 22 February 2017, Rotherhithe on 12 March 2017, Digital Greenwich on 15 March 2017 and Community Fibre on 28 March 2017 in support of the Committee’s scrutiny review of broadband and digital connectivity in London; and

 

(iii)  The Committee’s output from its scrutiny review of broadband and digital connectivity in London.

 

(b)  To note its report, Creative Tensions, optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration, attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and the response to the report from the London Legacy Development Corporation attached at Appendix 2 to the report;

 

(c)  To note the summaries of the site visits to the City of London Corporation on 22 February 2017 (attached at Appendix 3 to the report), Rotherhithe on 12 March 2017 (attached at  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the action taken by the Chair, Navin Shah AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with Deputy Chairman be noted, namely, to agree:

 

(i)  The Committee’s output from its scrutiny review of culture-led regeneration, Creative Tensions, optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration; and

 

(ii)  The arrangements for site visits to the City of London Corporation on 22 February 2017, Rotherhithe on 12 March 2017, Digital Greenwich on 15 March 2017 and Community Fibre on 28 March 2017 in support of the Committee’s scrutiny review of broadband and digital connectivity in London; and

 

(iii)  The Committee’s output from its scrutiny review of broadband and digital connectivity in London.

 

(b)  That the Committee’s report, Creative Tensions, optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration, attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and the response to the report from the London Legacy Development Corporation, attached at Appendix 2 to the report, be noted.

 

(c)  That the summaries of the site visits to the City of London Corporation on 22 February 2017 (attached at Appendix 3 to the report), Rotherhithe on 12 March 2017 (attached at Appendix 4 to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Can Regenerating London's Town Centres Deliver Good Growth? pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended:

 

(a)  To agree the terms of reference for its investigation, Can Regenerating London’s Town Centres Deliver Good Growth?, as set out in paragraph 4.8 of this report and agrees the scoping paper attached at Appendix 1 to the report;

 

(b)  To note the report as background to the discussion with invited guests regarding the regeneration of town centres in London, and to note the subsequent discussion;

 

(c)  To note the summary of the site visit to Wembley and Wealdstone on 15 June 2017, as attached at Appendix 2 to the report; and

 

(d)  To delegate authority to the Chair, Navin Shah AM, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree any output from the Committee’s meeting on the regeneration of town centres in London.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as

background to a discussion with the invited guests on the health and regeneration of town centres across London.

 

9.2  The Chair welcomed the following invited guests to the meeting:

·  Denise Beedell, Development Manager, Greater London, Federation of Small Businesses;

·  Mark Billington, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, Harrow Council;

·  Jonny Birkett, Chief Executive, Nightworks;

·  Gerard Burgess, Senior Strategic Planner, Greater London Authority; and

·  Erin Byrne, Senior Project Officer, Regeneration, GLA.

 

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

 

9.4  During the course of the discussion the Senior Strategic Planner, GLA, undertook to:

·  Check whether the Health Check of town centres would include data about discount stores; and

·  Consider the potential to undertake supplementary work to monitor the impact of the business rates revaluation on town centres, noting that it would be important to have the most up to date data to underpin the policies of the London Plan.

 

9.5  At the end of the discussion, the Chair thanked the guests for their attendance and helpful contributions to the meeting.

 

9.6  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the terms of reference for the Committee’s investigation, Can  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Regeneration Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended:

 

(a)  To note the remainder of its meeting dates in the 2017/18 Assembly year, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report;

 

(b)  To agree its work programme as set out in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.5 of the report; and

 

(c)  To delegate authority to the Chair, Navin Shah AM, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny review of convergence in growth boroughs.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the remainder of the Committee’s meeting dates in the 2017/18 Assembly year, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That the work programme, as set out in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.5 of the report, be noted.

 

(c)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, Navin Shah AM, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny review of convergence in growth boroughs.

11.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Regeneration Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 September 2017 in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

11.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 6 September 2017 at 2pm in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting ended at 12.11am.