Agenda and minutes
Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 16 May 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Chamber, 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  There were no apologies for absence.

 

1.2  The Chairman, on behalf of the Committee, thanked the former Chair, Navin Shah AM, for his hard work during the 2017/18 Assembly year.

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 Committee, which will be agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018.

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received the updated membership and chairing arrangements, agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly, as set out on the supplementary agenda.

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Regeneration Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 10 May 2018, be noted as follows:

 

Shaun Bailey AM (Chairman)

Navin Shah AM (Deputy Chair)

Tony Devenish AM

Nicky Gavron AM

Dr Onkar Sahota AM

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note its terms of reference, which are subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018:

 

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 scrutinise functions relating to culture-led regeneration.

 

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

 

5.  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  That the following terms of reference for the Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 10 May 2018, 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 scrutinise functions relating to culture-led regeneration.

 

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

 

5.  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 asked to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee, which is subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 10 May 2018:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees 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 of authority to the Chairman 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 93 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 February 2018 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Regeneration Committee meeting held on 6 February 2018 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 81 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.

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 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, following consultation with the Deputy Chairman, namely to agree:

 

(i)  The Committee’s report, Centres for Excellence?  Good growth through town centre regeneration;

 

(ii)  Arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the London Legacy Development Corporation regeneration area on 8 March 2018;

 

(iii)  The Regeneration Committee’s submission to the Planning Committee in respect of the London Plan consultation; and

 

(iv)  That the topic for discussion at this meeting will be regeneration creating job opportunities.

 

(b)  Note its report, Centres for Excellence?  Good growth through town centre regeneration, attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(c)  Note the summary of its site visit to the London Legacy Development Corporation regeneration area on 8 March 2018 as set out in paragraphs 4.4 and 4.5 of the report.

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 former Chair of the Committee under delegated authority, in consultation with the former Deputy Chairman be noted, namely to agree:

 

(i)  The Committee’s report, Centres for Excellence?  Good growth through town centre regeneration;

 

(ii)  Arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the London Legacy Development Corporation regeneration area on 8 March 2018;

 

(iii)  The Regeneration Committee’s submission to the Planning Committee in respect of the London Plan consultation; and

 

(iv)  That the topic for discussion at this meeting will be regeneration creating job opportunities.

 

(b)  That the Committee’s report, Centres for Excellence?  Good growth through town centre regeneration, attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

 

(c)  That the summary of the Committee’s site visit to the London Legacy Development Corporation regeneration area on 8 March 2018 as set out in paragraphs 4.4 and 4.5 of the report, be noted.

9.

Regeneration Creating Employment Opportunities pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Riina Heinonen, [email protected]; 020 7983 4510

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to the discussion with invited guests regarding the regeneration initiatives creating employment opportunities across London, and note the subsequent discussion; and

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to agree any output from the Committee’s meeting on the regeneration and employment opportunities 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 regeneration creating employment opportunities.

 

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

·  Julie Sexton, Senior Programme Manager, Regeneration, Greater London Authority (GLA);

·  Helen Stonelake, Project Manager, Regeneration, GLA;

·  Michael Heanue, Principal Policy Officer (Skills), GLA;

·  Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute; and

·  Danny Edwards, Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Southwark Council.

 

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

 

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

 

9.5  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion with invited guests regarding the regeneration initiatives creating employment opportunities across London, be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to agree any output from the Committee’s meeting on the regeneration and employment opportunities in London and the arrangements for a site visit to support the Committee’s work on this subject.

10.

Regeneration Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Riina Heinonen, [email protected]; 020 7983 4510

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note its meeting dates in the 2018/19 Assembly year, which are subject to approval at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 10 May 2018, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report.

 

(b)  Agree its work programme as set out in the report and agree that the Committee’s meeting slot on 20 June 2018 be used for a site visit to the Royal Docks.

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny review of the Royal Docks and the arrangements for a site visit to the Royal Docks.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the remainder of its meeting dates in the 2018/19 Assembly year, which were agreed at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 10 May 2018, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That the Committee’s work programme, as set out in the report, be agreed and that it be agreed to use the Committee’s meeting slot on 20 June 2018 for a site visit to the Royal Docks.

 

(c)  That authority be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny review of the Royal Docks and the arrangements for a site visit to the Royal Docks.

11.

Date of Next Meeting

Subject to a decision on the Committee’s Work Programme, the next meeting of the Regeneration Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 July 2018 in the Chamber at 2:30pm, City Hall.

Minutes:

11.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for 4 July 018 at 2.30pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

12.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There was no other business the Chairman considered urgent.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting ended at 3.40pm.