Agenda and minutes
Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 8 May 2019 10.00 am

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 Chairman's Announcements

To receive any apologies and any announcements from the Chairman.

Minutes:

1.1  There were no apologies for absence.

 

1.2  During the discussion at Agenda Item 8 (Digital Connectivity and London as a Smart City), the Chairman welcomed journalism students from London South Bank University, who observed the meeting from the public gallery.

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.

 

2.2  During the discussion on Agenda Item 8 (Digital Connectivity and a Smart London), Tony Devenish AM (Chair), for the purposes of transparency, declared a non-pecuniary interest, as he knew Councillor Jonathan Glanz because they were both Councillors at Westminster City Council.

3.

Membership of 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 2 May 2019.

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

  That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, as set out on the supplementary agenda, and which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted:

 

  Tony Devenish AM (Chairman)

  Navin Shah AM (Deputy Chair)

  Tony Arbour AM

  Andrew Dismore AM

  Joanne McCartney 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 2 May 2019:

 

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  Resolved:

 

  That the following terms of reference for the Committee, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, 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 2 May 2019:

 

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 to the Chairman of the Committee 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 91 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6 March 2019 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 March 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 88 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  Resolved:

 

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

8.

Digital Connectivity and London as a Smart City pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree the areas for consideration set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report and note the report as background to the discussion 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 review of the work of the Digital Connectivity and London as a Smart City and any additional activity to support the Committee’s scrutiny investigation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

background to a discussion with the invited guests on digital connectivity and London as a smart city.

 

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

·  Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority (GLA);

·  Sara Kelly, Principal Policy Officer for Digital Connectivity, GLA;

·  Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer & Director of Customer Experience, Transport for London; and

·  Councillor Jonathan Glanz, Gig Economy and Broadband Champion, Westminster City Council.

 

8.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.  The maps referred to during the discussion showing full fibre broadband coverage, ultra-fast broadband coverage and super-fast broadband coverage are attached at Appendix 2.

 

8.4  During the discussion the Chief Digital Officer, GLA, undertook to:

·  Provide a snapshot of each London boroughs’ progress on developing a digital strategy;

·  Discuss with the GLA London Plan Team the possibility of having a requirement for the design and access statement in respect of planning applications to provide detailed proposals on digital connectivity;

·  Respond regarding the current position on the following recommendation from the Committee’s report, Digital Connectivity in London, “The next London Plan should encourage boroughs  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Regeneration Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the remainder of its meeting dates in the 2019/20 Assembly year, which are subject to approval at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 2 May 2019, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report;

 

(b)  Note that the topic for its meeting on 26 June 2019 will be a scrutiny review of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Culture Team and place-based projects, as agreed at the meeting of the GLA Oversight Committee on 8 April 2019; and

 

(c)  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 GLA Culture Team’s work.

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the remainder of the Committee’s dates in the 2019/20 Assembly year, which were approved at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 2 May 2019, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That it be noted that the topic for the Committee’s meeting on 26 June 2019 will be a scrutiny review of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Culture Team and place-based projects, as agreed at the meeting of the GLA Oversight Committee on 8 April 2019.

 

(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 GLA Culture Team and place-based projects.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Regeneration Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 2pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

10.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 2pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

11.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There was no other business the Chairman considered urgent.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 11.34am.