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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms C,D,E, 1st floor, Merton Civic Centre

Contact: Democratic Services  email:; telephone: 020 8545 3616

Note: To start at 7.40pm or on the rise of the Cabinet meeting held at 7.15pm on the same evening. 

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Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Declarations of pecuniary interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 30 KB

To agree the minutes of the ordinary meeting held on 15 October and the extraordinary meeting held on 10 December 2018.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2018 and the extraordinary meeting held on 10 December 2018 were agreed as a correct record.  


Merantun Development Ltd: Company Progress Report pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the report which updated on progress made since the last meeting.


The Director advised that the progress was as per the timetable and that the selected bidders for the architectural design contracts would be announced in the week commencing 21 January 2019 which was a success.


The Cabinet Member for Regeneration Housing and Transport welcomed the progress and the clear project plan, noting that a number of milestones had been met and thanked officers and everyone involved.


The Deputy Leader and Leader added their thanks to all those involved with the progress.


The Leader of the Council asked how many other Local Authorities had set up Local Authority Property Companies. The Director of Environment and Regeneration responded that there were approaching 100 or slightly more which were either in existence or in the process of being established.




A. That the progress of Merantun Development Limited (MDL) for the delivery

of their new build housing programme was noted.

B. That the intention to award the architectural design contract(s) to the

selected bidder(s) was noted, subject to the approval of the Board of Merantun Development Limited, the Council’s Shareholder Representative and completion of the mandatory standstill period, due diligence checks and


C. That the year to date expenditure incurred by the Company and forecast spend for 2018/19 was noted.