Delegated powers are designed to allow officers to take minor decisions, where no democratic oversight is deemed necessary. Given that the Brent Cross is a highly political decision and is the largest change to the Borough in our lifetime, surely letting officers sign these agreements is not appropriate.
The paper states
"To execute the commercial agreements in respect of the Brent Cross Principal Development Agreement (and associated documents), CPO Indemnity Agreement, Co-Operation Agreement and CRL Share Purchase Agreement in accordance with the terms approved by Cabinet Resources Committee dated 16 January 1014 and Urgency Committee on 26 February 2015."The Barnet Eye believes that delegating decision making to officers is entirely appropriate when ordering paperclips, or other trivial matters. It is not appropriate when huge, far reaching decisions affecting thousands of people in the Borough are being taken. It seems that the Council officers no longer even bother to pretend to care about democracy.