Agenda for Housing Committee on Wednesday, 15th January, 2020, 4.00pm

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39.

Procedural Business

    (a)  Declaration of Substitutes: Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.

     

    (b)  Declarations of Interest:

     

    (a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

    (b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

    (c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.

     

    In each case, you need to declare

    (i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

    (ii)      the nature of the interest; and

    (iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.

     

    If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.

     

    (c)  Exclusion of Press and Public - To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.

     

    NOTE: Any item appearing in Part Two of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.

     

    A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.

     

    Additional documents:

40.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 667 KB

41.

Chairs Communications

42.

Call Over

43.

Public Involvement

    To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:

     

    (a)       Petitions: to receive any petitions presented to the full council or at the meeting itself;

     

    (b)      Written Questions: to receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 9 January 2020;

     

    (c)    Deputations: to receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 9 January 2020.

     

    Additional documents:

44.

Issues Raised by Members

    To consider the following matters raised by councillors:

     

    (a)       Petitions: to receive any petitions submitted to the full Council or at the meeting itself;

     

    (b)      Written Questions: to consider any written questions;

     

    One question submitted by Councillor Siriol Hugh-Jones.

     

    (c)       Letters: to consider any letters;

     

    (d)   Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Council or submitted directly to the Committee.

     

    Additional documents:

45.

Housing Revenue Account Budget and Capital Investment Programme 2020/21 and Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 373 KB

    Joint report of the Executive Directors for Fiannce & Resources and Interim Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

     

    The Housing Committee approves:

     

    2.1      That a rent increase of up to 2.7% in line with government legislation as detailed in paragraph 4.11 of the report;

     

    2.2      That service charges and fees as detailed in Appendix 3 to the report;

     

    2.3      That the contribution to Youth Services from the HRA will continue with the addition of inflation at a total cost of £0.255m in 2020/21 was noted;

     

    2.4      That the proposal to set up a capital reserve of £2.900m for use in 2021/22 as discussed in paragraph 4.9 of the report was noted;

     

    2.5      That the proposal to set up a new Rent Reduction Reserve for £1.010m (see paragraph 4.10 of the report) was noted;

     

    2.6      That the current HRA forecast outturn for 2019/20 in Appendix 1 to the report of £0.200m underspend was noted; and

     

    2.7      That the Medium-Term Financial Strategy and 30-year financial projections shown in Appendix 5 to the report was noted; and

     

    The Housing Committee approves and recommends to Policy & Resources Committee:

     

    2.8      That the updated HRA Revenue Budget for 2020/21 as shown in Appendix 2 to the report be agreed and recommended to full Council for approval;

     

    2.9      That the Capital Programme Budget of £40.120m for 2020/21 be agreed and notes the 3-year programme as set out in Appendix 4 to the report and recommended to full Council for approval; and

     

    2.10    That for 2019/20, any new revenue costs (estimated at £0.080m) arising from the increased support for delivery of housing supply, should be met from HRA general reserves.

     

    That Full Council:

     

    2.11    Approves the updated HRA Revenue Budget for 2020/21 as shown in Appendix 2 to the report;

     

    2.12    Agrees the Capital Programme Budget of £40.120m for 2020/21  and the 3-year programme as set out in Appendix 4 to the report be noted; and

     

    2.13    That for 2019/20, any new revenue costs (estimated at £0.080m) arising from the increased support for delivery of housing supply, should be met from HRA general reserves.

46.

Rent Policy for new council homes pdf icon PDF 282 KB

47.

Elwyn Jones Court - Renewable Heating Proposal pdf icon PDF 350 KB

48.

Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy pdf icon PDF 142 KB

49.

Future Repairs and Maintenance to Council Housing Stock pdf icon PDF 260 KB

50.

Update on progress against the Housing Commttee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 301 KB

    Report of Interim Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

     

    The Housing Committee:

     

    2.1      Noted the progress reported against the Housing Committee Work Plan 2019-23.

     

    2.2      Suggests that any further monitoring measures that may be useful to support provision of additional information on progress against the Housing Committee Work Plan and agree that a small group of Committee members work with officers on measures and report format for inclusion in future update reports to Committee.

51.

Housing Management Performance Report Quarter 2 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 695 KB

52.

Procurement of council owned short-term temporary accommodation – Gladstone Court, Hartington Road, Brighton pdf icon PDF 378 KB

    Report of Interim Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

     

    The Housing Committee:

     

    2.1      Agrees the purchase of Gladstone Court for the use of emergency and short-term temporary accommodation for a sum to be negotiated up to the maximum set out in the Part 2 report.

     

    2.2      Recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that the Council makes an offer of up to the agreed sum detailed in the Part 2 report to acquire Gladstone Court.

     

    2.3      Recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that the freehold of the site is appropriated from the General Fund for Part II Housing Act 1985 purposes for a fee of up to £250,000, as estimated by external valuation.

53.

Items referred for Full Council

    To consider items to be submitted to the XX 2015 Council meeting for information.

     

    In accordance with Procedure Rule 24.3a, the Committee may determine that any item is to be included in its report to Council. In addition, any Group may specify one further item to be included by notifying the Chief Executive no later than 10am on the eighth working day before the Council meeting at which the report is to be made, or if the Committee meeting take place after this deadline, immediately at the conclusion of the Committee meeting

     

     

    Additional documents:

54.

Procurement of council owned short-term temporary accommodation – Gladstone Court, Hartington Road, Brighton - Exempt Category 3

    Report of Interim Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities.

     

    Decision:

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

     

    The Housing Committee:

     

    2.1      Agrees the purchase of Gladstone Court for the use of emergency and short-term temporary accommodation for a sum to be negotiated up to the maximum set out in the Part 2 report.

     

    2.2      Recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that the Council makes an offer of up to the agreed sum detailed in the Part 2 report to acquire Gladstone Court.

     

    2.3      Recommends to Policy & Resources Committee that the freehold of the site is appropriated from the General Fund for Part II Housing Act 1985 purposes for a fee of up to £250,000, as estimated by external valuation.

     

55.

Part Two Proceedings

 


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