Agenda

Cabinet Housing Panel
Wednesday 19th February 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Sharon Keenlyside 

Items
No. Item

1.

SUBSTITUTIONS

To note any substitution of Panel Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2020 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) which lists the actions from the last Panel meeting and their current status.

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 14

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

7.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to thirty minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.

8.

TENANCY FRAUD POLICY pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) on the draft Tenancy Fraud Policy which provides guidance on how the Council will tackle tenancy fraud through a framework of prevention, detection and enforcement.

Additional documents:

9.

PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR HOUSING PERIOD QUARTER THREE - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) providing a summary of the strategic key performance indicators (KPIs), and comments about performance by exception for Quarter Three 2019/20.  The KPIs are monitored monthly by Heads of Service.

 

10.

HOUSING ALLOCATION POLICY REVIEW AND PROPOSAL pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communications) which sets out some recommended changes to the policy, as a result of a review following the introduction of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.

11.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) providing an update on the Councils Affordable Housing Programme (AHP). Updates are provided twice a year.

Additional documents:

12.

TENANT INVOLVEMENT UPDATE

Presentation from the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) providing an update on tenant involvement.

13.

WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 185 KB

The pro-forma which sets out the Panel’s work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place.

14.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

15.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Panel is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 16 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Paragraph 4 (consultations or negotiations relating to labour relations) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

PART II

16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN