Agenda and draft minutes

Housing Committee - Wednesday, 26 May 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 220 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 Febrauary 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

MINIMUM STANDARDS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To advise Members of the requirements for minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector and to seek approval of a proposed policy for the use of financial penalties for related enforcement. 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members were advised of the requirements for a minimum energy efficiency standard in the private rented housing sector and of a proposed policy for the use of financial penalties for energy efficiency related enforcement. 

 

RESOLVED that the proposed policy in respect of enforcement of energy efficiency requirements in private rented sector dwellings be approved.

 

4.

GREEN HOMES GRANT (LOCAL AUTHORITY DELIVERY PHASE 2) pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To advise Committee of the Green Homes Grant (Local Authority Delivery Phase 2) and of the proposal which has been submitted to upgrade the energy efficiency of dwellings in the Council owned stock.

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Green Homes Grant (Local Authority Delivery Phase 2) and of the proposal which had been submitted to upgrade the energy efficiency of dwellings in the Council owned stock.

 

The Green Homes Grant scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low EPC rated homes, including the worst quality off-gas grid homes, delivering progress towards reducing fuel poverty, the phasing out of high carbon fossil fuel heating and the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050. This accords with Broxtowe’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2027.

 

RECOMMENDED that Finance and Resources Committee include an additional £724,850 in the 2021/22 capital programme for heating replacements and other energy efficiency works on the Council’s housing stock funded from the Green Homes Grant (LAD Phase 2).

 

5.

TENANCY MANAGEMENT POLICY pdf icon PDF 7 KB

To seek Committee approval for an updated Tenancy Management Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the updated Tenancy Management Policy. The purpose of the Policy is to outline the rights that each Broxtowe Borough Council tenant has in accordance with the relevant legislation relating to tenancy management.

 

RESOLVED that the updated Tenancy Management Policy be approved.

 

6.

CUSTOMERS WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS POLICY pdf icon PDF 20 KB

To seek Committee approval for updated Customers with Additional Support Needs Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the updated Customers with Additional Support Needs Policy. The aims of the policy were to provide tailored services to customers who have additional support needs and request and manage up to date data which identifies customers who have additional support needs.

 

RESOLVED that the Customers with Additional Support Needs be approved. 

 

7.

REVIEW OF LEASEHOLD MANAGEMENT POLICY pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To seek Committee approval for the proposed amendments to the Leasehold Management Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the proposed amendments to the Leasehold Management Policy.

 

The purpose of the policy was to provide clarity and consistency by outlining clearly the responsibilities and obligations of leaseholders and Broxtowe Borough Council’s approach to delivering our contractual obligations.

 

RESOLVED that the proposed changes to the Council Leasehold Management Policy be approved.

 

8.

HOUSING ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY 2019 - 2022 YEAR 3 ACTION PLAN pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To seek Committee approval for the Year 3 Action Plan of the Housing Engagement Strategy 2019-2022.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the year 3 action plan of the Housing Engagement Strategy 2019-2022.

 

The priorities and actions set out in the Housing Engagement Strategy would ensure that customers have a greater voice and can influence positive change.

 

RESOLVED that the Year 3 Action Plan of the Housing Engagement Strategy 2019 – 2022 be approved.

 

9.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF BUSINESS PLAN - HOUSING - OUTTURN REPORT 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To report progress against outcome targets identified in the Housing Business Plan, linked to Corporate Plan priorities and objectives, and to provide an update as to the latest key performance indicators therein.

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the progress against outcome targets identified in the Housing Business Plan, linked to Corporate Plan priorities and objectives.

 

 

10.

HOUSING DELIVERY PLAN UPDATE pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To update Committee on the work to deliver the Housing Delivery Plan.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee note the current work to deliver the Housing Delivery Plan.

 

11.

NEW BUILD OAKFIELD ROAD, STAPLEFORD CONTRACT - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To update members on the contract with Vaughandale Construction Limited for the construction of 5 highly energy efficient flats for the Housing Revenue Account at Oakfield Road, Stapleford.

Minutes:

An update was provided to members on the contract with Vaughandale Construction Limited for the construction of 5 highly energy efficient flats for the Housing Revenue Account at Oakfield Road, Stapleford.

 

12.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Work Programme for future meetings.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Work Programme.

 

RESOLVED that the work programme, with the inclusion of a report on mobility scooters/disabilities, be approved.

13.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Committee is asked to RESOLVE that, under Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, under Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

14.

HOUSING DELIVERY PLAN UPDATE APPENDIX 4

Minutes:

RESOLVED that should any part of the green land, of the community centre, be used as part of the development, the option should be explored to improve the centre and library.

15.

INDEPENDENT LIVING STOCK OPTIONS

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the proposed changes to the Independent Living schemes be approved.