Agenda for Housing & New Homes Committee on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, 4.00pm

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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

Contact: Caroline De Marco  Democratic Services Officer

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No. Item


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:


Minutes of the previous meetings pdf icon PDF 433 KB


Chairs Communications


Call Over


Public Involvement pdf icon PDF 199 KB


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;


    (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:


Housing Disabled Facilities Grant Policy pdf icon PDF 402 KB


Revised Tenancy Agreement pdf icon PDF 303 KB


HRA Asset Strategy Review – Providing safe homes pdf icon PDF 221 KB


Home Purchase Policy pdf icon PDF 160 KB

    Report of Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing (copy attached).


    Additional documents:


    (1)      That the Committee agrees the Home Purchase Policy at Appendix 1 which enables the HRA to purchase homes, both through the right of first refusal and on the open market (subject to business case).


    (2)      That it is noted that the policy allows the purchase of accommodation up to £250,000 subject to the purchase meeting the policy criteria.


    (3)      That it is noted that that the scheme and future budget allocation will be reviewed as part of the HRA budget setting process for 2018/19.


    (4)      That the Committee recommends to Policy Resources & Growth Committee to approve a budget of £2.000m within the HRA capital programme 2017/18 for the purpose of purchasing former council homes, to be funded from Right to Buy receipts (£0.600m) and HRA borrowing and/or reserves (£1.4m).


    (5)      That the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee approve a budget of £2.000m within the HRA Capital Programme 2017/18 for the purpose of purchasing former council homes, to be funded from Right to Buy receipts (£0.600m) and HRA borrowing and/or reserves (£1.4m).


    (6)      That for the duration of the pilot scheme, the allocation should seek to provide 75% general needs accommodation unless the business case is not viable, then 25% to temporary accommodation, and will charge social rents up to living wage rents, subject to the business case model (appendix 2 shows that no subsidy is needed).                   


1. Single Homeless & Rough Sleeper Accommodation and Support Services. 2. Young People's Housing Advice & Supported Accommodation pdf icon PDF 465 KB


Survey of Tenants and Residents (STAR) 2016 - Detailed response to Tenant Feedback pdf icon PDF 369 KB


Housing Management Performance Report Quarter 1 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 608 KB


New Homes for Neighbourhoods: Development costs of New Build Council Homes pdf icon PDF 597 KB


Items referred for Full Council

    To consider items to be submitted to the 2nd November 2017 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:


New Homes for Neighbourhoods: Development Costs - Exempt Category 3


Minutes of 28 June 2017 - Exempt Category 3


Part Two Proceedings


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