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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs K Mandry.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Housing Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 10 March 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Housing Scrutiny Panel meeting held on the 10 March 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Disclosures of Advice or Directions

To receive any declarations of interest from members in accordance with Standing Orders and the Council’s Code of Conduct and disclosures of advice or directions received from Group Leaders or Political Groups, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations of which notice has been lodged.

Minutes:

There were no deputations given at this meeting.

6.

Executive Business pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider any item of business dealt with, or due to be dealt with shortly,  by the Executive since the last meeting of the Panel that falls under the remit of the Housing Portfolio.  This will include any decisions taken by the Executive Member during the same time period.

6(1)

Approval for disabled adaptation works at 46 Lincoln Close pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

6(2)

Fareham Housing Disposals and Re-developments at 28 Queens Road and 15 & 17 Crossfell Walk pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

 

6(3)

Nitrate Credits for Fareham Housing Schemes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

 

6(4)

Stubbington Lane Development Site, Hill Head pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Minutes:

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

 

6(5)

Fareham Housing development at the former Scout Hut site, Montefiore Drive, Park Gate pdf icon PDF 16 KB

The decision sheet for this item will be tabled at the meeting.

Minutes:

A tabled item was received in respect of this item to provide Members with a copy of the decision notice. A copy is attached to these minutes as Appendix A.

 

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

6(6)

Sea Lane Housing Site, PO14 2NB pdf icon PDF 67 KB

The decision sheet for this item will be tabled at the meeting.

Minutes:

A tabled item was received in respect of this item to provide Members with a copy of the decision notice. A copy is attached to these minutes as Appendix B.

 

There were no comments or questions raised for clarification.

7.

Affordable Housing Update pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To receive a presentation by the Affordable Housing Strategic Lead on progress with Fareham Housing sites and other relevant strategic housing matters.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel received a presentation by the Affordable Housing Strategic Lead which provided members with an update on progress with Fareham Housing sites and other relevant strategic housing matters.  A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes as Appendix C.

 

RESOLVED that the Housing Scrutiny Panel notes the content of the presentation.

8.

Rough Sleeping Initiative Funding 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To consider a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer which provides an update on the Rough Sleeping Initiative Funding 2020/21.

Minutes:

The Panel received a report by the deputy Chief Executive Officer which provided Members with details of the funding received following a bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative programme.

 

RESOLVED that the Housing Scrutiny Panel notes the content of the report.

9.

Covid-19 Impact on Housing & Homelessness Services pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer which provides members with information in respect of the Covid-19 impact on Housing & Homelessness Services.

Minutes:

The Panel received a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer which provided members with details of how each of the Housing service areas were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and highlighted actions that have been taken to enable the continuation of essential services, respond to Government directives and ensure the safety of residents and staff.

 

Members asked that thanks be put on record to the Housing team for the fantastic work that has been done under such difficult circumstances.

 

RESOLVED that the Housing Scrutiny Panel notes the content of the report.

10.

Housing Scrutiny Panel Priorities

To provide an opportunity for Members to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Housing Panel.

Minutes:

The Chairman invited Members to consider the Scrutiny Priorities for the Housing Scrutiny Panel.

 

At the request of members it was agreed that an item would be brought to a future meeting of the Panel to provide an update on the 2 new posts created as a result of the funding received following a successful bid to the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund.

 

Following the recent government announcement that additional funding will be made available to help with homelessness issues, it was requested and agreed that a report will be brought to the next meeting of the Panel to update Members on how any further, successful bids for funding will be utilised.

 

Members requested and agreed that, following a prolonged period of staff turnover, an update will be brought to the next meeting of the Panel to provide a staffing update outlining job roles and responsibilities.

 

At the suggestion of the Chairman it was agreed that a report be brought to a future meeting of the Panel to update members on the new, recently implemented, Housing Software. 

 

RESOLVED that the Housing Scrutiny Panel agrees that the following items be added to the Panel’s Scrutiny Priorities:

 

(a)  an update on the 2 new posts created as a result of the successful funding bid from the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund.

 

(b)  a report to update Members on how any further successful funding bids will be utilised to tackle Homelessness

 

(c)  a staffing update outlining job roles and responsibilities, as a result of staff turnover; and

 

(d)  an update on the new, recently implemented, Housing Software implementation. 

 

 




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