Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Housing & Community Safety Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 25th September, 2008
Time:
10.30am
Place:
Lecture Hall, Stockton Central Library, The Sqaure, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Allison Trainer(Chairman), Cllr Julia Cherrett(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Jackie Earl, Cllr Mrs Suzanne Fletcher, Cllr Robert Gibson, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Mrs Liz Nesbitt, Cllr Bill Noble
Officers:
Jane Edmends, Julie Higgins (DNS), Kirsty Wannop, Sarah Whaley, Peter Mennear (LD).
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Bill Woodhead
Item Description Decision
Public
HCS
26/08
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
HCS
27/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 4TH SEPTMBER 2008 - FOR APPROVAL
RESOLVED that the draft minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2008 be forwarded to Council.
HCS
28/08
REVIEW OF REGISTERED SOCIAL LANDLORDS
RESOLVED that the recommendations be included in the draft report of the Committee's work and for this to be considered at the next meeting of the Committee.
HCS
29/08
WORK PROGRAMME
RESOLVED that the work programme be noted.
10.30am/11.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HCS
26/08
Councillor Mrs Trainer declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item no.4 -Review of Registered Social Landlords as she was a member of the Tristar Management Board.

Councillor Gibson declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item no.4 -Review of Registered Social Landlords as he was a member of the Tristar Management Board.

Councillor Mrs Cherrett declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item no.4 -Review of Registered Social Landlords as she was a member of the Tristar Management Board.

Cllr Bill Noble declared a declared personal/non prejudicial interest in agenda item no. 4- Review of Registered Social Landlords, as a tenant of a Registered Social Landlord.
HCS
27/08
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2008.
HCS
28/08
Consideration was given to a report that was to aid Members when drafting recommendations for the review of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). The evidence was themed in order to group together sections of evidence.

Members then drafted recommendations in relation to the following issues:


• Improving communication between the Council and RSL partners
• Encouraging RSLs to be part of the Housing and Neighbourhood Partnership
• Developing a preferred partner framework to use when choosing future development partners in the Borough, and to encourage its use by private developers when delivering affordable housing elements of s.106 agreements
• Developing an annual review process for non-developer RSL partners
• Sharing best practice regarding community investment within the Borough
• Identifying best practice in relation to s106 negotiations
• Regular reports on general housing market to come back to the Committee and all Members as appropriate
• Ensuring the Housing service continues to investigate housing initiatives, including ‘mortgage rescue schemes'.

In addition, Members requested that an informal meeting of the Committee was held in the near future in order to receive updates on the current housing situation, its effect on both the private and social housing sectors in the Borough, and to be updated on local and national initiatives. It was requested that all Members would be notified of the meeting should they wish to attend.

Members also requested further information on the role of the new Homes and Communities Agency.
HCS
29/08
Members considered the Work Programme of the Committee.

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