Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 7th November, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Asad Shah - 01274 432280 

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

 

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

 

3.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

 

5.

THE COUNCIL'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “V”) is provided for information in order to update members on progress in relation to delivery of the Council’s Affordable Housing programme and recent developments influencing the governance of the housing stock.

 

Recommended –

 

Members are requested to consider the content of the report and comment as appropriate.

 

(Lorraine Wright – 01274 432516)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That a further report be presented in 12 months to include details of how the Housing Revenue Account is operating.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

6.

DRAFT HOUSING STRATEGY AND THE HOMELESSNESS & ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The current Housing & Homelessness Strategy, A Place to Call Home, 2014-2019, is undergoing a review and two separate strategies, Housing Strategy and Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy are being produced.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “W”) provides the draft strategies to Members of the Committee to consider. 

 

Recommended –

 

That Members consider the draft strategies and comment as appropriate.

 

(Yusuf Karolia – 01274 434362)

(Sarah Holmes – 01274 432591)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That officers and partners be commended for their work in          drafting the strategies.

 

(2)       That members comments be fed into the final drafts of the           strategies.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

7.

THE COUNCIL'S INVOLVEMENT IN RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE BUILDINGS FOLLOWING THE GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “X”) provides a further update for members of the Council’s involvement with high rise residential buildings following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee note the report and request a further update on the work relating to high rise residential buildings in 12 months.

 

(Justin Booth – 01274 434716)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That an update report be presented in 12 months to include details of any request for information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding further data collection in relation to High Rise Residential Buildings.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

8.

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The report of the Chair of the Regeneration & Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “Y”) includes the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2019/20.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Work programme 2019-20 continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.

 

(Licia Woodhead – 01274 432119)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Work Programme 2019-20 continues to be amended throughout the year.

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead