Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Housing
Monday, 9th March, 2020 4.30 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith Democratic Services Tel: 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declaration of Interests

3.

Resources for Rough Sleepers in Portsmouth (information report) pdf icon PDF 231 KB

The report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services provides information on the current strategic approach, and the resources in place, to respond to the needs of rough sleepers to reduce rough sleeping as outlined in the Street Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Partnership Strategy 2018-2020.     

Decision:

The contents of the information report were noted.

(This is not subject to call-in provisions.)

4.

Development of Affordable Homes - Huntsman Close, Havant pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building seeks approval from the Cabinet Member for Housing to instruct the strategic development team to deliver a new development of 10 flats.  These will be let via Portsmouth City Council housing waiting list and Havant Borough Council waiting list, all let at affordable rents and managed by Wecock Farm housing office.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

(1)  the Cabinet Member for Housing approves Capital Expenditure of  £1,9m, to deliver 10 new affordable housing properties, to be held in the Housing Revenue Account.

 

(2)  the Cabinet Member for Housing delegates authority to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources & S151 Officer to amend the composition and spending profile of the proposed schemes in order to meet planning and design requirements and also to agree the use of 141 receipts whilst ensuring that the schemes remain financially viable following any necessary changes.

 

(3)  the Cabinet Member for Housing delegates the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building to apply for any grant funding to support the scheme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

(1)       the Cabinet Member for Housing approved Capital Expenditure of  £1.9m, to deliver 10 new affordable housing properties, to be held in the Housing Revenue Account.

 

(2)       the Cabinet Member for Housing delegated authority to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources & S151 Officer to amend the composition and spending profile of the proposed schemes in order to meet planning and design requirements and also to agree the use of 141 receipts whilst ensuring that the schemes remain financially viable following any necessary changes.

 

(3)       the Cabinet Member for Housing delegated authority to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building to apply for any grant funding to support the scheme.

5.

Council Housing Maintenance and Improvements and Housing IT Business Software 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services is to inform members of the spending proposed for the next financial year for revenue and capital funded maintenance and improvement programmes for the City Councils retained housing stock together with Housing IT Business Software, and to seek approval to incur expenditure in respect of the capital schemes and rolling programmes and to show how the budgets have been allocated on an area office basis.

 

RECOMMENDED

(1)       That the area programmes and allocation of finance for the funding of the Revenue Budgets for repairs and maintenance of dwellings be noted.

 

(2)       That the capital budgets listed in Appendix B and Appendix C commencing in 2020/2021 be approved and the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood  and Building Services be authorised under Financial Rules, Section B14 to proceed with schemes within the sums approved.

 

(3)       That the Director of Finance and Section 151 Officer financial appraisal be approved for the capital programme - global provision.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Housing agreed:

 

(1)       That the area programmes and allocation of finance for the funding of the Revenue Budgets for repairs and maintenance of dwellings be noted.

 

(2)       That the capital budgets listed in Appendix B and Appendix C commencing in 2020/2021 be approved and the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood  and Building Services be authorised under Financial Rules, Section B14 to proceed with schemes within the sums approved.

 

(3)       That the Director of Finance and Section 151 Officer's financial appraisal be approved for the capital programme - global provision.