Decision details


Decision Maker: Council, Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Recommended Minute of Cabinet of 18 September had not been notified for inclusion on the agenda within the statutory deadline.  The Mayor agreed to accept this item onto the agenda as a matter requiring urgent consideration in order that regard be had to their content in reaching its decision.


Councillor Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management, moved that the Recommended Minute (5 and 6) be approved and adopted (seconded by Councillor Thompson, Leader). 


Council proceeded to ask questions and debate the matters in the Report and Recommended Minute.


During questions, clarification was sought with regard to the membership of the Housing New Build Panel.  The Strategic Director Services (Interim) confirmed that would include the Cabinet member for Housing and the Strategic Directors for Services and Resources.  The Strategic Director (Place) would not be involved in the Panel whilst he was formally appointed as a Company Director. Furthermore, an error at paragraph 13.2 should be corrected so that reference to the Housing Scrutiny Panel should read “New Build Panel”.


Council agreed that nominations to the Housing Company Scrutiny Panel should all be in proportion to the political make-up of the Council (two Liberal Democrat and one Conservative) and that Group Managers advise the Strategic Director accordingly




That the Recommended Minute of the Cabinet held 18 September 2019 (as follows) be approved and adopted:


(1)  That Council gives permission to establish a company limited by shares and wholly owned by the Council to deliver and manage units for sub-market rent, shared ownership accommodation and units for outright sale.


(2)  That the Council approves the establishment of the Housing Company Scrutiny Panel and nominates three Members to sit on the Panel.



The meeting adjourned for a comfort break between 8.15pm and 8.35pm.

Reason Key: Significantly effects 2 or more wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Gillian Knight, Interim Corporate Head of Housing Email:

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 25/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Council

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