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The Chairman stated that this was a new Policy which set out a framework of possible payments available for tenants whose property was directly affected by the council’s planned development proposals.
The Head of New Homes Delivery outlined the key elements of the proposed policy, highlighting that some payments were statutory and some discretionary. Discretionary payments would not exceed the statutory amount. The policy set out procedures for Officers to follow and emphasised that tenants should engage with the Council at an early date.
Mrs Gill confirmed that comments from TACT had been taken into account in the drafting of the Policy.
In response to Members’ questions, the Head of New Homes Delivery advised that the policy stipulated that the level of compensation claimed would be reasonable. Early discussions between tenants and officers should highlight any situations where this might be an issue.
The Committee agreed to the following for the reasons outlined above and set out in the report.
1. That the Home Loss and Discretionary Payment Policy be approved.
2. That delegated authority is given to the Corporate Head of Housing to approve discretionary and statutory compensation.
3. That delegated authority is given to the Corporate Head of Housing to authorise and sign Demolition Notices.