The Corporate Head of Housing introduced the report and outlined the reasons for the changes proposed. He also responded to questions thereon.
In response to questions from the TACT representatives present, he advised that as part of the revised strategy, there would be a wider review of sheltered housing schemes. The membership of the Asset Management Strategy Working Group currently consisted of Council Officers only, with no direct Councillor or TACT input. He would give consideration to how the Working Group could report back to TACT through an appropriate Panel.
The Committee agreed to the following for the reasons outlined above and set out in the report.
1. That the progress made against priorities outlined and agree the future priorities set out in Appendix 2 be noted.
2. That the existing property value thresholds included in the Property Disposal policy be amended and approved as set out in this report.
3. That the Corporate Head of Housing be given delegated authority, in consultation with the Corporate Head of Resources and the Leader with the Portfolio Holder for Housing to review the scope of the Southampton City Council ‘ECO and Green Deal Delivery Scheme’ Framework and, if eligibility and compliance criteria met in accordance with Contracts Procedure Rules, to sign up to the framework to support work to improve the energy efficiency of non traditional housing stock.
4. That the Wise Move incentive payment scheme be increased to £2,500 per household for each move for a trial period of 12 months.