Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Housing & Asset Management Decision Day - Monday, 3rd February, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester

Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer  01962 848 438, Email: cbuchanan@winchester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.

 

2.

Public Participation

– to note the names of members of the public wishing to speak on items for decision

Note: members of the public wishing to speak about a particular agenda item are required to register three working days in advance if they wish to speak at a Cabinet Member Decision Day.  Representations from the public will normally be taken during the appropriate item (after the Cabinet Member’s introduction (and any comments from the leading officer) and before representations from visiting councillors.

3.

Visiting Councillors Representation

To note any request from visiting councillors to make representations on an item for decision.

Note: Councillors wishing to speak about a particular agenda item are required to register three working days in advance if they wish to speak at a Cabinet Member Decision Day.  Councillors will normally be invited by the Chairman to speak during the appropriate item (after the Cabinet Member’s introduction (and any comments from the leading officer) and any public participation).

 

4.

Mutual Exchange Policy Review pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Decision:

1.            That the Mutual Exchange policy be amended, removing consent for all tenants to move to a property which has one bedroom more than their assessed bedroom need.

2.            That consent for exchanges where the accommodation was more extensive than was reasonably required by the tenant be refused, unless exceptional circumstances apply which may include one or more of the following:

 

              i.        The tenant is downsizing;

            ii.        The tenant is exchanging to older persons accommodation;

           iii.        The tenant has a Council confirmed medical or welfare need for a property which is larger than their assessed bedroom need;

           iv.        There are other exceptional circumstances as determined by the Council.

 

3.         That the Strategic Director: Services be authorised to amend the      Council’s Housing Mutual Exchange policy to reflect the above       including arrangements for appropriate assessments and appeals.

5.

Application for Designated Protection Area (DPA) Waiver - Tangier Lane, Bishops Waltham pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Decision:

That the Corporate Head of Housing be authorised to apply to Homes England for the lifting of a Designated Protected Area Status in respect of both Tangier Lane sites at Bishops Waltham.

 

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