1. To exercise the executive functions set out below in relation to
the Housing Revenue Account and Strategic Housing
2. To oversee the Council’s affordable housing
development programme and to ensure the
programme achieves appropriate levels
of quality and quantity of housing within the policy and budget
framework approved by Council.
3. To monitor and oversee the Council’s Housing
and Homelessness strategies and the delivery of associated action
To advise Cabinet and Council on:
1. Approving or adopting the policy and budget
framework contained in the Sustainable Community Strategy, the
Housing Investment Programme, Housing
Strategy and Annual Housing Revenue Account budget.
2. Any application to the Secretary of State in
respect of any Housing Stock Transfer.
3. To advise on any changes required to the policy
and budget framework to take account of new legislation.
4. Whether to approve or modify the policy and budget
framework for the 3 year Housing Development Programme for both the Council and Registered
Providers and the associated funding requirements from both the
Housing Revenue Account and General Fund, which will be kept under
5. Whether to make changes to the Housing Development
policy and budget framework to take account of new legislation or
changes to the Housing
Revenue Account Business Plan.
To advise Cabinet
1. The detailed list of individual schemes within the
3 year Housing Development Programme
for both the Council and Registered Providers, and to keep the
Programme under regular review
recommending the addition or deletion of schemes.
2. Whether to approve or modify the Council’s
New Homes Development Strategy and Council House design
3. The rental policy for properties provided under
the Housing Development Programme.
4. Any proposals in which the limitations set out
below in the Delegated Matters would be exceeded.
1. The implementation of approved policies and
programmes in accordance with policy
and budget framework approved by Cabinet and/or Council, subject to
such budgetary and other constraints that Cabinet and/or Council
2. Housing Acts including the provision, allocation,
improvement, repair, maintenance and management of dwellings and
3. To agree and authorise
any matters in relation to schemes within the 3 year Housing
Development Programme which are in
accordance with the policy and budget framework approved by Cabinet
and/or Council, subject to such budgetary and other constraints set
out below or that Cabinet and/or Council may impose.
4. To agree changes to the timetable or scheduling of
works within the approved 3 year Housing Development Programme or in cases of urgency substituting new
schemes in place of schemes that will no longer come forward
providing such schemes comply with the agreed Value for Money
criteria for appraisals and the capital and revenue costs can be
met within approved HRA or GF budgets, and within the
Council’s approved Prudential Indicators.
5. Exercising the powers of Cabinet under the
Financial Procedure Rules to approve a capital or revenue
virement or supplementary capital or
revenue estimates up to £250,000 subject to the requirement
to give The Overview and Scrutiny Committee the opportunity to call
in any such approvals in excess of £100,000 (Note –
virement is not appropriate where there
will be savings in one Fund and additional costs incurred in
another Fund e.g. between the General Fund and the Housing Revenue
Account. Also, any requests for a supplementary estimate on the HRA
will have implications for the HRA Business Plan and these matters
will therefore need to be referred to Cabinet or Council as
6. Exercising the powers of Cabinet under the
Contract Procedure Rules in relation to procurement contracts for
works, goods, software or services up to a value of
£2,000,000 or £200,000 per annum, whichever is the
Approval of price/quality evaluation criteria;
(i) Approval of short-listing
procedures, short-list selection and approved lists of contractors,
including the authorisation of any
departures from Contract Procedure Rules;
(ii) Award of Contract;
(iii) (Approval of schemes under Financial Procedure Rule 6.4
– authority to release expenditure for capital schemes;
(iv) Approval of final cost for capital schemes under Financial
Procedure Rule 7.12.
7. To agree any land disposals at best consideration
or where the undervalue does not exceed £100,000. To agree
any disposals at less than best consideration where the undervalue
does not exceed £250,000 provided the matter is not called-in
for review by The Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
8. To review and monitor the Council’s
performance and use of resources in the above areas, including but
not restricted to the implementation of change plans, performance
against national and local performance indicators, and
identification of risks and action taken to mitigate those
Public Participation is at the Chairman’s
discretion. If your question relates to an item on the agenda, you
will normally be asked to speak at the time of the relevant item.
Representations will be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes, subject
to a maximum 15 minutes set aside for all questions and answers. If
several people wish to speak on the same subject, the Chairman may
ask for one person to speak on everyone's behalf. As time is
limited, a "first come first served" basis will be
To reserve your place to speak, you are asked to
arrive no later than 10 minutes before the start of the meeting to
register your intention to speak. Please contact the Democratic
Services Officer in advance for further details.