Councillors and committees

Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Public Question Time

2.

Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members

3.

Declarations of interest

4.

Minutes of the last meeting

(1)          To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2017 are a correct record

 

(2)          To confirm (with reference to Minute 12) that an amendment can be made (as previously circulated) to Annex 3 of Appendix A (‘Freeholders and Leaseholders Decant Policy’) on page A59 Section 2 (‘Resolution’) (first sentence) to delete the word ‘Cabinet’ from the following phrase ‘…the case for a CPO being presented to the Council's Cabinet for decision'  so that it reads ‘…'the case for a CPO being presented to the Council for decision ' – as this more correctly reflects the governance arrangements of this Council.

 

5.

Designation of a borough wide Additional House in Multiple Occupation Scheme pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To obtain approval to redesignate an Additional House in Multiple Occupation Licensing (AHMOL) Scheme (which has both financial and legal implications for the Council).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that

1.            the outcome of the consultation (ref paras. 23-32 and Annexes) on the re-designation of the Additional Houses in Multiple Occupation Scheme (AHMOs) (summarised in paragraphs 20-22) is noted;

2.            the designation of an Additional HMO Licensing Scheme, which would cover all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) occupied by at least five people who do not form a single household, regardless of storey height, and all HMOs that are three or more storeys in height and occupied by three or more unrelated individuals, as set out in this report, is approved; and

3.            the designation of the whole of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames as being subject to the Additional HMO Licensing Scheme in accordance with the criteria set out in recommendation (2) above, is approved.

 

6.

Kingston Residents Scrutiny Panel (KRiSP) Sheltered Housing Service Review pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider the recommendations of KRiSP on Sheltered Housing and the senior management response and to agree the way forward.

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Decision:

Resolved that the response set out in this report to the KRiSP Sheltered Housing Investigation report is agreed, including the officer response set out in Annex 2 to the report.

7.

KRiSP Value for Money Report & Annual Appraisal pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the Annual Review & Value for Money (VfM) Report for the Kingston Residents Scrutiny Panel (KRiSP)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the annual appraisal report (attached at Annex 1 to the report) is noted and welcomed.

 

8.

The Future Delivery Model for Housing Services pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To inform the Committee of proposals about a New Housing Model and seek approval to consult on these proposals.

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Decision:

Resolved that

1.         three months consultation and engagement commence as outlined in this report on the proposals for a New Housing Model, starting in November 2017 and completing by February 2018;

2.         the Deputy Chief Executive is authorised in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adults Social Care and Health and the two Leaders of the Opposition (or their representatives) to agree the approach to consultation for both secure tenants and Council leaseholders;

3.         the results of the consultation and a proposed way forward are presented to the Housing Sub Committee at its meeting on 8 March 2018;

4.         and to assist with and oversee this, the Deputy Chief Executive will arrange meetings with the Portfolio Holder for Adults Social Care and Health or her representative, the two Leaders of the Opposition or their representatives, KRiSP representatives, other officers and other relevant individuals, parties or residents for further discussion.

9.

Urgent items authorised by the Chair

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

10.

Exclusion of the press and public

The following resolution is included if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Sub-Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

 

To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

(*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)