Councillors and committees

Committee details

Strategic Housing and Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

To be responsible for the following functions:


·         Housing and Estate Regeneration including Cambridge Road Estate Regeneration

·         Community Housing

·         Council led housing delivery

·         Private leasing

·         HMO Licensing

·         Planning Policy

·         Building Control

·         Heritage

·         Economic Development

·         Business and Skills


The Committee has overall responsibility for the Council’s housing functions, including council housing, homelessness, allocations and standards of housing in the area.


Specific responsibilities include:


(a)  the Council’s Housing Strategy;

(b)  homelessness and the allocation of housing;

(c)  the commissioning or delivery of landlord functions in relation to Council owned housing;

(d)  all matters related to the regulation of private sector housing;

(e)  housing licensing and housing enforcement;

(f)   housing loans and grants

(g)  the Housing Revenue Account and HRA capital programme;

(h)  considers and makes recommendations to the Health and Wellbeing Board and Children’s and Adults’ Care and Education Committee on matters relating to the Council’s wider health and wellbeing policies and programmes



Contact information

Support officer: Sam Nicholls, Democratic Services Officer. Tel: 0208 547 5533/email

Postal address:
Kingston Upon Thames

Phone: 020 8547 5533