Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider a review of the current policy.
Following a * report of the Group Manager for Housing, the Homes Policy Development Group had made the following recommendation: that the revised policy be approved.
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Services outlined the contents of the report stating that the Council was committed to improving the Housing Service and having an effective car park management policy which would give clear guidance to tenants and officers. The amendments to the policy were clearly outlined with tracked changes in the report before Members and included vehicle repairs, virtual parking permits and abandoned vehicles. Although any further review of the policy was programmed for 10 years time, if there was any change to the legislation, then the policy would of course be reviewed earlier.
Consideration was given to:
· The consultation process with tenants and the formation of a new Tenant Involvement Group
· The utilisation of sustainable opportunities as outlined in the Impact of Climate Change section of the report and the work that was taking place with the building service to consider such opportunities for heating, power sourcing and electric car charging points
· The report having been written prior to the outbreak of the pandemic and concerns raised with regard to the refusal of virtual parking permits to tenants with outstanding debts. The meeting was advised that a sympathetic and pragmatic view would be taken at the current time
· Abandoned vehicles in parking areas and how they would be dealt with; officers suggested that if the owner of the vehicle could be identified then discussions would take place with the vehicle owner, if not then the parking enforcement team would be contacted.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr S J Clist and seconded by Cllr L D Taylor)
Note: * Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Andrew Pritchard
Publication date: 28/04/2020
Date of decision: 23/04/2020
Decided at meeting: 23/04/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 02/05/2020