Further to a report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration, the Homes Policy Development Group had made the following recommendation:
Section 11.1 of the Community-Led Housing Fund Guidance and Criteria (Appendix 2), which provides the framework for the allocation of grants, is amended so that the Community Housing Fund Project Group membership includes:
The Cabinet Member for Housing, the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, the Group Manager for Housing Services, the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration and the Housing Enabling and Policy Officer.
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Services outlined the contents of the report stating that the report sought to amend the membership of the project group as this followed the Council’s housing enabling role being moved from the Housing Service to the Planning Service. He highlighted that for the sake of clarity Appendix 2 would be renamed to Appendix A.
Consideration was given to:
· A request for information with regard to the monies spent from the fund and how they were spent
· The proposed appointment of the new officer
· The membership of the project group and whether elected members should be included
· The need for the new officer (when in post) to promote the scheme
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved subject to the reference to the framework for the allocation of the grants being in Appendix A of the document.
(Proposed by Cllr R B Evans and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
Reason for decision – to amend the membership of the Community Housing Fund Project Group to reflect that the Council’s housing enabling role has moved from the Housing Service to the Planning Service.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.