Decision details

Housing Strategy 12 month progress update (Key Decision)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the annual progress of the implementation plan.




1.         Cabinet notes and acknowledges the content of the 12-month progress update of the Housing Strategy year one delivery plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing


2.         Cabinet notes the current refresh of the Housing Strategy taking place with a view to bringing back the revised document to the Cabinet meeting on 10 September 2019


Reasons for decision


1.         The report of the Cabinet Member for Housing providing the 12-month progress update on the year one delivery plan for the approved Housing Strategy 2017-2021 and attached as Appendix 1 to the report

2.         The decision made by the Cabinet on 12 April 2018 to adopt the Housing Strategy 2017-2021

3.         The 6-month update on delivery against the year one delivery plan of the Housing Strategy, which was presented to Cabinet on 1 November 2018

4.         The agreement that the Cabinet Member for Housing would regularly monitor progress against the action plan with the first review at 6-months to become annual reports at the end of year one

5.         The 5-year housing development programme

6.         The 2018 review of the Housing Allocations Policy to address overcrowding, under-occupancy and to meet new requirements in the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

7.         Planning applications that had been submitted for two modular housing schemes

8.         The removal of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap

9.         An assessment of Council-owned (HRA) assets 2018/19, which had informed a longer-term pipeline for housing development

10.      The Housing Enforcement Policy approved by Cabinet on 1 November 2018

11.      The Tenant Fees Act 2019

12.      The equality analysis of the Housing Strategy undertaken in September 2017 and subsequently reviewed


Other options considered and rejected


No other options were considered.


Report author: Harry Rai

Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 09/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

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