To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources.
(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor N Pryce-Roberts)
Councillor Pryce-Roberts introduced the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources, which sought approval of the Housing Allocations Policy, subject to statutory consultation.
The Portfolio Holder advise that the agreed comment from Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee had recommended that all rural villages be added to the existing local connection areas detailed in Appendix 1 of the Policy. This proposal was put forward after a discussion around Lathom and the new build properties being developed.
She further advised that Draft Policy already allowed these areas to be adjusted as there is a delegation to the Head of Service, and Lathom would now be considered.
In reaching the decision below, Cabinet considered the minutes of Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Landlord Services Committee (Cabinet Working Group), the report before it and the recommendations contained therein.
RESOLVED: A. That the Draft Allocations Policy attached at Appendix 1 of the report be approved for consultation.
B. That the Head of Housing, in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holder, be given delegated authority to make minor updates and changes as required to this policy following public consultation, and to implement and deliver the policy.
To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources.
Consideration was given to the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources as contained on pages 581 to 636 of the Book of Reports, which was to consider and agree the Housing Allocations Policy subject to statutory consultation.
The Tenancy Services Manager outlined details of the report, including a summary of the main changes.
Comments and questions were raised in respect of the following:
· Lathom South Parish Council – not a local connection area – would like rural local connection area added to the Allocations Policy
A. That the content of the Policy and Report be supported and noted.
B. That the Committee agreed comment to request that a rural local connection area be added to the Allocations Policy for all rural villages not already listed in the policy.