Agenda and minutes

Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 6th July, 2017 6.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Items
No. Item

HCc/1/7/17

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee for the 2017-2018 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer opened the meeting and sought nominations for Vice-Chairman of the Committee in the absence of the Chairman.

 

Proposed by Councillor Thompson

Seconded by Councillor Temple and

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Sealby be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee for the 2017-2018 municipal year.

 

Following their appointment the Vice-Chairman assumed the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

HCc/2/7/17

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Raine, Councillor Chambers attended as a substitute; Councillor Sawrey-Cookson and Councillor Meadowcroft.

HCc/3/7/17

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

HCc/4/7/17

Local Plan Update pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To receive an update on the progress of the Eden Local Plan 2014-2032.

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer (Policy) provided a verbal update to the Committee in relation to the Eden Local Plan. The following points were made during the presentation:

 

·         The Council is due to commence the ‘Major Modifications’ consultation in mid-July 2018 which represents the final stage of consultation prior to adoption.

·         Five consultation meetings will be held throughout the district to hear from interested residents and town/parish council representatives. Details of the meetings will be published in the local media, on the Council’s website and town/parish councils will be informed.

·         It is anticipated that the Plan will be adopted in October 2017

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

The Chairman thanked the Principal Planning Officer (Policy) for attending the meeting.

 

The Principal Planning Officer (Policy) left the meeting at 7:16pm

HCc/5/7/17

Scrutiny Coordinating Board Update

To receive a verbal update from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer provided a verbal update in the absence of the Chairman of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

HCc/6/7/17

Letter to Cumbria County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group - Success Regime pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To note the contents of the letter sent following a decision at its March 2017 meeting to contact Cumbria County Council expressing concern regarding service provision at Alston Community Hospital.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the letter be noted

Minutes:

The Committee considered the content of the letter sent following the Committee meeting in March 2017 where it was resolved to contact Cumbria County Council to express concern regarding service provision at Alston Community Hospital.

 

The Democratic Services Officer advised that an acknowledgement had been received and a further response was anticipated.

 

RESOLVED that the letter be noted.

HCc/7/7/17

Housing and Communities Scrutiny Reviews 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider report G64/17 from the Deputy Chief Executive which informs Members of the Scrutiny Reviews and briefings that have been allocated to the Committee by the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the report be noted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered report G64/17 of the Deputy Chief Executive which informed Members of the Scrutiny Reviews and briefings that had been allocated to the Committee by the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

HCc/8/7/17

Housing and Community Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the report G63/17 of Chairman of the Committee which set out the current and possible future agenda items for the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee. The report invites suggestions for possible agenda items from all non-Executive Members.

 

RECOMMENDATION that any future agenda items for the next or future meetings be agreed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered report G63/17 of the Chairman of the Committee which set out the current and possible future items for the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee. The report invited suggestions for possible agenda items from all non-Executive Members.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    A briefing from the Integrated Care Communities Manager be provisionally scheduled for the 12 October 2017 meeting of the Committee;

2.    A briefing in relation to housing types/affordable housing and housing need be provisionally scheduled for the 23 November 2017 meeting of the Committee and;

3.    That the Housing and Health Portfolio Holder be asked to provide an update on the Community Housing Fund when they attend the meeting 23 November 2017

HCc/9/7/17

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business from the Chairman at this meeting.

HCc/10/7/17

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Committee will be 12 October 2017.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Committee was confirmed as the 12 October 2017.