Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 3rd December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Webcast: View the webcast

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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 29 November 2018 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 October 2018.

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Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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To consider call-in items (if any).

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Housing & Homelessness Update pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.


Further to the dissolution of the Housing Commission, it was agreed that housing related briefings and updates would be considered by the Communities and Housing Scrutiny Committee. This report provide updates on the following areas:


·         Recent policy and funding announcements by the Government affecting housing. The briefing also provides an update report on the progress made against the planned installations of sprinklers to council owned high-rise housing blocks.

·         Current nature and extent of homelessness in the Borough, and key areas of work to address the issue. In particular, it outlines the response to the Mayor’s commitment to provide ‘A Bed for Every Night’ to rough sleepers over the whole of the winter period and other sub-regional activities.

·         Progress in delivering the Viaduct Housing Partnership development Programme.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Andy Kippax on 0161 474 4319 or e-mail:

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MTFP Cabinet Response: Our Budget Choices for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Members for Communities & Housing.


The Cabinet is developing its medium term strategy, which frames the choices the Council will make about its budget both next year and in future years.  This strategy focuses on five key themes, and specific proposals have been set out for changes in 2019/20.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to discuss the proposals appended to the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation Proposal pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.


The report updates the Scrutiny Committee on the proposed response to the opportunities and challenges through the creation of a Mayoral Development Corporation, or other suitable entity, as the delivery vehicle and recommends that the Council formally agrees to the principles on which any MDC, or equivalent, would be created.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 or email:

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.                                                       


The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.


Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:

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