Agenda

Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 20th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 16 January 2020 (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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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019.

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2.

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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3.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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4.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of Agenda Item 8 – ‘Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Update’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ in its appendices by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

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Portfolio Performance and Resources - Third Quarter Update Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider a joint report of the Deputy Chief Executive and the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The Third Quarter Update Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports for the Inclusive Neighbourhoods and Sustainable Stockport Portfolios are presented for consideration by the Committee. These focus on highlights and exceptions in delivering the portfolio priorities, reform programmes and other key projects since the Mid-Year Reports. They include the latest forecast performance and financial data for the Portfolios, along with an update on the portfolio savings programmes.

 

These reports are based on the 2019/20 Portfolio Performance and Resource Agreements (PPRAs), which were considered by the Committee on 8 July and approved by Cabinet on 23 July 2019.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

 

·         Consider the Third Quarter Update Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports;  

·         Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2019/20;

·         Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues;

·         Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

·         Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.

 

Officer contact:

Sustainable Stockport Alan Lawson on 474 5397 or email: alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk or Lisa Joy on 474 4044 or email:

lisa.joy@stockport.gov.uk

 

Inclusive Neighbourhoods Gaynor Ward on 474 3186 or email: gaynor.ward@stockport.gov.uk or Stephen Pate on 218 1086 or email:

stephen.pate@stockport.gov.uk

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HRA – Rent /Service Charges 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 545 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and the Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report provides the Scrutiny Committee with the opportunity to comment on an illustrative Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget. The Cabinet will be meeting on 4 February to recommend to Council a HRA budget for 2020/21, including the level of rent and service charges.  The illustrative budget is based on a number of key assumptions set out in the report regarding income from rent and service charges; expenditure commitments contained within the HRA 30 year Business Plan and Asset Management Strategy and indicative spending requirements to support inflationary pressures and identified investment priorities.

 

This report takes account of the HRA Rent Strategy 2020 - 2025 which was approved by the Cabinet on 20 August 2019.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on the report, the illustrative HRA Budget for 2020/21 and the changes to Temporary Accommodation Rents. 

 

Officer contact: Michael Cullen  on 0161 474 4631 or email: michael.cullen@stockport.gov.uk , or Andy Kippax on 0161 474 4319 or email: andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk

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SHL new Development Loan Extension pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and the Corporate Director for Corporate & Support Services.

 

The report provides an update on ways in which the Council can continue to maximise the provision of new, affordable housing within the Borough; and seeks Cabinet approval to extend the existing rolling loan facility to Stockport Homes to enable development through Viaduct Housing Partnership by £14.9m, from £77m to £91.9m, to continue to enable significant affordable homes to be developed and built up to 2024/25.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Andy Kippax 0161 474 4319 or e-mail: andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk

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Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Update pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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

 

The report sets out the progress that has been made following the Government’s response to Greater Manchester’s Outline Business Case to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside, and the implications for the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities in relation to the schedule of work and statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan.

 

(NOTE: This report contains two appendices which have been circulated to members of the Scrutiny Committee only).

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk or Sue Stevenson on 0161-474-4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 102 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: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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