Agenda and minutes

Appeals Panel - Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6.00 pm

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest

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



Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests that they may have had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


No declarations were made.


Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and members of the Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting)



No public questions were submitted.


Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during the consideration of Agenda Item 4 – ‘Appeal Against Determination of Intentional Homelessness’ which has been marked "not for publication" by virtue of the categories set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda item 4 to prevent the disclosure of information relating to an individual. It would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose this information because the disclosure of the personal information would be unfair to the appellant and breach their data protection rights.



Appeal against a Determination of Intentional Homelessness

To consider an appeal against a determination of intentional homelessness.


A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) explaining the grounds upon which he had taken the decision to uphold the decision that the Council’s statutory homelessness duty to you had ended following refusal of suitable offers of accommodation.


Both the appellant and Councillors then asked questions of the representatives of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and the appellant then set out their reasons for appealing the decision and was also asked questions.


RESOLVED – That the Panel upheld the decision of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration that the appellant had been made suitable offers of accommodation and as a result of the appellants refusal of these, was no longer owed a statutory homeless duty.  The Panel requested that Stockport Homes continued to work with the appellant to try and find accommodation, albeit they no longer owe any homelessness duty towards the appellant.