Agenda and minutes

Appeals Panel
Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Town Hall

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                    

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2010 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

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.

 

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

3.

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 on the cards provided. These are available at the meeting and at local information and Advice Centres.)

 

Minutes:

No questions were submitted.

4.

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in the public interest to exclude the public during the consideration of items (if any) on the agenda which are marked "not for publication" by virtue of the categories set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

Item not for publication

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 5 to prevent disclosure of information relating to an individual.  It would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose this information because disclosure of the personal information would be unfair to the appellant and breach their data protection rights.

5.

Adjournment

Minutes:

At 6.05 pm, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned.

 

At 6.18 pm the meeting resumed.

Item Not for Publication

6.

Housing Appeal

Councillors are requested to consider the appeal. 

 

The report for this item is confidential and has been distributed to members of the Committee only.

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that the appellant had failed to attend the meeting. 

 

The Committee was advised that the appellant had been given notice of the date and time of the meeting and that there had been no contact from the appellant indicating that she would be unable to attend.

 

The Committee therefore proceeded to consider the appeal.

 

A representative of the Service Director (Regeneration) and a representative of the Chief Executive, Stockport Homes attended the meeting and submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) explaining the reasons for the decision to serve a Notice of Intention to Quit against the appellant’s property. 

 

Having considered the evidence both in writing and at the meeting, and in the absence of any further evidence presented on behalf of the appellant, the Panel:-

 

RESOLVED – That the appeal against the decision of the Service Director (Regeneration) be dismissed and the decision to serve a Notice of Intention to Quit be upheld.  The Panel found that the appellant had breached the Family Intervention Tenancy by failing to cooperate with the Family Intervention Project Officers and by her family causing continued nuisance and antisocial behaviour.  Furthermore, there had been additional breaches relating to nuisance and antisocial behaviour since the decision was made by the reviewing officer.