Agenda and minutes

Appeals Panel
Monday, 17th September, 2012 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2011.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 22 June 2011 were approved as a correct record.

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:

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

 

The following interest was declared.

 

Personal and Prejudicial

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Maureen Rowles

Agenda item 5 – ‘Appeal against the termination of an introductory tenancy’ as she was acquainted with the appellant.

Councillor Rowles left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item. (see Minutes 5 and 7 below).

 

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consideration of items (if any) on the agenda which are marked "not for publication" by virtue of the categories set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Minutes:

REOLVED – 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.

Item Not For Publication

5.

Appeal against the Termination of an Introductory Tenancy

Members are requested to consider the appeal.

 

Contact: Viki Shaw, Democratic Services on 0161 474 3209. Email viki.shaw@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Committee was advised that the appellant’s solicitor had requested an adjournment on 17 September 2012 in order to seek full instructions from the appellant.

 

RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned to enable the appellant’s solicitor to seek full instructions from the appellant.

6.

Adjournment

Minutes:

At 6.15 pm it was

 

RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned.

 

At 6.00 pm on 25 September 2012, the meeting reconvened.

 

PRESENT

 

Councillor Mike Wilson (Chair) in the chair; Councillor Richard Coaton (Vice-Chair); Councillors Linda Holt, Pam King and Wendy Orrell.

7.

Appeal against the Termination of an Introductory Tenancy (Continued)

Minutes:

Representatives of the Service Director (Place Development) and 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 terminate an Introductory Tenancy on the appellant. They also answered Councillors' questions and questions from the appellant’s solicitor.

 

The appellant’s solicitor attended the meeting, presented their case and answered Councillors' questions.

 

Having considered the evidence presented both in writing and at the meeting, the Panel:-

 

RESOLVED – That the decision to terminate an Introductory Tenancy be upheld.