Housing Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 19 January 2016
Time:
10.30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Craig Peacock (Chairman)-Annandale East and Eskdale
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Finlay Carson-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Denis R Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
John Martin (Substitute)-Nith
Jim McClung-Wigtown West
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Officials:
Sandra Harkness - Service Manager Trading Standards
Harry Hay - Head of Customer Services
John Lynch - Head of Strategic Housing
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Grahame Forster - Wigtown West
Colin Smyth - Nith
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

10 Members present and 2 Apologies

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ian B Carruthers, Jim H Dempster and Denis R Male declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that they were Integration Joint Board Members but having taken advice determined that their interest was such that there was no requirement for them to leave the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman welcomed Harry Hay, Head of Customer Services, to his first meeting of this sub committee.  Noting that this was the last Housing Sub Committee that John Lynch, Head of Strategic Housing, would attend, the Chairman on behalf of the committee thanked him for all his work over the years.

3 STRATEGIC HOUSING INVESTMENT PLAN (SHIP) 2016/17-2020/21 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

AGREED the changes to the Strategic Housing Investment Plan as set out at paragraphs 3.4 and 3.5 of the report.

4 HOUSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2006 - SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED

4.1   the performance of the Care and Repair service for 2015/16 as detailed at paragraphs 3.3 - 3.4 of the report;

 

4.2   that it is mandatory under Scottish Government regulations to transfer responsibility for the Care and Repair/Small repairs and Home Support Services to the new Integration Joint Board (IJB) and any future decisions in relation to the delivery of these services will be a matter for the IJB as detailed at paragraph 3.2 of the report;

 

AGREED

 

4.3   to allocate £30k to support the sustained development of the Trusted Trader Scheme during 2016/17 as detailed at paragraphs 3.12 to 3.16 of the report;

 

4.4   to allocate £400k to support the delivery of the Below Tolerable Standard elements of the 2016/17 Scheme of Assistance as detailed at paragraphs 3.10 - 3.11 of the report; and

 

4.5   to establish an Empty Homes Fund of £100k as detailed at paragraphs 3.6 - 3.9 of the report.

5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.