Agenda and minutes
Planning and Housing Committee
Tuesday 29 March 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Dale Langford, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4415; email:  dale.langford@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Navin Shah AM, for whom Valerie Shawcross AM attended as a substitute, and Gareth Bacon AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Note the gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register; and

 

(c)  Declare any other personal or personal prejudicial interests in specific items listed on the agenda over and above those items listed in the table at Item 2 and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received within the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly, whichever is the later, which are not at the time of this meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality.

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:  

 

(a)  That the relevant Assembly Members’ membership of Functional Bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in Item 2 on the agenda, be noted and recorded as personal interests;

 

(b)  That Valerie Shawcross AM’s membership of the Metropolitan Police Authority be additionally noted as a personal interest;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee held on 9 February 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Housing Committee held on 9 February 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

3.2  In accordance with the Standing Orders, the Chair announced that she would vary the order of the agenda to take Item  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Rapporteur Review into Overcrowding in London's Social Rented Housing pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Paul Watling, 020 7983 4393, paul.watling@london.gov.uk

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the report, Crowded houses: overcrowding in London’s social rented housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. 

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the report, Crowded houses: overcrowding in London’s social rented housing, be noted.

5.

Planning and Housing Committee Work Programme 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Dale Langford; dale.langford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4415

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report that updates Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme; and

 

(b)  That the Committee agrees an indicative timetable for the suggested investigations and priorities for the 2011/12 Assembly Year.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report updating Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme be noted; and

 

(b)  That the indicative timetable for the suggested investigations and priorities for the 2011/12 Assembly Year  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday 5 April 2011 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5.

Minutes:

6.1  The next scheduled meeting of the Committee was to be held on Tuesday 5 April 2011 at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5.

7.

Meeting London's Future Affordable Housing Needs pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Paul Watling, 020 7983 4393, paul.watling@london.gov.uk

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the action taken by the Chair, in consultation with party Group Leads, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the investigation into affordable housing in London, as set out in paragraphs 3.5 to 3.8 of the report; and

 

(b)  Note the report as background and put questions to the invited guests.

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. The following invited guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions:

·  Rod Cahill, Chief Executive, Catalyst Housing Group;

·  David Montague, Chief Executive, London and Quadrant;

·  Professor Steve Wilcox, University of York; and

·  Richard Donnell, Director of Research,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Rapporteur Review into Overcrowding in London's Social Rented Housing

Minutes:

8.1  The Chair invited Andrew Boff AM to introduce the rapporteurship report on housing overcrowding and asked the guests attending for the preceding item to contribute their views on the issue.

 

8.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 2.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no other business.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 12.05pm.

 

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