Agenda and minutes
Housing and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 13 March 2013 2.30 pm

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

Contact: Camelia Thomas, Committee Officer; Telephone: 0207 983 4795; E-Mail:  camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk. 

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  An apology was received from Navin Shah AM for whom Murad Qureshi AM attended as a substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note as disclosable pecuniary interests the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the tables at Agenda Item 2;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London borough councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests; and

 

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register be noted.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2013 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes from the meeting held on 23 January 2013 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Camelia Thomas; camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4795

 

The Committee is recommended to note the outstanding actions arising from the previous meeting of the Committee.

 

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding actions arising from the previous meeting of the Committee as set out in the report be noted.

5.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Camelia Thomas; camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4795

 

The Committee is recommended to note the recent action taken by the Chair and Members of the Committee under delegated authority.

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chair and Members of the Committee under delegated authority be noted.

6.

Review of the Key Issues Affecting Council Housing in London pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford; lorraine.ford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4394.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to discussing with experts the key issues affecting council housing in London.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on the key issues affecting council housing in London:

 

·  Paul Hackett, Director, and Paul Hunter, Head of Research, Smith Institute;

·  Pat Turnbull, London Tenants’ Federation;

·  Rachel Sharpe, Divisional Director, Housing Regeneration and Environment, London Borough of Lambeth;

·  Cllr James Murray, Executive Member for Housing & Development, London Borough of Islington; and

·  Alan Benson, Head of Housing, Housing and Land Directorate, GLA.

 

6.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.

 

6.5  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion be noted, and

 

(b)  That it be agreed to write to the guests with follow-up questions on the key effects affecting council housing in London.

7.

Mayor's Housing Covenant - Interim Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to note the interim response to the Mayor’s housing covenant consultation – “Making the private sector work for Londoners”.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the interim response to the Mayor’s housing covenant consultation – “Making the private sector work for Londoners” be noted.

8.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Site Visit pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford; lorraine.ford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4394.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the record of the site visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 12 February 2013.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the record of the site visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 12 February 2013 be noted.

9.

Housing and Regeneration Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Paul Watling; paul.watling@london.gov.uk; and Lorraine Ford, lorraine.ford@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4393/4394.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report updating Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme and the main items for the remainder of the Assembly Year 2012/13

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the report updating Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme and the main items for the remainder of the Assembly Year 2012/13 be noted.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 25 April 2013 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

10.1  Resolved:

 

That the next meeting of the Housing and Regeneration Committee would be held on 25 April 2013 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

11.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at XX.XXpm.

 

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