Agenda and minutes
Housing Committee
Thursday 13 June 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jonathan Baker, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7084 2825; email:  [email protected]; 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 from David Kurten AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Jonathan Baker, [email protected], 020 7084 2825

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

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

 

2.2  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is asked to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee, which is subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Plenary Meeting on 6 June 2019:

 

To delegate authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with the relevant party Group Lead Members and Deputy Chairs:

 

(a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

 

(b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

 

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

  That the following standing delegation to the Chair, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Plenary Meeting on 6 June 2019 be noted.

 

To delegate authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with the relevant party Group Lead Members and Deputy Chairs:

 

(a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

 

(b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 May 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 May 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Jonathan Baker, [email protected], 020 7084 2825

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions arising from its previous meetings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

6.

Action Taken under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Jonathan Baker, [email protected], 020 7084 2825

 

The Committee is recommended to note the recent action taken by, Tom Copley AM, the Chair under delegated authority, namely to agree the Committee’s report Living in Limbo: London’s Temporary Accommodation Crisis, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, attached at Appendix 1 and note the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

  That the recent action taken by Tom Copley AM, the Chair of the Housing Committee, under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members, namely to agree the Committee’s report, Living in Limbo: London’s Temporary Accommodation Crisis, and the report, be noted

7.

Affordable Housing Delivery Update pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, [email protected]; 020 7983 4394

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree the areas for consideration set out in paragraph 4.6 of the report.

 

(b)  Note the report as background to putting questions to the invited guests on affordable housing delivery in London and the subsequent discussion.

 

(c)  Delegates authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any output from the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on affordable housing delivery in London to the following invited guests:

·  James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development; and

·  Rickardo Hyatt, Assistant Director of Housing, Greater London Authority (GLA).

7.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

7.3  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following additional information:

·  Data on the level of demand within the buy-to-let market and whether there has been an increase in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let market;

·  Analysis from Grant Thornton UK LLP on the level of affordable housing included as part of planning permissions, broken down to a borough level or inner and outer London;

·  Figures on the number of light industrial units that have been converted to residential dwellings, following the extension of permitted development rights;

·  Further detail on the definitions of ‘other affordable rents’ for general needs housing, and a breakdown for 2017/18 and 2018/19 showing the level of rent and grants provided;

·  When published, the percentage of total grant requested from the Government by the GLA for Social Rent homes;

·  Examples of schemes in Boroughs,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Housing Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, s[email protected]; 020 7983 4394

 

The Committee is recommended to note the Housing Committee Work Programme.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the Housing Committee Work Programme be noted.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 2 July 2019 at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

 

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There were no items of business that the Chair considered to be urgent.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 3.32pm.