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Update on the progress of the private sector housing strategy 2008-2013

Meeting: 15/03/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing. (Item 49)

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This report outlines the progress made on delivering the Private Sector Housing Strategy and proposes a refreshed action plan to reflect and compliment the following changes:

 

a)     Emerging from the new coalitions government agenda;

b)     To the local priorities in particular the new Climate Change Framework, the refreshed York Housing and North Yorkshire Housing strategies and the new Older Person strategy;

c)      To funding regimes following the comprehensive review;

d)     To new strategic partners and in particular the work being carried  out by the new Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member noted the overall progress made to date in delivering the Private Sector Housing Strategy.

 

                                    That the Executive Member approved Option 1  as outlined in paragraph 17 of the report to approve the refreshed action plan with the addition of the sixth aim.

 

REASON:                  So that the Council can encourage the private sector housing stock to be maintained and reduce carbon emissions.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which outlined the progress made on delivering the Private Sector Housing Strategy and proposed a refreshed action plan to reflect and compliment the changes.

 

Officers outlined the report in particular the addition of Aim 6 ‘To help create sustainable homes and reduce carbon emissions from the domestic sector’.

 

Councillor Simpson Laing submitted the following comments:

  • Welcomed the fact that a sixth strategic aim has been introduced with regard to Sustainable Homes and the reduction of carbon emissions from the domestic sector.
  • Advised that she believes the powers that the Council has against the private rented sector are still weak due to a lack of inspection powers.

 

In response Officers advised that due to a lack of funding there can be no increase in staff on the inspection team and at present there is no case for selective licensing in York.

 

The Executive Member was happy to approve the Officers recommendation.

 

RESOLVED: (i)That the Executive Member noted the overall progress made to date in delivering the Private Sector Housing Strategy.

 

(ii)That the Executive Member approved Option  as outlined in paragraph 17 of the report

 

REASON:                  So that the Council can encourage the private sector housing stock to be maintained and reduce the carbon emissions.


 

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