Agenda

Housing and Wellbeing Committee
Thursday 2nd December 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Andrew Bishop (Ext. 37984) 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the items or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)             the item they have the interest in

b)             whether it is a pecuniary/personal interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the minutes of the Residential and Wellbeing Services Committee held on 30 September 2021.

4.

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING IS OF THE OPINION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY BY REASON OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

5.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes).

6.

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2021/22 - Annual Update pdf icon PDF 387 KB

This report provides the annual update on the baseline position for the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan (HRABP) projections.  The HRABP forecasts income, expenditure, investment and borrowing in respect of council housing stock over a 30-year period. Regular review of the HRABP is essential to ensure short, medium, and long-term viability of the plan.  The update has been produced by the Council’s retained expert consultant; Housing Finance Associates, and is based on the Council’s best available information and realistic assumptions for the coming years.

7.

Housing Allocations Policy 2022 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Every local housing authority must publish a Housing Allocations Policy to explain how it prioritises applicants and its procedures for allocating housing. All allocations must be made in strict accordance with the published scheme. (Housing Act 1996, section 166A(1) and (14)). The current Housing Allocations Policy has not been fully reviewed since 2012.  This report seeks approval for the adoption and implementation of the Council’s revised Housing Allocations Policy (HAP) 2022.

Additional documents:

8.

Arun Local Community Network Update pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Health provision is currently undergoing a transformation.  Nationally General Practices have established clusters of Primary Care Networks (PCN’s).  In West Sussex the PCN’s are being encouraged to link into Local Community Networks (LCN’s) based on the geographies of District and BoroughCouncils as this will make partnership working and the achievement of common goals more practical and sustainable.  Each LCN is established with a range of community partners to work in partnership to address local health inequalities and wellbeing related issues.  This report provides an update to Members of the Arun Local Community Network.

Outside Bodies - Feedback from meetings

Will be circulated separately to the agenda should there be any.

9.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2021/22.

10.

Exempt Information

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution: -

 

          That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

 

11.

Council Tax Insolvency Write Offs over £5,001

This report seeks Members’ approval to write off outstanding Council Tax charges which are subject to insolvency action.

12.

Business Rates Insolvency Write Offs over £10,001

This report seeks Members’ approval to write off outstanding Business Rates and Business Improvement District (BID) charges where the liable party is subject to insolvency action.

13.

Business Rates Insolvency Write Off

This report seeks Members’ approval to write off outstanding Business Rate charges.

14.

Award of Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief - 2020/2021 & 2021/2022

This report seeks Member approval to award Discretionary Rate Relief for the period 1April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and backdate an award for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.