Policy Development Panel
Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764626

No. Item


Apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting of the Policy Development Panel held on 15 January 2019.


Declaration of Interests.

Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest to the meeting and leave the room without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation.


Questions asked under Standing Order 6


Tracking of recommendations

To consider responses of the Cabinet reports of the Panel. 


Items referred from the Performance Monitoring Panel


Key Decision Plan pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To note the current Key Decision Plan (copy enclosed).  


Policy Register pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To note the current Policy Register.



Records Management Policy pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider a shared Records Management Policy (report of Executive Manager – Governance enclosed)

Additional documents:


Addressing Long Term Empty Homes pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To provide an update on progressing long term empty homes. (Report of the Executive Director – Place enclosed)


Strategic Tenancy Policy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To provide an update to Policy Development Panel on SHDC’s approach to tenancies and its Strategic Tenancy Policy (Report of the Executive Director for Growth enclosed).

Additional documents:


Benefits Verification Policy pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To set out South Hollands approach to verification of evidence in relation to claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to help prevent fraud and error. (Report of the Executive Director – Commercialisation enclosed).


(Please note that some appendices associated with this report are not for publication by virtue of paragraph 7 (any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime) in Part 1 of Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, and are therefore attached at agenda item 16).



Policy Development Panel Work Programme pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider the Work Programme of the Policy Development Panel (Report of the Assistant Director, Democratic Services is enclosed).


Additional documents:


Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent.



NOTE:            No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency. 


Exclusion of the Press and Public

That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.



Benefits Verification Policy (Exempt Appendices)

Agenda item 12 refers.

Additional documents: