Policy Development Panel - Wednesday, 6th November, 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 89 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Policy Development Panel held on 24 September 2019 (copy enclosed):


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 124 KB

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


Policy Register pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To note the current Policy Register (copy enclosed).


Housing Repairs Policy pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To seek approval for adoption of the Housing Repairs and Fitness for Habitation Policy (report of the Portfolio Holder, Housing and Health enclosed).

Additional documents:


Review of HMO Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To update the Policy Development Panel on the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation in the first six months, following the implementation of the Council’s revised policy (report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health and the Executive Director Place enclosed).



Review of the revised Allocations Policy pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To update the Policy Development Panel on housing allocations following changes made to the Allocations Policy from April 2019 (report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health and the Executive Director Place enclosed).


Policy Development Panel Work Programme pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To set out the Work Programme of the Policy Development Panel (report of the Executive Manager Governance (Deputy Monitoring Officer) enclosed).

Additional documents:


Housing Income Management Policy pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To note the proposed Housing Income Management Policy, recommended for approval by Cabinet on 3 December 2019 (report of the Portfolio Holder Housing and Health enclosed).


Please note that appendices 2 and 3 associated with this report are not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and are therefore attached to this agenda as item 16).



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 Press and Public

To consider resolving that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12 (A) of the Act.



Housing Income Management Policy

Exempt appendices to the report at Agenda item 13 are enclosed.