The subject of the decision
The Chief Officer Place and Governance submitted a report which sought member’s approval of a refreshed policy scheme for dealing with applications for affordable housing.
Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor M Johnson. The motion was unanimously agreed.
Alternative options considered
Not to approve the policy scheme or to make amendments to proposed drafts.
The reason for the decision
To ensure the Council had a formally adopted policy detailing the framework in which the Council would assess applications for affordable housing in the private sector where the Council was the certifying body.
1. The introduction of a formal approach to assessing eligibility criteria for private sector affordable housing where the Council was the certifying body be supported;
2. The Affordable Housing Scheme as set out in Appendix 1, to support local people in accessing housing that meets local need, be adopted;
3. Any future minor amendments to the Scheme be delegated to the relevant Chief Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing.