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Update on Sustainability Measures for New Homes and Housing Supply Sustainability Policy

Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Housing Committee (Item 129)

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Decision:

RESOVLED:

 

2.1 That the Committee notes the progress made to date to reduce carbon emissions and include sustainable measures in its new council housing development programmes.

 

2.2 That the Committee endorse the draft New Build Housing Sustainability Policy as a means by which the construction of new council homes supports the commitment to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.

 

Minutes:

129.1  Nicholas Fishlock introduced the report to the committee.

 

129.2  Councillor Fowler was informed that Councillors Hugh-Jones, Hill and Mears along with officers from Housing, Property, Planning, Building Control and Regeneration were members of the working group. The working group formed following the ‘Sustainability Measures for New Homes’ report in November 2019, when it was agreed a Working Group would be set up to review these actions and monitor the implementation progress.

 

          Debate

 

129.3  Councillor Hugh-Jones welcomed the report which was considered a fantastic example of cross-departmental working. The councillor considered the joining of Good Homes alliance would be positive idea which would allow the council to draw on other authorities’ experience.

 

129.4  Councillor Osborne consider the report to be a good across department working which would stimulate the private sector. The councillor considered Design South East to offer expert advice and to be useful. The working group is working well and supported the 6 months extension. It was noted that the prevention of fuel poverty would also reduce the knock-on effects. The councillor supported the report.

 

129.5  Councillor Gibson noted that the working group were looking at Good Homes Alliance.

 

129.6  The Chair put the recommendations to a vote, and they were agreed by unanimously.

 

RESOVLED:

 

2.1 That the Committee notes the progress made to date to reduce carbon emissions and include sustainable measures in its new council housing development programmes.

 

2.2 That the Committee endorse the draft New Build Housing Sustainability Policy as a means by which the construction of new council homes supports the commitment to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.

 


 


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