Agenda for Housing Committee on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022, 4.00pm

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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Shaun Hughes  Democratic Services Officer


No. Item


Procedural Business

    (a)  Declaration of Substitutes: Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


    (b)  Declarations of Interest:

    (a)       Disclosable pecuniary interests;

    (b)       Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

    (c)       Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


            In each case, you need to declare

    (i)         the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

    (ii)       the nature of the interest; and

    (iii)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


    If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.


    (c)  Exclusion of Press and Public: To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


    NOTE: Any item appearing in Part Two of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.


    A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 381 KB

    To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 19 January 2022.



Chairs Communications


Call Over

    (a)           All agenda items with reports will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


    (b)           Those items not reserved will be taken as having been received and the reports’ recommendations agreed.



Public Involvement pdf icon PDF 108 KB

    To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


    (a)       Petitions: to receive any petitions presented to the full council or at the meeting itself;


    (b)      Written Questions: to receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 10 March 2022;


    (c)    Deputations: to receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 10 March 2022.



Items Referred from Council pdf icon PDF 137 KB

    To consider the following items referred from the Council meeting held on the 3 February 2022.


    a)    Petition

    b)    Deputation

    c)    Notice of Motion


Issues Raised by Members pdf icon PDF 121 KB

    To consider the following matters raised by councillors:


    (a)       Petitions: to receive any petitions submitted to the full Council or at the meeting itself;


    (b)      Written Questions: to consider any written questions;


    (c)       Letters: to consider any letters;


    (d)   Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Council or submitted directly to the Committee.


    Additional documents:


Private Sector Housing update pdf icon PDF 232 KB

    Additional documents:




    2.1      Housing Committee to note the updates on progress against key elements of the Housing Committee Work Plan objectives to improve the quality and management of homes in the private rented sector as set out in this report.


    2.2      Housing Committee to note the review (Appendix 1) of the current national position with regard to selective licensing designations to better understand the current context within which any approvals are being given.


    2.3      Housing Committee to delegate authority to the Executive Director for Housing Neighbourhoods and Communities to proceed with commissioning any further consultancy work needed prior to any recommendation to Committee on undertaking any formal consultation on a selective licensing scheme.


Housing Committee Workplan Progress Update and Housing Performance Report Quarter 3 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 283 KB


Homelessness and Rough Sleeping - Update pdf icon PDF 209 KB

    Additional documents:




    Housing Committee:


    2.1      Note the update on Rough Sleeper & Single Homeless Services.


    2.2      Note the update on the Homelessness Transformation Programme.


    2.3      Note the contents of the Homes England Compliance Audit Report on the Next Steps Accommodation Programme


    2.4      Note the update requested following the Notice of Motion agreed at January Housing Committee on the action proposed to ensure homeless people and rough sleepers placed in emergency accommodation by Brighton & Hove City Council have proper support to ensure their safety and wellbeing.


    2.5      Agree the Emergency Accommodation Charter as an aspirational document and a standard against which the Council and its partners judge our policies and practices and outcomes.


    2.6      Note that the measurable and feasible aspects of the Charter have been embedded in our revised Emergency Accommodation specification.


    2.7      Agree that the charter be subject to review periodically and upon renewal of the associated contracts. Where the Charter is not embedded in the contract, this will also be kept under review with JustLife and Fulfilling lives.


    That Housing Committee recommends to Full Council:


    2.8      To adopt the Emergency Accommodation Charter as outlined in paragraph 3.12 and included in Appendix 4, as an aspirational document and a standard against which the Council and its partners judge our policies, practices and outcomes.


Items referred for Full Council

    To consider items to be submitted to the 7 April 2022 Council meeting for information.

    In accordance with Procedure Rule 24.3a, the Committee may determine that any item is to be included in its report to Council. In addition, any Group may specify one further item to be included by notifying the Chief Executive no later than 10am on the eighth working day before the Council meeting at which the report is to be made, or if the Committee meeting take place after this deadline, immediately at the conclusion of the Committee meeting




Part Two Proceedings

    To consider whether the items listed in Part Two of the agenda and decisions thereon should remain exempt from disclosure to the press and public.


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