Agenda and minutes

Housing Scrutiny Commission
Wednesday 15 January 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02B - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

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Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent


Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations




Cabinet Member Interview - Cabinet Member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Council Homes - Councillor Leo Pollak

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    Councillor Leo Pollak, cabinet member for social regeneration, great estates and new council homes introduced his portfolio area and answered questions from commission members. The commission discussed:


    ·  New build and New Homes Programme

    ·  Funding of schemes under section 106

    ·  HRA

    ·  Estate Regeneration

    ·  Rooftop Housing

    ·  Landscaping

    ·  Energy Efficiency

    ·  Construction Charter

    ·  Social Regeneration Charter and locking in partnerships with developers

    ·  Management of Contractors

    ·  Reform of Right to Buy

    ·  Empty homes

    ·  Supporting residents to improve their estates

    ·  Building more homes of every kind including 11,000 new council homes

    ·  Co-ordination of major works


    The chair thanked councillor Pollak for the report, attending the meeting and answering members questions.




    That a colour copy of the new homes dashboard be circulated to members of the Commission.


Housing Repairs Report - Draft

    The Chair to present the draft report.

    Supporting documents:


    The chair reported that as a result of the the general election, the repairs survey had not been sent out to residents until after the election, the draft report had been seen by the commission members. This report presently was minus the repairs survey and tenants council comments, as soon as this information is available it would be added to the report.


    The chair then went through the 8 recommendations contained in the report and asked members if the had any amendments or queries, they could discuss any points now or send email to the chair for any inclusions.




    1.  That the chair circulate the report again once all the amendments, repair survey results and tenant council comments were included. The report to be agreed and passed to the Cabinet as soon as possible.


    2.  That the chair undertake to find out how the consultancy company House Mark was appointed to participate in the housing repair and how much it cost.  This information to be circulated to commission members.


Work Programme