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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair & Vice-Chair

Decision:

RESOLVED: that Cllr Stephen Penfold and Cllr Will Cooper be elected as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the committee.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the last meeting be agreed as a true record.

3.

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Decision:

The following interests were declared:

·         Cllr Billy Harding is an employee of youth homelessness charity, Centre Point, which manages property in Lewisham.

·         Cllr Stephen Penfold is an employee of the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network, a charity based in Lewisham

·         Cllr Will Cooper is an employee of Community Advice Works, an advice and advocacy charity in New Cross.

 

4.

Responses from Mayor and Cabinet

Decision:

There were none.

5.

Article 4 direction for HMOs pdf icon PDF 575 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

·         that the contents of the 2022 HMO review and evidence paper be noted;

·         that the financial and legal implications of making the proposed Article 4 direction be noted; and

·         that the committee receives further information, at a date to be agreed, on the extent of ‘exempt accommodation’ in the borough.

 

6.

Housing Revenue Account business plan pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

·         that the report and presentation be noted; and

·         that the committee receives further detail on the status of the 1,000 homes in the council’s Building for Lewisham programme.

7.

Future of Housing Managed by Lewisham Homes: Options pdf icon PDF 406 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that the committee has:

·         considered the findings of the review of housing options;

·         noted that transferring the housing landlord services may offer a better opportunity to respond to the revised regulatory and legislative requirements; noted that any decision about the future of housing management will require a decision by Mayor & Cabinet and be subject to consultation and engagement with tenants and leaseholders;

·         endorsed the proposed approach to resident engagement; and

·         agreed to approach other local authorities who have gone through a similar process in order to learn from their experience.

 

8.

Lewisham Homes business plan pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

·         that the committee approves the business plan and recommends it to Mayor & Cabinet for approval; and

·         that the committee agrees to receive more detailed information on KPIs and compliance alongside the Lewisham Homes annual report in September.

9.

Select Committee work programme pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that the committee agrees its work programme for the year ahead, notes the suggestions made by the committee and agrees to programme these in at an appropriate time.