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Meeting Details

Communities Committee
17 Dec 2019 - 09:30
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Documents

Agenda

Public Items
1 Sederunt
2 Declaration of Group Decisions and Members Interests *
2

In terms of Standing Order 20 and the Councillors' Code of Conduct, there were no declarations from Group Leaders or Spokespersons in regard to any prior decision taken on how Members will vote on any item on the agenda or any declarations of Member's interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

 

3 Resolution

Consider, and if so decide, adopt the following resolution:

"That under Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting for Items 14 to 18 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.”

 

3

The meeting resolved that in terms of Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the items of business appearing at the relevant paragraphs of this minute as specified below, so as to avoid disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the appropriate paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

 

    Paragraph Number of Minute            Paragraph Number of Schedule 7A and Reason 
     
 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19    9 Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority

4 Written Questions **
4

The Committee noted that no written questions had been submitted.

 

5

The minute of the meeting of the Communities Committee dated 9 October 2019 was submitted and approved.

 

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

6

Under reference to paragraph 9 of the Minute of the meeting dated 28 May 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) informed Committee of progress on the Affordable Housing Investment Programme in Moray.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed:

 

  1. to note progress on the Moray Strategic Local Programme 2019/20;

  2. to bring forward the development opportunities detailed at paragraph 4.8 of the report into the 2019/20 programme;

  3. to note progress on the Bilbohall masterplan area; and

  4. that further reports on programme progress will be presented to the Committee.

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

7

Under reference to paragraph 11 of the Minute of the meeting dated 27 August 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) informed Committee of the details of the Council's landlord report from the Scottish Housing Regulator and progress on the Annual Performance Report to tenants and other customers.

 

Following consideration and review of the Council’s performance against the Scottish Social Housing Charter in 2018/19 the Committee agreed to note the Annual Performance Report to tenants and other customers.

 

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

8

Under reference to paragraph 5 of the Minute of the meeting dated 20 November 2018 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) informed Committee of progress on development of Moray's Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed:

  1. to note the level of funding made available by the Scottish Government to deliver the Council's Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP);

  2. to the revisions to the RRTP Action Plan, as detailed at Section 4 of the report;

  3. that officers can prepare a revised RRTP Action Plan, as detailed at Section 4 of the report;

  4. that the revised RRTP can be presented to Committee at the meeting on 3 March 2020; and

  5. to note progress on the RRTP will be reported to Committee as part of the review of the Local Housing Strategy.

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

9

Under reference to paragraph 10 of the Minute of the meeting dated 28 May 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) asked Committee to consider the proposed Housing and Property Services Service Plan for 2019/20.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the budget monitoring report for the period to 31 October 2019.

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

10

Under reference to paragraph 6 of the Minute of the meeting dated 27 February 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented the budget position for the Housing Revenue Account and General Services Other Housing Budget for the period up to 31 October 2019.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the budget monitoring report for the period to 31 October 2019.

 

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

11

Under reference to paragraph 6 of the minute of the meeting dated 5 February 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) asked Committee to approve the council's draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2020/21-2024/25.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed:

  1. to note the draft SHIP was submitted to the Scottish Government in November 2019; and

  2. that further progress reports on the SHIP be presented to Committee as required.

 

 

Report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

12

A report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) informed Committee of the budget position to 31 October 2019 for the Housing Investment Programme for 2019/20.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the position as at 31 October 2019 with regards to the Housing Investment Programme for 2019/20.

 

13 Question Time ***

Consider any oral question on matters delegated to the Committee in terms of the Council's Scheme of Administration. 

 

14

Councillor Creswell was of the opinion it would be advantageous for the Tenant Representatives to have an item on the agenda where they could raise any queries they may have.

 

In response the Chair advised it had been practice for the Tenant Representatives to raise any issues with Councillors at the Tenants Forum; the Councillors then raised queries as Committee when required.

 

The Tenant Representatives advised they were happy with the current arrangement.

 

Chair of Meeting
1

The meeting was chaired by Councillor Louise Laing.

 

Council New Build - Report on Tender - Banff Road, Keith
15

Under reference to paragraph 9 of the Minute of the meeting dated 28 May 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented an evaluation of the tender received for the Council New Build Programme Phase 7 project at Banff Road, Keith.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed:

  1. to accept the tender received from Springfield Properties plc for Banff Road, Keith, Phase 1;

  2. that the acquisition of additional land at Banff Road can be presented for approval to Moray Council; and

  3. to note that progress on the delivery of the Council's new build programme will be reported to this Committee.

 

 

Council New Build - Report on Tender - Stynie Road, Mosstodloch Phase 2
16

Under reference to paragraph 9 of the Minute of the meeting dated 28 May 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented an evaluation of the tender received for the Council New Build Programme Phase 8 project at Stynie Road, Mosstodloch Phase 2.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed:

  1. to accept the tender received from Springfield Properties plc for Stynie Road, Mosstodloch Phase 2; and

  2. that progress on the delivery of the Council's new build programme is reported to a future meeting of this Committee.
Report on Tender - Consultancy - Bilbohall, Elgin
17

Under reference to paragraph 11 of the Minute of the meeting dated 2 April 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented an evaluation of the tenders received for the design team required to develop and submit a planning application for the housing and associated infrastructure included in the Bilbohall Masterplan.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to:

  1. note progress on the tendering procedure for a multi-disciplinary design team to prepare a planning application for housing and infrastructure at Bilbohall;

  2. accept the tender received from Collective Architecture;

  3. the acquisition of the Bilbohall site at R12/R6 being presented for approval to Moray Council;

  4. note the proposed purchase by the Council of the Bilbohall site at R12/R6 would be subject to the "buy-back" conditions detailed in paragraph 7.3 of the report; and

  5. note that further reports on the design team's progress will be presented to Committee.
Report on Tender - Consultance - Former Spynie Hospital, Elgin
18

Under reference to paragraph 7 of the Minute of the meeting dated 27 August 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented an evaluation of the tender received for the design team required to develop and submit a planning application for housing and associated infrastructure at the former Spynie Hospital site, Elgin.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to:

  1. note progress on the tendering procedure for a multi-disciplinary design team to prepare a planning application for housing and infrastructure at the former Spynie Hospital, Elgin;

  2. accept the tender received from Collective Architecture; and

  3. note that further reports on the design team's progress will be presented to Committee.
Building Services Trading Operation Budget 2019/20 - Budget Monitoring
19

Under reference to paragraph 19 of the Minute of the meeting dated 2 April 2019 a report by the Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance) presented the budget monitoring information for the period to 31 October 2019 for the Building Services Trading Operation.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the:

  1.  financial information for the period to 31 October 2019, as detailed in Appendix I of the report;

  2. revised year end forecast to 31 March 2020 as detailed in Appendix I of the report;

  3. Building Services operating performance, Business Plan 2017 - 2020 and financial improvement update as set out in sections 6 and 7 of the report; and

  4. Building Services Direct Labour Organisation Improvement Plan 2019/2020 progress, as detailed in Section 7 and Appendix II of the report.
Private Items
Items which the Committee may wish to consider with the Press and Public excluded

 

14 Council New Build - Report on Tender - Banff Road Keith [Para 9]
  • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
  1. Council New Build - Report on Tender - Banff Road Keith [Para 9] - Appendix I
    • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
15 Council New Build - Report on Tender - Stynie Road Mosstodloch Phase 2 [Para 9]
  • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
  1. Council New Build - Report on Tender - Stynie Road Mosstodloch Phase 2 [Para 9] - Appendix I
    • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
16 Report on Tender - Consultancy – Bilbohall Elgin [Para 9]
  • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
17 Report on Tender - Consultancy – Former Spynie Hospital Elgin [Para 9]
  • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
18 Building Services Trading Operation Budget 2019/20 - Budget Monitoring [Para 9]
  • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
  1. Building Services Trading Operation Budget 2019-20 - Budget Monitoring [Para 9] - Appendix I
    • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
  2. Building Services Trading Operation Budget 2019-20 - Budget Monitoring [Para 9] - Appendix II
    • Information on terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the Authority;
Summary of the Communities Committee functions:

To deal with matters relating to Housing/HMOs, Housing Regeneration, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Equalities, Community Safety, Anti-Social Behaviour (including road accidents) and Community Liaison.

 

 

Supplementary Agenda

Public Items

Report by Depute Chief Executive (Economy, Environment and Finance)

 

Private Items

Meeting Documents

There are no separate meeting documents but there may be meeting documents assigned to the Agenda.

Declarations of Interests

Visitors

The Acting Head of Housing and Property; the Building Services Manager; the Housing Needs Manager; the Acting Housing Strategy and Development Manager and Mrs C Howie, Committee Services Officer as clerk to the meeting.

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