The Economy, Housing and the Arts Policy and Accountability Committee - Thursday, 16th July, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Francis  Email:

Link: View live stream on YouTube

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Apologies for Absence


Roll-call and Declarations of Interest

To confirm attendance, the Chair will perform a roll-call. Members will also have the opportunity to declare any interests.


If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2020.



Public Questions

For the Chair to invite those members of the public that have registered to speak, to ask questions on the reports within the agenda.


To ask a public question, you will need to register to speak at the meeting.


To do this, please send an email to

by 12pm on Wednesday 15 July 2020 and joining instructions to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to you.





Proposed Changes to the Council's Housing Allocation Scheme pdf icon PDF 241 KB

The Council is statutorily obliged to adopt and operate a Housing Allocation Scheme which sets out the rules by which it allocates affordable rented accommodation. This report sets out proposed changes to the scheme, which will help ensure that those residents with the greatest need are prioritised for the right housing solution.


The Economy - Recovery Overview & Lessons Learnt pdf icon PDF 165 KB

This report details those measures taken by the Economy to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on the department during the initial ‘response’ phase, those lessons learnt to date, and those plans currently being implemented by services during the transition from response to ‘recovery’ phase.

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