Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at

Contact: Michael Williamson 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration. If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9 February 2021.


Proposed refresh of the Council's Social Value Policy and what Social Value has been derived during Covid-19 lockdown pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report proposes further refinements to the council’s approach to Social value reflect the impact of the pandemic has had on the city and the role social value can play in supporting the economic recovery.



Additional documents:


Estates Strategy pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Report of the Strategic Director – Growth and Development attached


This report provides an update on property activity since the last Annual Property Report in November 2019. It reviews activity across the Development Team, including the Investment Estate; and the Operational Estate. The report includes an update on the specific areas requested in the Scrutiny Committee’s work programme.


Post transfer governance-Council Housing service pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Report of the Director of Housing and Residential Growth attached


This report outlines the proposal for governance of the Housing service after it transfers from Northwards to the Council in July 2021. The proposal is intended to have proper oversight of housing management and maintenance services. Empower tenants and meet the requirements of the White Paper” A charter for social housing tenants”.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 434 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit.


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.