Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Webcast at -

Contact: Lee Walker 

Note: This meeting will be webcast at: 

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 235 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2021.


The lifting of eviction restrictions in the Private Rented Sector and the impact of these changes on the homelessness directorate pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Report of the Interim Director of Homelessness


This report described that the eviction moratorium has been extended to the 31st March 2021, subject to review, and therefore evictions will not commence until the 14th April at the earliest. This report indicates that demand will increase within the 2021/22 financial year and lists the factors that will impact upon the level of demand and the timing of it.


Additional documents:


Housing Allocations Policy Review pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Growth & Development


This report describes the work undertaken to deliver the new social housing

allocations scheme on time despite Covid-19 pressures. While noting that the new scheme has not yet been in operation long enough for impact to be assessed, the current housing register position is consistent with the new scheme working as intended.



Overview Report pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This is a monthly report, which includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.

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