Manchester City Council



Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Lee Walker 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Urgent Business

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

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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.

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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.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 382 KB

To note the minutes of the Climate Change Subgroup meeting held on 22 October 2019.

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Housing Allocations Policy Review pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Growth & Development


This report describes the Council’s review of the social housing Allocations Policy and recommends changes to enable the city to best meet housing need within a backdrop of reduced turnover of stock.  


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Update on Homelessness and Housing pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report of the Director of Homelessness


This report provides an update, subsequent to the report to Neighbourhoods and Scrutiny on the 17th July 2019, on the work that is taking place to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in the city. The focus of the report reflects the concerns and questions raised by Members at previous meetings of the committee.


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Highways Maintenance Programme pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Director of Highways


This report provides Members with an update to the report that was considered by the Committee at the meeting of 7 November 2018.


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Red & Amber School Crossings pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Report of the Director of Highways


This report provides information on the red and amber school crossings programme, reporting that with 46 of the 81 sites being complete and the remainder due for completion by the spring/summer 2020.


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report includes details of the key decisions due to be taken that are relevant to the Committee’s remit as well as 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 agree.

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