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Meeting of the Executive held on 10/01/2005
OBSERVATIONS FROM COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
22ND DECEMBER 2004



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WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE AND COUNCIL – 10TH JANUARY 2004

OBSERVATIONS FROM COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
22ND DECEMBER 2004
1. The Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee met on 22nd December 2004 to consider reports relating to the housing options appraisal process, previously circulated to all Members of the Council. The final report from PPCR Associates setting out the results of the Test of Opinion was also circulated at the meeting, along with the report from the Housing Options Appraisal Special Interest Group which had met earlier in the afternoon on 22nd December (copies of which are attached herewith). Also attached are copies of the slides used in the presentations given by the Director of Finance and Director of Housing.

2. Having taken into account all evidence provided, the Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee found it extremely difficult to come to any firm conclusions in the light of the very close split of opinions expressed by respondents to the most recent survey. It was clear that the majority of tenants favoured repairs to their homes over and above the basic Decent Homes standard. However, this could not be achieved by going down the ALMO route.

3. In all the circumstances and in the light of advice from the Community Housing Task Force, the Committee felt that further analysis as to why there appears to be the inconsistencies referred to above needs to be undertaken by officers.

Recommendation

The Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee would wish to convey to the Executive that its preference is for stock transfer but requests also that the Executive give consideration to the views of the Special Interest Group with regard to the inconsistency of views apparent in the test of opinion.





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