Agenda and draft minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Housing
Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 10.00 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE DECISION RECORD OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 10TH MARCH 2020 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on the 10th March 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

3.

CREATING A LOCAL LETTINGS POLICY FOR GARREGLWYD, ONE OF THE COUNCIL'S FIRST NEW BUILD DEVELOPMENTS pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member, in line with Carmarthenshire County Council’s Choice Based Lettings Procedure, considered a report on creating a Local Lettings Policy for a new build development in Garreglwyd, Pembrey. 

 

The report outlined that the Garreglwyd development, designed to meet the areas high housing needs, was one of the first Council new build developments to be completed provided 14 homes and comprised of a mix of 12 x two bedroom houses and 2 x four bedroom houses. 

 

The Local Lettings Policy appended to the report, detailed the proposed allocation and letting of the houses along with information on the allocation conditions, advertisement and shortlisting.

 

The Policy aimed to achieve and maintain a balanced and sustainable community by managing the allocation of homes at Garreglwyd creating a sustainable community where people are proud to live.

 

The Executive Board Member noted that policy would remain in place for 6 months following the letting of all homes, ensuring that the community was appropriately established. In addition, the policy and its impact on the community would be reviewed by Carmarthenshire County Council in consultation with its housing association partners, after the 6-month period in order to determine whether the term should be extended. 

 

The Executive Board Member acknowledged that local Members were consulted on the proposed Local Lettings Policy and were in agreement that the Local Letting Policy should be applied to the initial lettings on the Garreglwyd development.

 

RESOLVED to approve the proposed Local Lettings Policy for the new homes in the Garreglwyd new build development.