Report of the Lead Member for Housing.
Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)
I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:
In January 2020, the City Mayor in consultation with cabinet, approved the new Salford housing strategy ‘Shaping Housing in Salford 2020’.
As the delivery date for the annual delivery plan comes to an end in March 2021, we have developed a new annual plan for 2021/22, based on the previously approved priorities.
Working with our key partners and stakeholders we have reviewed delivery of the last plan and collaborated to identify those areas which we must now focus on for the next 12 months (April 2021 – March 2022) moving forward.
Options considered and rejected were:
No action – the initial delivery plan ends in March 2021 and a new annual delivery plan is required in order to respond to the priorities.
The strategy identifies a number of key priorities and objectives with key delivery outcomes which will be monitored through the action plan. Risks in terms of the delivery of the priorities and objectives will be reviewed annually. It is recognised that there are a number of outcomes which if not delivered carry risks. Mitigating these risks will be a key part of the action plan monitoring.
The source of funding is: Delivery of the plan will either be within existing financial constraints or proposed additional spend will be assessed and reported on an individual basis as and when items from the action plan are planned/implemented.
Legal Advice obtained: Not applicable - Legal Advice will be sought on specific topics therein, as and when required. However, there are otherwise no direct legal implications.
Financial Advice obtained: There are no direct implications resulting from the Housing Strategy delivery plan, with delivery being within existing financial constraints or proposed additional spend will be assessed and reported on an individual basis as and when items from the action plan are planned/implemented.
Procurement Advice obtained: N/A
HR Advice obtained: N/A
Climate Change Advice obtained: Michael Hemmingway - 793 3209
Greater Manchester strategic goals for carbon neutral new and existing homes in the future, remain a serious challenge for all partners and the likelihood of not achieving the targets seems high without significant government intervention. Those challenges are financial, as well as knowledge and skills based. Partners are working together to develop shared learning to help skill up officers and housing providers are exploring what can realistically be achieved within existing finances, as well as how to access wider funding streams as they become available. As can be seen from the report Registered Providers to continue to maintain/improve their existing homes, and to explore the potential for progressing towards carbon neutral homes, the actions related to this in the report have been expanded. To help move this agenda a joint sub-group of the Climate Action Board and the Housing Partnership has been formed and is meeting regularly.
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
Salford’s housing strategy ‘Shaping Housing in Salford 2020’
Telephone number: 0161 793 2143
The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel
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This decision was published on 24.03.21
This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 31.03.21 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.