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Agenda

Homes and Environment Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10.00 am

With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Guildhall

Contact: Craig Stevens  Scrutiny Facilitator

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

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2.

Declarations of personal interests, if any

Members are reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare the existence and nature of any personal interest in respect of any of the business to be transacted at this meeting

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3.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 November 2018 (copy to follow).

 

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4.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance

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5.

Welsh Housing Quality Standard Programme Update pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Place -  Housing

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6.

Exclusion of Press and Public

In considering whether to exclude the press and public from the next part of the meeting Members are asked to consider the following factors when determining the public interest test.

 

Agenda Items 6 - Not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). 

The Proper Officer has determined in considering this report that paragraph 14 should apply.  Her view on the public interest test was that while she was mindful of the need to ensure the transparency and accountability of public authorities for decisions taken by them in relation to the spending of public money, the right of a third party to the privacy of their financial/ business affairs outweighed the need for that information to be made public/Disclosure of the information would give an unfair advantage to tenderers for commercial contracts. This information is not affected by any other statutory provision which requires the information to be publicly registered.  On that basis she felt that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

It is, therefore, recommended that the press and public be excluded from the Meeting during consideration of the following item as it is likely that, if they were present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

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7.

Sheltered Housing Refurbishment Programme

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Place -  Housing

8.

Any other items which the Chair decides are urgent

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