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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN FOR 2017/18
Clive Hart proposed, Councillor Gibbens seconded and members agreed that Councillor
Lin Fairbrass be the chairman for the meeting and that the
substantive chairman will be elected at the next scheduled meeting
of the Board.
Councillor Fairbrass in the Chair.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from the
Sharon McLaughlin, substituted by Janine
Mark Lobban, has left
KCC. The clerk was asked to check with KCC about the
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest made at
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING PDF 159 KB
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on
25 May 2017.
The minutes were agreed as a correct record of
the meeting that was held on 25 May 2017.
Housing Situation in Thanet (in General). PDF 1 MB
Presentation by Bob Porter, Head of Housing,
Bob Porter, Head of Housing at Thanet District
Council gave a presentation on housing situation in the district.
This was on the invitation of the Board. In his presentation Mr
Porter made the following points:
- Transport infrastructure, tourism
offer, cultural offer make private housing developers want to come
to invest in Thanet;
- There has been a significant
increase in house prices in the area and fastest increase in house
values outside London;
- There are growing wage levels;
- The Council was consulting on the
draft Local Plan;
- Policy position was to develop
17,000 houses with 30% of those being for social housing (taking
into account viability factors);
- Inner circuit road network being
planned to support new housing development;
- Council would need to deliver 1,000
per year, but currently 300 being developed annually;
- Affordability: There
are more people on low income, making it unaffordable to buy a
- Average local income for households
needs to increase at twice the county rate;
- Homelessness: There
were 880 homelessness applications received by the council in 2016.
One of the reasons for this is the termination of short leases by
landlords who then re-let at a higher rate;
- There were more families in
temporary accommodation than before;
- The number of rough sleepers has
doubled in the last 12-24 months;
- Housing conditions: 11% of homes
have a category 1 hazard. This means that such properties have a
significant risk that impacts on an individual’s life;
- It is estimated that £18.8
million would be required for repairs to these properties to remove
- Housing conditions
have an impact on health and wellbeing of those affected (for
example excess cold would lead to health problems especially for
the elderly and children);
- Life expectancy in Cliftonville is 8 years below the England
- Delays in hospital discharges
nationally increased by 33%;
- Adaptations: Council
assists with adapting people’s homes in order to promote
independence through a £2.5m disabled facilities grants
- Council is working towards
fulfilling its housing priorities as set out in the PowerPoint
presentation which is attached the minutes. These include the
access to supply of housing;
maintained safer homes across all tenures;
services to prevent homelessness and increase housing options;
health and wellbeing of residents and communities;
- Empty homes were being brought back
- Council conducted property
inspections to enforce standards;
- Selective licensing was also used to
- Fire safety measures were
- Council prevented homelessness in
about 300 cases per year;
In response to the presentation Board members
made the following comments:
- Ailsa Ogilvie said that Thanet CCG
would like to some joint working with TDC Housing on housing and
- Madeline Homer said that the
government could work with councils on improving housing for
individuals in cases that relate to hospital discharges;
- Clive Hart said that frailty was an
important factor that should be considered when assessing
individuals who can access supported housing as relying on age
restrictions (e.g. for ...
view the full minutes text for item 19.
EAST KENT DELIVERY BOARD UPDATE PDF 254 KB
Ailsa Ogilvie suggested and members agreed
that the next update on the East Kent Delivery Board activities
will focus mainly on Thanet.
AOB PDF 97 KB
Janine Collins gave a brief report on the
funded projects that sit within the LCPG Subgroups, This included
- Challenger Troop are running 2
programmes one for 8-12 yrs to build resilience and support
Transition which will run in the October half term, the other a
NEET programme for 16-19yrs.
- GAP Project are running activities
for 11-16’s in Broadstairs.
- Oasis project ‘Just so you
know’ will be delivered in 5 schools, to Yr9 groups.
- Fegans are delivering a programme
‘Parents Supporting Parents (PSP)’. They were also
offering 1-1 support to vulnerable children.
- I Talk programme promoting
resilience and wellbeing for 12-15 year olds will start in the next
few weeks and will involve 15 youths.
- IMAGO SAFE Project is working within
Janine will provide the update to be
circulated to all Board members after the meeting. The update
document has also been attached to the minutes.