Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Thursday 20th January 2011 6.30pm

South West London Housing Partnership

This was a meeting of Housing officers and lead members from Kingston, Richmond, Croydon, Wandsworth, Merton and Sutton held at Richmond Town Hall.

We received a presentation on the new affordable rents proposals and HCA programme prospectus from Ken Baikie of the HCA. Nigel Minto of London Councils then led a discussion about London Council’s response to the proposals. Attending members & officers added their own thoughts and concerns.

Ken then went on to talk about other consultations including the Fairer Future for Social Housing, New Homes Bonus and pan-London mobility proposals.

Next the Local Housing Allowance and housing benefit caps were discussed and a map showing how London boroughs would be affected by the changes was presented. Sutton was one of the boroughs with lower rents that might expect an influx of people from more expensive boroughs.

The host borough gave the customary, but brief talk on the specific housing issues they were facing.

Finally the partnership director Shelagh Hair provided an update on the work and achievements of the sub-region’s work.

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January 29, 2011 - Posted by | Committee Meeting

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