Agenda

Agenda

Venue: St Aldate's Room, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Catherine Phythian / John Mitchell, Committee and Member Services Officers  email:  democraticservices@oxford.gov.uk tel: 01865 252402 or 2217

Items
No. Item

Items to be considered in public

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Recommendation:

That the Housing Group Shareholder resolves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 June 2018.

 

4.

Scrutiny recommendations

To consider any recommendations of the Companies’ Scrutiny Panel.  These will be forwarded as a supplement following the Panel meeting on 12 December 2018.

 

5.

Proposed amendment to the Housing Group Shareholder Agreement pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of:    The Company Secretary for the Housing Group

 

Purpose of report:

To request that the Shareholder considers, and if appropriate agrees, the proposed amalgamation of the original Shareholder’s Agreement for Oxford City Housing Limited and its two subsidiaries Oxford City Housing (Investment) Ltd and Oxford City Housing (Development) Ltd (together “the Housing Group”) with a short Supplemental Agreement previously agreed by the Shareholder Group in December 2017.

 

Recommendation:

That the Housing Group Shareholder resolves to:

1.       Agree the amended Shareholder’s Agreement for the Housing Group as attached to this report as Appendix 1, so that the original provisions agreed in March 2017 can be amalgamated in one single document with the additional provision, agreed in December 2017, to facilitate inter-company loan transfers.

Additional documents:

Items to be considered in private - matters exempt from publication

If the Shareholder wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the agenda, it will be necessary for the Shareholder to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

The Shareholder may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

6.

The future strategic direction of OCHL

Stephen Clarke, Director and Chair of the OCHL Board, has submitted a report to inform the OCHL Shareholder Group of both implemented changes to Government housing policy and potential outcomes of recent Government consultations that could impact on OCHL’s operating environment and strategic purpose

Recommendation:

That the OCHL Shareholder resolves to:

1.       Note the Government’s recent changes and consultations associated with its housing policy and to request a further report examining options for the future direction of OCHL together with a revised business plan for approval. 

7.

OCHL Development Programme

To receive a report detailing the progress made by the Housing Group on the delivery of the housing development projects.

 

The report will also be considered by the Companies Scrutiny Panel on 12 December 2018.

 

Recommendation:

The Shareholder is invited to consider the report, and make any comments or recommendations as appropriate.