Decision details

Decision details

Housing Asset Management Strategy

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019), Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To propose the adoption of a strategy that will determine decisions for the Council’s housing stock


The Head of Housing and Property Services submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed the proposed Housing Asset Management Strategy and associated action plan for Oxford City Council’s housing stock.


Cllr Seamons, Executive Board Member for Housing presented the report, highlighting the proposal to adopt and deliver an Oxford Standard which would be higher than the statutory Decent Homes standard.  The Head of Housing and Property Services said that the Council was already commissioning work that would meet this enhanced standard.


In considering this report the City Executive Board discussed the implications of the Government’s proposals for housing association tenants to buy their homes at discounted prices. The Chief Executive said that this was potentially a very serious issue for the Council which would challenge all aspects of the Council’s housing strategy and management of its housing stock. 


The City Executive Board resolved to:


1.    RECOMMEND to Council the adoption of the Housing Asset Management Strategy along with the Oxford Standard as part of the Council’s policy framework;


2.    ENDORSE the action plan;


3.    NOTE that an Energy Strategy will be presented to the Board later this year.

Report author: Martin Shaw

Publication date: 15/06/2015

Date of decision: 11/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 17/06/2015

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