Issue - meetings

Empty garages and former garage sites

Meeting: 26/04/2017 - Housing Panel (Panel of the Scrutiny Committee) (Item 96)

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Background Information

The Panel requested a report on plans and activities relating to the Council’s garage assets.

Why is it on the agenda?

For the Panel to note and comment on activities being carried out under the Garage Asset Management Strategy.

Who has been invited to comment?

·         Cllr Mike Rowley, Board Member for Housing;

·         Bill Graves, Landlord Services Manager.



Additional documents:


The Tenancy Management Manager introduced the report.  She said that responsibility for the management of the Council’s garage assets had transferred to her team in December 2015.  They had seen that there were a lot of empty units and set up a project to address this, with a focus on garages in Blackbird Leys.


The Panel questioned why some particular blocks did not appear to be listed in Appendix 1 and suggested that a full census of garage sites in the city should be undertaken and that sites should be listed by ward, based on current ward names and boundaries and circulated to ward members.


The Panel resolved to go into private session to discuss information contained in the confidential appendices.