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Speaking at a Council or Committee meeting

Venue: Zoom - Remote meeting. View directions

Contact: Tom Hudson, Scrutiny Officer  email

Link: this meeting will be held by Zoom and streamed to the Council's YouTube channel when the meeting starts


No. Item



Substitutes are not allowed.


Declarations of interest


Housing Panel Work Plan pdf icon PDF 213 KB

For the Panel to note and agree its work plan, which can be adjusted to reflect the wishes of the Panel.



Notes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 476 KB

For the Panel to approve the record of the meeting held on 03 September 2020.


Oxford City Council's response to the Planning for the Future White Paper August 2020 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government issued the Planning for the Future White Paper on 6th August 2020 seeking views on a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England. The Council’s response is scheduled to go to the Cabinet meeting of 14 October 2020. The Panel is asked to consider the response and make any recommendations to Cabinet as required.


Amanda Ford, Planning Policy Team Leader, will be available to present the report and answer questions. Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery, has been invited to present also.


NB The report for this item will be issued as a supplement.

Additional documents:


Housing Performance Q2 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

For the Panel to consider the Housing Performance Q2 update report, and to make any recommendations to Cabinet accordingly.

Richard Wood, Strategy and Service Development Manager, will be available to present the report and answer any questions.

Additional documents:


Date of next meeting

Meetings are scheduled as follows:


-       05 November 2020

-       01 February 2021


The Panel is also asked to note that members are invited to participate in the Housing element of the Budget Review in Jan 2021 (precise date TBC)


All meetings begin at 6.00pm.


Confidential Session

Should the Panel consider it necessary to go into confidential session, it will be necessary 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 to exclude the press and members of the public during discussion of this item on the grounds that it might involve disclosure of exempt information as described in the relevant paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


Domestic Arrears during Covid

At its previous meeting, the Panel heard an update on the Council’s position regarding the management of Covid-related domestic rent arrears. It was agreed that the topic required more time to consider fully. The Panel is therefore provided with a further opportunity to consider the issues, raise questions and make any recommendations to Cabinet as necessary.

Tanya Bandekar, Revenue and Benefits Service Manager, and Phil McGaskill, Revenues Manager will be available at the meeting to present the report and answer any questions.

NB The report for this item is restricted.