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Cabinet Member for Housing and Sustainable Development


·         Responsible for housing strategy, developing relations with Housing Associations and promoting the needs of tenants and leaseholders.

·         Responsible for delivery of environmentally sustainable development through the planning system

·         Ensuring delivery of promises by Clarion Housing.

·         Overseeing monitoring and enforcement of HMOs and rogue landlords, across Landlord Licensing and Article 4 Directions

·         Leading on regeneration and neighbourhood renewal initiatives.

·         Responsible for delivering statutory housing function relating the Housing Register and homelessness.

·         Responsible homelessness strategy and rough sleeper services

·         Responsible for administering the disabled facilities grant

·         Housing Enforcement-Private sector disrepair, licensing and enforcement of HMOs

·         Responsible for the Shared Lives Service

·         Overall responsibility for planning policy.

·         Leading on the development of the Local Plan.

·         Overseeing major projects in town centres, with an emphasis on greening and sustainability

·         Building a vision in conjunction with local residents for the future of our neighbourhoods.

·         Overall responsibility for development and building control and spatial policy.

·         Lead on asset management,


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