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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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