Housing, Economy and Business Committee
Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 7.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Civic Offices - St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA. View directions

Contact: Matthew Stickley, Committee Services Team Leader  Tel.: 020 8770 4990; Email:

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Fire Precautions - Civic Offices pdf icon PDF 42 KB

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Welcome and introductions


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 January 2020.


Encompass Performance pdf icon PDF 178 KB

This report provides a review of Encompass’s performance against the key performance indicators set by the Council to measure activity and outcomes in the delivery of homelessness and the prevention of homelessness services.

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Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 137 KB

This report puts forward for the Committee’s approval a new homelessness strategy for the borough. It takes into account the outcomes of a consultation on a draft of the strategy that took place during January and February. The draft was also considered by, and takes into account the views of, a Task and Finish Group of Members drawn from both the Housing, Economy and Business Committee and the People Committee, which met twice during February 2020.

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Sutton Housing Partnership Delivery Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The Housing, Economy and Business Committee is invited each year to approve the Annual Delivery Plan of the Council’s Arms Length Management Organisation or ALMO, Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP). The Delivery Plan is produced in accordance with the provisions of the Management Agreement between the Council and SHP, which was renewed last year. This report seeks Member approval of SHP’s proposed Delivery Plan for 2020/21.

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Adoption of the Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 154 KB

As part of the Ambitious for Sutton pledge to deliver more affordable housing to meet the borough’s needs, the Council has produced and consulted on a new ‘Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)’. The SPD has been prepared to provide further details on how the Local Plan’s affordable housing policy will be applied, how the council will assess financial viability appraisals, and the information that applicants are required to include in planning application submissions.

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Update on Beddington Farmlands Restoration pdf icon PDF 146 KB

This report sets out the summary of Viridor’s update report and includes the officer assessment of progress to date to allow members to comment on progress thus far.

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Review of Beech Tree Place - Older Persons Housing pdf icon PDF 191 KB

A great deal of time and effort has been put into working with local residents to consider the future of Beech Tree Place with them. This report details this co-design work and sets out the next steps to allow a future Housing Economy and Business Committee to consider what is the best option for the future.

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Protecting Private Tenants pdf icon PDF 175 KB

This report sets out the Council's intentions to use legislative powers and obligations to improve the experience of residents who rent homes in the private rented sector, in line with the Council’s Ambitious for Sutton plan priorities of Making informed Choices and Keeping People Safe.

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Petition regarding investment in Sutton High Street Market Area pdf icon PDF 124 KB

This report addresses the petition submitted to the meeting of Council on 20 January 2020 for its consideration at this meeting of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee.


Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).