{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 9th December, 2020, 11.00 am

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 11th November and matters arising pdf icon PDF 551 KB

Minutes:

Agreed : Minutes Agreed

 

2.

Chairpersons Business

See point i

2a

Correspondence

No Correspondence received

Minutes:

No correspondence received

Members wished Eileen Gleeson, Executive Manager DRHE a happy retirement whilst warmly thanking her for continued support and contribution over the years. She was commended for her work during Covid pandemic.

Agreed : A letter to be sent to Eileen from the Committee to express sincerest gratitude and to wish her well in her retirement

 

3.

Update on Working Groups

See points i-iii

3a

Rent Review Working Group

3b

Public Housing Working Group pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Minutes:

The meeting noted the report detailing the response from management on the Working Group Report on Public Housing .

The following considerations were discussed;


·         Discussions with Department of Housing

·         Cost Rental and affordability

·         Funding

o   Serviced Site Fund  Subvention Increase (SSF)

o   Term of loan

o   Value for Money

o   Construction Costs

o   Input Costs

o   Types of loans available to Local Authorities

 

·         Delivery Models

·         Public Procurement Process

·         Role of Approved Housing Bodies

·         Cost Recovery Implications

·         Housing Assistance Payment

·         Housing Needs Assessment (HNA)

·         Private Sector Leasing

·         Land Restriction/Availability Implications

·         Regeneration

·         Government Regulations

 


Agreed : A symposium exploring House Building Costs to be arranged in the New Year.

 

3c

Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

4.

Presentation on Emmet Road Regeneration Project (incl. Cost Rental) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Sandra McAleer, Senior Executive Engineer provided an update.

The following considerations were raised;

 

Inclusion of public realm costs in the overall rental calculations

·         Apartment size & standards

·         Serviced Site Fund (SSF) subvention

·         Affordability

·         Project timeline

·         Rent levels

·         Capital Cost

·         Term of loan, loan term comparisons & interest Rates

·         Density & height

·         Procurement delivery strategy clarification

·         Management strategy for the development

·         Local employment clause

 

Agreed : Design Team to make a presentation at a future Housing SPC meeting

 

5.

Potential EU Funding Opportunities Housing and Community Development

Minutes:

Agreed : Postpone agenda point 5 until January meeting of the Housing SPC

 

6.

Labre Park Redevelopment Update pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Minutes:

The following considerations were raised;

 

·         Traveller specific/appropriate accommodation during redevelopment

·         Site evaluation

·         Consultation

·         Flood Risk Implications

·         Project Re-evaluation

·         Traveller Representation

·         Planning

 

7.

Lord Mayor's Taskforce on Homelessness

Minutes:

An update from the Chairperson on behalf of the Lord Mayor was noted.

 

8.

AOB

Minutes:

The following considerations were raised;

·         Oscar Traynor Road Development

Cllr. Alison Gilliland

CHAIRPERSON