Housing Committee - Tuesday, 6th February, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions


No. Item



To receive apologies for absence.


Declaration of Interests

To receive declarations of interest.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2023.


Public Questions pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The Chair of the Committee will answer questions from members of the public submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.


deadline for receipt of questions

noon on Wednesday, 31 January 2024


Questions must be submitted to the Chief Executive, Democratic Services,

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud and can be sent by email to




Members' Questions

See Agenda Item 4 for deadlines for submission.


Local Authority Housing Fund - further bid opportunity pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Following Committee decisions on 31st January and 19th September 2023 approving the submission of capital bids to Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for the purchase of accommodation to be held in the Housing Revenue Account for people fleeing conflict, a further short-notice bid opportunity has arisen to take up funds unspent elsewhere. The deadline for this was 19th January 2024.

This report is to formally report the bid to Committee and request approval for the additional capital budget required.



District Heating and Independent Living Charges 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Propose amendments to the fees and charges set out in the December 2023 budget setting papers.


Additional documents:


Domestic Abuse Policy pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To recommend the Domestic Abuse Policy to Housing Committee to ensure support and a sensitive approach to housing solutions for victims of domestic abuse.

Additional documents:


Legionella Policy pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Following the introduction of new reporting requirements from the Social Housing Regulator a new Legionella Policy and Management Plan has been written to ensure compliance with the updated reporting requirements and standards. This is being presented to Housing Committee as the Governing body for the Housing Service.

Additional documents:


Swedish Timber Houses - Review pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To update the Committee on the review of the council’s Swedish Timber Houses and seek approval to the preferred options for each site.

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Preparations for changes to the regulation of social housing pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To update on the preparations that are underway at Stroud District Council in response to the imminent regulatory changes resulting from the Social Housing Regulation Act.


Member / Officer Reports


Tenant Representatives


Housing Service Review pdf icon PDF 165 KB


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider the work programme.