Agenda item

Nominations to the Gloucester City Homes Board

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy reviewing the current approach to nominating Members to sit on the Gloucester City Homes Board



7.1      Councillor S. Chambers moved and Councillor Cook seconded that the Council surrenders its right to appoint to the Board of Gloucester City Homes (GCH). Councillor S. Chambers noted that GCH was one of a number of housing providers in the City but the only one to which the Council appointed. GCH’s housing stock was not the Council’s and it would be more equitable for each provider to be on a ‘level playing field.’ She further stated that there was nothing to preclude Members from applying to be on the Board in a personal capacity.


7.2      Councillor Wilson stated that while the Council had approved the transfer of housing stock on a cross-party basis in 2015, there had been a commitment to maintain a degree of oversight and that the Liberal Democrat Group would not be supporting the proposal.


7.3      Councillor Pullen concurred and stated that for similar reasons, the Labour Group would not support the proposal.


7.4     RESOLVED – That the Council surrender its right to appoint up to two Council Board Members to the Gloucester City Homes Board. 


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