Decision details

Housing Regulations, Cheltenham Borough Homes Housing Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the recommendations




1.    the work and commitment of Cheltenham Borough Homes over the last twenty years in acknowledged by Cabinet;


2.    the new regulatory framework for social landlords and the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy is noted;


3.    the options for the future delivery of the Council’s Housing Services are noted, and the Chief Executive, Executive Director for Finance, Assets and Regeneration, the Corporate Director and Monitoring Officer, and the Housing Partnership Manager are authorised to undertake the required review to support the Leader in deciding to wind-up Cheltenham Borough Homes;


4.    the creation of a consultation framework is commissioned in order to develop a Tenant Offer which will provide tenants and leaseholders with the opportunity to provide their view on the proposed change in management, state their priorities in shaping the future housing service provision, ensure their continued involvement, and complement the new consumer standards;


5.    the consultation framework is acknowledged and the recommended tenant offer is subject to review by the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee upon their request;


6.    the Chief Executive is requested in consultation with the Leader and the Cabinet Member for Housing to develop a housing integration action plan;


7.    the Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager is appointed as the Council’s Health and Safety lead, as detailed in Section 7 of this report. This will be subject to review following the winding up of Cheltenham Borough Homes.


Contact: Martin Stacy, Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected].

Publication date: 19/10/2023

Date of decision: 17/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/10/2023

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