Affordable housing evidence gathering continues……

Members of the Affordable Housing Scrutiny Panel are keeping up with a busy schedule of meetings where they have been gathering evidence from a wide range of experts to help them understand the issue of affordable housing in Swansea and consider ways that the Council and its partners can increase the overall supply of affordable […]

Affordable Housing Panel

 The Affordable Housing Inquiry Panel met on Monday for an evidence gathering session with officers from the Council’s Housing Service and Planning Service. They received a detailed presentation which covered the following issues: Local Authority duties & powers in relation to affordable housing Policies & strategies used to address affordable housing so far Impact of policies […]

Impact of Welfare Reforms

The Stronger & Safer Communities Scrutiny Board is holding a special meeting next week to talk about the impact of welfare reforms. The Board has expressed concern about the possible impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms on communities in Swansea, and wish to understand plans to deal with those impacts. The Board recognises that the […]

Affordable Housing Panel work gets underway

Councillors on the Affordable Housing Panel met yesterday to agree their programme of evidence gathering to help them answer the question “How can we increase the supply of affordable housing in Swansea?” The Councillors have identified a wide range of people to speak to and will have their work cut out for them over the […]

More Scrutiny Panels agreed….

The Stronger Safer Communities Scrutiny Board agreed its first Inquiry Panels at its meeting on Monday 6th August. Scrutiny Councillors held a work planning conference in July where they discussed the most important topics that should be looked at this year. Two topics were proposed for the Board: Affordable Housing and Economic Inactivity. Affordable Housing […]