21 March 2012>
The first step to the exciting new future for housing tenants is being discussed today at the council's Living Environment Scrutiny Committee.
Following the outcome of the ballot of tenants which resulted in the public housing stock being retained by the authority, the next action is to set out details of the Public Sector Capital Programme for the 2012/13 financial year.
Nigel Barnett, Deputy Chief Executive with the responsibility of bringing forward the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for the council said, " The council gave a clear commitment to tenants to achieve the WHQS by 2019/20 and maintain the standard thereafter, today's report clearly shows the substantial investment due to be made in the first year. We also agreed following the excellent partnership working during the ballot process for tenants to be consulted on future work programmes where they can influence the specification of such works, and how they are to be packaged and planned."
Mr Barnett continued, "The submitted programme will contribute towards this objective, but further work will be undertaken throughout the year to develop longer term programmes, whilst new contract arrangements are established and the required annual funding is confirmed".
The proposals put forward: -
- Energy Efficiency Works (£6m)
- Central Heating Installations (£3m)
- Kitchen/Bathroom Improvement Programme (£2.07m)
- Non-Traditional Improvement Programme (£1m)
- Works of Adaptation (£1m)
- Electrical Re-Wiring (£2m)
- Roof Renewal Programme (£2m)
- Refurbishment of Void Properties (£0.5m)
- Replacement of Windows & Doors (£0.5m)
- Contingency (£1m)
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