Meeting Details

    Please note due to an IT error the scrutiny committee recommendations report has been republished at the bottom of this page.
    13 Dec 2023 - 17:30
    • Documents
    • Attendance
    • Visitors
    • Declarations of Interests



    Standard Items
    1 Apologies

    To receive apologies for absence.


    2 Declarations of interest

    (Please note that it is the responsibility of individual members to declare an interest prior to the item if they arrive late for the meeting).


    3 Public questions/petitions

    To receive questions / petitions from the public which have been submitted in accordance with the council's constitution.



    4 Questions to cabinet members

    (A copy of the questions and replies will be available on the council's website prior to the meeting).



    5 pdf Minutes (242Kb)

    To agree the accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2023 and the extraordinary meeting held on 22 November 2023.


    Purpose:  To consider the recommendations made by scrutiny committee with respect to the items ‘Retrofitting: Warm, low bills, no carbon: a plan for Norwich’s council homes’ at its meeting on 23 November 2023.


    7 Allocation of Better Care Funding (Report to follow)
    8 The council's provisional 2024/25 budget and medium-term financial strategy (Report to follow)
    9 Housing Revenue Account Business Plan and Budget 2025/24 (Report to follow)

    Purpose:  For cabinet to consider the disposal of the assets identified in this report.


    11 Exclusion of the public
    Consideration of exclusion of the public.
    Private Items
    *12 Managing Assets (Non Housing) - (Exempt appendix Para 3)
    • This report is not for publication because it would disclose information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as in para 3 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

    Supplementary Agenda

    Standard Items

    Purpose:  To seek approval to allocate some of the Better Care Fund allocation to the County Council to enable 2 supported housing schemes, which could deliver 23 sheltered housing properties.


    Purpose:  To consider draft proposals for the council’s 2024/25 budget (general fund, HRA and capital programme) and updated medium-term financial position, including the principles for consultation. 

    Final budget proposals, alongside the outcome of the budget consultation and budget scrutiny work, will be brought back to Cabinet in February 2024 with a recommendation to consider and approve those proposals before it goes to the February budget setting council for agreement alongside the council tax setting decision.



    Purpose:  To provide an update on the 2024/25 Housing Revenue Account Business Plan.  It includes proposals to:

    • Deliver improvements to our tenants’ homes to make sure they continue to be well maintained and deliver improvements to our property and building maintenance services.

    • Deliver on plans to ensure Norwich City Council homes reach Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level C as soon as possible and by 2030 at the latest and deliver plans by April 2024 which will set out the roadmap to ensure Norwich City Council homes achieve net-zero carbon emissions as soon as possible and by 2050 at the latest.

    • Continue to invest in health and safety compliance measures to ensure our council homes comply with the new, emerging building safety legislative environment.

    • Expand this area of work to include the systematic tackling of damp and mould issues.

    • Deliver programmes to build and acquire more council homes.

    • Deliver improvements to frontline neighbourhood housing services.

    • Deliver year on year targets to achieve reductions in management cost by £1.6m by 2028/29 through a review of our delivery model.

    • Implement and embed the requirements of the Social Housing (Regulation) Act.

    Private Items


    No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
    NameReason for Sending Apology
    Councillor Claire Kidman 
    NameReason for Absence
    No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

    Declarations of Interests

    Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
    No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


    Visitor Information is not yet available for this meeting