Agenda and minutes

Appeals Committee (Equipment and Adaptations)
Thursday, 4th October, 2012 11.00 am

Venue: Shaw Room, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Steve Garratt 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Moores be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting.

 

2.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

 

3.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 

5.

Appeal Procedure

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Appeal Procedure be noted.

 

6.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraph(s) 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

 

7.

Appeal Against the Decision of the Adaptations Panel

Minutes:

The Equipment & Adaptations Team Manager presented the case on behalf of the Authority.

 

A Technical Advisor to the Committee was in attendance to advise on matters of policy and procedure at the Committee. She had not taken part in the original decision.

 

The appellant was invited to the meeting but did not attend.

 

The Committee adjourned the meeting whilst deliberations took place regarding their decision.

 

RESOLVED - That the Appeal be dismissed, on the basis that; no exceptional circumstances were provided; the adaptations fully met the needs of the client while allowing adequate living space in the house, and; reasonable alternatives had been offered to meet the request of the applicant.