Decision details

Year 1 Review of Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the publication on the Breckland Council Website of the Year 1 review of the Breckland Disability Equality Scheme Action Plan December 2006 – November 2009.

Decision:

That the Year 1 review of the Breckland Disability Equality Action Plan December 2006 – November 2009 be approved for publication on the Breckland Website subject to:

 

1)           the Overview and Scrutiny Commission’s views being taken into account regarding the need to review the definition of the Action on affordable housing for disabled people (see Cabinet Minute No. 83/08) and the aforementioned part of the Action Plan be amended as follows:

 

Action:

Breckland Council will promote the ‘Life long home standard’ – designs that are intended to be suitable for the life time of the tenants through health and sickness

 

Purpose:

Increased accessible affordable housing for disabled people

January 2007 onwards

Progress:

Proposals for the affordable housing policies to be contained in the Local Development Framework are in development

 

Reasons for the decision:

See report.

Alternative options considered:

1)     To approve the publication of the Progress report of the Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan on to the Breckland Council Website to fulfil its statutory obligations of the specific duties within the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.

 

2)     If not approved, the Council will be at risk of breaching the statutory obligation of the specific duties within the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and be subject to enforcement action as outlined in the ‘Legal Implications’, section 5 of the report.

Report author: Peter Dinsmore

Publication date: 12/06/2008

Date of decision: 10/06/2008

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2008

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