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
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.
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:
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
Increased accessible affordable housing for disabled people
January 2007 onwards
Proposals for the affordable housing policies to be contained in the Local Development Framework are in development
Reasons for the decision:
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