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									 Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                        Local Authority:    Mansfield District Council

   Criterion       Evidence needed to            Assessment           District Council        Evidence         CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
                 ensure document meets           Methodology              Action
                  the required standard

 1. Tenant and
Leaseholder (T
                 CHTF assessment of the     This assessment         The strategy was      A copy of the
                                                                                                                                 APPENDIX 4
                 Tenant Empowerment         criterion can be tested developed as a result TES/C&C
& L)             Strategy (TES) agreed at   by interviewing         of working with       Strategy – (SO1))
Involvement      the beginning of the       stakeholders,           specific focus groups
                 process between            attendance at meetings, made up of Tenants,
                 LA/tenants/CHTF.           CHTF assessment and elected members
                                            the ITA’s views.        and council officers,
                                                                    feedback from wider
                                                                    consultation
                                                                    exercises and
                                                                    utilising existing
                                                                    frameworks and
                                                                    resources.

                                                                    Advice on the
                                                                    content and
                                                                    structure provided
                                                                    by CHTF

                                                                    The strategy was       Minutes of SOSG
                                                                    presented to the       Meeting 16/01/04
                                                                    Stock Options
                                                                    Steering Group
                                                                    16/1/04, all
                                                                    Tenant and
                                                                    Residents
                                                                    Associations
                                                                    throughout the
                                                                    District with a copy
                                                                    being forwarded to     Strategy approved
                                                                    CHTF & GOEM            by CHTF & GOEM
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              ensure document meets          Methodology              Action
               the required standard

                                         Check with CHTF that Strategy forwarded        CHTF feedback on
                                         there are links with the to CHTF               the Strategy
                                         Communications
                                         Strategy and Tenants                           Minutes of SOSG
                                         Compact                                        16/01/04
              Feedback from tenants                               Staff and Tenant      Copy of
              and staff that there is an                          Representatives       presentation by
              awareness of the strategy                           briefed on TES as     ITA – (SO2)
              and respective roles in                             part of OA progress
              this.                                               by ITA in March       Strategy posted on
                                                                  2004                  internet/intranet
                                                                                        with contact
                                                                                        names provided
                                                                                        for further
                                                                                        information
              Recruitment and remit Feedback from tenants Tenant                        Copy of ITA Brief
              (brief) of an Independent and leaseholders          Representatives       – (SO3)
              Tenants Advisor led by representatives that         developed brief and
              the tenants.              their views have been questions and             Questions and
                                        seriously considered      undertook             selection marking
                                        and they have been        interviews for ITA    Sheets – (SO4)
                                        consistently included in selection.
                                        all parts of the process.                       Minutes of SOSG
                                        Also that training has                          09/07/03
                                        been provided where Tenant
                                        necessary.                Representatives       Minutes of Tenant
                                                                  advised of process    District Forum
                                                                  for selection         meeting –
                                                                  throughout by         02/07/03 – (SO5)
                                                                  Council Officers
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                           Local Authority:    Mansfield District Council

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              ensure document meets      Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              A list or summary of the                 An action Plan was Updated action
              actions delivered as a                   included as part of plan contained in
              result of the TES,                       the development of the TES/CCS –
              including engagement                     the TES outlining     (SO1)
              with existing and                        actions taken to
              potential Tenant                         ensure effective      Updated Action
              Management                               communication and Plan placed on
              Organisations (TMOs).                    consultation and the MDC
                                                       provision of training Internet/Intranet
                                                       throughout the OA
                                                       process. This action
                                                       plan is continually
                                                       updated
              Information on stock                     Initial information
              condition and the                        on stock condition
              housing market made                      and investment
              available to local level                 requirements was
              organisations e.g. TMOs                  supplied at briefing
                                                       session held at
                                                       Kingsway Hall in
                                                       March 2003 for all
                                                       tenants.

                                                       Stock condition       Minutes of the
                                                       survey and            District Forum
                                                       investment            Meeting –
                                                       requirement           02/07/03 – (SO5)
                                                       information
                                                       presented at Tenant
                                                       District Forum
                                                       02/07/03
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                          Local Authority:    Mansfield District Council

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              ensure document meets      Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              A report that details                    The ITA undertook a ITA Final Report –
              feedback from                            series of consultation (SO6)
              consultation work with                   exercises with the
              the wider body of                        wider body of
              tenants and how this has                 tenants including
              been fed back into the                   roadshows
              process and balanced                     throughout the
              with the views of tenant                 District.. A poor
              and leaseholder                          response to the first
              representatives.                         phase of
                                                       consultation led the
                                                       SOSG and ITA to
                                                       review their
                                                       approach for the
                                                       second consultation
                                                       phase including
                                                       undertaking a full
                                                       postal survey. This
                                                       approach led to a
                                                       more acceptable
                                                       response (25%) and
                                                       one that the SOSG
                                                       felt provided a solid Minutes of SOSG
                                                       base to inform future meeting 23/9/04
                                                       directions.

                                                       Results were         Copy of briefing
                                                       presented at SOSG session 13/10/04
                                                       in September 2004 - (SO7)
                                                       and Briefing session
                                                       13/10/04
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              Links with Section 16                      First Call Housing    Copies of final
              funded work to explore                     Consultants have      reports from First
              scope for local tenant led                 been working with     Call only available
              option studies, where                      several Tenant and    in hard copies.
              this is used. Also any                     Resident
              exploration of tenant led                  Associations within   Visit arranged to
              options e.g. Community                     the District for      Belle Isle in Leeds
              Gateway Model.                             approximately two     for representatives
                                                         years                 on FIRST Call
                                                                               Steering group.
                                                         Information on the
                                                         Community             Tenant
                                                         gateway model         Representatives
                                                         presented at a        attended
                                                         FIRST Call steering   East Midlands TP
                                                         group meeting.        Conference –
                                                                               16/10/02 ‘Options
                                                                               for the Future’
                                                                               where other
                                                                               options e.g.
                                                                               Community
                                                                               Gateway Model
                                                                               outlined.

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2. Consultation CHTF assessment of the This assessment            CCS covering        Copy of the C&C
                Communication and        criterion can be tested quality and use of Strategy – (SO1)
                Consultation Strategy    by interviewing          different methods
                (CCS) that includes all stakeholders, looking at for communication
                key stake holders and    responses received,      and consultation
                has been agreed with     attendance at meetings, developed
                CHTF at the beginning of LSP views, CHTF                              Minutes of SOSG
                the process. Their       assessment, looking at The CCS was           meetings –
                opinion of the           the resources used and presented to the      16/01/04
                mechanisms in place to testing the                SOSG and agreed
                ensure it is under       understanding of key by steering group Attendance at
                constant review during Members, tenant reps members                   SOSG meetings by
                the OA process.          and staff, any                               CHTF and GOEM
                                         information provided Copy of strategy
                                         in the reception area or forwarded to all    Strategy approved
                                         neighbourhood offices. Tenant and Resident by CHTF & GOEM
                                                                  Associations in the
                                                                  District and to     The TES/CCS on
                                                                  CHTF and GOEM MDC
                                                                                      Internet/Intranet
                                                                  Action plan
                                                                  monitored through
                                                                  SOSG
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              ensure document meets    Methodology        Action
               the required standard

              Evidence of links with                 Structures for       TES Document
              the TES                                Empowerment          p.10
                                                     contained in the TES Structures for
                                                     identifies the       Empowerment -
                                                     importance of an     2.5.6 – (SO1)
                                                     inclusive approach
                                                     to communicating
                                                     and consulting with
                                                     all stakeholders and
                                                     the need to develop
                                                     a specific Strategy
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                           Local Authority:   Mansfield District Council

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              ensure document meets       Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              A list of wider partners                  Mansfield RSL      Minutes of RSL
              included particularly the                 Forum briefed on Forum – 02/03/04
              Local Strategic Housing                   2/3/04 and 2/12/03 02/12/03 – (SO8)
              Partnership to ensure
              that the options debate                   Strategic housing
              takes account of all                      issues debated       GOEM attendance
              strategic housing issues                  through MASP
              and not just decent                       Housing
              homes.                                    Partnership
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              ensure document meets       Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              Where there are projects                  The Housing          Minutes and
              and funding relating to                   Regeneration         Master Plans of
              the stock and                             Manager acts as co- MVMP Ltd
              regeneration aspects                      ordinator of stock reflecting
              evidence that someone is                  reinvestment         integration of joint
              leading in ensuring there                 projects/programm action
              are links made.                           e and leads on M V plans/various
              (examples of this include                 Making Places Team MDC Cabinet
              Low Demand                                for MDC; also acts reports e.g
              Pathfinders and New                       as HECA              focussing of
              Deal for Communities)                     Officer/links with Decent Homes
                                                        Warm Front and       Programme in
                                                        EEC programmes. Northfield/
                                                                             Thoresby Road.
                                                                             (SO9)
              A summary or list of the                  Action Plan          CCS Strategy –
              actions taken to deliver                  developed as part of (SO1)
              the CCS.                                  CCS

              Sample information                        Several newsletters Copies of all ITA
              issued to various                         have been sent to all newsletters/
              stakeholders e.g.                         tenants from ITA      survey’s
              newsletters, surveys                                            undertaken –
                                                        Postal survey         (SO10)
                                                        undertaken

                                                        All information
                                                        posted on the
                                                        internet/intranet

                                                        Articles in the local
                                                        media
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              ensure document meets    Methodology       Action
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3. Financial   Clear information         This assessment         MDC                  A copy of the
Appraisal      provided on the financial criterion can be tested Commissioned         Financial
               impact of each option on by checking out the      HACAS Chapman assessment
               the HRA and the general main assumptions used Hendy to undertake produced by
               fund based on a Fit for against; and making       a financial          HACAS – (SO11)
               Purpose Business Plan, sure that the approach assessment of the
               so that this supports     has taken account of    options available in HRA Business
               sensible conclusions.     the Housing Finance     June 2003            Plan – (SO12)
                                         review and changes.
                                         This should involve     A revised report
                                         some benchmarking of was completed in
                                         assumptions against     July 2004 to take
                                         other authorities and into account
                                         with ODPM.              changes from
                                                                 Housing Finance
                                                                 review
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              ensure document meets        Methodology                Action
               the required standard

                                       Speaking to tenant       HACAS presented Minutes of SOSG
                                       reps, Members and        outcomes of their   meeting 27/07/04
                                       Staff to test their      financial appraisal
                                       knowledge of what the    at SOSG 27/7/04
                                       financial appraisal is
                                       saying. The format in    Briefing sessions     Copy of briefing
                                       which it is presented    held for Staff,       presentation –
                                       and how consultation     tenants               (SO7)
                                       material has reflected   representatives and
                                       this.                    members 13/10/04      Attendance at
                                                                                      briefing session by
                                                                ITA undertook a       GOEM
                                                                briefing session
                                                                with tenant
                                                                representatives to
                                                                explain the
                                                                implications of the
                                                                assessment.
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                            Local Authority:   Mansfield District Council

  Criterion     Evidence needed to       Assessment      District Council       Evidence         CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
              ensure document meets      Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              A financial appraisal                    MDC                  Copy of the
              informed by an                           Commissioned         Financial
              assessment of the impact                 HACAS Chapman Appraisal report
              of rent re-structuring,                  Hendy to undertake completed by
              service charges,                         a financial          HACAS – (SO11)
              leasehold recharges,                     assessment of the
              future building costs, M                 options available in
              & M allowances, RTB                      June 2003
              and other stock
              movements and                            A revised report
              assumptions on the                       was completed in
              availability of capital                  July 2004 to take
              resources.                               into account
                                                       changes from
                                                       Housing Finance
                                                       review and is based
                                                       on the assumption
                                                       that on the basis of
                                                       current policy the
                                                       Council would have
                                                       sufficient resources
                                                       for meeting the
                                                       decent homes
                                                       target.
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              ensure document meets         Methodology               Action
               the required standard

              Details of the key        Discussions with        The Councils ability A revised financial
              assumptions used and      stakeholders to include to meet the          report – July 2004
              sensitivity analysis      questions around:-      investment           – (SO11)
              carried out.                                      requirements
                                                                identified in the
                                                                stock condition
                                                                survey after
                                                                2010/2011 is based
                                                                on the assumption
                                                                that it can deliver
                                                                the sustained
                                                                savings required.
                                                                Sensitivity analysis
                                                                around the base
                                                                position indicates
                                                                improved
                                                                performance on
                                                                voids management
                                                                could result in
                                                                additional resources
              A review of the financial How this information A revised Financial A revised financial
              appraisal in light of     has been presented to assessment was         report – July 2004
              changes e.g.              various key             undertaken by        – (SO11)
              Management and            stakeholders and their HACAS and
              Maintenance Allowances understanding of the presented to SOSG Briefing
              and Regional Housing base position and            with a Briefing      Presentation –
              Pot allocations.          impact of each option session held for       (SO7)
                                        or options.             Tenant Reps,
                                                                Elected Members
                                                                and Council Officers
                                                                13/10/04
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              ensure document meets        Methodology              Action
               the required standard

                                       How this information ITA dispatched       Copy of
                                       has been used in     information relating newsletters to all
                                       consultation with theto the financial     tenants in the
                                                            assessment and its District – (SO10)
                                       wider body of tenants.
                                                            impact on the
                                                            options to wider     Information
                                                            body of tenants in available on MDC
                                                            newsletters backed Internet/Intranet
                                                            up by numerous
                                                            road-shows through
                                                            out the District –
                                                            free phone number
                                                            also supplied
                                       How has the ITA been Attendance at SOSG Minutes of SOSG
                                       kept up to date with                      meetings
                                       this information?

                                                                 Have the requirements of this criterion been satisfied? (Yes/No)
 Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                        Local Authority:     Mansfield District Council

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               ensure document meets           Methodology                 Action
                the required standard



4. Stock       Robust, accurate and up     This assessment           A full stock        Stock condition
condition      to date stock condition     criterion can be tested   condition survey    survey report and
information    information which is        by checking the sample    was commissioned Forecaster
               sufficient to base their    used and the type of in   in November 2002. database.(SO13)
               appraisal with clear        house system and          This information is
               processes to ensure         procedure for             continually updated
               information is kept up to   updating. Testing the     in respect of stock
               date.                       understanding of key      losses and capital
                                           stakeholders and          improvements
                                           awareness of any
                                           higher standard
                                           agreed.


               Details of a reliable in                              ‘Forecaster’ asset    Forecaster reports
               house system which                                    management            available on
               makes use of any stock                                database contains demand.
               condition survey                                      up-to-date
               information and is                                    information derived
               moving towards a                                      from capital works
               database that can be                                  and disposals;
               updated as work is                                    ‘Forecaster Plus’
               carried out and towards                               being introduced
               on going surveying.                                   from April 2005
                                                                     incorporating
                                                                     facility for ‘batched
                                                                     updates’ gathered
                                                                     from new surveys.
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              ensure document meets       Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              Current levels of non-                    Assessment of the      Financial
              decent homes and the                      current and future     Appraisal report
              extent to which homes                     levels of non decent   (SO11)
              will in future become                     homes identified
              non-decent must be                        through up to date     SCS – (SO13)
              made clear. The                           stock condition        HRA Business
              investment needed to                      information            Plan (SO12)
              reach an agreed higher
              or different standard
              should be shown                           ITA carried out      ITA report – (SO6)
              separately. Evidence of                   consultation with
              what this agreed                          wider body of
              standard is based on and                  tenants to identify
              the process used to agree                 their priorities for
              it.                                       improvements.
                                                        Feedback informed
                                                        the development of
                                                        the Mansfield
                                                        Standard
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              ensure document meets        Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              Where different options                    Whilst a mixed        Document – Plan
              are being considered for                   option approach is to address long
              different areas a                          not being adopted term empty
              breakdown of                               per se, in parallel   properties –
              information at area level                  with the OA, an       Appendix in
              and details of the                         option analysis of Business Plan
              systems in place to                        long term empty       (SO12).
              enable this.                               properties has been
                                                         undertaken taking
                                                         the sustainability of
                                                         an area into account.
                                                         This work
                                                         complements the
                                                         work to be
                                                         undertaken towards
                                                         achieving decent
                                                         homes/Mansfield
                                                         Standard and
                                                         provides solutions
                                                         other than retention
                                                         for certain parts of
                                                         the stock.
              Short and long term
              liability of non-
              traditional properties are
              fully understood and
              costed to inform future
              asset management.
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              ensure document meets        Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              Need for specialist                        Covered as Part of
              surveys e.g. asbestos,                     SC Survey (SO13)
              multi storeys is
              identified and carried
              out.

              An assessment that the                      A full stock           Minutes of SOSG
              time needed to achieve                     condition survey        meeting
              reliable information on                    was used to inform
              stock condition and                        the investment          Revised timetable
              investment need                            options. However a      agreed by GOEM
              supports the overall OA                    decision was taken      and CHTF –
              timetable i.e. decisions                   by the SOSG to          (SO14)
              on options are not made                    revise the initial
              before all the information                 timetable in light of
              is available                               the proposed
                                                         changes to the
                                                         Management and
                                                         Maintenance
                                                         allowance to ensure
                                                         that all
                                                         stakeholders were
                                                         able to make a
                                                         decision based on
                                                         up to date financial
                                                         information



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                 ensure document meets            Methodology                Action
                  the required standard

5. Analysis of   Identification of gaps in   This assessment           The Strategy section has Housing Strategy –
demand           affordable housing          criterion can be tested   produced a series of         (SO15)
                 provision and future        by checking with          Neighbourhood Profiles to
                                                                       inform the strategy. The Neighbourhood
                 trends. Analysis of the     strategic housing
                                                                       approach differs from the
                 best options for dealing    partners and other                                     profiles – (SO16)
                                                                       ‘usual’ housing needs
                 with these issues both in   stakeholders.             assessment model in that
                 the private and public                                the profiles provide         Affordable Housing
                 sectors.                                              information to allow an Model – (SO17)
                                                                       analysis of local
                                                                       information collected
                                                                       primarily at ward level
                                                                       and thus broken down
                                                                       into to SOAs to detail the
                                                                       complex housing market
                                                                       conditions within the
                                                                       district. The information,
                                                                       which covers more than
                                                                       just housing data, enables
                                                                       the council to make
                                                                       informed decisions at a
                                                                       local level, develop
                                                                       investment options and
                                                                       help shape the future
                                                                       strategic direction within a
                                                                       much wider social context.
                                                                       The Profiles are
                                                                       supplemented with a
                                                                       quantitative analysis
                                                                       (Affordable Housing
                                                                       model) of future supply
                                                                       and demand of affordable
                                                                       housing,
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              ensure document meets           Methodology                Action
               the required standard

                                          Also a desktop exercise   Ongoing identification Housing Needs
                                          using the Housing         of gaps in Affordable Survey – (SO18)
                                          Strategy, HSSA and        housing provision and
                                          any Housing Needs         future trends through
                                          Assessment. Links         updated housing needs
                                          with assessment of        survey which has
                                          homelessness strategy.    recently been
                                                                    commissioned


              Identification of key                                 An assessment of low Document – Plan to
              factors and solutions for                             demand properties has address long term
              low demand and                                        been undertaken         empty properties –
              evidence that this is                                 together with an option Appendix in
              consistent with those of                              analysis to provide     Business Plan
              any Housing Market                                    solutions for bringing (SO12).
              Renewal Pathfinders.                                  them back into use or
                                                                    clearing them.
                                                                    An action plan has been
                                                                    drawn up confirming
                                                                    proposed solutions and
                                                                    timescales.

                                                                       Have the requirements of this criterion been satisfied? (Yes/No)
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   Criterion      Evidence needed to          Assessment          District Council       Evidence              CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
                ensure document meets         Methodology             Action
                 the required standard

6. Wider        Clear links established to This assessment        MDC co-developed Meden Valley making
strategy for    other initiatives such as criterion can be tested the Meden Valley Places Ltd’ Master
neighbourhood   low demand pathfinders, by reviewing              Making Places        plans reflect MDC
renewal         Local Strategic            consultation           project; maintains reinvestment/disposal
                Partnerships, Health       arrangements and links links with           strategy.
                Improvement Plans,         with various           Pathfinders to share
                New Deal for the           stakeholders.          ‘best practice e.g.  LSP Housing subgroup
                Communities and                                   Birmingham/Sand formed
                employment and                                    well (‘Urban
                training initiatives.                             Living’) team.       Outputs of Handy
                                                                  MVMP Masterplans Person and Affordable
                                                                  take account of      warmth teams
                                                                  stock options for
                                                                  disposal and
                                                                  demolition.
                                                                  Development plans Enprove Ltd Service
                                                                  of Neighbourhood Plan. Links with
                                                                  Management           Employment Service
                                                                  Teams, especially e.g. established as best
                                                                  community team       practice programme
                                                                  members integrated nationally.
                                                                  into plans for MDC
                                                                  stock viz. MVMP
                                                                  project in Warsop
                                                                  and capital
                                                                  programme for
                                                                  attaining Decent
                                                                  Homes standard in
                                                                  Northfield. NRF
                                                                  Safe & Secure
                                                                  Homes project to be
                                                                  integrated District-
                                                                  wide into ‘Decent
                                                                  Homes Plus’.
                                                                  Employment
                                                                  through on-the-job
                                                                  training,
                                                                  educational and job
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              ensure document meets      Methodology         Action
               the required standard

              Assessment of potential                  The MASP housing MASP Neighbourhood
              contribution of each                     sub group has          Renewal Development
              option to local                          drawn up its own Strategy; - (SO19)
              regeneration. Links with                 action plan to
              authority's agreed                       deliver the priorities
              priorities for                           evidenced in the
              regeneration as                          Community Plan
              evidenced in the
              Community Plans.                         An officer group
                                                       which is part of
                                                       MASP has been
                                                       established to
                                                       develop common
                                                       agendas and to
                                                       ensure that plans
                                                       are closely linked
                                                       and that they
                                                       identify partner
                                                       contributions and
                                                       support.
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              ensure document meets         Methodology               Action
               the required standard

              Evidence that various    Use of Government        Neighbourhood       Interim report by Police
              regeneration funding     Office links and role    Renewal Funding on delivery of Safe &
              streams are timed with   within Regional          combined with       Secure Homes project.
              options for extra        Housing Board, Local     MDC ‘Decent         MVMP Ltd ‘project
              investment.              Strategic Partnerships   Homes’ investment updates’ for Northfield
                                       and in reviewing         supports Safe &     (minutes of Board
                                       authority strategies.    Secure Homes        meetings). (SO9)
                                                                scheme – now being
                                                                rolled out to
                                                                remainder of stock.
                                                                Regional Housing
                                                                Board allocations
                                                                for private sector
                                                                (including ex.RTB
                                                                homes) utilised in
                                                                areas where Decent
                                                                Homes Programme
                                                                intensified.
                                                                Received 2.8m in
                                                                04/05 and 2.1m in
                                                                05/06 (includes
                                                                supplementary bid)

                                                                   Have the requirements of this criterion been satisfied? (Yes/No)
 Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                      Local Authority:         Mansfield District Council

   Criterion      Evidence needed to          Assessment              District Council       Evidence             CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
                ensure document meets         Methodology                 Action
                 the required standard

7. Objective    A summary of clear and This assessment              Meeting to be        Attendance at meeting
robust          defined objectives taking criterion can be tested   arranged with        by CHTF/GOEM
evaluation of   into account national,     by reviewing the         CHTF and GOEM
options         regional and local         option appraisal         or pre submission of Final report – (SO 20)
                priorities and targets,    process with the         SO approval for
                VFM, sustainability,       relevant CHTF adviser.   review before
                improving services,        Also by talking to the   formal submission
                tenants views,             Audit Commission
                deliverability, meeting where relevant and
                projected housing need. using inspection
                Details of the process at reports as a source of
                which these were arrived information as
                at and that there is broad appropriate.
                agreement amongst
                stakeholders.
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                         Local Authority:           Mansfield District Council

  Criterion     Evidence needed to             Assessment            District Council          Evidence               CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
              ensure document meets            Methodology               Action
               the required standard

              Evidence within the OA Testing with                 Assessment of the          Financial Assessment –
                                                                  options was based on
              final report that         stakeholders their                                   (SO11)
                                                                  robust information
              assessment of the options understanding of the including an up to date
              was based on robust       priorities and objectives Stock Condition Survey, Final Report (SO20)
              information and was       that have been agreed. with clear information
              transparent and open.     An understanding of provided on the financial
                                                                  impact on the HRA and
                                        the risks involved,       General fund and based
                                        deliverability and how on a fit for purpose Business
                                        this links to final       Plan
                                                                  The role of the ITA and ITA Newsletters
                                        evaluation.               Tenant Reps on the SOSG
                                                                  was to ensure the process
                                                                                             (SO10)
                                                                   was open and
                                                                   transparent and this can SOSG Minutes
                                                                   be evidenced by the
                                                                   information that the ITA
                                                                   provided, in the form of
                                                                   newsletters and road
                                                                   show’s, to tenants on the
                                                                   available options.
                                                                   Elimination of PFI and
                                                                   ALMO as whole stock
                                                                   solutions was made on
                                                                   the basis of MDC’s
                                                                   financial position and
                                                                   subsequent weak bidding
                                                                   position in relation to
                                                                   additional resources       HACAS Financial
                                                                   under ALMO and for PFI Assessment (SO11)
                                                                   as a solution to address
                                                                   wide issues that face
                                                                   MDC in the future.
                                                                   The Business Plan , the
                                                                   Financial Appraisal and
                                                                   the Cabinet Report all
                                                                   have regard to the risks
                                                                   involved in a retention
                                                                   strategy – in particular
                                                                   those surrounding the
                                                                   amount of resources
                                                                   provided as direct
                                                                   contributions from the
                                                                   HRA, a potential shortfall
                                                                   in resources for stock
                                                                   investment after 2010/11,
                                                                   M&M allowances only
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                      Local Authority:       Mansfield District Council

  Criterion     Evidence needed to             Assessment          District Council        Evidence            CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
              ensure document meets            Methodology             Action
               the required standard

              Risks evaluated and          Testing with Members A report to be taken   HRA Business Plan –
              contingencies explored       political commitment to cabinet in April    (SO12)
              as part of either HRA        to the outcome. Also    2005
              Business Planning or the     clear links established                     Final Report – (SO20)
              Option Appraisal final       between the OA
              report.                      working group and the                       Cabinet Report -
                                           political decision                          reference required
                                           making body.



              Objective evaluation of                            Carried out through Financial Appraisal
              costs and benefits of each                         the work of HACAS Report – (SO11)
              option included in the
              final assessment.
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                        Local Authority:       Mansfield District Council

  Criterion     Evidence needed to      Assessment     District Council       Evidence           CHTF Comments             GO Assessment
              ensure document meets     Methodology        Action
               the required standard

              Clear audit trails of                   Tenants included on ITA report – (SO6)
              tenant influence and                    the SOSG with work
              involvement in decision                 undertaken by ITA SOSG minutes
              making                                  ensuring wider
                                                      tenant influence on ITA Newsletters and
                                                      the final decision  surveys (SO10)
                                                      and establishment
                                                      of the Mansfield
                                                      Standard.




                                                        Have the requirements of this criterion been satisfied? (Yes/No)
 Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                         Local Authority:       Mansfield District Council

   Criterion      Evidence needed to              Assessment             District Council         Evidence         CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
                ensure document meets             Methodology                Action
                 the required standard



8. Management Establishment of a             This assessment           A stock Option            Minutes of SOSG
of the process project team and              criterion can be tested   Steering Group was set    meeting
               working group with            by attendance at any      up at the beginning of
               representatives from          established steering      the Options Appraisal     Attendance by
               stake-holders (must           group meetings either     members include           CHTF and GOEM
               include tenants,              directly by               Tenant representatives,   officials
               leaseholders,                 Government Office         elected members,
               staff/unions, senior          assessors or by CHTF      council officers and
               housing and other             advisers.                 Union representatives.
               council officials,
               Councillors, other
               Community
               representatives).


                Adequate level of                                      Early assessment of     Appointment of
                resources made available                               capacity and skills led consultants
                with an early assessment                               the council to
                of the capacity and skills                             commission HACAS
                needed to deliver the                                  Chapman Hendy to
                various aspects of Option                              undertake the financial
                Appraisal.                                             appraisal element.

                                                                       Tenants commissioned
                                                                       PS Consultants as their
                                                                       ITA in June 2003
Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                                     Local Authority:          Mansfield District Council

  Criterion     Evidence needed to           Assessment             District Council       Evidence              CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
              ensure document meets          Methodology                Action
               the required standard

                                         Confirmation of          Initial and subsequent Copies of
                                         timetable and resources revised timetables sent Timetables – (SO14)
                                         at an early stage should to GOEM and CHTF
                                         be reviewed on an        for confirmation.
                                         ongoing basis
                                         throughout the option Regular updates on        Minutes of SOSG
                                         appraisal and feedback progress against         meetings
                                         given.                   timetable and outcomes
                                                                  given at SOSG


              Timetable agreed with                               See above
              CHTF and GOR
              Member involvement         Discussion with the      Initial Meeting set up Attendance at initial
              and engagement in the      relevant CHTF adviser    with CHTF and GOEM meeting
              process                    on how the process has   to discuss process -
                                         been managed and         29/07/03               Copies of SOSG
                                         stakeholder                                     meetings
                                         engagement.              Through SOSG and
                                                                  Briefing sessions      Copies of briefing
                                                                                         sessions held
              Clear "change                                       Change management Change
              management" plan in                                 plan developed agreed management plan
              place for consulting and                            with GOEM              (SO21)
              involving staff and
              CHTF assessment of this.




                                                                     Have the requirements of this criterion been satisfied? (Yes/No)


                                                                  Can this Housing Stock Options Appraisal be Signed off? (Yes/No)
 Housing Stock Option Appraisal Sign-off Assessment                       Local Authority:   Mansfield District Council

   Criterion     Evidence needed to      Assessment    District Council     Evidence         CHTF Comments          GO Assessment
               ensure document meets     Methodology       Action
                the required standard




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