Housing Appeals Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs it, when are the meetings held, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak at a committee and when can you view the agenda and minutes. 

What is the roleof the Housing Appeals Committee?

  • The Housing Appeals Committee determines appeals under the Housing Allocation system and in particular:
    • to grant admissions to the Housing Register
    • to act as final arbitrator on the reasonableness of an offer of accommodation
    • to award additional re-housing points for exceptional “social need” applicants/transferees.
  • the Housing Appeals Committee determines appeals by tenants against the application of the conditions of consent to carry out tenants' improvements in cases where the matter cannot be resolved by the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services
  • the Housing Appeals Committee determines appeals against a refusal to grant a second or subsequent succession of a Council home tenancy
  • the Housing Appeals Committee determines appeals from unsuccessful or dissatisfied applicants for Home Improvement Grants.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the committee?

 Membership is drawn from Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee.


Councillor Skow (Chair)
Councillor Nickerson
(Councillor Birch - Sub)


Councillor Jeffreys, B

Who chairsmeetings?

Councillor Skow chairs meetings of the committee.

Whenare meetings?

The Housing Appeals Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis as and when required.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

Only the appellant or his/her representative may speak and ask questions during the hearing.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of meetings?

Agendas and reports for the Housing Appeals Committee are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes for Housing Appeals Committee meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the Senior Committee Manager, Jayne Dale:

Email: jayne.dale@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393201

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
HU17 9BA