Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Committee Section 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Denise Tiran, Cllr Samir Jassal (Cllr Conrad Broadley and Cllr Les Hoskins substituted) and Cllr Tony Rana.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 08 November 2022 were agreed and signed by the Chair.



Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.



Economic and Property Market Update pdf icon PDF 205 KB

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The Service Manager (Property & Regulatory Services) presented Members of the Commercial Services Committee with the Economic and Property Market Update, and highlighted the key points from the report.


In response to Members questions, the Service Manager (Property & Regulatory Services) advised:


  • The annual capital valuation of the Council’s housing stock is undertaken in a way that is set by Central Government. The valuation reflects approximately one third of the market value. These values can go up and down. In respect of the commercial portfolio, rental values remain stable. Capital values will be slightly more challenged than before, as they can also go up or down, but overall occupancy remains strong. There are no concerns in this regard at present.
  • Gravesham has seen a number of residential developments that should help to support local business and occupancy levels, although online shopping can deter residents from spending in stores.


The committee noted the report.




To move, if required, that pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from any items included in Part B of the agenda because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during those items, there would be disclosure to them.


Part B


Items likely to be considered in Private




Property Information Dashboard


The Service Manager (Property & Regulatory Services) provided the Committee with an update on the Property Information Dashboard.


Members held a discussion and had their questions answered by the Service Manager (Property & Regulatory Services).