Cabinet member: Dynamic City

Cabinet member: Dynamic City

Councillor Irim Ali

Irim provides political leadership for housing and planning strategies, ensuring that the city prospers through innovative physical and economic regeneration. She is responsible for the Council’s approach to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in Newcastle and overseeing advice and support for people facing homelessness.

Irim leads the Council’s approach to community wealth building and cooperative development in delivery of housing and planning functions, including a focus on growing Newcastle’s SME sector and on opportunities for expanding social housing across the city.


Responsibilities as Cabinet Member for a Dynamic City

•    Capital investment programme in YHN/Council stock
•    Management of the Housing Revenue Account
•    Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, advice and support for people facing homelessness
•    Private sector housing
•    Working with housing associations
•    Improved advice and support for people living in the private rented sector
•    Registered Social Landlords and house of multiple occupation (HMO) licencing
•    Licencing and regulatory issues (not including taxis):
˗    Trading standards
˗    Resilience planning
˗    Public protection and enforcement
•    Planning

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