Cllr Paul Smith
Cabinet Member
Homes and Communities

Paul Smith was appointed as Cabinet member for Homes and Communities in May 2016. He has worked in the housing sector since 1989, mainly for housing associations, including as Director of Consultancy for Heart of England Housing Group in the West Midlands and recently as Head of Intelligence and Insight for Aster Group based in Wiltshire. Paul is charged with meeting the new build development of 2,000 homes per year by 2020 of which 800 should be affordable. This includes a number of small sites owned by the council housing department and difficult or contaminated sites owned by the council as a whole.