Decision details

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

RESOLVED

that the following be approved, subject to Planning consent and confirmation of Homes England funding:

 

a)    a declaration that the 4 garage plot sites on Barbara Square, Hawthorne Avenue, Chatsworth Drive and Chestnut Grove are no longer required for this purpose and to their future use be as sites for family housing let on an affordable rent basis;

 

b)    to recommend that Council approves the use of Housing Revenue Account reserves to fund the site clearances and the development of circa 15 new Council Homes on the 4 named sites and if approved, for the project to be added to the Capital Programme;

 

c)    delegated authority being granted to the Director of Housing and Assets, in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Director of Legal and Governance and the Chief Financial Officer, to negotiate and formalise fees, scheme costs, specification, delivery and any other aspects of the proposed development;

 

d)    delegated authority being granted to the Director of Housing and Assets, in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Director of Legal and Governance and the Chief Financial Officer, to procure and appoint a contractor to develop the four sites as a single package;

 

e)    delegated authority being granted to the Director of Housing and Assets to contract, on behalf of the Council, with Homes England, for the purpose of receiving subsidy to ensure that the developments are viable and fall within the Councils’ 30 year business plan model.

 

Report author: Andrew Kirkland

Publication date: 19/09/2020

Date of decision: 15/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2020 - Cabinet

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