Decision Maker: Housing, Economy and Business Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Delivery of phase 2 of the HRA new build
Gill Daw, Head of Housing Enabling and Development, presented the report.
In debate, Members particularly discussed the financial implications of the report, including a potential requirement to purchase land and cost per unit. In response to a question, the Head of Housing Enabling and Development confirmed that the bid had been for 196 units, while brief explanation was given on relevant planning policy by Simon Latham, Assistant Director - Housing, Planning and Regeneration.
Following member enquiry, officers responded that none of the sites envisaged in this programme particularly lended themselves to modular housing but referred to a London Councils’ initiative related to ‘meanwhile sites’. An approximate timescale of 12 to 18 months build time was given, dependent on planning permission and commencing in 2020.
1. Authority be delegated to the Strategic Director of Environment Housing and Regeneration, in conjunction with Strategic Director of Resources, to enable delivery of a further phase of new build council housing, up to a value of £25m.
2. Authority be delegated to the Strategic Director of Environment Housing and Regeneration, in conjunction with Strategic Director of Resources, to enter into any associated grant or funding agreements and contracts to deliver this phase, subject to meeting prudential rules for borrowing in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).
Report author: Gill Daw
Publication date: 19/02/2019
Date of decision: 29/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 29/01/2019 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee