Decision details

Council house new build programme - approval of sites and amendment to funding sources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Resolved:-

 

(1) That Cabinet approve the allocation of sites contained within Appendix 1 for the Council New Build programme for the provision of new Council affordable rent housing accommodation in order to meet the external funding requirements for Homes England grant and Right to Buy 1-4-1 replacement generated from the sale of HRA dwellings under Right to Buy.

 

(2) That Cabinet approve the proposed or amended funding sources and delivery sequence of the remaining development opportunities within the council’s new build programme for the schemes funded utilising Homes England grant and Right to Buy 1-4-1 replacement. Future reports will be presented to Cabinet for those individual schemes where the detailed costs are yet to be established.

 

(3) That the Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Director of Housing and Director of Finance be authorised to amend funding sources available from the balance of 1-4-1 replacement receipts or Homes England to ensure the most appropriate use of funding for the schemes to ensure expenditure of Homes England funded within the contracted timescales and ensure the use the time limited receipts generated from the sale of properties.

 

(4) That the Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Director of Housing and Director of Finance be authorised to substitute alternative sites to achieve the required housing/funding outcomes should the schemes contained within Appendix 1 prove not to be viable in terms of value for money or deliverable within the prescribed funding timescales.

 

(5) That the Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Director of Housing and Director of Finance be authorised to continue to develop a future Council house build pipeline and ascertain feasibility of available sites to ensure availability of sites for future Right to Buy 1-4-1 receipts and other funding opportunities.

Publication date: 23/06/2022

Date of decision: 22/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

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