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New Social Housing – Colville Road 2

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval of a capital budget to deliver a new build housing scheme at Colville Road.


Matter for Decision

The report sought approval for a capital budget for the scheme based on the indicative capacity study which has been undertaken for the site and the outline appraisals referenced in this report and for the delivery route to be adopted.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing

  i.  Approved that the scheme was brought forward with an indicative capital budget for the scheme of £13,781,590 to cover all of the site assembly, construction costs, professional fees and associated other fees to deliver a scheme that meets an identified housing need in Cambridge City.

  ii.  Authorise the Strategic Director in consultation with the Executive Councillor for Housing to approve variations to the scheme including the number of units and mix of property types and sizes outlined in this report.

  iii.  Approved that the site was offered to CIP to progress in accordance with the CIP process which was approved at Strategy & Resources Committee on 9th October 2017 subject to a value for money assessment to be carried out on behalf of the Council prior to entering into the Agreement for Lease set out in that process.

  iv.  Delegated authority to the Strategic Director to commence Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) proceedings on Leasehold properties to be demolished to enable the development should these be required.

  v.  Delegated authority to the Strategic Director to serve initial Demolition Notices under the Housing Act 1985.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee received a report from the Manager, Housing Development Agency.



The Committee welcomed the scheme.


The Committee resolved (by 4 votes to 0) to endorse the recommendation.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendation.

Publication date: 05/04/2019

Date of decision: 16/01/2019