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Combined Update on the Programme to Build New Council Homes Funded Through the Combined Authority and Work Toward Development of the New Council Housing Programme

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Regular update on the delivery of the 500 new council homes, together with an update on the work being undertaken to deliver an additional 1,000 Council homes, building on the success of the 500 programme.


Matter for Decision


The Officer’s report provided an update on the programme to deliver 500 Council homes by March 2022 with funding from the Combined Authority, along with the new programme work for 2022-2032.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing


      i.         Noted the continued progress on the delivery of the Combined Authority programme.

    ii.         Noted the work undertaken to date toward development of the new housing programme for 2022-2032.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee made the following comments in response to the report:

      i.         Was there an update on Kingsway Medical Centre conversion?

    ii.         Can Committee be updated with the Anstey Way and Ventress Close model of having a Custodian on-site.


The officers said the following in response to Members’ questions:

      i.         The Kingsway Medical Centre project was still on hold awaiting final settlement with insurers following the flat fire.

    ii.         A report back to committee on the use of the Custodian model will be provided in due course.

Post meeting the Head of Housing proposed that as a full review of Housing First is planned by the end of 2021-22, and by this time there will hopefully be employed a number of custodians (as opposed to the one currently employed) the Council will be in a better position to evaluate the role’s efficacy as part of a wider HF review. Therefore to bring a report to June 22 committee which covers all aspects of Housing First.

The Committee resolved by 5 votes to 0 to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.


Publication date: 16/04/2021

Date of decision: 16/03/2021