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Update on New Build Council Housing Delivery

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


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


Matter for Decision

This report provides an update on the housing development programme.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing

i.               Noted the continued progress on the delivery of the approved housing programme.

ii.             Noted the further review of budget and housing mix required to be undertaken at St Thomas Road, with a further update to be brought to the Committee as design work progresses.

iii.            Approved changes to the Budgets for St Thomas Road as outlined in part 6.6 of the officer ‘s report with the revised budgets to be incorporated as part of the HRA MTFS in September 2022 for the delivery of 4 net new homes.

iv.           Noted the revised housing delivery and amended rental regime at Paget Street, revised to the development of 4x 3-bedroom homes within the approved budget.

v.             Approved changes to the Budgets for Fanshawe Road as outlined in part 6.7 of the officer’s report with the revised budgets to be incorporated as part of the HRA MTFS in September 2022 for the delivery of 4 net homes.


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 Head of Housing Development Agency.


The Head of Housing Development Agency said the following in response to Members’ questions:

i.               Confirmed that it had been hoped that external grant funding through the European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) programme could have been used to top up the funding for the Paget Road development to build the development to a net zero standard however the funding was not available. An estimate of the cost to build to net zero standard had been built into the Medium-Term Financial Strategy.


The Executive Councillor proposed that recommendation 2.6 on page 201 of the agenda be deferred. They requested a meeting with officers to discuss the matter of publishing information on the city council website rather than in committee reports.


The Committee resolved by 8 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: 10/11/2022

Date of decision: 22/09/2022