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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

Purpose:

Regular update on the delivery of new council homes under the 500 programme, together with an update on the work being undertaken to deliver the 2022-32 10yr new build housing programme.

Decision:

This item was chaired by Councillor Pounds (Chair).

 

Matter for Decision

This was a regular quarterly report detailing progress on the City Council’s new housing development programme.

 

Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

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

 

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 Assistant Director Development (Places Group). It was noted that a correction was required to section 11 of the report; the East Barnwell report would be brought to the November Housing Scrutiny Committee. 

 

The Assistant Director Development (Places Group) said the following in response to Members’ questions:

      i.          Would check if the redevelopment at St Thomas Road comprised 7 or 8 houses and if the property on the corner was included within the redevelopment.

     ii.          Reference was made to the risk register in section 10 of the officer’s report and advised that since a final decision had not been approved for Ekin Road there was no scheme against which a risk rating for re-housing residents could be given. Other schemes had already had tenants re-housed elsewhere that was why the risk had been assessed as low.

   iii.          Officers had written to residents and commercial tenants regarding the East Barnwell community centre. There had been a delay to ensure that due diligence regarding finances had been undertaken. It was hoped that a planning application would be submitted in November.

   iv.          Officers hoped to be able to provide further information regarding the nursery in the East Barnwell report going which was due to go to the November Housing Scrutiny Committee.  

 

The Committee resolved by 7 votes to 0 to endorse the recommendation.

 

The Executive Councillor approved the recommendation.

 

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

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

 

Publication date: 26/01/2024

Date of decision: 19/09/2023