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Update on the Programme to Build New Council Homes Funded through the Combined Authority

Approval to the overall strategy and approach to the delivery for the Devolution grant housing programme.

Approval to the addition of new sites into the housing delivery programme (subject to individual project approvals).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/08/2018

Decision due: 27 Sep 2018 by Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Claire Flowers, Head of Housing Development Agency Email: claire.flowers@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: As part of the devolution agreement £70 million capital grant was secured specifically for Cambridge City Council to deliver new affordable Council housing over a five year period from April 2017. To qualify for the grant the Council must start building the homes with the five year period. In April 2017 the Executive Councillor approved the Council's approach to the development of the new council housing through this programme and noted the delivery programme. This report will provide a programme level update on all projects and highlight progress to date, and risks to delivery. The pipeline of future schemes will be updated and presented, including specific approval to indicatively add schemes to the rolling programme with forecast dates provided for future committee decisions to be made. Updates on the reporting arrangements with the Combined Authority will be included with the report. This will include the level of grant drawn down in 2017/18.


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