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Estate Improvement Scheme

Briefing item. To provide an overview of the Estate Improvement Scheme; outlining its purpose, funding opportunity and encourage new ideas for improvement proposals from residents and Members.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2019

Decision due: 27 Feb 2020 by North Area Committee

Department: Housing Services

Contact: David Greening, Head of Housing Email: David.Greening@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: Housing Scrutiny Committee approved £1 million per annum for 5 years of capital funding for improvement to City Council owned housing estate. Residents, Members, the police and council officers have all contributed ideas for improvement proposals. The criteria for each proposal need to meet two fundamental principles: • The proposal will add value to the asset (the estate) • The proposal should not act as a substitute for the planned maintenance programme, but it may be prudent for the Council to consider including works from the planned programme where it makes sense to incorporate them. To date residents have played a central role and ward councillors have been consulted on specific proposals in their areas, but we would like to increase Member and resident involvement by promoting the scheme at Area Committees.

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