Housing and Regeneration Pipeline, Including Acquisitions Programme - Update
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) and the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director (Housing and Growth) providing an update on the work underway on the pipeline of housing and development opportunities across the Borough.
1. That the progress on the Acquisitions Programme for Council Housing as set out in sections 3.5 – 3.8 to the submitted report, be noted.
2. That the progress of the first phase of housing and development pipeline sites currently in delivery as set out in section 3.12 to the report and the progress with PSP Southend LLP in section 3.14 – 3.16 to the report, be noted.
3. That the progress of the Allocations Policy as set out in sections 3.18 – 3.21 to the report, be noted.
Reasons for Decision
To update Cabinet on the progress of the HRA infill sites, acquisition programme and PSP Southend LLP developments. Also, to provide an update on the pipeline and regeneration framework.
Alternative arrangements for the Right to Buy spend such as grants to Registered Providers were considered for the Acquisitions Programme, however, this would not have resulted in the long term benefit to the Council in the way of HRA property.
Note: This is an Executive Function
Referred direct to Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllrs Gilbert and Woodley
Report author: Glyn Halksworth
Publication date: 05/02/2020
Date of decision: 16/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet