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. The report set out the proposed new arrangements for PSP Southend Limited
Liability Partnership (the LLP), including the use of the PSP
Housing Model to support housing delivery and support wider
That the progress on the Acquisitions Programme for Council Housing
as set out in sections 3.5 – 3.9 of the submitted report, be
That the progress of the first phase of housing and development
pipeline sites currently in delivery as set out in sections 3.10
– 3.13 of the report, be noted.
That it be noted that the new arrangements for the LLP have been
settled and the legal work is being completed to establish the new
arrangements pursuant to minute 324 of Cabinet 17 September 2019
and Policy and Resources Scrutiny Minute 404 on 10 October
That the proposed new arrangements for the LLP including
(i) to (viii) below, be
(i) The updated aims and objectives
for the LLP for 2020-2030 as set out in sections 3.13 to 3.34 of
the report, including the housing model.
Establishing the new Procedure Agreement and Members Agreement
between PSP Facilitating Limited (1), Southend on Sea Borough
Council (2) and the LLP (3) and delegating authority to the
Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) to finalise and
complete the Agreement.
Delegate authority to the Chief Executive, including dealing with
any future changes to such appointments, to:
Appoint the Council representatives to the LLP Partnership
Appoint the members of the Partnership Board and the Partnership
Delegate authority to the Partnership Board, to:
Agree the re-branding of the LLP (creation of a new trading
The commitment (on behalf of the Council) to funds for feasibility
and project delivery within budgets already approved for housing
and development delivery,
Following a Cabinet decision to opt land in to the LLP for the
delivery of agreed objectives, to progress the development of the
land through the LLP in accordance with the objectives for that
land subject to each project clearing the required financial and
legal due diligence tests.
Delegate authority to the Director of Property & Commercial to
request that the LLP consider the initial feasibility of sites
following their appraisal through the development pipeline process
(noting that Cabinet approval will be required prior to any site
being legally opted in to the LLP for delivery).
That any necessary amendments be made to the Constitution to
reflect the recommendations in 4 above.
That it be noted that the matters identified in Appendix 1 to the
report are matters which will be reserved for the Shareholder
That, subject to Council approval, an initial budget of £5
million be identified in the Capital Programme for the delivery of
housing through the LLP and authority be delegated to the Executive
Director (Finance and Resources) to finalise the terms and make
loans to the LLP within the allocated budget to enable delivery of
development in accordance with the principles of the PSP Housing
Model and subject to any schemes delivering an appropriate and
sustainable return on investment.
Reasons for decisions:
To provide an update on the progress of the Pipeline of Housing
& Development opportunities namely, Phases 3 & 4 HRA infill
sites, acquisition programme and LLP developments.
To provide an update on the pipeline and regeneration
To provide an update on progress in establishing the LLP for the
next 10 year period and to enable the new LLP arrangements to be
established to provide additional delivery capacity to help the
Council meet housing delivery targets.
set out in the submitted report
Note: The decisions in 1-3 above constitute Executive Functions.
The decisions in 4-5 above constitute Council Functions.
Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny
Cabinet Members: Cllr Gilbert and Cllr Woodley