New Build Council Housing Project - Update
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet received an update on progress made towards the Council’s current and future new build housing projects. Good progress was noted on the second phase of the project at Coleridge Road where the first phase of the project (8 units) would be handed over in December 2018 followed by the remaining units between January and April 2019 in accordance with the lettings plan agreed by the Cabinet in September. The development of six one bedroom units for rent on the former cash office at Temple Hill Square was also due for completion by summer 2019. Details of four potential new build sites for inclusion in phase 3 of the project were also reported, although these could be subject to change. The next stage of the process would be the detailed design of the sites and to seek planning permission. It was expected that the proposed plans would be submitted in early 2019.
The Cabinet welcomed these developments and looked forward to the next stages in the building programme which would seek to expand into different areas of the Borough. The quality of the buildings was praised and it was felt that this was a major benefit for Council tenants.
The Cabinet was also advised that the family of the late Councillor John Muckle had agreed to the building at the former cash office at Temple Hill being named in his honour.
1. That the Cabinet notes the contents of the report;
2. That the Cabinet approves the progression of the proposed new build sites as detailed in the report; and
3. That delegated authority be granted to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Housing Portfolio Holder, to award a contract to the successful tenderer and to progress the construction phase of the projects.
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Date of decision: 06/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 07/12/2018