Decision details

Acceleration of delivery: Acquisition opportunity for either the HRA or Welland Homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet, South Holland District Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To set out details of a commercial opportunity relating to the potential for the HRA to acquire 7 open market houses on a development site within the district

Decisions:

Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Executive Director – Commercialisation (S151) which provided details of the acquisition of seven open market houses on a development site within the district to be provided as affordable housing.

 

DECISIONS:

 

a)    That the business case relating to acquisition of seven homes for the HRA be approved.

 

b)    That subject to council approval of Recommendation (3) the detail of agreeing the contract, reviewing the due diligence and completing the purchase be delegated to the Executive Director for Commercialisation in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health.

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:

 

c)     To amend the Capital Programme to identify this project as an approved scheme in the 2019/20 budget.

 

(Other options considered:

·      To do nothing.  Under this option the authority would not proceed with the acquisition of the properties.  The offer would be withdrawn and expected benefits listed within the report would not be realised.

Reasons for decision:

·      The recommendation to proceed with the offer to purchase seven homes relates to the expected benefits as detailed within the report).

Reason Key: Incurring expenditure above £75,000 threshold in respect of revenue/£180,000 in respect of capital;

Wards Affected: Donington, Quadring and Gosberton;

Contact: Katie Nicol, Housing Development Programme Manager Email: Knicol@sholland.gov.uk.

Report author: Katie Nicol

Publication date: 01/11/2019

Date of decision: 29/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/10/2019 - Cabinet

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