Decision details

Acquisition of Homes* - JUL23/CAB/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.     Approves the acquisition of25 houses (full details of the individual properties will be developed as the acquisitions progress in due course) as set out in the exempt Appendix 1 for ownership by the Council to support the refugee resettlement programme. 


2.     Delegates authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Service and Director of Law and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Legal, Finance and Corporate Services, to take all necessary steps to facilitate the decision in Recommendation 1 including approving the final terms of each acquisition and entering into any necessary agreements. 


Reasons for the decision:

Following the acquisition of the homes, this will enable the Council to continue to support the refugee resettlement programme. 

Alternative options considered:

The Council could choose not to accept the grant funding and therefore decide not toproceed with the acquisition However, this could have a detrimental impact on the Council with any further bidding opportunities and would also increase the Council’s costs relating to providing housing for refugees. 

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Publication date: 10/07/2023

Date of decision: 10/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 10/07/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/07/2023

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