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.
Following the acquisition of the homes, this will enable the Council to continue to support the refugee resettlement programme.
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.
Publication date: 10/07/2023
Date of decision: 10/07/2023
Decided at meeting: 10/07/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 14/07/2023