Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Appendix A is NOT FOR PUBLICATION in accordance with paragraph (s) 3 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 in that it contains information relating to financial or business affairs of the Council. The public interest test has been applied to the information contained within the exempt annex and it is considered that the need to retain the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing it, as commercial negotiations regarding the purchase of this property are still ongoing and therefore it is not appropriate for the financial details to be made public at this juncture.
The Cabinet Members:
1. Approved the freehold purchase of 88 Lincoln Road.
2. Approved associated stamp duty land tax and professional costs.
3. Accepted the funding of £878,830 from MHCLG.
To increase the Council’s stock of move-on accommodation for those coming out of supported and temporary accommodation and who have previously slept rough.
The Council is continually looking at options for increasing its housing supply and the provision of accommodation, particularly for the homeless. The idea of individual flats in different locations was looked at in some detail. However, the prospect and cost of needing to carry out refurbishment works and the ongoing management of various sites across the authority, made this opportunity (of 22 flats in one location) more appropriate to the Council’s requirements, which will ultimately be more economic to maintain and manage.
Publication date: 22/01/2021
Date of decision: 22/01/2021
Effective from: 28/01/2021