Issue details

Approval of funding for the provision of accommodation to reduce homelessness - KEY/25JUNE18/01

The Cabinet Member:


  1. Approved  a grant of £4.9m to Medesham Homes LLP, funded from Right to Buy Receipts, to enable the provision of 30 new affordable homes in Peterborough

2.    Delegated authority to the Head of Sustainable Growth Strategy to replace some of the Right to Buy Receipts with S106 Affordable Housing Commuted sums should eligible s106 receipts subsequently become available to apply to the project.

3.    Delegated to the Director of Law and Governance the authority to finalise and put in place any agreements and legal documentation necessary to give effect to these proposals, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Growth and Regeneration and the

Acting Corporate Director, Resources;


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/05/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: Not before 2nd Oct 2018 by Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead member: Councillor David Seaton, Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: Adrian Chapman, Service Director Community & Partnerships and Deputy Director: People and Communities (Peterborough) Tel: 01733 863887; Email: Tel: 01733 863887.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders


The issues associated with homelessness in Peterborough have been subject to significant discussion in various forums, including the Council’s Adults and Communities Scrutiny, Cabinet and Full Council

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee



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