Issue details

Agreement to lease 9 three-bedroom houses at Paston Lane, Peterborough

With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee, special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish on the Forward Plan and the five day consideration period.  These procedures have been invoked for the reasons set out below.

 

The timescale for approval is urgent as initially it was anticipated that the agreement would be concluded in July 2020.  In reliance on this the developer has a contractor ready and waiting to start on site and any further delay is likely to prejudice that arrangement and the overall progress of the scheme.

 

The Cabinet Member:

1. Approved an agreement to lease 9 three-bedroom houses to be used for temporary accommodation and / or general needs affordable housing for a term of 20 years.

2. Approved payment of the associated Stamp Duty Land Tax and professional fees.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Paston and Walton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee, special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish on the Forward Plan and the five day consideration period. These procedures have been invoked for the reasons set out below.

The timescale for approval is urgent as initially it was anticipated that the agreement would be concluded in July 2020. In reliance on this the developer has a contractor ready and waiting to start on site and any further delay is likely to prejudice that arrangement and the overall progress of the scheme.

Decision due: 7 Aug 2020 by Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation

Lead director: Corporate Director Resources

Department: Resources

Contact: Tristram Hill, Strategic Asset Manager Tristram Hill, Strategic Asset Manager, 07849 079787, Email:  tristram.hill@peterborough.gov.uk  tristram.hill@peterborough.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consultation has taken place with the Chief Executive of the Council and Executive Director of Place and Economy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Furthermore, as this decision is being taken under special urgency powers, the Chairman of the Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee has been consulted regarding the requirement to waive the ordinary notification requirements connected with taking a key decision. The Chairman has consented to this request on the basis that a delay would prejudice the arrangements that have been put in place for the development to commence.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

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