Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet Member Report provides an update on all the infill schemes which are currently in construction, planning and feasibility. The paper seeks approval to spend against the infill projects; requests the draw down of the Affordable Housing Fund; provides updates on project programmes; highlights the next Infill sites to come forward and recommends both design team and contractor procurement strategies to take.
1. That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
2. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the proposed spend as detailed in the report from the Housnig Revenue Account (HRA) Infill Programme budget.
3. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the spend as detailed in the report from the HRA Infill Programme for the procurement of a multi-disciplinary design team for the Phase 3 sites identifed.
4. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the allocation as detailed in the report from from the Council’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) to this programme.
5. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approvesd the draw down of funding from the AHF once a scheme starts on site.
6. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approvesd the utilisation of the Greater London Authority Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel framework when procuring multi-disciplinary design team services for Phase 3
7. That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration granted approval to substitute sites within the programme, should any of the phase three sites be deemed unsuitable for development once through the initial due diligence and planning stage and noted that any substitution will be within the agreed budget and funding within this report.
Reasons for the Decision
1. The Council is satisfied that the Infill Programme will contribute towards meeting the City for All objectives, in particular Building Homes and Celebrating Neighbourhoods.
2. The Council’s 2017/18 City For All objectives set a commitment to deliver 1,850 affordable homes by 2023. Of the 1,850, 171 are to be delivered through the Infill Programme, as set out in the HRA Business Plan.
3. Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Infill Programme will contribute146 new affordable homes towards the Council’s target of 1,850 by 2023.
Publication date: 12/11/2019
Date of decision: 12/11/2019
Effective from: 20/11/2019