Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The report will seek Cabinet authority to negotiate, enter into contract, and complete the purchase of 14 affordable homes from Barratt Homes on their site at Owl Lane and Chidswell Lane.
The report will seek approval to delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration, and the Service Director, Legal, Governance and Commissioning to negotiate, enter into contract and complete the purchases.
Sensitive commercial information will be presented to Cabinet in an exempt appendix to the report.
1)That approval be given to the acquisition of fourteen flats (as detailed in the report) (or similar types as may be submitted) at Shaw Cross, Dewsbury, and that authority be delegated to the Strategic Director (Growth and Regeneration) in consultation with the Service Director (Legal, Governance and Commissioning) to negotiate, draft and enter into contract with the vendor, and complete their purchase.
2) That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director (Growth and Regeneration), in consultation with the Service Director (Legal, Governance and Commissioning) to seek agreement from the Secretary of State or Homes England, as appropriate, to enable the Council to charge LHA rates in these properties, within the scope of the definition of Affordable Rent.
3) That it be agreed that, where agreement from the Secretary of State of Homes England is not granted, the Council shall charge target (social) rent for the dwellings.
4) That approval be given to the new dwellings vesting within the Housing Revenue Account and for the properties to be let at target rents of LHA rates within the scope of Affordable Rent.
Report author: James Hinchliffe
Publication date: 15/03/2023
Date of decision: 14/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/03/2023