Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider a grant offer from Homes
i. the Executive Director is authorised to conditionally accept the offer of
Homes England (HE) which is subject to the feasibility and the
procurement of a development partner.
ii. the Executive Director of Delivery investigates the feasibility of delivering
a scheme which complies with the terms of the grant offer from Homes
England and reports back to the Executive in time to procure a development
partner to meet the offer of Homes England.
iii. the Borough Solicitor is authorised to agree a new collaboration
agreement with the Berkshire authorities to enable this project.
1. Homes England have made a conditional funding towards the
remediation of the site to bring it to a level suitable to accommodate housing. The offer from Homes England is firstly conditional on a resolution of members supporting the investigation into the viability and feasibility to deliver the houses on this site. Accordingly, a member’s resolution supporting the conditional offer is required before any feasibility should be investigated.
2. The conditional offer from Homes England needs to be fully investigated and
reported back to members before any final commitment to progress can be made.
3. The council has a duty and responsibility to all the Berkshire authorities to address the enduring issues of this site.
4. The1998 pan Berkshire agreement that covers this site only envisages a sale and so a new updated agreement is needed with all authorities to address alternative forms of disposal to deal with the site.
Alternative options are set out within the report.
Wards Affected: Ascot;
Financial Impact: Detail within the report
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director:Delivery
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Steven Caplan, Assistant Director: Property Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 352474.
Report author: Steven Caplan
Publication date: 23/07/2019
Date of decision: 23/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 23/07/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 31/07/2019