Decision Maker: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to spend up to £180,000 of S106 affordable housing commuted funds to ensure the Council has suitable temporary emergency affordable housing for residents.
That spend of up to £180,000 of Section 106 affordable housing commuted funds be approved to allow a one bed wheelchair accessible single storey modular building to be placed in the rear corner of Tenterden Lodge, Wokingham Road, Bracknell, to ensure the availability of suitable temporary emergency affordable housing for residents.
The Council has a small stock of temporary accommodation with a range of property sizes. Currently there is a lack of fully wheelchair accessible units for emergency or temporary placement of homeless households requiring wheelchair accessible provision. The provision of this unit will help to address this and will allow emergency placements both by Housing and Adult Social Care for a single person or couple needing fully accessible accommodation.
The Council could acquire a property on the open market, but wheelchair accessible properties are rarely available and may have age constraints if in a retirement scheme. New accommodation developed by housing associations is typically used for permanent accommodation not emergency placements.
This site is owned by the Council and provides space for an additional unit of accommodation. Utilising this site and procuring a modular unit will allow the provision to be brought forward relatively quickly
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Sufficient S106 funding (affordable housing) is available and the scheme meets the conditions of the funding.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of People.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
N/A. The scheme already has Planning
Contact: Sarah Gee, Assistant Director: Early Help and Communities Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 351447.
Report author: Sarah Gee
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Date of decision: 01/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 01/06/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 09/06/2021