Agenda

(Special), Cabinet Member for Housing
Monday, 25th February, 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith Tel: 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Apologies for Absence

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Declaration of Interests

3.

Longdean Lodge development for Supported Housing pdf icon PDF 104 KB

The report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services seeks approval from Cabinet Member for Housing to instruct Housing, Neighbourhood and Building's Design Team to deliver a new development of 13 flats on the redundant Longdean Lodge site. It also seeks approval of the financial appraisal delivering 13 new properties, this in turn delivers new homes for 28 adults with learning disabilities within the Supported Housing Portfolio.  The development could potentially deliver annual savings to the general fund of c.£325,000 p.a. Due to the provision of a six month building occupation time. It is estimated that this could be realised in full from November 2021.

 

RECOMMENDED that

(1)  the Cabinet Member for Housing approves Capital Expenditure of  £6.6m, to deliver 13 new properties housing 28 adults with Learning disabilities, comprising of five, 4 bed shared flats and eight, 1 bed flats to be held in the Supported Housing Portfolio within the Housing Revenue Account.

 

(2)  the Cabinet Member for Housing delegates authority to the Head of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Head of Finance & S151 Officer to amend the composition and spending profile of the proposed schemes in order to meet planning and design requirements and also to agree the use of either Grant funding or 141 receipts whilst ensuring that the schemes remain financially viable following any necessary changes.

 

(3)  the Cabinet Member for Housing delegates the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building to apply for  any grant funding to support the scheme.

 

(4)  delegation is given to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services, Director of Regeneration and the Section 151 Officer to agree the value and appropriation of land between the General fund and Housing Revenue Account.

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