Decision - New Homes for Neighbourhoods - Developing new homes on General Fund sites

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New Homes for Neighbourhoods - Developing new homes on General Fund sites

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report asking Housing Committee for approval to take forward schemes to develop homes on General Fund sites including the former Whitehawk Library and Wellsbourne sites.


That the Committee:


(1)          Note the initial design and viability modelling and agree in principle that each of the following sites is appropriated to the Housing Revenue Account for the development of new housing, subject to Housing and Policy & Resources Committees agreeing a further report detailing the final feasibility and design and associated financial implications:


(i)        Former library site, Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, Brighton and,

(ii)       Wellsbourne site, Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, Brighton.


(2)          Agree that the Estate Regeneration team, in conjunction with the council’s Sustainable Futures strategic construction partnership, undertake final feasibility studies, design and development of new housing on sites (i) and (ii).


(3)          Agree to initial feasibility/viability studies, consultation, analysis and research to identify potential wider regeneration opportunities in the vicinity of site (i).


(4)          Approve the transfer of a sum of £1.3M from the HRA to the General Fund for sites (i) and (ii) for best consideration for the land value (as detailed in paragraph 3.8-3.9) as and when the final scheme is approved by Policy & Resources and the land appropriated to the Housing Revenue Account.


(5)          Agree that the Estate Regeneration team explore opportunities and options for the delivery of new housing on the car parking site at 7-9 Frederick Street with a view to seeking agreement to appropriate the land for housing purposes if suitable housing development is su

Report author: Sam Smith

Publication date: 04/12/2014

Date of decision: 04/12/2014

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2014 - Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

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