Issue details

Issue details

Cumberlege House - Development Appraisal

On 9 July 2015 the City Executive Board resolved to:

1.     AGREE not to pursue the disposal of Cumberlege House as approved in principle by Executive Board in November 2007;

2.     ADOPT Option 4 in principle as set out in the report – to redevelop Cumberlege House for new Council housing and in consultation with the Council’s S151 officer to include the scheme in the HRA new build development programme 2015-18, subject to a reassessment of the Council’s HRA investment priorities;

3.     APPROVE the demolition of Cumberlege House and instruct the Head of Housing and Property to procure and enter into contract to enable demolition works to start either as soon as the property is vacated or, should a short term lease be agreed, as set out in sections 18-19 of the report, then after that lease end date and prior to the development start on site; and in any case after the impact of the Right to Buy extension has been fully assessed;

4.     GRANT delegated authority to the Head of Housing and Property to negotiate and enter into a fixed term lease, should a suitable lessee be identified within a two month period.


Current position

The Council was unable to identify a suitable lessee for a fixed term lease on Cumberlege House.  The Council is now proceeding with arrangements for the demolition of Cumberlege House in early 2016.  The Council will submit proposals for the redevelopment of the Cumberlege House site for new Council housing in 2016. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure, income or savings of £500,000 or greater;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/05/2015

Scrutiny Responsibility: Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: Not before 9 Jul 2015 by Executive Director for Regeneration and Housing

Cumberlege House - Development Appraisal

Lead member: Housing (expired)

Lead director: Executive Director for Regeneration and Housing

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Dave Scholes, Affordable Housing Supply Corporate Lead Email: Tel: 01865 252636.

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