Issue details

Issue details

Affordable Housing Delivery Programme

At its meeting on 13 April 2022, Cabinet resolved to:

1.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Development,in consultation with the Executive Director for Communities and People; the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery; the Head of Financial Services/ Section 151 Officer; and the Head of Law and Governance,to approve and facilitate the sale of the council owned site, to facilitate the OCHL development and the subsequent acquisition of affordable dwellings by the HRA, within this project approval for Mill Lane, Marston;

2.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Communities and People,in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless; the Head of Financial Services/ Section 151 Officer; and the Head of Law and Governance,to enter into agreements and facilitate the agreed purchase by the HRA of all the affordable housing units from OCHLwithin this project approval, for Mill Lane, Marston and the extensions;

3.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery; the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer; and the Council’s Monitoring Officer, to enter into funding and other necessary agreements for the purpose of delivery affordable housing through the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal programme, within identified budgets, for the Gibbs Crescent scheme listed in the report;

4.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Communities and People,in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless; the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer; and the Council’s Monitoring Officer, to enter into funding and other necessary agreements for the purpose of delivery of affordable housing with Homes England;

5.     Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Communities and People,in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless; the Head of Financial Services/ Section 151 Officer; and the Head of Law and Governance,to enter into agreement and facilitate the agreed purchase by the HRA of the affordable housing units, from OCHL, referenced at paragraphs 16 to 20 of this report, at a cost that exceeds the usual financial parameters for the HRA in respect of the 5 properties listed in Table 3, within further information provided in the confidential Appendix 2, to ensure units remain at Social Rent, within overall budget envelopes for affordable housing buy-backs.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/02/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 13 Apr 2022 by Cabinet

Decision due: 18 Jul 2022 by Council

Decision due: Before 30 Apr 2024 by Executive Director (Communities and People)

Decision due: Before 30 Apr 2024 by Executive Director (Development)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery, Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director:

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Dave Scholes, Housing Strategy & Needs Manager (Affordable Housing Supply Lead) Email: dscholes@oxford.gov.uk Tel: 01865 252636.

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