Decision Maker: Executive, Full Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Approval to develop two parcels of Council
land to deliver social rented affordable homes
The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing presented the report to obtain approval to develop social rented housing on two parcels of land in the Council ownership in Newton Abbot.
The Housing Enabling and Development Manager advised that the project would result in the best possible social housing and provide the opportunity for down-sizing. In response to Members he clarified that the main criteria was a ‘fabric first’ principle to deliver well designed cost efficient homes.
The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing proposed the recommendation, this was seconded by the Portfolio Holder for Planning.
RECOMMENDED to Council that:-
(1) Two parcels of land in Teignbridge ownership are developed by the Council as “social” rented affordable housing; and
(2) The use of funds within the Affordable Housing Capital programme are approved to deliver these schemes supported by a bid to Homes England for additional grant funding to make the schemes viable.
Report author: Graham Davey
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 08/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive