Decision details

Breckland Council-owned Land at Croxton Road, Thetford – Family Accommodation (Agenda Item 9)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report sought Cabinet approval for the transfer of Council-owned land at Croxton Road, on the Ladies Estate, Thetford to Cotman Housing Association at £200,000.00 for the provision of Family Accommodation and 13 affordable housing units.

Decision:

(1)         That the transfer of Council-owned land at Croxton Road, Thetford, at £200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Pounds) to Cotman Housing Association be approved recognising the added value the provision of Supported Family Accommodation and 13 affordable units will provide for the benefit of the community,

 

(2)         That Cotman Housing Association reimburse the solicitors acting for Breckland Council in this matter, for the legal costs incurred in this transaction.

Reasons for the decision:

In conjunction with the Council’s Community Safety BVPI 225 the Council were required to provide a Family Accommodation unit within the District to meet the needs of families who can not remain in their current accommodation.  This also contributes to the Council’s role under section 17 of the Crime and Disorder act as well as its statutory duties under part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended).  The site would enable the provision of further affordable housing to meet the housing needs of those on the Councils Housing Register.

Alternative options considered:

(1)         That the Council-owned land at Croxton Road, Thetford be transferred, at £200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Pounds) to Cotman Housing Association for the provision of a Family Accommodation unit and 13 affordable units.

 

(2)         That the Council-owned land at Croxton Road, Thetford be transferred, at or above the District Valuers’ minimum level to Cotman Housing Association for the provision of Family Accommodation and 13 affordable units.

 

(3)         That the Council-owned land at Croxton Road, Thetford remain within Breckland Council’s ownership.

Report author: Zoe Footer

Publication date: 21/11/2007

Date of decision: 20/11/2007

Decided at meeting: 20/11/2007 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/11/2007

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