Decision details

Urgent Business

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To reconsider the Cabinet’s decision in respect of the proposed transfer of Council-owned land at Folland Court, Bawdeswell to Peddars Way Housing Association.

Decision:

That the Council-owned land at Folland Court, Bawdeswell be transferred to Peddars Way Housing Association, for affordable housing, at the District Valuer’s valuation plus VAT, subject to

 

i)              Peddars Way Housing Association firstly obtaining planning permission for the developments in accordance with the revised plans submitted;

 

ii)            approximately 65% of the front of the site being transferred to the Parish Council to be used as an amenity area and that a covenant be imposed on the land restricting the use to amenity only; and

 

iii)          retention of the existing footpath on the Street.

Reasons for the decision:

Peddars Way Housing Association has secured capital funding from the Housing Corporation for this proposed scheme, further delays in the development will put the funding at risk.  The inability to deliver schemes which have secured funding has a detrimental effect on the Housing Association and the Council and may limit its ability to secure funding on other schemes.

Alternative options considered:

1)           the Council-owned land at Folland Court, Bawdeswell be transferred to Peddars Way Housing Association, for affordable housing, at the District Valuer’s valuation plus VAT, subject to:

 

i)              Peddars Way Housing Association firstly obtaining planning permission for the development in accordance with the revised plans submitted;

 

ii)            approximately 65% of the front of the site being transferred to the   Parish Council to be used as an amenity area and that a covenant      be imposed on the land restricting the use to amenity only;

 

iii)          retention of the existing footpath to the Street; and

 

2)           that the Cabinet adheres to their previous decision.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 12/06/2008

Date of decision: 10/06/2008

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2008

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