Land Release Fund Grant Acceptance
Meeting: 12/04/2018 - Council (Item 56)
Report of the Executive Member for Growth & Commercialisation.
The Portfolio Holder for Growth & Commercialisation, Councillor Adrian Stasiak presented the report.
It was noted that the Chief Executive had already taken the urgent decision to accept the offer of a grant of £300,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCG) Land Release Fund. The reason for the urgency had been that the MHCG had offered this grant on 8 March 2018 which had to be accepted by 14 March 2018. The Leader had been consulted.
The Portfolio Holder for Growth & Commercialisation was pleased that the Government had supported Breckland Council on its bid for funding.
This funding would allow the Council to bring forward surplus land for housing on smaller schemes that would otherwise not be developed. This £300,000 would allow capital works to be undertaken to overcome site constraints and enable access to council-owned land at Shipdham which could lead to the development of housing (subject to planning).
1. the urgent decision taken to accept a grant of £300,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government be noted; and
2. the grant of £300,000 be added to the Capital Programme/Revenue Budget for the associated spend.