Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approve the content of the Older People’s Housing Prospectus, attached at Appendices 1 and 2, and support the formal publication, following graphic design, of this document from late November 2015;
ii) Declare the sites listed at 3.12 surplus to Council requirement and agree for them to be marketed for disposal, with a preference for the development of older people’s specialist accommodation at these sites;
iii) Delegate authority to the Director of City Development to identify further sites to support the delivery of older people’s specialist accommodation;
iv) For any offers received on the sites listed at 3.12 to be referred to Executive Board for consideration.
Further to Minute No. 173, 18th March 2015, the Director of City Development and the Director of Adult Social Services submitted a joint report providing an approach towards older people’s housing, which included a prospectus to be published and which encouraged a new supply of specialist accommodation.
A Member emphasised the need to ensure that the Council was robust in ensuring that the development of any sites declared surplus to requirements were utilised for older people’s specialist accommodation. In response, Members were assured that any offers which were received for those sites detailed within the submitted report would be referred to Executive Board for determination.
The Board received further specific details regarding the Windlesford Green site and also, responding to an enquiry, Members noted the actions which would be taken to ensure that any proposals which were progressed would be consistent with the local community’s requirements.
(a) That the content of the Older People’s Housing Prospectus, as attached at Appendices 1 and 2 to the submitted report be approved, and that following the graphic design process, the formal publication of the document in Autumn 2015 be supported;
(b) That the sites listed at section 3.12 of the submitted report be declared surplus to Council requirements and that the identified sites be approved for the purposes of marketing for disposal,with a preference that such sites be developed for the purposes of older people’s specialist accommodation;
(c) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development to identify further sites to support the delivery of older people’s specialist accommodation provision;
(d) That it be noted that any offers received for the sites listed at section 3.12 of the submitted report will be referred to Executive Board for consideration.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning and Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Housing Growth Elected Members Steering Group
Councillor Richard Lewis – Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Councillor Mulherin – Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults
Contact: Sarah May 0113 378 1091 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Sarah May
Publication date: 23/11/2015
Date of decision: 18/11/2015
Decided at meeting: 18/11/2015 - Executive Board
Effective from: 28/11/2015