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.