Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Bill Lee Tel: 020 8583 2068 or email:  william.lee@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence, declarations of interest or any other communications from Members

Minutes:

None.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 22 April 2014 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 April 2014 were agreed to be a true and accurate record.

3.

Matters arising from the minutes

Minutes:

None.

4.

Delivery options for approved HRA Business Plan Investment and House Building Programme (REG 115) pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

Please see the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration (agenda item 4).

 

Nadja Stone, Head of Affordable Housing Supply, presented the report. There were no questions.

 

Cllr Colin Ellar moved that the Committee approved the officers’ recommendations in full. Cllr Jagdish Sharma seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed:

 

1)     To begin work to evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative development frameworks to deliver the HRA New House Building Programme, as the Development Framework Agreement between Hounslow Homes and United House Ltd will expire in December 2013. The findings of the evaluation exercise will be presented in a future report to the Affordable Housing Committee.

 

2)     If required, to use existing procured frameworks of construction related consultants and contractors as an interim measure to maintain the ongoing delivery of the HRA New House Building programme whilst a longer term delivery framework approach is approved and implemented.

5.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that the public and press be asked to leave the meeting during discussion of the remaining items of business because exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 is likely to be made known.

 

Please note that members of the public and press must leave the meeting at this point.

6.

Mayor's Covenant : " Building the Pipeline" Schemes (REG 116)

Minutes:

Please see the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration (agenda item 6).

 

Nadja Stone, Head of Affordable Housing Supply, presented the report. Following questions from the Committee Ms Stone advised that detailed assessments were underway and that the building contract needed to be in place by December 2013 to retain GLA funding. Hounslow was to be the first Borough to use the GLA grants for house building and, subject to planning consent, schemes would be rolled out until March 2014 when the first completion was expected.

 

Cllr Jagdish Sharma moved that the Committee approved the officers’ recommendations in full. Cllr Colin Ellar seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed:

 

1)     That the Council would engage Hounslow Homes as its development agent to deliver the HRA housing development schemes listed in table 1 at paragraph 3.3 for which the Council had been successful in securing £2.6 million in grant from the GLA, and that Hounslow Homes shall enter into contracts with United House Ltd through their existing procured Framework Agreement for the design and construction of its schemes. 

 

2)     That authority to agree the final build costs for each scheme and to agree that Hounslow Homes should proceed with the construction element of each contract is delegated to the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration.

7.

Mayor's Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund Redevelopment Scheme (REG114)

Minutes:

Please see the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration (agenda item 7).

 

Nadja Stone, Head of Affordable Housing Supply, presented the report. Following questions from the Committee Ms Stone advised that if no agreement with partners could be reached by December 2013 the Council had sufficient grant funding to proceed alone if necessary.

 

Cllr Steve Curran moved that the Committee approved the officers’ recommendations in full. Cllr Colin Ellar seconded the motion which was passed unanimously.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed:

 

1)     That Hounslow Homes shall be engaged as the Council’s development agent and shall enter into contracts with United House Ltd through their existing procured Framework Agreement, to redevelop the Hogarth Court sheltered housing scheme.

 

2)     That Council officers may commission the preliminary valuation, design and legal work required to establish whether delivering the Hogarth Court redevelopment as part of a wider redevelopment scheme can viably be achieved by working in partnership with owners of adjoining land.

 

3)     That if a viable scheme cannot be agree with partners by the end of 2013 the Council should proceed with the redevelopment of Hogarth Court in its current location in accordance with the timeframes required as a condition of GLA grant funding.

 

4)     That authority to agree the final development option and build costs for the redevelopment of Hogarth Court and to agree that Hounslow Homes should proceed with the construction element of the contract with United House Ltd is delegated to the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration.