Hounslow Council


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43.

Minutes of the meeting held on 04 February 2016 and matters arising pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2016 were held to be an accurate record and signed.

 

Matters Arising:

 

Minute 39: Disposal of HRA land at 15 Shrewsbury Walk. The Committee noted that the strip of land under discussion had now been sold.

 

 

 

 

44.

Pledge Update pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Please note this agenda was republished after the meeting to ensure that this report was in the public domain after being misclassified as restricted at the original time of publication.

Minutes:

Please see the report by Peter Matthew, Director Housing (agenda item 2).

 

Mr Matthew presented the report. Members noted the report and following full discussion it was decided that officers and members would continue to monitor information but would not amend the pledge at present.

 

Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion made their decision.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee:

 

·         Noted the update toward the delivery of the Affordable Housing Pledge and, in particular, considered the issues which are likely to affect its future delivery.

·         Did not reach agreement to amend the definition of affordable housing for the purpose of the Pledge to bring it into line with that of Central Government and the London Plan to include Starter Homes. It was instead agreed to continue monitoring the matter and to bring further information back to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

45.

CHAS511 Approval of consultancy and design budget for 3 former sheltered housing schemes

Minutes:

Please see the report by Sonny McCann, Senior Housing Project Development Manager (agenda item 3).

 

Mr McCann presented the report. Members noted the report and following full discussion it was decided that the recommendations would be approved, providing that the design focussed on the provision of one and two bedroom general needs housing.

 

Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion made their decision.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed the following:

 

  1. The design and consultancy budgets required in order for redevelopment proposals for properties at Loraine Road, The Maltings and Wynne Court shall be progressed, as set out at paragraph 3.3.1.

 

  1. The indicative total scheme budgets required for the redevelopment of the three above schemes as set out in paragraph 3.3.1, and that authority to agree the following shall be delegated to the Director of Housing:

·         The final scheme proposals;

·         The total scheme costs; and

·         The letting of construction contracts.

 

The Affordable Housing Committee also:

 

Confirmed that £1,299,950 of the S106 funding which was allocated to the HRA home building programme by Cabinet in October 2015 shall be used to support the delivery of schemes identified in this report, subject to a focus of design provision on one and two bedroom general needs housing.

 

 

46.

CHAS510 Approval of consultancy and design budgets for HRA new build pipeline developments

Minutes:

Please see the report by Sonny McCann, Senior Housing Project Development Manager (agenda item 4).

 

Mr McCann presented the report. Members noted the report and following full discussion it was decided that the recommendations should be approved.

 

Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion made their decision.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed the following:

 

  1. The design and consultancy budgets required in order for redevelopment proposals for the 6 schemes identified in this report, as set out at paragraph 3.3.1.

 

  1. The indicative total scheme budgets required for the redevelopment of the six above schemes as set out in paragraph 3.3.1, and that authority to agree the following shall be delegated to the Director of Housing:

·         The final scheme proposals;

·         The total scheme costs; and

·         The letting of construction contracts.

 

The Affordable Housing Committee also:

 

  1. Noted the changes that had been made to proposed scheme funding and programming since the previous report to the Committee on 5 March 2015, as detailed in paragraph 3.1.2; and

 

  1. Confirmed that £7,847,000 of the S106 funding which was allocated to the HRA home building programme by Cabinet in October 2015 shall be used to support the delivery of schemes identified in this report.

 

 

 

47.

CHAS509 Approval of Consultancy and Design Budget for Brentford High Street (Block D)

Minutes:

Please see the report by Sonny McCann, Senior Housing Project Development Manager (agenda item 4).

 

Mr McCann presented the report. Members noted the report and following full discussion it was decided that the recommendations should be approved.

 

Members considered the report and all the issues and options contained therein and in conclusion made their decision.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Affordable Housing Committee agreed the following:

 

  1. That officers shall progress the commissioning of a new planning application for the site known as “Block D” as part of regeneration plans for Brentford High Street, including procuring all necessary professional services up to a value of £1,000,000.

 

  1. That the allocation of £1,000,000 in funding from the Housing Revenue Account shall be used as a temporary funding source for the above design and consultancy work, on the basis that the Council will reclaim these costs from the developer as secured by the land acquisition agreement.

 

 

 

48.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

Members noted that Sonny McCann, Senior Housing Project Development Manager, was leaving the Council’s employ at the end of the week. The Committee thanked him for all the work he had carried out so well while at the council, in particular his contribution to the development of Heston Leisure Centre.