Acquisition of 25 new Council Homes at Barbers Avenue, Rawmarsh
- Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and Adult Services to report.
Councillor McNeely, Cabinet Member for Safe and Attractive Neighbourhoods, introduced a report by the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and Adult Services, which detailed the recent explorations into options to acquire twenty-five new affordable Council Houses, which were not built yet, on a privately owned site at Barbers Avenue, Rawmarsh.
Funding would be made available from the Housing Revenue Account Strategic Acquisitions budget (Cabinet Minute No. C160 of the meeting held on 20th February, 2013 refers), but this would require a top-up.
The new homes would be built to the same specifications as other Local Authority New Build homes; meeting the required design and quality standards including Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
Resolved:- (1) That the principles of acquiring twenty-five new Council homes at Barbers Avenue, Rawmarsh be approved.
(2) That the Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods be delegated to sign off details of the scheme and authorise acquisition if the development meets the key principles outlined in this report.
(3) That a top-up of the Housing Revenue Account Strategic Acquisitions budget to acquire these properties be approved.