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Decision details

Housing Investment Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the housing investment plan.

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

1 ) Council be recommended to:

a)  approve a grant of £300,000 to Cheltenham Borough Homes Limited (‘CBH’) to enable it to fund the costs set out in section 3.2 of the report to support the development of this initiative.

b) subject to tax and treasury management advice being provided to the satisfaction of the Executive Director Finance and Assets (Section 151 officer), to approve the council entering into an appropriate credit / loan agreement with CBH for up to £100 million to finance the capital costs of delivery of the new housing by CBH.

c) delegate authority to the Executive Director Finance and Assets to, in consultation with the Borough Solicitor and Cabinet Member Housing, agree the use of commuted sums paid to the council in lieu of affordable housing to enable the provision of ‘additionality’ as detailed in section 2.5 of the report.

 

d) approve the council sourcing loan finance of up to £100 million to be used for onward lending to CBH to finance the capital costs of it delivering the housing as set out in this report.

 

2 ) Authority be delegated to the Executive Director Finance and Assets to, in consultation with the Managing Director Place and Growth and Cabinet Member Housing and Cabinet Member Finance, sign off viability assessments received from CBH

 

3) Authority be delegated to the Executive Director Finance and Assets to, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Housing and Cabinet Member Finance, approve the drawdown of funds by CBH

 

4) Authority be delegated to the Executive Director Finance and Assets to, in consultation with the Managing Director Place and Growth and Cabinet Member Housing and the Borough Solicitor, prepare and conclude the required agreements between the council and CBH.

 

 

Contact: Tim Atkins, Managing Director Place and Growth Email: tim.atkins@cheltenham.gov.uk Email: tim.atkins@cheltenham.gov.uk Email: tim.atkins@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Report author: Martin Stacy

Publication date: 13/09/2018

Date of decision: 11/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/09/2018

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