Decision details

Lettings Plan 5-11 Windermere Road

Decision Maker: Managing Director - Place and Growth - Tim Atkins

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

To agree a Local Lettings Plan to cover all lettings of 4 x two bedroom flats (odd numbers) in block 5-11 Windermere Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, to be reviewed on an annual basis.

Reasons for the decision:

As a result of longstanding anti-social behaviour from the previous tenant at one of the properties within a block of 2 bedroom flats at 5-11 Windermere Road (odd numbers), Hatherley, Cheltenham, a local lettings plan has been agreed between Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes to cover all lettings within this block.

 

This Local Lettings Plan will provide additional safeguards to help minimise any further risk of anti-social behaviour by future tenants and will support the mental health and wellbeing of the immediate neighbouring community within the Hatherley area of Cheltenham.  

 

Please note this Local Lettings Plan will be reviewed by key officers from Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) on an annual basis following Officer Sign-Off to determine whether an extension to or amendment of the Local Lettings Plan is appropriate. 

 

If, for any reason, the Local Lettings Plan is not functioning as intended, the Council will have the ability to review the Local Lettings Plan, in consultation with CBH Officers, prior to the annual review date(s). 

 

Alternative options considered:

An alternative option considered was not having a Local Lettings Plan in place.

However, due to the severity of the effects of the anti-social behaviour experienced by neighbours at the property and the wider community by the previous tenant and their associates, it was felt that for this particular block additional safeguards were needed to support community stability within the immediate neighbourhood.  

 

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The draft Lettings Plan has been agreed with key officers from CBH and in consultation with Councillor Mike Collins- Cabinet Member for Housing.

 

Key Officers from CBH and Councillor Mike Collins are supportive of the principle and detail provided within the Local Lettings Plan for 5-11 Windermere Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham. 

 

Contact: Martin Stacy, Lead Commissioner - Housing Services Email: martin.stacy@cheltenham.gov.uk Email: martin.stacy@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Publication date: 15/07/2021

Date of decision: 06/07/2021

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