Issue - meetings

New Council House Building Contracts

Meeting: 23/02/2010 - Cabinet (Item 38)

38 New Council House Building Contracts

Report of the Service Director, Housing is circulated

Supporting documents:


In Cllr Brady’s absence, the Leader presented a report which sought Cabinet’s approval to enter into five build contracts to deliver a total of 65 new affordable homes on Council owned sites.


This was in line with Cabinet’s previous decisions dated 15 July and 20 October 2009 to approve the submission of a programme of bids to the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver a total of 64 new affordable homes across 5 sites owned by the Council. It was now possible to deliver an additional unit on the Southview 1 site.  All five schemes had now been progressed and were at various stages within the procurement process.




That Cabinet:


(a)               give approval to enter into build contracts for 5 schemes to deliver a total of 65 new affordable homes to be owned and managed by the Council as detailed in Appendix A to the report presented and


(b)           give delegated approval to the Director of Housing in consultation with Cllr Brady, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Housing to sign the build contracts.


Reasons for Decision:


To enable the  Council to enter into contract on all 5 schemes and to be able to deliver completions within the timescales agreed with the Homes and Communities Agency. (Full reasons as detailed in the report presented).