Agenda and decisions

Special Meeting, Cabinet - Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 4.00 pm

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Contact: Emma Denny  Email: emma.denny@north-norfolk.gov.uk

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests that they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Code of Conduct for Members requries that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest

3.

Property Acquisition Land at North Walsham pdf icon PDF 145 KB

 

Summary:

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

The report outlines a proposal to acquire land at a key gateway to North Walsham Town Centre to support the North Walsham Heritage Action Zone place making initiative.

 

The proposed option is to acquire the land to support the programme by improving the access to the town centre via the adjacent Loke.  The alternative option, not to acquire the land, would miss the potential opportunity of further grant funding.

 

 

 

Conclusions:

 

 

 

The Council has the opportunity to acquire land adjacent to its existing landholding (Bank Loke Car Park) that would support the objectives of the North Walsham Heritage Action Zone place making project and offer scope for improvement that could further enhance the locality and services provided by the Council. The total budget required for the acquisition, associated legal costs and immediate costs involved in securing the site, once acquired are expected not to exceed £100,000.

 

 

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet resolve to acquire the land, and instruct the Director for Resources to do so at his discretion, in consultation with the NWHSHAZ Working Party, subject to all reasonable due diligence and legal advice. 

 

To augment the High Street HAZ place making project in North Walsham.

 

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Eric Seward

Cllr Richard Kershaw

 

Ward(s) affected North Walsham

Contact Officer, telephone number and email: Renata Garfoot, Asset Strategy Manager, 01263 516086, Renata.Garfoot@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

 

Decision:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

To acquire the land, and instruct the Director for Resources to do so at his discretion, in consultation with the NWHSHAZ Working Party, subject to all reasonable due diligence and legal advice.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

To augment the High Street HAZ place making project in North Walsham

4.

Use of s106 Commuted Sums to support delivery of affordable homes in North Norfolk pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

This report seeks support to allocate £900k of existing Section 106 commuted sums to provide enabling grant to Registered Providers to deliver new affordable homes in North Norfolk. The funding would help deliver five housing schemes providing approximately 181 affordable homes (an average of below £5k grant funding per home). The funding would be required between 2021/22 and 2023/24 and provision for this can be built into future capital programmes (£500k has already been included in the 2021/22 capital programme).

 

The Section106 monies held can only be used to fund delivery of affordable homes. The option of retaining the monies for alternative future affordable housing schemes is rejected as this runs the risk of not using the receipts effectively and meaning that some of the monies may need to be repaid.

 

 

Conclusions:

 

The proposals in this report help deliver the Corporate Plan objective “Local Homes for Local Need” and will help deliver 181 good quality, energy efficient, affordable homes.

 

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet allocate £900k of the existing s106 monies held to support Registered Provider deliver new affordable housing schemes. Provision to be made in the capital programme for five specific housing schemes within the S106 Enabling Budget with £450k allocated in 2021/22, £275k in 2022/23 and £175k in 2023/24.

 

To provide authority for expenditure over £100,000.

 

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Greg Hayman

 

Ward(s) affected:

North Walsham West, Stalham, Priory, Bacton

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Nicky Debbage, Housing Strategy & Delivery Manager, 01263 516027, nicky.debbage@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

RESOLVED to

 

Allocate £900k of the existing s106 monies held to support Registered Provider deliver new affordable housing schemes. Provision to be made in the capital programme for five specific housing schemes within the S106 Enabling Budget with £450k allocated in 2021/22, £275k in 2022/23 and £175k in 2023/24.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

To provide authority for expenditure over £100,000 (key decision threshold)

5.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass the following resolution:

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs _ of Part I ofSchedule 12A (as amended) to the Act.”

6.

Private Business