7 Delivery of Housing for Emergency & Temporary Accommodation - South Street, Lancing PDF 142 KB
To consider a report from the Director for the Economy, a copy is attached as item 7.
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for the Economy, copies of which had been circulated to all Members and a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as Item 7.
The report followed the publication of the Adur and Worthing Housing Strategy for 2020-2023, ‘Delivering Pathways to Affordable Homes’ document and subsequent Delivery Plans, outlining the increasing demand for emergency and temporary accommodation (EA/TA) in Adur, the Council’s commitment to owning its own stock of EA/TA and benefits to the Council of doing so, and the suitability of the South Street site to deliver this type of accommodation, owned and managed by the Council.
The report sought agreement to redevelop this site for the purpose of providing Council owned EA/TA and approval of a budget to progress both a planning application and development of the site.
Members thanked officers for the report and welcomed the proposals.
The recommendations, as set out in the report, were proposed by Councillor Steve Neocleous, seconded by Councillor Emma Evans and supported by the Committee.
The Joint Strategic Committee:-
a. approved the approach to development of the South Street Car Park site to enable the council to fulfil its statutory housing duties under S188 and S193 of the Housing Act 1996;
b. approved the release of £2.336m from the Temporary and Emergency Accommodation budget to enable the project to progress through planning to completion of the construction stage;
c. delegated authority to the Head of Major Projects & Investment to invite tenders for the construction work, and to enter into all necessary contracts to enable the project to progress through the construction phase to completion, in consultation with Executive Members; and
d. noted that a further report would be presented to the Executive Member post procurement, to confirm the final costs associated with the scheme and the viability of the proposal.
The call-in deadline for the decision will be 5.00pm on the 17th June 2022.