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Housing Infrastructure Fund Business Case Submission to Homes England / MHCLG

The report provides information about the HIF process, the Council’s proposed package of interventions that require funding, associated risks and Council expenditure. It also seeks authority to delegate the acceptance of the final details of business case to the Cabinet Member for Development & Transport.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/01/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The HIF Bid is required to be submitted on 22nd March 2019. The decision could not be taken earlier as key elements of the bid and the work required to inform them are ongoing, including feedback from Homes England and financial validation. As the bid needs to be submitted on the 22nd March the decision needs to be exempt from call in to all the submission on time.

At this stage this is a proposal to seek funding from the Government and the necessary works and services to support that bid. If the bid submission is approved then the terms of any grant will be brought back for approval at Cabinet.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Scrutiny Committee: Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 22 Mar 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Lead director: Executive Director, Place

Department: Place

Contact: Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service Email: Tel: 0114 2735493.

Date agenda documents available: 22/03/2019