Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
The report seeks approval for the Council to administer payment of additional grant funding of £25,350 to two of the successful applicants to the Waking Watch Relief Fund (WWRF), following the decision by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) (formerly the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government) that these payments should be made.
That the Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Services:
Fire safety is a high priority for Sheffield and nationally. The approval to make these variations will mean the Council can provide funds for the full installation of appropriate fire alarms for these two developments, ensuring the immediate fire safety of over 270 dwellings, and remove the costly burden of Waking Watch from leaseholders.
1. This is Government funding, and there is no alternative Council funding available for this work.
2. Doing nothing would mean either the alarm systems for these buildings could not be completed to the required specification, or the additional costs would be passed on to leaseholders.
Publication date: 23/11/2021
Date of decision: 18/11/2021