A report from the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care and Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services is attached. This provides an update on the small housing sites projects. (Report No.187, agenda part two also refers) (Key decision – reference number 4007)
(8.40 – 8.45 pm)
Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care and Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (No.183) outlining progress on the small housing sites project.
1. That Report No.187 also referred as detailed in Minute No. 20 below.
2. That the four sites detailed in the report could collectively deliver circa 33 new houses, including a high proportion of family homes, and approximately 55% affordable housing.
3. That Members’ supported the schemes set out in the report and were also pleased to note the work that was currently being undertaken on the Parsonage Lane site.
Alternative Options Considered: NOTED the alternative options which had been considered as set out in full in section 4 of the report, covering the following options:
· Community use, as part of a residential led scheme on the Ordnance Road site
· Flats on the Ordnance Road site
· Not developing the garage sites.
DECISION: The Cabinet
1. Noted the design options considered for the Ordnance Road (former pub and Kettering Hall) site, the preferred option that was being taken forward as part of a planning application, and the consultation process that had been undertaken with key stakeholders as explained in paragraphs 3.24 to 3.27 of the report.
2. Noted the Perry Mead, Padstow Road and Hedge Hill sites (as detailed in appendices 2, 3 and 4 of the report), information on design proposals and planned consultation process with key stakeholders in paragraphs 3.35 to 3.36 of the report, and authorised the Council to progress and submit planning applications for these sites.
3. Noted the programme approach to funding the development of the Ordnance Road site in conjunction with the development of three garage sites in Highlands, as explained in paragraphs 3.37 to 3.40 of the report.
4. agreed to authorise, in accordance with section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 the appropriation of the sites detailed in Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 from their present holding purpose to planning purposes and in particular the purposes of section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
5. Agreed to approve an outline budget to fund the development of the four sites as out in Table 1 of the part 2 report (Minute No.20 below refers). Agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care and the Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services to authorise the final scheme budget required to enable and complete construction, when the detailed design and cost estimates had been completed after planning approval.
Reason: A programme approach would develop viable new housing schemes in Enfield. To significantly enhance the local area. To improve the aesthetic appearance, security, perception of safety and surveillance in the immediate neighbourhoods and bring under used land back into more beneficial use for Enfield residents. Appropriation of these sites for planning purposes was a necessary step in the development process to override any third party rights. (Section 5 of the report referred).
(Key decision – reference number 4007)