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Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) Update Report

Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Community, Housing & Assets Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Item 36)

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Decision:

(a)       That the progress with the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) be noted;

 

(b)       That the Committee supports the use of the detailed delivery routes to deliver new social and affordable rent homes including the Housing Construction North and Mid-Wales Framework Agreement; and

 

(c)       That the Committee supports the re-allocation of the annual budget of £121k for scheme investigation and feasibility works from SHARP to support new delivery routes.

Minutes:

The Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) introduced a report on progress with the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) to date.  The report also provided an update on housing schemes delivered through other mechanisms outside SHARP.

 

The Housing Programmes Manager provided an overview of the key points.  Updated figures on the current position on SHARP showed that an additional ten affordable rent properties had increased that total to 93, with 149 social rented schemes delivered.  It was anticipated that work on further 71 social rented units would start in April/May 2021.  Formal confirmation was awaited on a successful bid for grant funding from the Welsh Government (WG) Land Release Fund programme to progress a new social and affordable housing scheme on existing Council owned land.

 

It was estimated that approximately 600 properties had been delivered to date through a combination of SHARP and non-SHARP schemes.

 

In response to comments from the Chairman, the Housing Programmes Manager reported on feasibility work on the site of the former Canton depot.  He would pass on concerns to Edwards Homes about the advertisement of new properties that were located in Connah’s Quay.

 

Councillor Davies expressed his thanks to the Housing department for all their work.

 

The recommendations were moved and seconded by Councillors Davies and Rush.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)       That the progress with the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) be noted;

 

(b)       That the Committee supports the use of the detailed delivery routes to deliver new social and affordable rent homes including the Housing Construction North and Mid-Wales Framework Agreement; and

 

(c)       That the Committee supports the re-allocation of the annual budget of £121k for scheme investigation and feasibility works from SHARP to support new delivery routes.