Decision details

McKenzie Arms Development Update

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Cabinet Member (Finance, Property and Assets), Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, presented the confidential report of the Director of Commercial which updated on the cost plan for the development of 15 affordable homes at the McKenzie Arms site.

 

The report also sought member approval to the Council entering into a funding agreement with the Homes and Communities Agency (carrying on business as Homes England) should the bid be successful and authority for the Council to enter into any other necessary legal documentation.

 

Members discussed the report, the requirements of the passivhaus accreditation and the issue of right to buy.  The social value of providing this much needed affordable housing scheme was noted. 

 

Councillors Blow and Wharton-Hardman had left the meeting at this point and so did not participate in the vote.

 

It was proposed by the Cabinet Member (Finance, Property and Assets), Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, seconded by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Paul Foster,

 

To approve the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

A recorded vote was taken as follows:-

 

FOR – Councillors Alty, Bell, Bylinski Gelder, Donoghue, Evans, Flannery, Forrest, Foster, Hancock, Howarth, Jones, Lomax, Martin, Sharples, Shaw, Titherington, Caleb Tomlinson, Matthew Tomlinson, Trafford, Turner, Unsworth, Watkinson and Wooldridge;

 

AGAINST – Councillors Bretherton, Buttery, Campbell, Coulton, Mary Green, Michael Green, Hesketh, Hughes, Marsh, Mort, Mullineaux, Ogilvie, Rainsbury, Margaret Smith, Phil Smith, Suthers, Thurlbourn, Walton and Yates.

 

The Mayor declared the motion carried and it was therefore

 

Resolved (23:19:0)

To approve the recommendations as set out in the report.

Report author: Rachel Salter

Publication date: 24/09/2021

Date of decision: 22/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2021 - Council

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