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Redevelopment of the Vernon Lodge Homeless Hostel and the Atkins House Site

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the proposal to redevelop the Vernon Lodge Homeless Hostel


Having considered the confidential appendix, it was




(1)          approval be granted for the redevelopment proposals set out in the report; 


(2)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Environment, Housing,  Regeneration, Planning and Employment, be authorised to finalise the proposals set out in the report, including specifically:


(a)          award a contract, in accordance with applicable procurement legislation, to a provider to undertake the required redevelopment works at Vernon Lodge and Atkins House, subject to planning permission having been obtained;


(b)          take advice as to which Council owned vehicle was the most fiscally appropriate for the subsequent asset management of Vernon Lodge and Atkins House;


(c)          grant leases, including leases at less than best consideration, to an appropriate Council owned vehicle for the proper asset management of Vernon Lodge and Atkins House.


Reason for Decision:  To ensure that the Council fulfilled its statutory responsibilities under the Homelessness Act 1996 and to maximise the use of its property assets.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Publication date: 13/07/2018

Date of decision: 12/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/07/2018

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