Greenwich Council

Decision details

Housing Delivery Proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    Decision no.1 – Council led housing delivery: That it be agreed to pursue a bid with the GLA under the Building Council Homes for Londoners programme that aims to secure housing grant and lifting of the HRA borrowing cap to deliver a target c.750 new homes for social rent (start on site by 2022).


2.    Decision no.2 – Modern Methods of Construction: That it be noted that the Council is already pursuing off site modular construction for the current round of LA New Build and will be seeking to extend this to support the accelerated delivery programme and potentially achieve a reduction in unit cost. 


3.    Decision no.3 – Specialist housing: That it be agreed to proceed with the specialist housing delivery at Royal Hill site, Langton Way (agreed by Cabinet) and continue discussions with Hatcliffe almshouses.  That it be noted other proposals will be brought forward in discussion with the Cabinet Members with responsibility for Adults & Older People and Children Services and where required further decision reports will be brought forward for consideration.


4.    Decision no.4 – Community Land Trusts: That it be agreed to explore the possibility of establishing two pilot sites for the Community Land Trust model subject to the community forming a trust


5.    Decision no.5 – Cooperative Housing: That it be agreed to allocate officer resource to deliver on the commitments adopted by Council in March 2018 in relation to Cooperative Housing.


6.    Decision no.6 – Meridian Home Start: That it be agreed to identify a future supply of sites that enable Meridian to deliver an additional 300 units.


7.    Decision no.7 – working with Registered Providers: That it be noted the Council will increase its capacity in working with RP’s to clarify their programmes going forward and to work more with RP’s in ensuring more genuinely affordable housing.


8.    Decision no.8 – other delivery providers providing housing that is accessible to local people on low and moderate incomes: That it be noted that officers will continue to investigate these models with a view to understanding if there is potential for further delivery through these routes.


9.    Decision no.9 – Capacity That it be agreed to create a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, recognising the need to scale up the resources to successfully deliver these proposals it is proposed


10.Decision no.10 – Consultation – That it be agreed to undertake exemplary consultation


11.Decision no.11 – Maximising social value – That it be noted that the Council, will through this expanded delivery programme, seek to maximise the social value benefits from this programme. 





Report author: Jeremy Smalley

Publication date: 10/10/2018

Date of decision: 10/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 10/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/10/2018

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