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Delegated Executive Decisions - Thursday, 30 January 2020 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Not Applicable

Contact: Una Bell 

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No. Item

DEX/11

Relaxation of restrictive covenant to 31 Cherry Tree Avenue, Ulverston pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To consider the modification of a restrictive covenant so that land at 31 Cherry Tree Avenue, Ulverston can be developed for housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Director of Customer and Commercial Services)

 

Summary

 

Consideration was given to the modification of a restrictive covenant so that land at 31 Cherry Tree Avenue, Ulverston, could be developed for housing.

 

Decision

 

(1)        The modification of a restrictive covenant be authorised, thereby allowing a new property to be provided, on previously-owned Council land at 31 Cherry Tree Avenue, Ulverston, and being made available at a permanent discount for “approved persons” with a “local connection”.

 

(2)        The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) be authorised to enter into the necessary legal agreements.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

To assist in the delivery of the following Council Plan priority:-

 

Housing and Communities:

·         Creating balanced communities by:

o   Delivering affordable homes

·         Encouraging a sustainable environment by:

o   Ensuring that new development is sustainable and energy efficient

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

 

To lift the covenants unconditionally.  This would not be in accordance with the statutory requirement to obtain best consideration in land transactions.

 

To take cash instead of permanent price reductions.  This would not achieve affordable housing.  In this instance, the equivalent monetary receipt would be £22,500.

 

To attempt to impose more stringent conditions which may not be considered reasonable in the event of an appeal.

DEX/12

Application to relax restrictive covenant - 24 Hall Park, Burneside pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To consider the modification of a restrictive covenant so that land at 24 Hall Park, Burneside can be developed for housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Director of Customer and Commercial Services)

 

Summary

 

Consideration was given to the modification of a restrictive covenant so that land at 24 Hall Park, Burneside, could be developed for housing.

 

Decision

 

(1)        The modification of a restrictive covenant be authorised, thereby allowing a new property to be provided, on previously-owned Council land at 24 Hall Park, Burneside, and being made available at a permanent discount for “approved persons” with a “local connection”.

 

(2)        The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) be authorised to enter into the necessary legal agreements.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

To assist in the delivery of the following Council Plan priority:-

 

Housing and Communities:

·        Creating balanced communities by:

o   Delivering affordable homes

o   Supporting Community Housing and self-build

·        Encouraging a sustainable environment by:

o   Ensuring that new development is sustainable and energy efficient

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

 

To lift the covenants unconditionally.  This would not be in accordance with the statutory requirement to obtain best consideration in land transactions.

 

To take cash instead of permanent price reductions.  This would not achieve affordable housing.  In this instance, the equivalent monetary receipt would be £35,000.

 

To attempt to impose more stringent conditions which may not be considered reasonable in the event of an appeal.