Regeneration Paper 17-67 to be discussed

At the upcoming meeting of the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Monday, 20th February 2017, 7.30 p.m. under Item 5 is the following discussion – Governance etc. – Winstanley-York Road Estate (Latchmere) and Alton Estate, SW15 (Roehampton and Putney Heath) (Paper No. 17-67)).

It sets out the following:

“This report sets out a number of matters required for further consideration and decision in order to progress the regeneration schemes for Alton and Winstanley/York Road Estates, subject to approval of the Preferred Bidder proposals in Papers Nos. 17-66 and 17-66A earlier on the agenda for the meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees and the Executive.

In particular, this report considers governance, staffing and funding proposals required for delivery of the regeneration function, makes recommendations required in order to facilitate the re-housing of tenants and the buy-back of owners’ interests and proposes further amendments to develop and improve the  residents offer .

The Director of Finance comments that the current approved Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget for the regeneration project teams totals £1 million in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 as approved in Paper No. 17-9.  The proposed staffing changes and the required increase in Home Loss compensation payments in 2017/18 require positive HRA capital budget variations of £660,000 in 2017/18 and £160,000 in 2018/19 which are now recommended for approval.

In addition, a further HRA capital budget variation of £3 million in 2017/18 is now recommended for approval for additional consultancy advice and specialist support on these regeneration schemes and any future proposed development schemes.  These costs form part of the overall cost of the regeneration schemes for which financial provision has been made within the HRA business plan. It is anticipated that an element of the costs will be reimbursed by the Joint Venture although the timing of this will be dependant on a number of external factors.

The cost of the newly created post in the Strategy and Development Division will be directly involved in the identification of potential sites for development of affordable housing and as such can be met from Section 106 funds held for the provision of affordable housing at no additional cost to the General Fund”.

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