Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an update and approval to progress
the redevelopment proposals for New Park Village Redevelopment
Programme including private owner options.
Councillor Jacqueline Sweetman presented the update report on progress made with the Ellerton Walk redevelopment scheme on New Park Village. Approval was sought to a range of recommendations that would support the delivery of the estate redevelopment.
1. That the phasing plan of the Ellerton Walk redevelopment area as set out in section 4.0 and Appendix 1 to the report be approved.
2. That the demolition of all housing and retail units as set out in the proposed phasing plan for the Estate as shown at Appendix 1 to the report be approved.
3. That all initial development project budget spend as outlined in paragraph 5 of the report be approved.
4. That the options as shown in Appendix 3 to be offered during negotiations with owners of leasehold and freehold properties within Ellerton Walk, Shawbury Road and Valley Road be approved.
5. That the process where owners wish to seek a second property valuation during the negotiation period be agreed.
6. That the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) under Section 17 of the Housing Act 1985 as detailed in paragraph 7 and shown coloured pink on Appendix 3 to the report be approved.
7. That negotiations be entered into with the freeholder of commercial units as detailed in paragraph 7 of the report, with a view to acquiring the units to incorporate the land into the development site. If negotiations fail, the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) under Part II, Section 17, Housing Act 1985 as shown coloured pink on Appendix 5 to the report be approved.
8. That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Director of City Environment to agree the expenditure on individual property purchases, including payment Home Loss and Disturbance payments, using the Land Compensation Act 1973 as a basis for compensation payments.
9. That replacement units of temporary accommodation within the Council housing stock as they are lost on the estate be approved.
10.That further Statutory Home Loss Compensation of £6500 (in any 12-month period), for each resident that has qualified previously for Statutory Home Loss Compensation be approved. This applies to residents who have already moved from one maisonette block to another suitable property on the estate (including those Maisonettes earmarked for demolition) so that it enables the speedy demolition and redevelopment of the estate.
11.That the Chief Legal Officer or other authorised officers be authorised to execute legal documentation to put the purchases into effect.
12.That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Director of City Environment to approve any other agreements including deed of covenants, collateral warranties, assignments and such other ancillary agreements, including variations as may be deemed necessary to facilitate the redevelopment of the estate.
13.That the progression of a local lettings plan for this development for both temporary decanting and newbuild redevelopment on the estate be approved.
14.That it be noted that an Independent Tenant and Home Advisor for New Park Village Tenant Management Cooperative (NPV TMC) is being procured separately from this report. This is for the use for of NPV TMC and its residents as well as the Council to ensure that residents have access to impartial advice concerning all redevelopment matters on the estate.
15.That it be noted that further reports on the redevelopment proposals for the New Park Village Estate would be submitted to the Panel.
Report author: Karen Beasley
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Date of decision: 17/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel
Effective from: 24/02/2021