Decision details

5-11 Gough Avenue, Wednesfield - Property Condition and Future Options

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To report on the current structural condition of council owned properties (7, 9 11) and the privately owned property at 5 Gogh Avenue; and to recommend the preferred option to address the current issues.


1.      That the rehousing of the tenant at 7 Gough Avenue and award priority status Band One to assist with rehousing timescales be approved.


2.      That statutory Home Loss compensation and Disturbance payments be awarded to the tenants of 7 and 9 Gough Avenue in line with Land Compensation Act 1973 and agree to pay 25% in advance, once alternative suitable accommodation is offered and accepted, if required.


3.      That negotiations be entered into to acquire the privately owned property at 5 Gough Avenue.


4.      That authority be delegated to the Deputy Leader: City Housing in consultation with the Director of Resident Services to agree the expenditure on the purchase of 5 Gough Avenue.


5.      That the council owned properties at 7, 9 and 11 Gough Avenue be declared surplus to requirements.


6.      That the demolition of 5, 7, 9 and 11 Gough Avenue when 5 Gough Avenue is within council ownership be approved.


7.      That the findings on the structural condition and ground investigation report for 9 and 11 Gough Avenue, Wednesfield be noted.

Report author: Karen Beasley

Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 15/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Effective from: 21/11/2023

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