Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The report seeks the release of Section 106 affordable housing developer contributions totalling £648,000 for the subsidy of 14 units at Hop Pocket Inn, Paddock Wood and at Homewood Road, Langton Green. The subsidy will enable the homes to be delivered at a social rent rather than a higher affordable rent for customers waiting on the Housing Register for social housing.
1. That the release of Section 106 funding for affordable housing totalling £613,056 held by the Council in lieu of affordable housing provision at the Former Kent & Sussex Hospital site (Planning permission 12/02547) be approved; and
2. That the Head of Housing, Health and Environment, in consultation with the Head of Legal Partnership, be authorised to enter into a grant agreement and all associated legal documentation with Town & Country Housing to facilitate the delivery of fourteen social rented homes, Ten x 1 and 2 bed flats at Hop Pocket Inn site in Paddock Wood and 4 flats at Homewood Road, Langton Green.
REASON FOR DECISION: To support the delivery of much needed social rental properties.
Report author: Sarah Holmes
Publication date: 23/09/2021
Date of decision: 23/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 23/09/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 01/10/2021