Decision Maker: Executive, Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Leadbetter declared an interest as the Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Services.
The Housing Enabling Officer presented the report on the development of an Extra Care scheme that would deliver 53 self-contained apartments and communal areas for older persons with care needs that precluded them from being able to live in their existing homes. He advised of the identified need for 201 extra care apartments within Exeter, detailed in the Devon County Council report “Devon Commissioning Strategy for Extra Care Housing”.
The report addressed the cost related to the building. The decision as to how the building would be managed and the care provided would be subject to a future report by the Service Lead Tenant Services.
In response to a Member’s question, the Director (BA) clarified the gross income that the development could regenerate for the Housing Revenue Account depend on future decisions regarding the management of the building.
RECOMMENDED that Council:-
(1) approve additional capital budget of £3.15 million;
(2) agree to enter into the build contract for the construction of the extra care scheme with the preferred contractor on the condition that the total development does not exceed £14 million; and
(3) agree to part-fund the project using retained Right to Buy receipts to save relinquishing them to central government.
Report author: Gary Stenning
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Date of decision: 10/07/2018
Decided at meeting: 10/07/2018 - Executive