Decision details

Allocation of capital resources made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for the acquisition and conversion of Cedar Cottage and Annex for temporary accommodation

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In November 2020, the council successfully bid to the MHCLG for capital funds of £232,785 to support the acquisition and conversion of Cedar Cottage and Cedar Annex into six units of temporary accommodation for those moving on from rough sleeping.

On 9th December 2020, Jonathan Geall, Head of Housing and Health approved the formal agreement with the MHCLG to use the funding for the specified purpose.

The decision recorded on this form is to allocate this funding to the council’s capital programme to cover costs incurred by the council on this project


Allocation to the capital programme of £232,785 in grant monies from the MHCLG for the purposes of the acquisition and conversion of Cedar Cottage and Annex for use as temporary accommodation

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Not allocate the funding – REJECTED as the monies were granted by the MHCLG for this sole purpose and cannot be used for any other project. Not allocating the funds to the Cedar Cottage and Cedar Annex acquisition and works would result in the council having to return the monies and entirely fund the works from its own resources
Option 2 - Allocate the funding as proposed

Publication date: 06/10/2021

Date of decision: 28/09/2021

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