Decision details

Compulsory Purchase of a Residential Property in the Kenton Area

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To agree to use compulsory purchase powers to acquire a long standing empty property.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

9.1       Cabinet agreed to use its compulsory purchase powers to acquire the property in the Kenton area of the borough of Brent, the full address of which is set out in Appendix 1 to this report, under section 17 of the Housing Act 1985;

 

9.2       The Chief Legal Officer be authorised to make and seal the Compulsory Purchase Order in respect of the property for submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for consideration and approval.  Further, the Chief Legal Officer be authorised to confirm the said Compulsory Purchase Order in the event of the Secretary of State approving the Order;

 

9.3       To proceed with the acquisition, upon confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order; and

 

9.4       Subject to confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Cabinet  approved the disposal of the property through the Council’s I4B project in the first instance if it was an affordable option for their scheme, to a Registered Social Landlord, or to a Private Developer (in which case the sale would be by way of auction) with covenants applied to bring the property back into use as soon as possible.

Wards Affected: Northwick Park;

Contact: Spencer Randolph, Head of Private Housing Services Email: spencer.randolph@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2546.

Report author: Spencer Randolph

Publication date: 14/11/2017

Date of decision: 13/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2017 - Cabinet

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