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CPO Report to Cabinet

Meeting: 13/11/2017 - Cabinet (Item 9)

9 Compulsory Purchase of a Residential Property in the Kenton Area pdf icon PDF 98 KB

This report seeks Members’ approval to make a Compulsory Purchase Order of a residential property in the Kenton area.

Additional documents:

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.

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chair, Cllr Janice Long, Chair of Housing Scrutiny Committee addressed the Cabinet.

 

Councillor Farah, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, introduced the report stating that it seeks Members’ approval to make a Compulsory Purchase Order of a residential property in the Kenton area of the borough of Brent.

Cllr Farah stated that despite much communication and advice the owner that has been provided in respect of this long term empty property, the owner is making no determined or on-going effort to bring the property back into use. 

 

Cllr Farah stated that a report to the Executive Committee recommending compulsory purchase of this property by the Council was made a number of years ago.

 

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.