Community Led Housing in Brent
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Authority to enter into a lease with Brent Community Land Trust subject to planning permission being achieved and a viable scheme designed for the Brentfield Road site.
Cabinet RESOLVED to:
(1) Agree to ring-fence the Brentfield Road site, set out in Appendix 1 of the report, for Brent Community Land Trust for the purpose of Community Led Housing and commit to issuing a letter of intent confirming this arrangement.
(2) Agree to the principal of the Council entering into a lease agreement for nil value for the land at the Brentfield Road Site, outlined in Appendix 1 of the report, subject to the following criteria being met;
a. That Brent Community Land Trust have been granted planning permission for the proposed development on the site.
b. That Brent Community Land Trust have secured funding for the proposed development.
c. That Brent Community Land Trust can evidence the scheme’s financial viability.
d. That Brent Community Land Trust produce and deliver a plan for Co-production with residents living on the existing estate and ensure residents are represented throughout their decision making process, including presence on their Board.
(3) Agree the Brentfield Road Site will be ring-fenced for 12-months only from the date of the letter of intent being issued to allow the Brent Community Land Trust to seek planning and carry out a viability assessment, and if the criteria in (2) above have not been achieved, a follow up report will be bought to Cabinet to determine whether the site will continue to be ringfenced for CLH with Brent Community Land Trust.
Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;
Wards Affected: Harlesden & Kensal Green;
Contact: Emily-Rae Baines, Head of Affordable Housing & Partnerships Email: Emily-Rae.Maxwell@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1131.
Report author: Emily-Rae Baines
Publication date: 22/05/2023
Date of decision: 22/05/2023
Decided at meeting: 22/05/2023 - Cabinet
Date comes into force if not called in: 31/05/2023
Call-in deadline date: 30/05/2023
Current call-in Count: 0