Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Executive Mayor in Cabinet is recommended to:
i. Consider and approve the proposed arrangements for consulting with secure tenants and introductory tenants on matters of housing management for the purposes of sections 105 of the Housing Act 1985 and 137 of the Housing Act 1996 as set out in Appendix 1
ii. Agree that residents be consulted in accordance with Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 and, to the extent relevant, under section 137 of the Housing Act 1996 on the proposals to refurbish or demolish and redevelop those properties within the Regina Road estate, as defined on the plan attached as Appendix 2.
iii. Note at Appendix 3 the comments arising from early engagement with tenants, leaseholders and freeholders in the Regina Road area at the resident engagement workshops held locally during October.
iv. Agree that residents (including tenants, leaseholders and freeholders) be consulted on the proposed contents of the Tenant and Leaseholder/Freeholder Offers at Appendices 4 and 5 for those properties within the Regina Road estate, as defined on the plan attached as Appendix 2.
v. The outcome of the consultations at recommendations ii) and iv be reported back to the Mayor and Cabinet in early 2023.
vi. Subject to the outcome of the consultations, a report be brought back to the Mayor and Cabinet on a ballot of residents for the purpose of GLA funding.
vii. Agree that no further tenancies, permanent or temporary, be granted at any of the properties within the Regina Road estate, as defined on the plan attached at Appendix 2, with the exception of properties - nos 89-123, 112,114, 116-126, & 128 Regina Road, & 1-4B & 5-8B Sunnybank - which can only be used for non-secure licensees when vacancies occur because these properties do not suffer from the same conditions and issues as the tower blocks.
viii. Agree to the appointment of an Independent Tenant and Leaseholder advisor to provide independent support to tenants, leaseholders and freeholders throughout the consultation period and up to and including any ballot/s.
ix. Approve all necessary expenditure up to £300,000 in 2022/23, including architectural fees, surveys, option appraisals, and an Independent Tenant & Leaseholder Advisor, as detailed in paragraph 9.4, and funded by a virement from within the HRA.
Publication date: 24/11/2022
Date of decision: 16/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 16/11/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/11/2022