Decision details

Fire Safety Works 154-189 & 190-207 Sycamore Field

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


RESOLVED that Cabinet approved:


A    The disposal of the buildings known as 154-189 & 190-207 Sycamore Field and the associated vehicle parking known as carports 154-163, 164-171 and 201-207 Sycamore Field and hardstandings 172-189 Sycamore Field due to fire safety remediation requirements that cannot be achieved.


B    The commencement of decanting residents from these properties in line with the council’s allocations policy.


C    The payment of home loss and disturbance payments as appropriate.


D    Commencement of negotiation with leaseholders for the repurchase of properties with approval to complete purchases delegated to the Director of Housing in consultation with the Assistant Director for Housing and Property.


E     The use of Compulsory Purchase Powers under Section 226 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 should this become necessary.


F     Service of a demolition notice under Section 138B and Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 which will confirm the council’s intention to demolish the buildings and suspend the obligation on the council to complete right to buy applications on the two buildings in question.


G    The negotiation and settlement of any statutory compensation claims made by residents as a result of the service of the Initial Demolition Notice delegated as set out in recommendation D above.

Report author: Neil Euesden

Publication date: 19/02/2024

Date of decision: 15/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/02/2024

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