Decision details

Temporary Accommodation Acquisition Programme

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out a programme of capital investment to increase the temporary accommodation portfolio to reduce the costs associated with using hotels and other buildings.


RECOMMENDED to Council that:


(1)           delegated authority be provided to the Corporate Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources and the Director of One Legal to:


a)    approve the establishment of a capital investment fund, funded from borrowing, to enable an acquisition programme for buildings or other structures for use as temporary accommodation for households who present as homeless to the Council


b)    explore options and appoint a provider, or other arrangement, to manage the temporary accommodation provided on behalf of the Council


c)    procure and appoint contractors and associated professional services to carry out any works required to bring the properties into use as units of temporary accommodation


(2)           acquisitions be made in accordance with the principles of this report and the total costs will not exceed £5m.

Publication date: 09/11/2023

Date of decision: 08/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/11/2023

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