The Executive Board considered a report which set out a plan to deliver over 900 new Council homes over the next 10 years. The report outlined when and where the new homes would be built, the resources available and the delivery models that will be used. It also outlined how the plan would support regeneration priorities across the County. The Board was advised that the plan would deliver the greatest increase in the number of Council homes since the 1970’s and return stock levels to those last seen in the 1990’s. The plan will be funded by a £53m investment from the HRA and external grant funding. The plan will greatly improve the health and wellbeing of Carmarthenshire’s residents, improve the local economy and create employment and training opportunities for local people in the most deprived areas.
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND THAT COUNCIL
6.1. to re-affirm the key delivery principles for the Council new build programme, aligning with our successful Affordable Homes Delivery Plan;
6.2. to agree the range of delivery models that will be used to build over 900 new Council homes, enabling us to offer a variety of housing options in different areas of the County;
6.3. to confirm that the new Council homes will be delivered using the affordable housing action areas developed as part of the Affordable Homes Delivery Plan;
6.4. to agree the priority phasing structure to be used to determine when the new build sites will be developed;
6.5. to confirm the criteria to be used to move developments from Phase B and Phase C into Phase A;
6.6. to agree the first three year delivery programme for building new Council homes in the county, investing over £53m and creating over 300 new Council homes.