Decision details

In principle approval for disposal of small HRA sites to Community groups for development of Community Led Housing

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Authorise the disposal of up to 6 small HRA sites at less than market value to Community Led housing projects, and delegate authority to the Corporate Director to authorise disposal to specific Community Led Housing groups subject to Planning and Finance approval.



Having noted the confidential appendix it was




(1)          the criteria for identifying suitable sites for this project set out in Section 2.1.1 – 2.1.5 of the report, be noted and approved;


(2)          the disposal of up to five small vacant HRA sites, as set out in Appendix A to the report, and paragraph 2.2 (or replacement sites identified in accordance with Recommendation 4 below) at less than market value, including at nil consideration, to Community Led Housing groups to deliver housing to contribute to the GLA’s Community Led Housing target, be authorised in principle;


(3)          the Corporate Director of Community be authorised to take all appropriate decisions and actions to dispose of, including at less than market value or nil consideration, the sites to approved Community Led Housing groups, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing (subject to planning approval and appropriate finance and legal arrangements being in place);


(4)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder of Housing and ward councillors, be authorised to identify further suitable HRA sites for disposal via this method if the sites identified in this report were found to be unsuitable.


Reason for Decision:  To enable local community groups to meet their own housing needs and to support the GLA’s Community Led Housing agenda.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Divisional Director, Housing Services

Publication date: 20/03/2020

Date of decision: 19/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2020

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