Decision details

Extension of We Can Make area of operation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval  to apply for an extension of the area of operation of the We Can Make project to cover all of the wards in South Bristol.

To confirm the continued authorisation for site disposals and to review the pilot in 2025-2026.

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.      Noted the achievements of the We Can Make project to date and the innovative approach to addressing local housing need.

2.      Approved the geographical extension of the area of operation of the We Can Make project to the wards in South Bristol.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homelessness to make a new application to the Secretary of State for consent to the extension, which will be completed by the end of March 2024. 3. Authorises the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the S151 Officer and Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homelessness, to approve the disposal of selected HRA micro sites to We Can Make, in the area of operation covered by the Secretary of State consent, for the development of affordable housing (as defined by the NPPF and in accordance with Council affordable housing policies) to address local housing needs.

4.      Noted a review regarding the future of BCC support for and engagement with the We Can Make pilot project will take place in March 2026 and recommendations will be made in accordance with the decision pathway.

Report author: Louise Davidson

Publication date: 06/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2024

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