Decision details

Supplementary grant payment to United Communities to enable the redesign and installation of ground source heat pumps at Luckwell Road and Lynwood Road, Bristol BS3 3HH

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The Mayor of Bristol has set out the objective of delivering 2000 new homes per year, of which 800 should be affordable, by 2020. In response to this the Council allocated £57m for the Council to provide grants to registered providers and other eligible organisations for affordable homes for rent or supplementary grants: to promote Zero Carbon affordable homes, adopt modular housing and incentivise the building of wheelchair user bungalows. This is the twenty –first round of grant funding by the Council under the delegated authority scheme agreed by Cabinet on 2nd April 2019.
The supplementary grant will enable United Communities Housing Association to redesign the scheme and install ground source heat pumps to serve a total of 67 affordable homes units at Luckwell Road and Lynwood Road Bristol BS3 3HH.

Decision:

Approves the supplementary grant, in accordance with the criteria detailed in the Affordable Housing Funding Policy, to United Communities of £526,620 to enable heat pumps to be installed to serve 67 affordable homes from the Affordable Housing Funding Budget made under the delegated authority for grant payments (including those in excess of £0.5m) to support the delivery of housing approved by Cabinet on 7th March 2017. Please note attached Financial report.

Alternative options considered:

All the grant proposals from Registered Provider (including this one) were assessed by an Officer Panel and moderated through Pro Contract under the guidance of Penny Sharp.

Publication date: 13/05/2020

Date of decision: 12/05/2020