Decision details

Agreement to purchase an additional 50 units from Wates Residential on the Willowbrook West and Briardene Cardiff Living sites.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of People and Communities

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Appendices A and C are not for publication as they contain exempt information of the description contained in paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

AGREED: that agreement be given to purchase an additional 50 units from Wates Residential on the Willowbrook West and Briardene Cardiff Living sites by doing variations to the existing JCT contracts for these sites to include those additional works. Details of costs in appendix A to the report

 

Reasons for the decision:

As a direct response to Covid-19, Wates have requested that Cardiff Council acquire unsold property in phase 1 of the Cardiff Living sites, including the live sites at Willowbrook and Briardene.

To prevent our current Cardiff Living sites from stalling, removing the risk of market sale properties remaining unsold ensuring the Cardiff Living programme continues to deliver new affordable homes mitigating against the short-term impact that Covid-19 will have on our development programme.

 

To reduce the potential impact that Covid-19 can have on the local economy, ensuring our sites can still operate, protecting local jobs, suppliers and subcontractors. Ensuring that the council is still delivering much needed affordable housing for local communities.

 

To limit the impact that Covid-19 could have on our delivery programme and on our ability to meet the new build targets set out in Capital Ambition.

 

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 01/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020