To submit a report by the Head of Housing Services.
The report of the Head of Housing Services seeking the Executive’s approval for housing development at Parc y Coed Llangefni and Bryn Glas, Brynsiencyn was presented.
Having sought the advice of the Interim Director of Function (Council Business)/Monitoring Officer, Councillors Ieuan Williams and Robin Williams declared a prejudicial interest in this item as members of the Planning and Orders Committee and they withdrew from the meeting when the matter was discussed and voted upon.
Councillors Glyn Haynes and Dafydd Roberts (not members of the Executive) who were present at the meeting also declared an interest as members of the Planning and Orders Committee and subsequently withdrew.
Councillor Alun Mummery, Portfolio Member for Housing and Supporting Communities presented the report and recommendations.
The Head of Housing Services reported that the Coed y Parc estate is a large private housing development by Parkfield Homes located at Lôn Talwrn, Llangefni comprising over one hundred new homes. Planning permission has been granted for the development and included a Section 106 condition binding the developer to providing a proportion of the development as affordable housing. The developer is ready to start building the first 12 affordable homes all of which are 2 bedroomed properties. The developer has contacted the Housing Service to offer to sell the affordable homes to the Council; subject to the Executive’s approval the next step would be to agree terms with the developer to build the 12 Council houses with the intention of renting them as intermediate rent homes or selling them as part of the Service’s Shared Equity policy. It is felt that a large number of social rent housing developments are currently being built by Housing Associations in Llangefni and that alternative tenures should be on offer to local residents in order to best meet their needs.
DU Construction Ltd. has submitted a full application and proposed plan to the Housing Service for 12 new homes on land adjacent to Bryn Glas Estate, Brynsiencyn to include a mix of 7 two bedroomed properties, 4 three bedroomed properties and 1 four bedroomed property. Subject to the Executive’s approval, and subject also to the developer obtaining full planning permission, the Service’s intention would be to offer a range of tenures including social rent, intermediate rent and to sell some of the new homes through the Service’s Shared Equity Policy.
The Council’s Housing Prospectus shows a need for homes such as those proposed in both Llangefni and Brynsiencyn and initial models have shown both schemes to be financially viable.
It was resolved –
· To delegate powers to the Housing Service to proceed to agree terms for the purchase of 12 new homes at Parc y Coed estate, Llangefni that will be available to rent or purchase through the Shared Equity Scheme as affordable homes by the Housing Service in response to the local housing challenge.
· Subject to the developer obtaining full planning permission for the proposed development, to delegate powers to the Housing Service to proceed to agree terms for the purchase of 12 new homes on land adjacent to Bryn Glas, Brynsiencyn that will be available to rent or purchase through the Shared Equity Scheme as affordable homes by the Housing Service in response to the local housing challenge.