{meta} Agenda for Lead Member Briefing for Housing & Neighbourhoods on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Members' Conference Room - Salford Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Claire Edwards 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest.

3.

Decision Items (Part 1 - Open to the Public) - No items.

4.

Exclusion of the Public.

5.

Decision Items (Part 2 - Closed to the Public):

5a

Update - Proposed City of Salford (74 Philip Street, Eccles M30 0WE) Compulsory Purchase Order 2018. pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Kelly, Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

1       That the Strategic Director of Place be authorised to approve an extension to the boundary of the proposed Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which was presented on 24th August 2017 (appendix 1) to include the whole of the registered title which previously erroneously omitted 62sqm of land comprising part of the rear alleyway and extended rear garden. The revised CPO plan (the “Order Land”) is 166sqm total area (appendix 2).

  

2.    That the Strategic Director of Place be authorised to take the steps necessary as outlined in the report to proceed with the making of a compulsory purchase order under Section 17(1)(b) of the Housing Act 1985 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 to acquire 74 Philip Street, Eccles, M30 0WE for housing purposes  as shown on the plan in Appendix 2 to be known as the ‘City of Salford (74 Philip Street, Eccles, M30 0WE) Compulsory Purchase Order 2018’.    

 

The Reasons are that:

 

The purpose of this report to seek approval to correct an error in the CPO plan as presented in the report on 24 August 2017 (appendix 1).  Due to a drafting error, the CPO plan did not include the whole of the registered title of 74 Philip Street and erroneously omitted land comprising part of the rear alleyway and extended rear garden.  The revised CPO plan is attached at appendix 2. 

 

When considering the options for the property, the Council has always had the whole of the registered title in contemplation.  It is not the intention of the Council to exclude part of the title from the CPO and there would be practical implications if this land were to remain in third party ownership. 

 

Whilst the report presented on 24 August 2017 authorises the Strategic Director of Place to make minor or technical amendments to the CPO plan, it is considered that owing to the extent of the area of land that it is proposed to add to the CPO boundary, a new approval is sought.

 

There has been no progress with the property owner since the report of 24 August 2017 and the property remains vacant.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

 

(1)  Deferred Action

         The owner has made no discernible efforts to bring the property back into occupation, consequently, deferred action is not a viable option.

 

(2)  Improvement Notice

            An Improvement Notice under the Housing Act 2004 has been served which has not been complied with.

 

(3)  Other statutory notices

No other notices have been served. 

 

(4)  Demolition

            Although there is a cost element involved in renovating the property, the condition of the whole dwelling does not merit demolition because it would involve the loss of a property resource. 

  

(5)  Empty Dwelling Management Order (EDMO)

An alternative to the making of a compulsory purchase order would be an  ...  view the full decision text for item 5a