Decision details

Temporary accommodation options: loan to facilitate purchase of land by Aspiration Homes LLP.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


There are increasing pressures on the Council to provide temporary accommodation options for people presenting with a housing need.  This trend could be further exacerbated by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2016 which is due to be implemented in April 2018.  This report will seek Cabinet approval to entering a lease arrangement on 1 property and the acquisition of another.  Both properties will be utilised specifically for the provision of temporary accommodation to meet our statutory homeless responsibilities.


(KDGE) (1) To agree a loan of up to £1,700,000 be made by the Council to Aspiration Homes LLP (AH), such loan to be used for the purpose of enabling AH to purchase land at Northbourne Road from Eastbourne Housing Investment Company Ltd (EHICL) and to develop the same for affordable housing. (2) To agree to accept repayment of the total drawn down loan previously made by the Council to EHICL for the purchase of land and pre-construction costs for the Northbourne Road scheme. (3) To authorise the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance, to determine the terms of any loan which is to be offered to Aspiration Homes LLP (4) To note that officers will ensure that a “Funding Agreement” and a “Deed of Entrustment” are entered into so that right to buy receipts are appropriated in accordance with legislative requirements (5) To note the emerging temporary accommodation options.

Publication date: 14/12/2017

Date of decision: 13/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2017 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Effective from: 22/12/2017

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