Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To request that the Assistant Director (Housing & Environment), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, exercise his delegated power to make applications, where appropriate, to Homes England for the waiver of Designated Protected Areas made under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and the Housing (Right to Enfranchise) (Designated Protected Areas) (England) Order 2009.


That, in accordance with the decision of the Council’s Cabinet on 17 June 2022 (minute 24 (d) refers), the Assistant Director (Housing & Environment) make an application to Homes England for a Designated Protected Area Waiver in relation to a request received from Sage Homes relating to a development in Halstead Road, Kirby Cross.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - That the Council supports the request for a waiver
Option 2 - That the Council does not support the request for a waiver
Only two options can be considered when a waiver request is received and they are that the Council either supports the request for a waiver application or it does not. Generally, the default position is to support the request although the final decision will be based on an assurance that there is a justified need presented by the registered housing provider for the restrictions on stair casing being lifted. Ultimately, Homes England makes the final decision in any event

Publication date: 27/03/2024

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

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