Decision details

Increasing the Provision of the Councils Temporary Accommodation at Freeland Close Chichester

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The council is being presented with increasing levels of homelessness and is having particular problems finding temporary housing for larger families. Local authorities owe a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 to secure suitable accommodation for unintentionally homeless households who are in a priority need category.

(Recommendation to Council)




(1)  That the Project Initiation Document (PID) and timescales set out in the appendix to the agenda report be approved.


(2)  That the preferred option, option 3 set out in section 8 of the PID, be progressed to detailed design stage and a planning application being submitted and, following planning approval, the scheme design be finalised ready for invitation of tenders. 


(3)  That the Director of Housing and Communities be authorised to conduct the procurement, invite tenders and take all steps up to, but not including, award of contract.


(4)  That the contactor bids be presented to the Cabinet following the receipt and analysis of tenders for award of contract.




That the allocation of £102,000 from the Housing Investment Reserve be approved to enable the scheme design to be finalised and submitted for planning approval.


Report author: Ms Holly Nicol

Publication date: 05/12/2018

Date of decision: 04/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

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