Decision details

Supported Housing Development at 52 Reading Road, Wokingham

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose: To agree the transfer of 52 Reading Road, Wokingham and funding to Wokingham Housing Ltd (WHL) to enable the delivery of a supported housing project for vulnerable young people



1)        Wokingham Housing Limited, the Council Owned Local Housing Company, (or a subsidiary of WHL), be selected as the development partner for the vulnerable young persons supported housing scheme at 52 Reading Road; 


2)        the 52 Reading Road, Wokingham site be transferred to Wokingham Housing Limited (WHL), or a subsidiary of WHL, on terms to be agreed by the Director of Corporate Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council;


3)        the site, subject to Recommendation 1 above, is appropriated for planning purposes under Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972;


4)        the proposed funding model, including the allocation of up to £950,000 Section 106 receipts for the provision of supported housing on this site, be approved;


5)         the development brief for the 52 Reading Road site be approved;


6)        the transfer of land and funding for 52 Reading Road will be subject to WHL  securing a planning consent for the scheme.


Wards Affected: Emmbrook;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC915

Contact: Frances Haywood Email: Tel: 0118 974 6859.

Report author: Frances Haywood

Publication date: 26/01/2017

Date of decision: 26/01/2017

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2017 - Executive

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