DD2209 Housing Zones - Sutherland Road (public realm intervention)

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD2209
Date signed: 
14 May 2018
Decision by: 
David Lunts, Interim Head of Paid Service and Executive Director Housing and Land

Executive summary

Blackhorse Road and Northern Olympic Park was designated a Housing Zone by MD1545. MD1545 delegated authority to the Executive Director of Housing and Land and the Executive Director of Resources, to approve the interventions that were to be funded following due diligence and contractually commit that funding.

The purpose of the Housing Zones programme is to increase housing supply by accelerating and/or unlocking development.

This decision seeks approval to commit a total of £1,150,000 of funding towards improving the public realm and streetscape in the Blackhorse Road and Northern Olympic Park Housing Zone, thereby unlocking housing in the area.

This is in addition to the approval for the Blackhorse Lane Station Hub intervention of £800,000 related to the Blackhorse Lane Station improvements approved under DD2070.

Decision

That the Executive Director of Housing and Land and the Executive Director of Resources in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential development, approve:

- in light of the due diligence in Part 2 of this form, entering into a contractual commitment to provide £1,150,000 of grant funding to the London Borough of Waltham Forest to fund the public realm intervention specified below within the Blackhorse Road and Northern Olympic Park Housing Zone; and
- the re-profiled start on site and completion dates for the delivery of the housing outputs and the funding interventions and repayment timescales as detailed in this report.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice