Venue: Committee Rooms C,D,E, 1st floor, Merton Civic Centre
|1.||Apologies for absence
There were no apologies for absence received.
|2.||Declarations of pecuniary interest
There were no declarations of interest.
|3.||Minutes of the previous meeting PDF 33 KB
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2018 were agreed as a correct record.
|4.||Merantun Development Limited – Progress Report-Oct 2018 PDF 61 KB
The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the report which updated on progress made since the last meeting. The Director highlighted to members section 2.3 and 2.4 on the report, noting that they were currently in the process of procuring advice in relation to Planning issues, with the intention of submitting a Planning Application in April 2019.
The Director of Environment and Regeneration advised that Merantun had now appointed a full time project manager and were looking to appoint an additional director following the resignation of one previous director.
The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Transport reiterated the need for Housing in the Borough and advised that there would be a Draft Housing Strategy presented within the next few months.
The Leader of the Council asked whether the Council was alone in the creation of a Local Authority Property Company. The Director of Environment and Regeneration responded that there were over 100 Local Authority Property Companies currently in existence.
RESOLVED: That the progress of Merantun Development Limited (MDL) for the delivery of their new build housing programme be noted.