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    Exempt report - Specialist housing management and resident support service for the White House Hostel

    Decision type: Non-key

    Decision status: For Determination

    Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/02/2020

    General exception notice

    This item is subject to the General Exception procedure. It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included on the next Forward Plan. This notice has been issued by the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council and has been issued to the Chair of the relevant scrutiny Committee.

    Exempt urgency notice

    This item is subject to the exempt urgency procedure required by The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012. The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed to this item being considered in the exempt session on the date shown below.

    Reason for urgency:
    The completion of both the competitive tender process, and the design of a Direct Delivery Model is likely to take at least six months. Either route will require a mobilisation period of at least three months, which leaves just three months contingency for any issues which may arise along the way.

    The Council is under a contractual obligation with Homes England to complete and start to occupy the hostel by the end of March 2021. Commencing the design of alternative delivery routes immediately will allow sufficient time for a provider to mobilise in advance of this date, and be party to key decisions during the final stages of the build, including the types of furniture, fixtures and fittings, and well as finalise operational logistics of running the hostel. Failure to complete and start to occupy the hostel by the end of March 2021 will put £2m funding at risk, which is 50% of the cost of construction.

    Exempt information notice

    It is anticipated that this report will contain information which is exempt from publication and during discussion of this information the public may be excluded from the meeting. View the reasons for the exemption

    Representations on exempt information

    If you wish to make representations that the public should not be excluded from the meeting during discussion of this item please write to Head of Corporate Governance at M.Graham@spelthorne.gov.uk stating the reasons why you think the discussion should be held in public.

    Decision due: 26 02 2020 by Cabinet

    Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Housing

    Contact: David Birley, Housing Strategy and Policy Manager Email: d.birley@spelthorne.gov.uk.

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