Agenda and draft minutes

Executive (Acting as Trustee of the Joseph Ewart Bequest) - Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 6.15 pm

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Contact: Fiona Cameron  Democratic Services Manager & Deputy Monitoring Officer

Items
No. Item

4.

Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

5.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Declarations of interests

To receive from Members declarations of interests in relation to items on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were none.

7.

Ewart Bequest - Greenfield Road Update pdf icon PDF 549 KB

The purpose of this report is to update the Executive on the background, progress, and current position of the use of funds from the Joseph Ewart Bequest, and to request additional funding to enable delivery of five affordable dwellings for older people on land at Greenfield Road.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Executive acting as Trustee of the Joseph Ewart Bequest:

 

1.          note the contents of this update report;

 

2.         agree to the proposed enhanced level of specification to support the council in the delivery of its aim to become a carbon neutral council by 2030, by encouraging carbon reduction and carbon offsetting, and promotion of biodiversity and sustainable homes; and,

 

3.         agree an increased budget allocation to deliver 5 new homes at the enhanced rather than the three originally proposed.

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Rosoman presented the report which set out the proposal to build five affordable dwellings on a site at Greenfield Road, Farnham to be let in accordance within the terms of the Joseph Ewart Bequest. The five dwellings would be built to an enhanced specification in line with the government’s preferred uplift in energy efficiency and zero carbon footprint and would contribute to achieving the Council’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 while meeting the needs of Farnham residents aged over 65 who were on the Council’s Housing Register.

 

The Executive, acting as Trustee of the Joseph Ewart Bequest RESOLVED to:

 

1.    note the contents of the update report;

2.    agree to the proposed enhanced level of specification to support the council in the delivery of its aim to become a carbon neutral council by 2030, by encouraging carbon reduction and carbon offsetting, and promotion of biodiversity and sustainable homes; and,

3.    agree an increase budget allocation to deliver 5 new homes at the enhanced specification, rather than the three originally proposed.