Decision details

Friendship House (Forward Plan Reference FP1059)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree next steps for redevelopment options for the site.


To agree leasing arrangements of the building pending any future redevelopment.


(1)   Cabinet noted the content of the report and the potential for development of the site to provide a new community centre and residential dwellings.


(2)   Cabinet noted that more detailed viability work on the identified options will be undertaken, including pre-planning advice, a comprehensive transport survey and financial appraisals, to determine if a redevelopment of the site to provide additional homes would be possible and if so, what the costs and benefits would be.


(3)   Cabinet approved the principle of enabling the existing Friendship House building to be used for community or charitable use as outlined in paragraph 3.13 and that delegated authority is granted to the Head of Resources in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment, Planning, Estates and Development to agree the final details.

Report author: Richard Baker

Publication date: 16/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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