RESOLVED that Cabinet:-
(a) approves the recommendations set out in the confidential report; and
(b) Offers to repurchase a limited number of properties as set out in Option 4, and delegates authority to the Director of Housing in consultation with the Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer to decide which properties will be repurchased further to this decision.
In respect of recommendation (a) the reasons are set out in the confidential report.
In respect of recommendation (b), the option to repurchase a limited number of properties would allow the Council to obtain some much needed social housing stock within this area, while linking this to current demand. The use of the prioritisation approach would allow this approach to be targeted at those leaseholders most in need of support.