Decision Maker: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Combined Authority is the accountable body for £11.3m for Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery 2 funds to improve the energy efficiency of approximately 1,200 homes. Approval is to be sought on the allocation and governance to disburse the funding.
The Combined Authority has a second year of Brownfield Land Funding. A strategy which outlines the proposed spend for the Fund will be presented to the Combined Authority for consideration along with requests for delegations to spend pre-development funds to support project delivery.
The LCR Combined Authority agreed that:
(i) the approach set out in the report now submitted for the allocation and expenditure of the remaining Brownfield Land Fund and that, apart from pre-development expenditure, funding allocations to specific projects will be subject to future Combined Authority approvals be noted;
(ii) the allocation of Local Authority Delivery 2 funds between Liverpool City Region Local Authority areas as set out in paragraph 3.6 of this report be approved and delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Strategic Delivery and Commissioning in consultation with the Chief Legal Officer and Treasurer to put in place appropriate legal agreements for the distribution and use of this funding for the improvement of energy performance in homes;
(iii) the establishment of a ‘Housing Pre-Development’ Thematic Fund of £1m to cover pre-development expenditure on housing pipeline projects in line with the Combined Authority approved 2021/22 budget be approved;
(iv) in relation to recommendation (iii), it be noted that Officers are authorised to make expenditure decisions in excess of the key decision threshold of £150,000. When such decisions occur, they will be undertaken in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, Housing and Spatial Framework and be the subject of a published officer decision; and
(v) progress on the development of projects identified within the housing pipeline be reported quarterly to the Housing and Spatial Planning Advisory Board.
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Date of decision: 04/06/2021
Effective from: 12/06/2021