Decision details

Rural Housing Enablers Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


Hambleton District Council currently acted as the host authority for Rural Housing Enabler Programme on behalf of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Housing Partnership.  The current 5-year term was due to expire on 31 March 2020.  This report sought a decision as to whether to continue this role for another 5 years.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that the Council’s continued participation as the host authority for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Housing Partnership would continue to help support the provision of providing local homes for local people.


The Decision:


That Cabinet will agree that the Council will act as the host authority for the Rural Housing Enabler Programme for a term of 5 years from 1 April 2020 and utilises commuted sum reserves (ring-fenced for affordable housing) to pay for the Council’s annual contributions from 2020/21.


Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Nicole Patterson, Interim Head of Econonic Development Email:

Report author: Nicole Patterson

Publication date: 11/03/2020

Date of decision: 10/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/03/2020

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