Issue details

Purchase of property to support vulnerable care leavers

Approval of the purchase and improvement of a property in Hereford to provide accommodation and support for vulnerable care leavers with complex needs.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/12/2018

General exception notice

This item is subject to the General Exception procedure. It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision. This notice has been issued to the chairman of the relevant overview and scrutiny committee.

Reason for urgency:
The decision could not be made previously as it depends upon the policy decision relating to purchase of property which cabinet is asked to make on 13 December 2018. The decision cannot be made later as it is in response to a particular purchase opportunity on the open market which is time limited. The vendor has agreed to hold the property until early January 2019 but no longer to allow the council to complete its governance processes.

Exempt information notice

It is anticipated that this report will contain information which is exempt from publication and during discussion of this information the public may be excluded from the meeting. View the reasons for the exemption

Representations on exempt information

If you wish to make representations that the public should not be excluded from the meeting during discussion of this item please write to the Monitoring Officer stating the reasons why you think the discussion should be held in public.

Decision due: 28 December 2018 by Cabinet member contracts and assets

Lead member: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Lead director: Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Suzanne Garlick, Estates management officer commercial Email: Tel: 01432 260689.


There has been general consultation and engagement with care leavers and looked after young people since 2016 in relation to accommodation and support needs and how those are best met. responses have highlighted the need for accommodation with appropriate levels of support for those with complex needs.

Details of any declarations of interest: None