The Executive Councillors (Corporate, Customer & Community Services) and (Economic Development & Regeneration) have approved revised funding arrangements to support the previous decision by the Executive to make a Compulsory Purchase Order under Section 17(1)(b) of the Housing Act 1985on the property at 33 Swann Lane. Its subsequent disposal will be on terms that ensure its return to beneficial use in line with the relevant planning policies.
The Executive Meeting to considered a proposal to pursue a Compulsory Purchase Order for the purchase of the house known as the “Coach House” at No.33 Swann Lane Cheadle Hulme to bring the empty property back into beneficial residential use and have agreed
· That the Council Solicitor be authorised to make and submit an Order pursuant to Section 17(1)(b) of the Housing Act 1985 to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for the purpose of acquiring the house known as the “Coach House” situate at No 33 Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport for improvement and subsequent disposal of the house to a preferred developer in order to achieve the desired objective of bringing the house back into beneficial residential use at the earliest opportunity.
· That the Corporate Director of Place be authorised to continue to explore the possibility of the house being acquired through voluntary means with whosoever has the capability and capacity to dispose of the house to the Council for the purposes intended.