Much Wenlock Community Led Housing Project

Much Wenlock Community Led Housing Project

What we are trying to achieve

To deliver the ambitions of the community in Much Wenlock as expressed in the Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan and to ensure any decisions that are made are visibly relevant to the Neighbourhood Plan, in particular:

                        i)          The need to deliver more affordable homes

                        ii)         How the community are engaged in awareness of the work of this group

What we have done

Shropshire Housing Group presented our approach to Much Wenlock Town Council and a Project Board was set up in December 2014.

The board is made up of members from the local community, Shropshire Council representatives and Shropshire Housing Group representatives, the Board currently meets every 6 weeks to progress an affordable housing scheme in Much Wenlock.

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Project Board Terms of Reference

Membership

The Project Board shall consist of up to 14 Board Members which will comprise 2 nominees from Shropshire Housing Group, 2 nominees from the Town Council, 2 nominees from Shropshire Council Enablement Team and up to 8 community/local representatives

Duties

Define and ensure compliance with the values and objectives of Community Led Housing Schemes as laid down by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

To actively support the delivery of the Community Led Housing Scheme in accordance with delivery timescales agreed with the HCA.

Approve the scheme tenure mix.

Approve the scheme design.

Agree and make decisions on all matters that create significant financial risk to the project or which affect material issues of delivery.

Monitor the projects performance in relation to plans, budget and decisions.

Satisfy itself that the project’s affairs are conducted in accordance with generally accepted standards of performance and propriety.

Take appropriate advice and act lawfully.

Ensure that Shropshire Housing Group takes into account any obligation imposed upon the Project by the HCA or any other relevant regulatory authority in exercise of their powers.

Oversee delivery of the development programme.

Enter into discussion and agree a future approach for ongoing housing management and stewardship.

Other roles as may develop overtime, that the project board may decide

To deliver the ambitions of the community as expressed in the Neighbourhood Plan

To ensure any decisions that are made are visibly relevant to the Neighbourhood Plan, in particular:

                        i)          The need to deliver more affordable homes

                        ii)         How the community are engaged in awareness of the work of this group

Quorum

The quorum for meetings will be 5 which must include 1 nominee from Shropshire Housing Group and 1 nominee from the community

Secretary

The Executive Director, Assets and Development of Shropshire Housing Group or his nominated deputy shall act as Secretary to the Project Board.

Meetings

The Project Board shall meet at appropriate stages of the development, normally every 4 to 6 weeks, but a minimum of six times every calendar year.

Notice of Meetings

Meetings of the Project Board may be called by the Secretary, or the Chair of the Project Board.

At least seven days written notice of the date and place of every project board meeting shall be given by the Secretary to all Project Board Members.

Communication Responsibilities

The Project Board shall provide regular feedback to the community on its proceedings and on all matters within its duties and responsibilities.

Authority

The Project Board is authorised to seek any information it requires in order to perform its duties.

In connection with its duties the Project Board is authorised to obtain, at its own expense, any legal or other professional advice.

Miscellaneous

The Project Board shall at least once a year review its own performance, constitution and terms of reference and recommend any changes and in doing so consider best practice and guidance for board effectiveness.

Relationship to Shropshire Housing Group

Shropshire Housing Group's Board of Management has approved a scheme in principle and a budget for the scheme, any variances will need to receive appropriate board consent from Shropshire Housing Group.

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What you can do

If would like to be considered for the Project Board, would like further information or if you would just like to make a comment, please email

Project Board Members

Mike Grace                                           Robin Bennett                             Yvonne Holyoak

Kevin Jarman                                      Lesley Durbin                             Gill Wright

Ray Bacon                                           David Turner                                Nick Wood                                          

Maria Howell                                     

What is Community Led Housing

Please click here for more information on Community Led Housing

Social Housing Needs as at 1st October 2015

54 households on the list currently live within the Parish. Of these 36 households have expressed a first preference to remain living in the Parish. 

The breakdown regarding the number of bedrooms of the 36 is as follows:

1 bed x 19 no.                       2 bed x 14 no.

3 bed x 2 no.                         4 bed x 1 no.

There are 24 households who live outside the Parish who have expressed a first preference to live in the Parish. 

The breakdown regarding the number of bedrooms of the 24 is as follows:

1 bed x 13 no.                     2 bed x 8 no.

3 bed x 3 no.

 

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Questions for the Project Board

If you have any questions for the Project Board, please email us

What to do if you think you have land suitable for affordable housing. Please email us