Decision details

Additional Temporary Accommodation options

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Policy Development Advisory Group

29 October 2018




(i)         That the proposal to lease nine flats at Copnall Court, Broadbridge Heath from Saxon Weald to let as temporary accommodation to homeless households as an alternative to bed and breakfast accommodation, often outside the Horsham District, be approved.


(ii)        That the signing of the lease be completed by the Head of Legal Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing.




(i)            To support the council to meet its statutory responsibility to provide short-stay temporary accommodation. The current level of temporary accommodation does not meet current levels of demand.


(ii)           Securing accommodation within the district will enable the council to meet its statutory housing duties at a lower cost than the current alternative of placing households in bed and breakfast accommodation. Local accommodation will also keep households closer to employment, children’s schooling and social and support networks.

Report author: Rob Jarvis

Publication date: 23/11/2018

Date of decision: 22/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/12/2018

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