Yet another attempt by this unelected bunch of conflicted business people to suck up funding meant for local councils:
That the Joint Committee pursue an area-based package to accelerate housing delivery which, at headline level, should include:
a. Resourcing of a strategic delivery team (capacity funding)
b. A major infrastructure delivery fund to unlock growth
c. A small schemes liquidity fund to bring forward stalled sites
2. That the proposed package as set out in appendix 1 is agreed as an
appropriate package to accelerate housing delivery across the HotSW
3. That the proposed package as set out in appendix 1 is used by officers as
the basis for future engagement with central government and its agencies in seeking to secure a bespoke deal for the HotSW area to structurally embed collaboration with central government on housing delivery.
4. That the Task Force seeks to now engage with senior figures within both Homes England and the MHCLG Growth and Delivery Unit to understand their appetite for driving growth and willingness to work with the Joint Committee on some kind of housing deal.
5. That the Task Force brings back any updates or progress to the Joint Committee to consider in due course.”
The appendix on pages 5 and 6 is particularly worrying.
And where does this leave the (stalled due to political changes) Greater Exeter Strategic Plan?