The Executive Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities submitted a report that provided an update on the progress to date in Gresham.
On the 2nd September 2011, the Mayor considered a report entitled "Housing Market Renewal - The Way Forward. The report gave an overview of the issues, which had impacted on the progress of the Councils HMR projects, and presented proposals for the progression of each project.
The Mayor had also delegated authority to the Executive Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities, following consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, to progress Gresham in accordance with the proposals presented within the report.
The report had stated that the Councils aspirations were to deliver a mixed-use development to stimulate private sector led economic growth in the town centre area.
Various options were outlined within the report.
The Council remained committed to the assembly and redevelopment of the Phase 2b area. The start of acquisitions in Phase 2b were, however, dependent upon further approval from the Council.
There were three recommendations outlined within the report.
The decisions were supported by the following reason:
The recommendations were made to progress the regeneration of Gresham.