Decision details

Decision details

Future Use of the Houghton Lodge Site, Ampthill

Decision Maker: EXECUTIVE

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To authorise the Director of Community Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Assets and Housing Delivery, to consider the disposal options for the Houghton Lodge site and its disposal / development on commercial terms.


That the future use of the Houghton Lodge Site, Ampthill be approved based on:

·      a scheme to deliver high-quality downsizer accommodation for older people on the site;

·      the exploration of other sites where the Council is intervening in the housing market, to consider the overall provision of affordable housing in the area; and

·      the demolition of buildings on site once it is vacated to mitigate revenue expenditure and minimise opportunities for unauthorised use.

Report author: Andrew Gordon

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - EXECUTIVE

Effective from: 15/02/2019

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