Decision details

Acquisition of Refugee Property - No 1

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Recommendations approved:


Reasons for recommendation(s):

1.    To implement the council’s decision to purchase properties in delivery of the Chorley residential property acquisition strategy.


2.    To purchase properties for Refugee Resettlement Programme for:

a.    Single repatriation

b.    10 refugee families


3.    To enable Chorley Council to support the resettlement and integration of refugees into the borough in high quality homes


Alternative options considered and rejected:

To source properties from the private rented sector and develop five-year legal agreements negating the need for Chorley Council to procure any additional properties. This was previously rejected due to insecure tenancy and possible poor-quality housing provision.



Publication date: 14/12/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2021

Effective from: 22/12/2021

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