Issue - decisions

Acquisition of Refugee Property - No 2

16/02/2022 - Acquisition of Refugee Property - No 2

Recommendations approved.


Reasons for recommendations:

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 recommendations 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.