Issue details

Acquisition Approval for the Lisson Grove Programme

That Westminster to proceed with the acquisition of the tenanted properties at 6, 8, 10 and 12 Lilestone Street, by way of a transfer of part of the Lease held by Notting Hill Genesis (NHG), with the intent of merging the properties into Westminster’s freehold reversion and becoming the landlord of the four existing tenancies as Site 5 for a consideration as set out in Appendix 2 and enter into all necessary contracts and deeds in this regard

that Westminster proceed with the acquisition of 8 parking spaces by way of a further transfer of part of the Lease held by NHG which are identified as Sites 1,2,3 and 4 as shown at Appendix 1, and for a consideration set out in Appendix 2, and enter into all necessary contracts and deeds in this regard;

that Appendices 2 and 3 of this report be exempt from publication under Section 100 (A) (4) and Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) as it contains information which should be exempt from publication relating to the business and financial affairs of the authority.
that the tenants at 6, 8, 10 and 12 Lilestone Street will become secure tenants of Westminster upon the acquisition of these properties from NHG to Westminster and will be entitled to the same rehousing entitlements as provided in the existing policy for Tenants in Housing Renewal Areas as other council tenants in Church Street affected by regeneration.

authorises the serving of Initial Demolition Notices on 6, 8, 10 and 12 Lilestone Street immediately upon the transfer of these properties into Westminster’s ownership, in accordance with the Housing Act 1985, in order to suspend the requirement for the Council to complete Right to Buy applications for as long as the notices remain in force.

delegates approval and timing of all necessary steps to implement and serve the Initial Demolition Notices to the Executive Director of Growth Planning and Housing;

approves the reletting of any void properties under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 to provide temporary accommodation to homeless households

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant expenditure/savings;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Church Street;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
General Release but that Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 be declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information as prescribed by paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule12A to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended), in that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Decision due: 1 Nov 2020 by Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Lead director: Executive Director Growth, Housing and Planning

Contact: Fergus Coleman, Head of Affordable and Private Sector Housing Email:, Serena Simon, Programme Director Email: