Decision details

License to alter MOD property that this council is leasing from the MOD to house Afghan Refugees under the ARAP resettlement scheme

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The property in question has unsuitable shower facilities to support the resettled family. We need to pursue a license to alter under our agreement with the MOD to replace the existing mixer deck tap with a thermostatic mixing valve capable of filling the bath or supplying a shower. We also need to fit a 1 bar twin impeller booster pump below the bath supplied locally to supply this valve only.
The total cost of the works will be £2,544.00 and can be sourced out of the refugee budget.
In implementing these works we are not causing any damage to the MOD property

Reasons for the decision:

Implementing this bathing and shower facility is essential to the wellbeing of the resettled tenants and can comply with their religious and health and wellbeing needs.

Alternative options considered:

If we were not to do these works we would not be meeting the needs of the tenants or meeting our obligation to acting in accordance with equalities and diversity law.

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023