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 A number of key policies and procedures to deliver its Property

Development function.
 A recent internal audit of the Association’s development

activities awarded a rating of ‘Satisfactory Assurance’.


However, the inspection was limited to looking at the Associations

development activities in the delivery of ESP’s as this was the only type
of development the Association has been involved in since the

Associations development status has been re-instated. Therefore the
Team can only base any future development activity on the evidence it

has seen. If, as the Association has indicated it would like to go

beyond its current development activities, the Team consider that the
Association should discuss, in advance, the way forward with the

Development Programme Group (DPG) within NIHE at the earliest

opportunity.


On the balance, the Team is off the opinion that the Association has a
knowledge base that should enable them progressing beyond Existing

Satisfactory Purchase’s. Therefore having, examined and assessed
the Association’s development activities to date, the Team are of the

opinion that a grading of ‘Satisfactory Assurance ‘is appropriate.


FINDINGS

3.3 Development Status
As indicated in the opinion the Team was limited to looking at the

Associations development activities in the delivery of ESP’s. The
Association has effectively processed these in-house with the approval

of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), Development

Programme Group (DPG). The Team is of the opinion that the
Association has a knowledge base that should enable them to continue

to progress Existing Satisfactory Purchases. The Association has

indicated they it would like to become more fully involved in the
Development Programme. The Team considers that the Association


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