Demonstrating Progress on the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide the Executive with an update on the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
Members consent is
1. Move forward with plans for the re-development of the Lowfields school site, beginning with public engagement regarding use and design.
2. Consult on the closure of a further Older Persons’ Home in the autumn of 2016 and one in the first half of 2017, following the Moving Homes Safely Protocol.
3. Open negotiations to purchase land adjacent to Haxby Hall in order to facilitate the examination of options for its future.
Due to an administrative inputting error this item should be considered by Executive on 14 July 2016 and not 30 June 2016.
Resolved: (i) That the progress made towards delivering the
Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme agreed by Executive in July 2015 and the changing supply and demand for older persons’ accommodation with care up to 2020 be noted.
(ii) That it be agreed to move forward with the
development of the Lowfield School site in order to deliver:
i. Approximately 3 acres for the potential development of health and wellbeing facilities, including a care home;
ii. Approximately 9 acres for housing, including “starter homes” and homes for the over 60s;
iii. Approximately 1 acre as play and open space; and
iv. A capital receipt of at least £3.8m from sale of land on the site.
(iii) That the examination of the opportunity to create
football facilities on land off Tadcaster Road be authorised.
(iv) That a further report be received in the autumn
providing feedback on the public engagement and proposals for the future of the Lowfield site
(v) That the Director of Customer and Business Support
Services be authorised to commence negotiations for and agree the purchase of land adjacent to Haxby Hall, in order to facilitate the examination of options for the future of Haxby Hall Older Persons’ Home as part of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
(vi) That Council be recommended to approve that provision of up to £600,000 be made within the Capital Programme to meet the acquisition and legal costs as well as to fund demolition, enabling and related works, drawing upon capital held for the use of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
(vii) That a further report be received in the autumn on the
examination of options for the long term future of Haxby Hall, including seeking a partner to operate and redevelop as an alternative to consultation on closure.
Consultation on Closure
(viii) That, this autumn, a six week period of consultation be
undertaken with the residents, family, carers and staff of one of the Council’s Older Persons’ Homes to explore the option to close the home with current residents moving to alternative accommodation and that a further report on the outcome of this consultation be received by the Executive before a final decision to close is made and that this process is repeated in the first half of 2017 in respect of a further Council run Older Persons’ Home.
(ix) That the Executive receive regular written updates on
the progress of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
Reasons: (i) To ensure that the Executive is kept updated on
progress made in delivering the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
(ii) to (iv) So that the consideration of the redevelopment of
Lowfield can progress.
(v) to (vi) To allow the development of options for the
future of Haxby Hall as part of the Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme.
(vii) So that the Executive can decide the best future
for Haxby Hall.
(viii) So that the Executive may decide which homes
may close having been fully informed of the views of and options available to existing residents.
(ix) So that the Executive can be assured that the
Programme is progressing according to plan and will be delivered.
Report author: Roy Wallington
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Date of decision: 14/07/2016
Decided at meeting: 14/07/2016 - Executive
Effective from: 19/07/2016