Decision details

Update on the Re-Provision of the Ordnance Lane Temporary Homeless

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To update the Executive on the proposals for the re-provision of the temporary homelessness accommodation at Ordnance Lane, York.

Members are asked to note the contents of the report and agree/refuse the recommendations


Resolved:     That the Executive agree to:


(i)           Recommend to Council a revised overall budget of £10.5m from the Housing Revenue Account for the purchase (subject to contract) and conversion of James House as a permanent replacement for the council’s current temporary homeless accommodation at Ordnance Lane. 

(ii)          Subject to recommendation (i) above, on the completion of the construction works at James House, agree to the disposal of 92 Holgate Road at market value to the highest bidder, with the proceeds used towards the costs of the James House purchase and conversion.

(iii)            Write off abortive costs relating to the Ordnance Lane scheme of £420k to the Housing Revenue Account funded from the HRA Investment Reserve.

Reason:        (i)      To enable the re-provision of the council’s temporary homeless accommodation at Ordnance Lane, Holgate Road, Crombie House and Acomb Road to a single service based at James House.

                       (ii)      In order to account for the abortive costs incurred on the project to date.

Report author: Paul Landais-Stamp

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 16/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 21/03/2017

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