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Decision details

Housing Delivery Programme Update

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Members on progress to date and to shape the future direction of the programme including a new public engagement strategy and Design Manual.

The report will ask Executive to consider opportunities for the Housing Delivery Programme.


Resolved:  (i)      That the progress made on Lowfield, Ashfield football pitches and Duncombe Barracks, and the procurement of a design team to assist in delivering the objectives of the Housing Delivery Programme, be noted.


                   (ii)      That the ‘Building Better Places’ Design Manual attached as Annex B to the report be approved as the new set of standards for the Housing Delivery Programme.


                   (iii)     That the ‘Shape Homes York’ brand, and the creation of a website to support the council’s open market and shared ownership sales, be supported.


                   (iv)    That the proposed approach for:

·        site based business case development

·        the setting of open market and shared ownership sales prices (supported by RICS valuations and guidance from procured sales agents) and

·        agreeing sales, including the associated delegated authorities (see Annex C), with quarterly sales reports to be presented to the Section 51 Officer and the Executive

be supported.


(v)     That the proposed new public engagement strategy for the Programme be approved, to ensure that the voices of York’s communities are heard and responded to.


(vi)    That approval be given to re-allocate the budget approved by Executive on 12 July 2018 for detailed design work to develop and submit a planning application for the Askham Bar site (Resolution (iv) in Minute 16 of that meeting refers) to undertake instead the equivalent work at the Ordnance Lane and Hospital Fields Road site, and to bring forward the Askham Bar site as part of a later phase of development.


(vii)    That the proposed timetable for the submission of planning applications and a business case for Burnholme, Duncombe Barracks and Ordnance Lane / Hospital Fields Road be noted.


Reason:     To progress with the building, rental and sale of much needed new homes in York, set within healthy and sustainable new neighbourhoods.

Report author: Michael Jones

Publication date: 27/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 01/10/2019

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