Phase 2 of the Housing Delivery Programme
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 progress made on the
Housing Delivery Programme since the last Executive approval in
September 2019. The report will then go on to seek a capital budget
for the development of new homes at the former Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites as well as seeking permission to
release a number of smaller sites for self- builders.
The Executive are asked to approve the allocation of some of the Housing Delivery Programme capital budget for the development of new homes at the former Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites as well as selling a number of smaller sites for self-builders.
Resolved: (i) That approval be given to use existing project management resources to procure a construction contractor and related support services (in compliance with all relevant procurement legislation) for the residential development, associated infrastructure and public space works at the Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites, in accordance with any future planning permission granted for the development of those sites, and that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Goverance, to take such steps as are necessary to award and enter into the resulting contract.
(ii) That the allocation of £32.1m from the Housing Delivery Programme capital budget to deliver the projects referred to in (i) above be approved.
(iii) That approval be given to dispose of 8 small sites (as set out in Table 7 in the report) for the purpose of self-build housing, supporting the council’s ambition to enable residents to provide their own housing solutions.
(iv) That approval be given to use existing resources in the Housing Delivery Programme capital budget to support any professional advice and minor works needed to enable the sale of these self-build sites, with plots to be marketed based on an independent valuation and authority delegated to the Interim Director of Place to accept the best offer.
Reason: To progress with the construction, rental and sale of much-needed homes in York, set within healthy and sustainable neighbourhoods.
Report author: Michael Jones
Publication date: 23/10/2020
Date of decision: 22/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 22/10/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 27/10/2020