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Decision details

Disposal of a parcel of land between Fossway and Sturdee Grove to enable the delivery of new affordable homes

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The Housing Revenue Account own a parcel of land which is landlocked between Fossway and Sturdee Grove. There is an opportunity to dispose of this small parcel of land to the owners of the adjacent parcel of land, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), in order to facilitate the development of eight much needed new affordable homes.

The Executive Member will be asked to agree the sale of the land to JRHT to facilitate the development of affordable housing (subject to securing planning permission). The sale will create a new boundary between homes on Fossway and the site. Improvement works will be undertaken in this area for the benefit of existing residents.




i.             That the disposal of the land between Fossway and Sturdee Grove for a sum of £50,000 to Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) for the development of affordable housing, be approved. The disposal be subject to JRHT obtaining planning permission, finalising legal terms (including incorporating agreed environmental standards as an obligation) and delivering a new boundary fence and communal space to the rear of the council flats on Fossway.


ii.            That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place to agree the final terms of the legal agreement.


Reason:  To make better use of our assets and support the delivery of much needed new affordable housing in York. 

Report author: Kerry Courts

Publication date: 15/04/2021

Date of decision: 15/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/04/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods

Effective from: 20/04/2021

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