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Housing Delivery Programme Update – Delivering Affordable Housing on Council Land

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report provides an update on the Housing Delivery Programme and will set out a development budget for the Duncombe Barracks and Burnhome sites. The report will also recommend the appointment of a construction partner and seek grant funding for the proposed tenure mix for these sites and to extend our second hand share ownership scheme. The report will also review the potential for other CYC sites to be included in the Housing Delivery programme – former Askham Bar Park and Ride site and 17-21 Piccadilly.

Executive will be asked to agree the allocation of a development budget from the agreed HRA capital programme, submission of grant funding, procurement decisions and future use of CYC assets for housing.


[See also under Part B]


Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to enter into a construction contract with Caddicks as preferred supplier for development of the Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites.


                   (ii)      That an application be made for further Homes England Shared Ownership grant funding for development of the Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites.


                   (iii)     That the level of affordable housing on the Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites be increased to 60% in line with the revised business case in exempt Annex 2.


                   (iv)    That approval be given to re-procure multidisciplinary design services for all future Housing Delivery Programme sites.


                   (v)     That an application be made to Homes England to extend the second hand shared ownership programme by a further 15 homes to support families into shared ownership via this route and, if funding is forthcoming, that a net HRA capital budget of £720k be agreed for the delivery of these schemes, to be funded from the Local Authority Homes (Phase 2) budget.


                   (vi)    That the future use of the former Askham Bar Park & Ride site for housing be re-affirmed and that officers be asked to undertake further work to explore different options for delivering a scheme on the site that would deliver a minimum 40% of affordable housing and deliver zero carbon development, with potential for delivering other community facilities.


                   (vii)    That the current lease of the former Askham Bar Park & Ride site be extended if this is needed for a continued use as a Vaccination Centre, until the site is ready for housing development.


                   (viii)   That approval be given to dispose of land at 17-21 Piccadilly by way of a 999 year lease for an affordable housing scheme.


                   (ix)    That authority be delegated to the Executive Member for Housing & Community Safety and the Executive Member for Finance & Performance to finalise the procurement evaluation model and select a buyer.


                   (x)     That a further lease of the site at 17-21 Piccadilly be granted to Spark:York until the site is ready for development, and that authority be delegated to the Director of Housing, Economy & Regeneration to finalise the terms of this lease in line with the proposals set out in the report.


Reason:     In order to enhance the delivery of affordable housing in the city.


Report author: Nick Collins

Publication date: 18/03/2022

Date of decision: 17/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 22/03/2022

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