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Issue - decisions

Update on the Housing Delivery Programme – including Duncombe Barracks, Burnholme and self-build

23/10/2020 - Phase 2 of the Housing Delivery Programme

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.


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