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Issue details

Duncombe Barracks

Purpose of Report: To seek Executive approval to purchase the site from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Providing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence over the sale of Duncombe Barracks are successful, the Executive are asked to agree the sale with a view to developing the site for much needed affordable housing.

Discussions with the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association are continuing  but have not reached a stage where a firm proposal to purchase the site could be brought to the Executive. It is therefore felt that the paper should be deferred until the April meeting of the Executive.

This item has been deferred until the 8 May Executive as negotiations with the owners of the site have not been concluded and need to reach an agreement in principle on an acquisition price in order to inform a report to the Executive.

This item has been deferred until the 21 June Executive as negotiations regarding the possible purchase of the site are ongoing. It would be premature to bring a report to Members in advance of a detailed proposal for the purchase being made.

This item has been deferred until the 12 July Executive to allow more time to explore opportunities with MOD regarding the best use of the site from a York perspective.

This item has been deferred until the 30 August Executive as negotiations are still ongoing.

This item has been deferred until the 18 October Executive as there have been delays in negotiating a price.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Clifton Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under the authority.

Decision due: 18/10/18 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Lead director: Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Department: Directorate of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care

Contact: Paul Landais-Stamp, Housing Strategy Manager 01904 554098 Email: paul.landais-stamp@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Negotiations between Council officials and the MoD.

Making Representations: Contact the report author for more details.


Agenda items


  • Duncombe Barracks  


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