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Issue details

Proposals to enable the provision of Older Person’s Accommodation on Lowfield Green

Purpose of Report: to consider how the site for Older People’s Accommodation on Lowfield Green can be developed to best meet the needs of our older residents and the local community, following the results of a consultation with older residents about their accommodation preferences and discussions with developers regarding a care home for the Lowfield Green site.

The executive will be asked to agree to procure an extra care developer and operator to develop a mixed tenure extra care development on the site previously identified for a care home.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Westfield Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2020

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 19/03/20 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, 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: Vicky Japes 01904553382 Email: vicky.japes@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consultation process:
The recommendations within this paper will be informed by the recent older person’s accommodation survey.
A soft market testing exercise is being carried out with developers and accommodation and care providers.
Consultees include individual residents, housing associations, older person’s advocacy groups and care providers.

Any other relevant information:
Previous reports gave approval to procure a care home developer. A procurement exercise was launched, but no viable proposals were received. Housing development is now underway on the Lowfield green site and it is important that the site allocated for older people’s accommodation does not sit unused while properties are being completed, sold and a new community is being created.


Agenda items


  • Proposals to enable the provision of Older Person’s Accommodation on Lowfield Green  


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