Decision details

Business Case for the Rebuilding of The Vine

Reference: D52605

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Vine is an adult education service for young people (aged 19-25) with an Education Health and Care Plan.  This proposal concerns the construction of a new building for Vine on a new site. This will enable Vine to move out of the existing building which is no longer fit for purpose.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which outlined a proposal to create new purpose-built premises to expand and re-house The Vine educational centre for young people with complex special educational needs aged 19-25.



(a)  That the proposal for new purpose built premises to house a commissioned service providing adult education for young people aged 19-25 with an Education Health and Care Plan, be approved;


(b)  That the current budget requirement to deliver the scheme of £10.8m, be noted, and that the proposal to delegate the necessary authority for the approval of future design and cost reports in relation to the project to the Director of Children and Families (and/or if appropriate, in consultation with School Places Programme Board), be approved;


(c)  That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Inclusion.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Kirkstall;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Planning permission consultation


Leeds City College, all parents with a child attending the Vine, parent support groups, local residents, all ward members and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Val Waite, Head of Service Learning Inclusion 0113 3788353 Email:

Publication date: 18/12/2020

Date of decision: 16/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/12/2020 - Executive Board

Effective from: 05/01/2021

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