Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Is it proposed that a specialist accommodation unit for adults with severe learning disabilities and autism is built on the site of the former Kirkland House care home in North West Leeds. Executive Board is requested to note the scope change with the project and the request to proceed to planning and design freeze, at which stage an additional paper will be submitted Executive Board to proceed to the build stage of procurement and will include a detailed cost plan
Impact On Wards
Guiseley and Rawdon
Financial and procurement implications
The scheme is expected to indicatively cost between £3 and £4 million
Leeds CC is taking the lead role, working in partnership with Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England
The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report which provided details of a proposed scheme to build a residential care home for adults with severe learning disabilities and autism who display behaviours which challenge, on the site of the former Kirkland House care home in North West Leeds.
In considering the submitted report, it was confirmed that the Councillors for Guiseley and Rawdon Ward, where the site was located, were in support of the proposals, with it being noted that the Ward Councillors had requested that they continue to be kept informed of developments as the project progressed.
Following consideration of Appendix 3 to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the public part of the meeting, it was
(a) That the contents of the submitted report together with the progress which has been made so far on the Kirklands Autism Project, be noted;
(b) That the change of site from the former Burley Willows care home to the former Kirkland House site in Yeadon to deliver a stand-alone six-bed residential care scheme, be approved, and that should the scheme not be progressed, then the former Kirkland House site would fall back into the capital receipts programme;
(c) That the commitment to return in Autumn 2022 with a joint paper from the Directors of City Development and Adults and Health in order to update the Board following completion of a tender exercise to procure a Design partner, in line with the Council’s Estate Management Review process, be noted; with it also being noted that this will take place in the summer of 2022 and the purpose of that paper will be to request authority to proceed to the build stage of procurement and will also include a detailed cost plan;
(d) That approval be given for the Director of City Development to progress the scheme to design freeze and planning submission;
(e) That the contents of the submitted report together with its appendices, including exempt appendix 3, be noted.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: Guiseley and Rawdon;
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Written briefings have taken place with the executive member for adults, and children social work and health partnerships, and to the local ward members who are fully supportive of the scheme.
· Executive Member for Adults and Children Social Careand Health Partnerships.
· Ward members for Otley and Yeadon ward.
Contact: James Anderson 0113 37 85960 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: James Anderson
Publication date: 11/02/2022
Date of decision: 09/02/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/02/2022 - Executive Board
Effective from: 19/02/2022