Decision details

Sheltered Housing Investment Strategy

Reference: D42913

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive Board is asked to note the contents of the report and request further update on progress with regard to the ongoing investment into older peoples Council housing provision across the City.



The Director of Environment and Housing submitted a report providing an update on the Council’s investment strategy into older people’s housing provision across the city, and which sought authorisation to commence a further phase of work in this area.


As part of the introduction to the report, the Board was asked to take into consideration the fact that introductory paragraph 5 of the submitted report should read £12.5m, and not £1.25m, as currently presented.


Responding to an enquiry, the Board received further information on the actions being taken to ensure that a co-ordinated approach was being taken to ensure the effective provision of sheltered housing across the city. In addition, where improvements to properties were proposed, Members emphasised the importance of prior consultation with those affected. Further to this, it was highlighted that a more resident focussed approach was now taken in terms of policies associated with sheltered housing. 



(a)  That the contents of the submitted report be noted, subject to the correction outlined above;


(b)  That approval be given to commence a further phase of work, as identified under the ‘Investment’ section at paragraph 3.7 of the submitted report.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Communities

Other reasons / organisations consulted

An individual communication and consultation plan will be developed for each scheme as part of the option appraisal process. consultation for each scheme will be undertaken with residents, local ward Members, MP’s, members of the local community and all other interested partners both internal and external to the Council.

Contact: Simon Costigan, Chief Officer Property and Contracts 0113 3781334 Email:

Publication date: 23/11/2015

Date of decision: 18/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2015 - Executive Board

Date comes into force if not called in: 28/11/2015

Call-in deadline date: 27/11/2015

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