Decision details

Swarcliffe Gas Mains Extension Scheme

Reference: D48645

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Key decision for the capital injection of grant funding and authority to spend on the installation of first time central heating systems in Swarcliffe, subject to a successful funding bid. The overall project is estimated to be of the value of £2.6m, with £1.85m from external grant funding, £730k from the Housing Leeds capital budget, and £20k from private landlord contributions. The project will improve 740 properties with gas central heating.

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

  Approved Leeds City Council entering into a grant agreement with the National Grid Warm Homes Fund to draw down and spend the £1,530,280 grant funding on the installation of first time central heating systems in Leeds, primarily in the Swarcliffe area.

  Approved the injection of £1,530,280 of National Grid Warm Homes funding into the capital programme, split between Better Homes Yorkshire towards the cost of installing first time central heating in private sector homes (£1,127,680) and Housing Leeds towards the cost of installation in council owned homes (£402,600)

  Authorised total expenditure of £2,549,600 split between the installation of first time central heating in council owned homes in Swarcliffe £1,324,324 within our Housing Leeds refurbishment programme and private sector homes expenditure of £1,207,680 within our Energy Efficiency Programme in the general fund.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation with ward members as well as widespread publicity in the area.

Consultees

Cllr Pauline Grahame, Cllr Peter Gruen, Cllr Jessica Lennox, Local Residents.

Contact: Robert Curtis, Programme Officer 0113 3785874 Email: robert.curtis@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 01/05/2019

Date of decision: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 18/05/2019

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