Decision details

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Phase 2

Reference: D54142

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To accept a grant offer from the government’s Green Homes Grant and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tees Valley Combined Authority, who are administering the fund on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  This MoU commits the council to improve some of the least energy efficient properties across all tenures, with a total expenditure of over £500k, which must be delivered between April and December 2021.

Decision:

The Director of Resources:

a)  Approved Leeds City Council entering into a grant agreement with Tees Valley Combined Authority to draw down and spend the £5,346,100 Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery funding on energy efficiency improvements to housing in the Leeds area.

b)  Authorised total expenditure of £7,875,350 split between:

a.  Energy efficiency improvements to 414 private sector homes (£2,741,250) within our Energy Efficiency Programme in the general fund

b.  Energy efficiency improvements to homes to 300 homes in the social rented sector (£3,758,500)

c.  Energy efficiency improvements to 66 homes in the private rented sector (£600,750)

d.  Administrative and staffing marketing costs within the Sustainable Energy and Air Quality Team budget (£742,600).

e.  Future bid development measures (£32,250)

c)  Approved placing an order with Engie through the existing Better Homes Yorkshire framework for the private sector works and for Housing Leeds to carry out a procurement exercise to appoint contractors for works to LCC homes.

d)  Waived the call-in period for this decision.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Various;

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: There is a requirement to return the signed the MoU by 28th May 2021. For this reason the call in period will be waived for this decision as failing to return the MoU could result in the loss of grant funding.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Executive Members for Communities and for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development have been informed of the bid.

We will also undertake consultation with the relevant ward members in the areas concerned prior to commencing work.

Consultees

Cllr Hayden, Cllr Coupar, ward members.

Contact: Tom Cowen 0113 378 8795 Email: Thomas.cowen@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 11/06/2021

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