Decision details

Social Housing decarbonisation fund - Whole House Energy Efficiency Improvements on the Holtdale estate

Reference: D52653

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council plans to deliver energy efficient improvements to a number of low rise flats in the Holtdale area of Leeds. This project aims to deliver innovative and low carbon improvements to each property within scope to improve the energy efficiency. This decision is to approve the scheme and the procurement route to appoint a contractor, and to authorise project expenditure.


The Director of Resources and Housing:

1.  Authorised spend of £8.87m from the capital programme during the financial year 2021/22 to enable delivery of 190 whole house retrofits non-traditional, solid wall low rise (2 storey) flats in the Holt Park area of the city. 

2.  Approved the proposed procurement of an external contractor for these specialist works via a direct call off from the Better Homes Yorkshire (BHY) framework.

3.  Approved funding arrangements set out in confidential appendix 2

4.  Exempt (funding arrangements) from call in.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Adel and Wharfedale;

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: Recommendations 1 and 2 will be subject to call-in, however, recommendation 3 will not be subject to call-in for the reasons set out in confidential appendix 2.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Local ward members and residents living within the low rise blocks will be consulted in relation to this project.  In addition leaseholder and neighbour consultation will also take place.


Leeds Building Services, Property Management, procurement, legal and finance, as well as local councillors and residents/leaseholders in relation to the works.  Department for Business, Strategy & investment, (in relation to Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund).

Contact: Paul Rounding, Capital Programme Manager 07891272386 Email:

Publication date: 15/01/2021

Date of decision: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

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