Issue details

Development of the Kirklands Autism Project

Brief Description

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

Partnership working

Leeds CC is taking the lead role, working in partnership with Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Guiseley and Rawdon;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/01/2022

Decision due: 9 Feb 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Adults and Health

Department: Adult and Health

Contact: James Anderson 0113 37 85960 Email:

Consultation process

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 Guiseley and Rawdon ward. 

·  Ward members for Otley and Yeadon ward.


Agenda items


  • Report