Issue details

Future of the Alderton Heights and Gipton Gates high rise and resident rehousing

As significant investment work is needed to bring five high rise housing blocks up to an appropriate standard, including intrusive and costly strengthening works, an options appraisal has been undertaken and a decision is needed on the future of the blocks.

These are the three Alderton Heights blocks in Alwoodley, and the two Gipton Gate West and East blocks in Gipton, with a total of 300 homes.

The recommended approach includes for all residents to be rehoused, with appropriate support for those who need it.  This would be needed whether blocks are being refurbished or are to be demolished to enable the development of new modern housing. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Alwoodley; Gipton and Harehills;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/09/2022

Decision due: 19 Oct 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Department: Communities, Housing and Environment

Contact: Gerard Tinsdale 07891 273098 Email:


Residents of the affected blocks

Ward members in the directly affected wards of Alwoodley and Gipton & Harehills

Ward members in other wards, as consequential impacts arise

Executive Member for Environment and Housing

City Development and Legal Services

Civic Enterprise Leeds including Leeds Building Services, as internal service providers

Portfolio Holder: Executive member for Environment and Housing


Agenda items


  • The report is to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting