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: email@example.com.
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