ELDERLY Honley people are still waiting for improvements to start on their homes - 16 months after they were first suggested, says a report.
People in the sheltered housing scheme of Burhouse Court, along with New Street and Cross Street, were told in July last year that work should start in the spring under the Decent Homes scheme.
But 16 months on work has not begun and will not do so until the start of the new year, says the Kirklees Council report.
Housing officers say there have been "disappointing delays" in starting the work at Burhouse Court, which were not expected in July, 2003.
The report - due to be discussed tomorrow at the Holme Valley and Newsome housing management committee - says further wide consultations need to be carried out with residents, the residents' association and the area office before the programme starts.
Work should start in January on replacing bathrooms at the 44 one-bedroomed flats and six self-contained bedsits.
Work on kitchens should be completed next, then work in the communal lounge, creating a new communal kitchen, updating toilet facilities and improving communal stairways.
The report says the delays have partly been due to deciding whether all kitchens throughout the scheme would be replaced.
"We need to prepare for substantial disruption to all the residents.
"It can only be hoped there are no further delays and that the work will be efficiently and flexibly carried out to the benefit of all residents of Burhouse Court," added the report.