Decision details

The Regeneration of the New Briggate Area

Reference: D42833

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree proposals for the regeneration of the New Briggate Area.


The Director of City Development submitted a report regarding the issues and opportunities related to the regeneration of the New Briggate area. The report identified how the area could be re-energised through partnership working between the Council and other stakeholders.


It was noted that prior to the meeting, correspondence had been circulated to Board Members clarifying that those references in paragraph 5.1, Recommendation 4(a) and Recommendation 6.1(a) should read 26-32 Merrion Street, rather than 26-32 Merrion Way.


Following consideration of Appendix 3 to the submitted report, designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was



(a)  That approval be given to 26-32 Merrion Street being declared surplus and marketed, with the property being added to the capital receipt programme. In addition, it also be agreed that the approval for the terms of any such disposal be delegated to the Director of City Development;


(b)  That in principle support be given to the invitation of proposals for the potential development of the pay and display car park and the re-ordering of the public open space at Belgrave Gardens, for further consideration by the Council, in order to provide an additional capital receipt;


(c)  That officers be requested to undertake an initial ‘expressions of interest’ marketing exercise for the lease of 34-40 New Briggate (i.e. the vacant shops under The Grand and Howard Assembly Rooms) with a reverse premium payment available (as detailed within the exempt Appendix 3 to the submitted report);


(d)  That officers be requested to develop an initial feasibility scheme for improvements to the public realm of New Briggate and the immediate surrounding area;


(e)  That officers be requested to continue partnership working and improvements to the public realm in order to stimulate the regeneration of this area, and to develop options above and beyond the ‘match funding’ of any contribution by the Council; and


(f)  That officers be requested to report back to Executive Board on progress in due course;


(g)  That it be noted that the Head of Land and Property will be responsible for the implementation of matters relating to resolutions a), b) and c) above and that the Head of Strategic Projects, City Development, will be responsible for the implementation of matters regarding resolutions d), e) and f) above.



Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: City and Hunslet;

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation with Ward Members and key stakeholders has already taken place.


Ward Members, local businesses, and property owners.

Contact: 0113 2477861.

Report author: Cath Follin

Publication date: 26/10/2015

Date of decision: 21/10/2015

Decided at meeting: 21/10/2015 - Executive Board

Effective from: 31/10/2015

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