Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval to procure a power supply to work with the Council to deliver improved infrastructure within the Leeds Enterprise Zone.
The Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an update on the progress achieved to date in respect of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone and highlighted the priority areas of work moving forward. The report also sought approval to commence a procurement process and utilise Council owned land to deliver a power solution which was intended to ensure that the required infrastructure was in place to facilitate the continued delivery within the Enterprise Zone and wider Aire Valley area.
Following consideration of Appendix 1 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 the progress made to secure development and occupation of new floorspace within the Enterprise Zone, be noted;
(b) That the recommendations made within the 2015 Enterprise Zone Growth Plan, be noted;
(c) That a procurement exercise by the Director City Development to deliver improved infrastructure within the Enterprise Zone, in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, and subject to funding being confirmed by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), be approved;
(d) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director City Development in order to enter into negotiations and agree a contract to deliver the required infrastructure improvements;
(e) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director City Development in order to agree terms for the use of Council owned land adjacent to the A63 to accommodate a new electricity substation;
(f) That the proposed funding mechanism to support delivery of the infrastructure improvements within the Enterprise Zone, be noted;
(g) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director City Development in order to inject funding from the LEP into the Council’s Capital Programme, in order to support infrastructure delivery within the Enterprise Zone.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; City and Hunslet; Temple Newsam;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Consultation on the proposed infrastructure has taken place with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning. As the proposals progress further and more detail is known about the proposed substation, presentations will be made to Plans Panel in addition to ward members. The proposed approach has been the subject of ongoing dialogue with developers within the Enterprise Zone.
Executive Member; Ward Members; Plans Panel; Developers; other interested stakeholders
Contact: Mark Mills, Head of Asset Management 0113 2476241 Email: email@example.com.
Report author: Mark Mills
Publication date: 29/06/2016
Date of decision: 22/06/2016
Decided at meeting: 22/06/2016 - Executive Board
Effective from: 02/07/2016