Decision details

Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Mitigation Solution and Brownfield Land Programme: Update

Reference: D43755

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of the principle of the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Scheme and capital programme funding injection of Local Growth Fund monies to the capital programme and authority to spend.


The Director of City Development submitted a report providing details of a proposed scheme to improve the level of surface water storage during storm events within the Wyke Beck valley in the Killingbeck and Seacroft and Halton Moor areas of the city.  The report also provided an update on the site disposal process for Council owned brownfield land in Seacroft and Halton Moor and also sought approval to inject funding which had been secured from the Local Growth Fund into the Capital Programme, whilst also seeking associated ‘Authority to Spend’.


Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report.



(a)  That the principle of Natural Flood Management Schemes at Killingbeck Meadows, be approved;


(b)  That the submission of planning applications for the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes, be approved;


(c)  That approval, together with the necessary authority be given to inject £1.5 million and spend £1.6 million of funding from the Capital Programme, in order to support the delivery of the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes;


(d)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for the implementation of the delivery of the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes is the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation). It also be noted that the works will be procured through a competitive tender process and, subject to securing sufficient financial contributions, delivered during 2018;


(e)  That the progress made in bringing forward new housing on the Council’s brownfield sites across the city, be noted;


(f)  That approval be given to inject into the Capital Programme and also provide the necessary authority to spend the £1.1m of recoverable loan funding from the Local Growth Fund, in order to support the provision of enabling works associated with the delivery of new homes on Council owned brownfield sites in East Leeds;


(g)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development in order to approve the reinvestment of the Local Growth Fund loan into additional sites, once receipts begin to be received for the original tranche of 9 sites.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft; Temple Newsam;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Stakeholder and wider public consultation about the scheme prior to submission of a planning application.


Executive Member

Ward Members

Environment Agency

Local Interest Groups

Local Residents


Contact: Mark Mills, Head of Asset Management 0113 247 6241 Email:

Report author: Mark Mills

Publication date: 28/09/2016

Date of decision: 21/09/2016

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2016 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/10/2016

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