Decision details

Waste Depot Development

Reference: D44538

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The commitment of capital funds to allow the development of a depot on the land off Newmarket Approach in Cross Green


The Director of Communities and Environment submitted a report outlining the current depot provision across the Council and the current operational and financial risks associated with this. The report also outlined the work that had been undertaken to develop options in order to mitigate such risks, including the costs, issues and benefits associated with these options, and which sought approval for capital funding in order to deliver a new depot for the use of Waste Management and other Council services.


In response to a Members’ enquiries, the Board received assurances on the proposed development, specifically in respect of the service’s efficiency levels and its impact upon carbon output levels. In addition, with regard to the issue of continuity of service, it was acknowledged that a robust continuity plan would be established as part of this development.


Responding to an enquiry, assurances were provided in terms of keeping Elected Members informed of developments as they occurred in this area.



(a)  That the contents of the submitted report, be noted;


(b)  That the injection of £4.01m of unsupported borrowing into the capital programme, in order to fund the development of a new operational depot on Newmarket Approach, be authorised;


(c)  That authorisation be given to begin the process to tender for the construction of a new operational depot, on the land off Newmarket Approach behind the Refuse and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), subject to necessary consultation and Planning permission;


(d)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer, Waste Management, will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Otley and Yeadon; Temple Newsam;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Board Member for Environment and Sustainability

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Local members for Temple Newsam and Burmantofts and Richmond Hill will be consulted. Following the decision a full consultation as part of a planning process will take place.

Contact: Tom Smith, Chief Officer Waste Management Email:

Report author: Tom Smith

Publication date: 27/06/2017

Date of decision: 21/06/2017

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2017 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/07/2017

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