Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Executive Board is requested to approve the submission of a Stage 1 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Director of City Development submitted a report seeking authorisation for the resubmission of the Grand Quarter Townscape Heritage scheme to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in December 2017, together with the allocation of £500,000 Council match funding for the project.
The Board was supportive of the proposals detailed within the submitted report.
Members highlighted the unique character which had been developed in this area over time, referencing the wide range of independent retailers located in the Quarter. Emphasis was placed upon the need to maintain a mixed economy of uses following any potential regeneration of the area, in order to maximise the benefit for all.
Responding to a Member’s specific enquiry, the Board was provided with further information regarding the disposal of the Belgrave Gardens site, which it was noted, formed part of the Council’s Capital Receipts programme.
(a) That the submission of a Stage 1 Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in December 2017 in respect of the Grand Quarter Townscape Heritage Scheme, be approved;
(b) That the allocation of £500,000 Leeds City Council match funding from within the general contingency budget be approved, subject to a successful Townscape Heritage bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, with it being noted that this will lever in up to £2m of Heritage Lottery Fund grant and, subject to individual property grant agreements, £2.5m of private match funding;
(c) That it be noted that the Executive Manager (Town Centres, Heritage & Buildings) will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: City and Hunslet;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Contact: Franklin Riley, Programme Manager 0113 378 7708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Franklin Riley
Publication date: 21/11/2017
Date of decision: 15/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Executive Board
Effective from: 25/11/2017