Decision details

Wyke Beck Valley Project

Reference: D48258

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve entering into a grant agreement with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to enable additional funding and extension of scope to the Killingbeck Meadows Flood Alleviation scheme as previously approved by Executive Board. 


This decision will be taken under “General Exception” due to the tight timescales involved in the delivery and funding agreements with the project.


Further to Minute No. 74, 21st September 2016, the Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the progress made by the Council on the strategic approach being taken towards flood risk management within the Wyke Beck, with the report also highlighting the emergence of a catchment wide approach. Also, the report sought related approvals regarding investment into the project.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board received further information regarding the £1.6m allocation from the Capital Programme towards the delivery of this scheme which had been previously authorised by the Board.


Also, with regard to the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) development, the Board was advised that it was felt that the ELOR development would not impact upon this project.


Finally, Members welcomed the co-ordinated approach which was being taken between the Council and partners in the development of this project.



(a)  That an injection of £0.45m into the Capital Programme, be approved;


(b)  That authority to spend £3.15m on the Wyke Beck Valley project be approved, with it being noted that Executive Board has previously provided authority to spend of £1.6m;


(c)  That authority to enter in to a funding agreement with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, be granted;


(d)  That authority to spend S106 greenspace and drainage contributions on the project, as set out in the submitted Design and Cost Report, be approved;


(e)  That it be noted that the project has already started and that it will be completed by March 2021, with it also being noted that the Council’s Flood Risk Manager and Natural Environment Manager are responsible for the implementation and management of such matters.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Gipton and Harehills; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Temple Newsam;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation on the Wyke Beck Valley project has been comprehensive and has involved engagement with elected members, local stakeholders and residents.


Executive Members for Environment and Sustainability and Regeneration, Transport and Planning


Killingbeck and Seacroft, Gipton & Harehills,Temple Newsam Ward Members and local stakeholders and residents.

Contact: Jonathan Moxon, Flood Risk Manager 0113 378 8529 Email:

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 08/01/2019

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