Decision details

Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Strategy

Reference: D54759

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve a new 10-year parks and green space strategy for Leeds.


The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment submitted a report presenting the Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Strategy. The report set out a vision for the Parks and Countryside Service, and the actions that would be undertaken by the service to deliver that vision over the next 10 years.


Responding to a specific enquiry, the Board received an update regarding the approach being taken in respect of flower bed planting in parks and other areas.


In response to a Member’s comments, the importance of prioritising accessibility in the city’s parks was emphasised, which it was noted was reflected in the proposed strategy. With regard to the strategy’s priorities more generally, the Board received an update on the ways in which the service would look to deliver such priorities.  


A Member highlighted the benefits of the service working with local Ward Councillors as a means of engaging local communities. Also, responding to a specific enquiry, the Board noted the undertaking to prepare a plan on a page for each community park in the city.  


RESOLVED – That the new Parks and Green Spaces Strategy, as presented within the submitted report, and which is forimplementation by the Chief Officer, Parks and Countryside from January 2022, be approved.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles

Other reasons / organisations consulted

A comprehensive consultation process has been undertaken and is outlined in the report


Outlined in report.

Contact: Emma Trickett 0113 3786002 Email:

Report author: Emma Trickett

Publication date: 23/12/2021

Date of decision: 15/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/12/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 25/12/2021

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