Decision details

City Centre Park Delivery

Reference: D46252

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the next steps which are to be taken to facilitate the delivery of the long term ambition for a City Centre Park.


Further to Minute No. 83, 18th October 2017, the Director of City Development and the Director of Communities and Environment submitted a joint report seeking approval of the proposed next steps to facilitate the delivery of the long term ambition for a City Centre Park.


Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report and highlighted how the establishment of the park would look to improve the connectivity with the South Bank area and promote a more family-friendly environment. Members also noted how the progression of this project during the earlier stages of the South Bank’s development had enabled local communities residing in and around the area to be involved in the associated engagement process. 


Following consideration of Appendix 3 to the submitted report designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was



(a)  That agreement be given for the Council to take steps, as set out at section 3.2 of the submitted report, to support the delivery of a City Centre Park in the South Bank;


(b)  That the Heads of Terms as detailed within exempt Appendix 3 to the report be agreed, with it being requested that legal agreements are developed and finalised between the Council and Vastint, using the principles as set out within the Heads of Terms and as at section 3.8 of the submitted report, in order to guide the development of legal agreements;


(c)  That the principles contained within section 3.14 of the submitted report for the redevelopment of Council land at Meadow Lane be agreed, and it be requested that further work takes place in order to develop proposals for new development and green space at this site;


(d)  That the City Centre Park design principles, as contained within appendix 2 to the submitted report be approved as the basis for the development of the detailed design;


(e)  That a report be submitted to a future Executive Board meeting in order to consider the detailed design that is developed and also to receive an update on the progress being made on such matters;


(f)  That the following be noted:-

(i)  The Director of City Development and the Director of Communities and Environment are responsible for implementing resolutions (a), (b), (d) and  (e), in consultation with the Director of Resources and Housing, the Executive Member for ‘Regeneration, Transport and Planning’, and the Executive Member for ‘Environment and Sustainability’;

(ii)  The Director of City Development is responsible for the implementation of resolution (c).


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: City and Hunslet;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning and Executive Member for Environment and Sustainability

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation took place last year on the South Bank Regeneration Framework, a framework which has recently been adopted to a supplementary planning document.  Due to the document being adopted this will also be going through a further 6 week consultation which covers the City Park discussion.


·  Residents

·  Businesses

·  Local Ward Members – City & Hunslet, Holbeck & Beeston


Contact: Lee Arnell, Principal Regeneration Officer 0113 378 7717 Email:

Report author: Lee Arnell

Publication date: 12/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 17/02/2018

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