Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To determine the land assembly matters between Leeds City Council and Scarborough Developments to facilitate the delivery of East Leeds Extension and the wider Thorpe Park proposals.
Further to Minute No. 19, 21st June 2017, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to assemble land in order to facilitate the delivery of the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) in respect of the property interests held by Scarborough Group International (SGI) / Thorpe Park Developments Limited (TPDL). In addition, the report also sought the necessary approvals of the terms, as set out within the exempt Appendix 3.
Responding to a Member’s enquiry, assurance was provided that the currently envisaged timescale for completing the ELOR scheme by 2021 remained on track.
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 the terms, as set out in the exempt Appendix 3 to the submitted report, in respect of the Land Agreement with Scarborough Group International / Thorpe Park Developments Limited, be agreed;
(b) That agreement be given for the costs associated with the financial settlement are injected into the Council’s Capital Programme with funding in part to come from the West Yorkshire Transport Fund Grant; and that following the injection of funds into the Capital Programme by the Executive Board, the necessary ‘Authority to Spend’ be delegated to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Chief Officer Financial Services in order to complete the transaction;
(c) That in the event that there are any variations to the terms as set out within the exempt Appendix 3 to the submitted report, agreement be given for the necessary authority to be delegated to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Chief Officer Financial Services and the Executive Member for ‘Regeneration, Transport and Planning’ to approve them;
(d) That when a proposed agreement with relevant parties had been finalised in respect of the required land assembly proposals, the terms for which were detailed within exempt Appendix 3 to the submitted report, Group Leaders be briefed on the terms of that proposed agreement.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Temple Newsam;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Briefing of Executive Member and by correspondence to Ward Members followed by briefings if required.
Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning and the Ward Members for Crossgates & Whinmoor and Temple Newsam.
Contact: Chris Gomersall 0113 378 7680.
Report author: Chris Gomersall
Publication date: 12/02/2018
Date of decision: 07/02/2018
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Executive Board
Effective from: 17/02/2018