Decision details

Redevelopment of the former Kirkstall District Centre

Reference: D47823

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to dispose of land at Kirkstall District Centre to allow the comprehensive redevelopment and regeneration of the site.



The Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the development schemes emerging for the former Kirkstall District Centre site and which also sought approval for the draft terms of disposal of the Council’s land interests which form part of that site.


Responding to a concern raised by a Member in respect of the proposals, the Board received further information and context regarding the location, ownership and composition of the site, which had led to the recommended approach, as detailed within the submitted report.


Following consideration of Appendix 2 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 positive progress achieved in securing a redevelopment scheme for land in the heart of Kirkstall, be noted;


(b)  That all Council owned land within the site, as detailed within the red line boundary shown in Appendix 1 to the submitted report, including that leased to Tesco, be declared as operationally surplus;


(c)  That the disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in land forming the site to Artisan Real Estate UK Limited on the draft terms, as set out in exempt appendix 2 to the submitted report, be approved;


(d)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development to enable the Director, with the concurrence of the Executive Member for ‘Regeneration, Transport and Planning’, to approve the final disposal boundary and terms.


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillor Golton required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)



Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Kirkstall;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefings have taken place with the Executive and Ward Members.


Public consultation on the scheme detail will be undertaken prior to a planning application being submitted.


Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning


Kirkstall Ward Members

Contact: Mark Mills, Head of Asset Management 0113 378 7718 Email:

Report author: Mark Mills

Publication date: 30/07/2018

Date of decision: 25/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 04/08/2018

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