Decision details

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Reference: D50462

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of City Development submitted a report which set out the important role of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance as a cultural anchor institution in the city and detailed the collaborative work underway with the Council to secure its sustainability and growth as a key stakeholder based in Chapeltown.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, it was confirmed to the Board that the properties at 133-135 Chapeltown Road were in private ownership and that constructive talks with the owners of those properties and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance were ongoing.



(a)  That the Board’s support for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) as a key anchor cultural institution in the city and in its plans for expansion, be confirmed;


(b)  That the Board’s support in relation to assisting the NSCD to remain and meet its ambitions within the Chapeltown area, be confirmed, with the Board also recognising the NSCD’s important role within the local community;


(c)  That agreement be given for the Council to continue to work collaboratively with the NSCD in securing a site for expansion, and if appropriate, for the Board to receive a further report at the earliest opportunity setting out whether there is a case for the Council to use its statutory powers in land assembly.

Wards Affected: Chapel Allerton;

Publication date: 16/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive Board

Effective from: 17/01/2020

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