Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Decision relating to the disposal of land and progression of infrastructure schemes to facilitate continued delivery of the East Leeds Extension.
The Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an update on the development of the East Leeds Extension (ELE) and which sought related approvals regarding the specific next steps in relation to the disposal and development of Council owned land in the Middle and Southern Quadrants, together with the related delivery of new community infrastructure.
A Member welcomed the briefings which continued to be received on this complex matter and in response to a specific enquiry regarding the consideration being given to the provision of secondary education in the area, the Director of City Development and the Director of Children and Families undertook to provide the Member in question with a briefing on this.
Following consideration of Appendix 2 to the submitted report designated as being 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 public part of the meeting, it was
(a) That approval be given for the Council to enter into Option Agreements with Taylor Wimpey and Redrow in relation to the sale of Council land in the Southern Quadrant (as shown in the plan at Appendix 1 to the submitted report) and an Equalisation Agreement with the other Middle and Southern Quadrant land owners and developers, with such agreements to be on the terms as outlined within the submitted report;
(b) That the principle of the Council’s land at Parcel A in the Southern Quadrant of the ELE (as shown in the plan at Appendix 1 to the submitted report) being appropriated or dedicated for use as a primary school and for the provision of community facilities as necessary and in accordance with planning requirements, be approved;
(c) That the principle of the Council disposing of land at Parcel A in the Southern Quadrant of the ELE (as shown in the plan at Appendix 1 to the submitted report) to a third party or parties for use as a school and for the provision of community facilities, be approved;
(d) That it be noted that the Capital Programme report on the agenda for this meeting proposes the injection of up to £650,000 to facilitate the re-provision of the existing sports pitches in the Southern Quadrant, to be forward funded by developers; and that approval be given to the Director of City Development to authorise the Director to provide authority to spend up to that amount for this purpose;
(e) That the principle of pitch development, as set out in the Whinmoor Grange Development Brief, be reaffirmed, and that approval be given for the progression of feasibility, design and the submission of a planning application to enable progression of the ELE playing pitch strategy, as set out in paragraphs 3.16-3.25 of the submitted report.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Harewood;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Resources / Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Online Member briefings
Executive Members for Resources and Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development
Ward Members for Harewood and Crossgates & Whinmoor
Contact: Adam Brannen, Programme Manager 0113 378 7711 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Adam Brannen
Publication date: 15/02/2021
Date of decision: 10/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 10/02/2021 - Executive Board
Effective from: 20/02/2021