Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Executive Board is requested to:
i) Give approval for the submission of an outline Business Case to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
ii) Delegate Authority to the Director of City Development for the submission of associated planning applications for emerging proposals relating to flood defence structures and their associated defence initiatives.
iii) Note a further report will be brought to Executive Board during 2018 to update on feedback from the consultation and engagement exercises, and to advise on the status of Operation and Maintenance of each element within the proposed scheme.
Further to Minute No. 64, 20th September 2017, the Director of City Development submitted a report providing further information on the emerging proposals for the Phase Two River Aire, Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, whilst also seeking approval for the submission of an outline business case and subsequent associated planning applications.
Members welcomed the information detailed within the submitted report, and received an update regarding the ongoing dialogue taking place with the Trustees of Rodley Nature Reserve in relation to the concerns which they have raised on the proposals.
In conclusion, the Chair paid tribute to all officers who had been involved in progressing the scheme to the current position, and also acknowledged the importance of the cross-party support which had been received.
(a) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development, in order to enable the Director to submit an outline business case for funding from DEFRA, subject to agreement with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning and the Leader of the Council;
(b) That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development for the submission of associated planning applications for the emerging proposals relating to flood defence structures and their associated defence initiatives, subject to agreement with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning;
(c) That it be noted that a further report will be submitted to Executive Board in April 2018 in order to provide an update on the progress being made and to advise on the status of the Operation and Maintenance of each element within the proposed scheme.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Armley; Bramley and Stanningley; Calverley and Farsley; City and Hunslet; Horsforth; Kirkstall;
Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Meetings, Briefings, a formal programme of Consultation & Engagement events across all affected communities.
Executive Member, Ward Members & Key Stakeholders from across the region
Contact: Oliver Priestley, Manager of Engineering Projects 0113 3787382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Oliver Priestley
Publication date: 18/12/2017
Date of decision: 13/12/2017
Decided at meeting: 13/12/2017 - Executive Board
Effective from: 23/12/2017