Decision details

Leeds Business Improvement District Renewal Ballot (2020 - 2025)

Reference: D49814

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve recommendations on the renewal of a Leeds City Centre BID for its second term. (2020 – 2025)


The Director of City Development submitted a report which presented a proposal for the Board to support the renewal of the Business Improvement District (BID) for Leeds City Centre, for a second term (2020 – 2025).



(a)  That approval be given to the renewal ballot of LeedsBID in accordance with the role of the Local Authority, as set out in the BID Regulations 2004, and that confirmation be provided that the Council is satisfied that the renewal proposals do not conflict with existing Council Policy;


(b)  That the draft renewal Business Plan, as appended to the submitted report, be noted, with it also being noted that the completed business plan will be presented to Executive Board for Council support in September 2019, at which point Leeds City Council will determine its voting intention in the pending ballot;


(c)  That approval be given to the Baseline Services Agreement and the Operating Agreement, as appended to the submitted report, which provides a commitment to maintain provision of quality services in the BID area;


(d)  That the arrangements for the Council to operate the renewal ballot, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved;


(e)  That the stages and timescales required to implement the related decisions on this matter, as outlined within the submitted report and the above resolutions, be noted, with it also being noted that the Head of City Centre Management will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted



  Ward Councillors for Little London & Woodhouse and Hunslet & Riverside, whose wards fall within the UDP Leeds City Centre boundary;


  Cllr R Lewis Executive Member and portfolio holder during the development of the report;


  Cllr J Pryor – Executive Member with updated portfolio responsibility for LeedsBID and City Centre Management;


  Cllr Garthwaite - Deputy Executive Member with responsibility for City Centre and LeedsBID;


  Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council;


  Director of City Development;


  Chief Officers for City Development Directorate, Safer Leeds and Communities;



Contact: John Ebo 0113 378 7750 Email:

Report author: John Ebo

Publication date: 01/07/2019

Date of decision: 26/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Executive Board

Effective from: 06/07/2019

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