Decision details

Our Spaces Strategy

Reference: D50707

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To note the engagement undertaken and the changes made to the draft strategy to reflect the engagement.

To note the projects and deliverables undertaken to date and those in the pipeline.

To endorse the updated draft strategy allowing the engagement process.


The Director of City Development:

a)  Noted the outcome of the public engagement undertaken on the draft Our Spaces Strategy and the changes made to the strategy to reflect the feedback.

b)  Approved the final version of the Our Spaces Strategy, which is appended to this report, and endorsed the publication of Leeds: Our Spaces Strategy (city centre version).

c)  Noted the Our Spaces projects delivered over the last year since the launch of the public engagement and those in the pipeline for delivery at a future point in time.

d)  Noted the responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the Our Spaces strategy and related Leeds City Council projects. It is anticipated that proposals for public realm at the Corn Exchange, Meadow Lane and City Square will be presented to Executive Board in 2020/21.


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

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

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Inclusive Growth and Culture

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Internal and external briefings


City Development Directorate Management Team

Ward Members

Leader Management Team

Executive Board,

LCC services,

Open public conversation November 2018 – March 2019.

(online and in person open to everyone and group work including City Stakeholders, QPS, Equality Hubs, Access and Usability Group, Older Person’s Forum, Citizen’s Panel, Youth Council and Playful Anywhere event).

Contact: Miriam Browne, Project Officer 0113 378 5961 Email:

Publication date: 10/03/2020

Date of decision: 26/03/2020

Effective from: 03/04/2020

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