Decision details

City Development Directorate Staffing Reductions Review

Reference: D56232

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


It is proposed to consult on staffing reductions within City Development as part of the Council’s overall savings programme for 2023/24 onwards.


The Director of City Development agreed:

  the permanent removal of eleven vacant posts across the Directorate as detailed in 4.1 and table 1 in the attached DDR.

  the temporary substitution of external funding to support four posts within Culture and Environment as detailed in 4.3 and table 2 in the attached DDR.

  the extended temporary non-filling of posts within Culture and Economy specifically related to the existing temporary closure of Leeds Town Hall as detailed in 4.5 and table 3 in the attached DDR.

  that detailed work be undertaken in areas of the Directorate where permanent deletions of posts (as detailed in 4.1) will occur to ensure that the impact of the reductions is understood and mitigated, as far as possible, on a team-by-team basis.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: If exempt from call-in, the reason why call-in would prejudice the interests of the council or the public: This decision arises from a decision taken previously by Executive Board.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Internal consultation process


Consultation with LCC Recognised Trades Unions

Engagement with City Development Staff

Contact: Phil Evans, Chief Officer Transformation and Partnerships 0113 378 2542 Email:

Publication date: 31/03/2023

Date of decision: 12/04/2023

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