Agenda and minutes

Executive Board
Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services 

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Items
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57.

Substitute Member

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Minutes:

Under the provisions of Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 3.1.6, at the point at which Councillor A Carter left the meeting (Minute No. 61refers), Councillor J Procter was invited to attend for the remainder of the meeting on behalf of Councillor Carter.

58.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

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Minutes:

There were no Disclosable Pecuniary Interests declared at the meeting, however, in relation to the agenda item entitled, ‘Outcome of Statutory Notices on Proposals to Increase Primary and Secondary Learning Places in Holbeck; Kirkstall-Burley-Hawksworth and Burmantofts Planning Areas', Councillor Yeadon drew the Board’s attention to her position as governor of Hawksworth Wood Primary School (Minute No. 78 refers).  

 

 

59.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27th July 2016

 

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RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27th July 2016 be approved as a correct record.

HEALTH, WELLBEING AND ADULTS

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60.

Better Lives Programme: Phase Three: Next Steps and Progress Report pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adult Social Services setting out the outcomes from the associated consultation exercise which was agreed to be undertaken by Executive Board in September 2015, and which seeks approval for the next steps for the delivery of the Better Lives Strategy.

 

 

 

 

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Minutes:

The Director of Adult Social Services submitted a report presenting the outcomes from the associated consultation exercise which was agreed to be undertaken by Executive Board on 23rd September 2015 (Minute No. 40 referred), and which sought approval of the next steps for the delivery of the Better Lives Strategy.

 

In presenting the report, the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults thanked all of those who had participated in the associated consultation process, with specific reference to the contribution of the Scrutiny Board (Adult Social Services, Public Health and NHS), partners, stakeholders, Trade Unions, service users and their families, and highlighted how the original proposals had been revised in response to the contributions made.

 

In addition, detail was provided upon the submitted proposals, which looked to modernise the type of social care that was provided in Leeds, unlock sites for extra care and also enhance intermediate care and complex care provision. The focus that was being placed upon improving the quality of service provided within the private sector was also highlighted.

 

Members then discussed the key proposals detailed within the report, and with respect to specific enquiries raised around the decommissioning of certain services, the Board was provided with detailed responses to such enquiries. 

 

Linked to this, Members also discussed the evolving nature of social care provision in the city, with specific reference being made to the role played by the Council, Neighbourhood Networks and private sector providers. The Board also considered matters regarding capacity and quality levels of social care provision, with specific reference being made to the surplus of residential care in the city and the demand which existed for extra care housing. Responding to such comments, emphasis was placed upon the vital role to be played by extra care housing in the future, whilst also, officers undertook to provide Board Members with further details regarding the over-supply of residential care units in the city.

 

In response to a specific enquiry regarding the content of correspondence which had been received by some service users, it was undertaken that the content of such communications would be reviewed.

 

Also, given the significant nature of this matter, it was requested that Members were provided with the opportunity to comment upon this matter at the next scheduled Council meeting. In response, it was undertaken that this request, and the portfolio order by which the Executive Board minutes would be considered at the November Council meeting would be submitted to the Group Whips for consideration.

 

Furthermore, the Board received assurances that the priority for providing any affected service users with alternative provision would be to accommodate the choices of the individual, and that they would be guaranteed to receive a level of provision which was at least equal in quantum and to the standard of their current provision, if not better. In addition, it was highlighted however that should an individual choose provision that was rated less than their current standard, then where appropriate, checks may be undertaken in order to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

ECONOMY AND CULTURE

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61.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive which presents the Council’s updated Medium-Term Financial Strategy for 2017 – 2020 for the purposes of approval, and which also invites the Board to consider whether to accept the Government’s 4-year funding offer.

 

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Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 42, 27th July 2016, the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report which presented the Council’s updated Medium-Term Financial Strategy for 2017 – 2020 for the purposes of approval. The report also invited the Board to consider whether or not to accept the Government’s 4-year funding offer.

 

Members welcomed the early consideration of such matters. With regard to considering the Government’s 4 year funding offer, it was requested that should the offer be accepted, then this should be with a caveat that the level of funding currently offered is a minimum level of funding, and that in accepting the 4 year funding offer, this should not preclude the Council from receiving any further provision of funding during the 4 year period.

 

In addition, it was also requested that representations be made on behalf of the Council to Government with respect to the fact that the level of financial settlement received by Leeds was comparatively less than other Core Cities.

 

In considering the submitted report, Members considered the ongoinjg review in respect of Locality Services, whilst emphasis was placed upon the increasing importance of working effectively with the Council’s partners across all sectors and working effectively at a local level.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the draft 2017 – 2020 Medium Term Financial Strategy and

Efficiency Plan be approved;

 

(b)  That it be noted that further proposals will be brought forward to address the current shortfall;

 

(c)  That the Government’s 4-year funding offer be accepted, on the basis that this represents a minimum level of government funding;

 

(d)  That representations be made on behalf of Leeds City Council to Government with respect to the fact that the level of financial settlement received by Leeds is comparatively less than other Core Cities;

 

(e)  That the recommendation to approve the Medium Term Financial Strategy and Efficiency Plan, and the consideration of whether to accept the 4-year funding offer, be exempted from the Call In process, for those reasons as detailed within paragraph 4.5.2 of the submitted report (detailed below);

 

(f)  That it be noted that the Deputy Chief Executive will be responsible for the implementation of the resolutions above.

 

(During the consideration of this item, Councillor A Carter left the meeting and was replaced by Councillor J Procter for the remainder of the meeting)

 

(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from Call In by the decision taker if it is considered that any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with resolution (e) above, resolutions (a) and (c) contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, given that the size of the financial challenge facing the Council has meant that the outcomes of the work from service and policy reviews could not be brought to Executive Board sooner, and also due to the fact that the deadline for accepting the Government’s 4-year funding offer is the 14thOctober 2016. As  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

COMMUNITIES

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62.

Citizens@Leeds: Supporting Communities and Tackling Poverty - Update pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) providing an update on the progress made in supporting communities and tackling poverty in Leeds over the last 12 months. The report also sets out the planned activities for the next 12 months and presents an update on key challenges including the Government’s ongoing programme of welfare reform.

 

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Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 6, 24th June 2015, the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report providing an update on the progress made in supporting communities and tackling poverty in Leeds over the past 12 months. The report also presented the planned activities for the next year and set out details of key challenges.

 

Responding to an enquiry in respect of the programme’s action plan for 2016/17, it was highlighted that the submitted report did provide details of priorities for the forthcoming year, however, it was undertaken that further detail in respect of proposed actions would be provided to Executive Members for consideration.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the information detailed within the submitted report, be noted;

 

(b)  That the plans for the next year, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;

 

(c)  That a further report be submitted to Executive Board in 12 months which sets out the progress made in supporting communities and in tackling poverty.

 

63.

Strategic and Co-ordinated response to Migration in Leeds pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) setting out the proposed response to a recommendation from the Scrutiny Board (Citizens and Communities) to Executive Board, and which also provides an update on the work being undertaken to establish the Leeds Strategic Migration Board.

 

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The Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report which was in response to a recommendation from the Scrutiny Board (Citizens and Communities) to Executive Board, and which also provided an update on the work being undertaken to establish the Leeds Strategic Migration Board.

 

Members thanked the Scrutiny Board (Citizens and Communities) for the work which they had undertaken in this area.

 

In addition, emphasis was placed upon the need to ensure that adequate funding was provided by Government where the Authority agreed to participate in specific migration programmes.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the work which has taken place to establish the Leeds Strategic Migration Board, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;

 

(b)  That endorsement be given to the approach being taken to establish what Leeds’ ‘support’ is for those new migrants coming to the city;

 

(c)  That a report detailing the progress of the Leeds Strategic Migration Board be submitted to Executive Board in the spring of 2017;

 

(d)  That it be noted that the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) is responsible for leading on such matters.

64.

City of Sanctuary Progress Report pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) which provides an overview of the principles of the City of Sanctuary initiative and outlines recent work which shows how those principles have been put into practice in Leeds. The report also highlights some areas of challenge and the work taking place to understand and address these issues. Finally, the report seeks the Board’s continued commitment to the City of Sanctuary principles.

 

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The Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report providing an overview of the principles of the City of Sanctuary initiative and detailed the recent work which had been undertaken in this area. In addition, the report also highlighted some areas of challenge and the work taking place to understand and address such issues. Finally, the report sought the Board’s continued commitment to the City of Sanctuary principles.

 

Members welcomed the content of the submitted report, the proposal to explore the potential of gaining a formal accreditation, and the work being undertaken in schools which was linked to the City of Sanctuary initiative.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the work which has taken place in order to support Leeds’ status as a City of Sanctuary be noted;

 

(b)  That approval be given to recommitting to the principles of, and work undertaken as part of the City of Sanctuary, and that a formal promise be given to supporting the initiative;

 

(c)  That approval be given to exploring the potential of providing a submission in order to gain a formal accreditation as a City of Sanctuary, and, as part of this, further consideration be given to working with the City of Sanctuary group with the aim of developing a ‘Council of Sanctuary’ award;

 

(d)  That a progress report on such matters be submitted to Executive Board in early 2017;

 

(e)  That it be noted that the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) is responsible for leading on such matters.

 

65.

Strong and Resilient Communities - a Refreshed Approach to Delivering Cohesion and Prevent Across the City pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) on the refreshed approach towards the promotion of cohesion in Leeds and also on the delivery of the statutory ‘Prevent’ initiative across the city. The report also seeks support for the development of new ways of working as part of a long term strategy which looks to embed cohesion, compassion and mutual respect across all of the city’s communities.

 

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Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report regarding the refreshed approach towards the promotion of cohesion in Leeds and also on the delivery of the statutory ‘Prevent’ initiative across the city. The report also sought support for the development of new ways of working as part of a long term strategy which looked to embed cohesion, compassion and mutual respect across all of the city’s communities.

 

Members thanked all of those involved for the significant work which had been undertaken in this area to date.

 

Responding to a specific Member enquiry, officers undertook to provide the Member in question with further information on the work of the pathfinder projects and breakthrough project.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the refreshed approach towards cohesion and Prevent, as outlined within the submitted report, be endorsed;

 

(b)  That approval be given to the staged approach towards the Pathfinder projects, as set out in section 4.10 of the submitted report, as follows:-

·  Stage 1: Undertake consultation with services and elected members to identify issues, skills gaps and agree a range of activities – commence by October 2016;

·  Stage 2: Development of local cohesion plans for each of the 10 Community Committee Areas – to 31 March 2017;

·  Stage 3: Build the capacity and confidence of frontline staff and Elected Members – to April 2017 (then ongoing);

·  Stage 4: Identify pathfinder projects – 1st project to commence in Autumn of 2016.

 

(c)  That the Chief Officer (Communities) be requested to take forward the development and implementation of the staged approach and the Pathfinder projects, with a progress report being submitted to the Board in 2017;

 

(d)  That the Chief Officer (Communities) be requested to provide the Board with an update report on the implications of the ‘Casey Review’ for Leeds, following the national publication of the report.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

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66.

Leeds Parks Trust pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Environment and Housing seeking approval to enter into an agreement with the Leeds Community Foundation to establish a Leeds Parks Trust in order to maximise opportunities for charitable giving and legacies, along with support from local businesses and other organisations.

 

 

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Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Housing submitted a report which sought approval to enter into an agreement with the Leeds Community Foundation in order to establish a Leeds Parks Trust, which would look to maximise opportunities for charitable giving and legacies, and gaining support from local businesses and other organisations for the benefit of improving parks and greenspaces across the city.

 

Members highlighted the vital role in improving parks and greenspaces which was played by local communities, volunteers, voluntary groups, together with the donations which were received.

 

Responding to an enquiry, the Board noted that where financial donations were not dedicated to a specific park or greenspace, then such donations would contribute towards the improvement of community parks, with specific reference being made to those which were yet to achieve the Leeds Quality Parks Standard. In addition, clarification was also provided in respect of the proposed management fee of 15%, in that it would be subject to a maximum cap on larger donations relating to actual costs, and that the fee would be reviewed after 6 months.

 

In addition, it was requested that further consideration be given to the name of the proposed ‘Leeds Parks Trust’ organisation, so that it was clear that the assets of the city’s parks were not to become part of that Trust.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That approval be given to enter into an agreement with the Leeds Community Foundation in order to establish an organisation which will maximise opportunities for charitable giving and legacies, together with gaining support from local businesses and other organisations;

 

(b)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Parks and Countryside) is responsible for the implementation of resolution (a) (above), ahead of a planned launch in April 2017.

ECONOMY AND CULTURE

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67.

Visitor Economy and Vibrant City Centre pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing an update on the success of a number of initiatives held during Summer 2016 which aimed to enhance the vibrancy of Leeds city centre. In addition, the report also presents the completed 2015 research and evaluation demonstrating continued growth in the Leeds visitor economy.

 

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The Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the success of a number of initiatives held during Summer 2016 which aimed to enhance the vibrancy of Leeds city centre. In addition, the report also presented key details from the 2015 research and evaluation which had been undertaken in respect of the Leeds visitor economy, which demonstrated continued growth in this area.

 

Members welcomed the submitted report and the actions which had been taken in order to make the city centre more family friendly.

 

Responding to specific enquiries, it was undertaken that the Members in question would be provided with further details on: the ways in which visitors to the city were accessing and being provided with tourist information; and the ways in which Leeds’ offer as a city was now being communicated and marketed both nationally and internationally.

 

RESOLVED – That the following be noted:

(a)  The continued growth of the visitor economy figures between 2013 to 2015 which is supported by the VisitLeeds strategy, the improved product, the successful delivery of world class events and the continued momentum this gives towards the Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid;

 

(b)  The Council will work with the Leeds Business Improvement District in order to seek to align their marketing and promotional activities with the work of VisitLeeds as the principal destination management organisation leading on visitor economy;

 

(c)  The successful implementation of a range of interventions to embrace the vibrancy of Leeds city centre and to endorse the further development and associated financial support which will deliver tactical interventions such as the pop up parks in the future, in order to improve the attractiveness and vibrancy of Leeds city centre as a visitor destination;

 

(d)  That the success demonstrated to date will be built upon in order to ensure that the Council continues to take advantage of critical developments including: Victoria Gate and Kirkgate Market; Leeds Business Improvement District and world class events hosted in Leeds;

 

(e)  The continued support for the strong city collaborative approach with all partners, to increase momentum and ramp up activity in the context of national and international competition.

EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS AND OPPORTUNITY

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68.

More Jobs, Better Jobs: A Progress Report pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of City Development providing an update on the work undertaken to date in respect of the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ Breakthrough Project.

 

 

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The Director of Children’s Services and the Director of City Development submitted a joint report which provided an update on the work undertaken to date in respect of the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ Breakthrough Project.

 

Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board received further information on the process by which the Council would address concerns which existed with an employer in the city, received further details on the work which would be undertaken by the newly appointed Key Account Manager who would be working with businesses, and was advised of the methodology which would be used to evaluate the progress being made as part of the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ Breakthrough Project.

 

RESOLVED – That the progress made to date in respect of the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ Breakthrough Project, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted.

RESOURCES AND STRATEGY

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69.

Financial Health Monitoring 2016/17 - Month 4 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive setting out the Council’s projected financial position at month 4 of the 2016/17 financial year. The report also reviews the position of the budget and highlights key potential risks and variations.

 

 

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The Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report which set out the Council’s projected financial position at month 4 of the 2016/17 financial year. In addition, the report also reviewed the current budget position and highlighted key potential risks and variations.

 

RESOLVED – That the projected financial position of the authority, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted.

REGENERATION, TRANSPORT AND PLANNING

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70.

Investment of Affordable Housing Planning Obligation Funding pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing an overview of the affordable housing planning obligation funding (Commuted Sums) and which seeks approval for the investment of such funding into a range of new supply affordable housing schemes.

 

 

 

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The Director of City Development submitted a report providing an overview of the current position regarding the affordable housing planning obligation funding (Commuted Sums) and which sought approval for the investment of such funding into a range of new supply affordable housing schemes.

 

Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board was provided with information on the proposals detailed within the report in respect of the site at Kidacre Street, Hunslet, whilst an update was also provided on the current position regarding the creation extra care housing in the context of affordable housing provision.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the content of the submitted report, be noted;

 

(b)  That the necessary ‘authority to spend’ for those schemes listed at section 3.9 of the submitted report, be approved.

71.

Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into the Built Environment pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the joint report of the Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of City Development presenting, for the purposes of adoption, a framework which will help the Council achieve an ambition to become the best City in the UK - fair, open and welcoming - by creating high quality, inclusive and accessible environments which eliminate barriers for both Council employees and those living in our communities.

 

 

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The Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of City Development submitted a joint report which presented, for the purposes of proposed adoption, a framework which aimed to help the Council achieve its ambition to become the best City in the UK - fair, open and welcoming - by creating high quality, inclusive and accessible environments which would eliminate barriers for both Council employees and those living in communities across Leeds.

 

Responding to an enquiry, the Board received an update on the progress being made in Leeds with respect to the provision of ‘Changing Places’ toilets.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the proposed framework for Leeds City Council, in respect of ‘Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into the Built Environment’, as appended to the submitted report, be adopted;

 

(b)  That in applying the framework, it be noted that Leeds City Council will seek to strike the right balance between aspiration, practicality and cost;

 

(c)  That it be noted that the overall responsibility for the implementation of the framework sits with the Director of City Development.

72.

'West Yorkshire Plus' Transport Fund pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development seeking approval for the budgetary agreements required to develop those schemes which are detailed within the report, and which also provides an update on the progress made to date in delivering schemes associated with the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund across the Leeds District.

 

 

 

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The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to enter into the Grant Agreements with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) which were needed to continue funding and also deliver those agreed major projects identified within the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WYTF) programme.

 

Responding to an enquiry, the Board received assurances that Ward Member consultation would take place as appropriate on schemes which affected a Member’s Ward.

 

In addition, a Member highlighted the importance of ensuring that all geographic areas of Leeds benefitted from future investment in the city’s transport infrastructure.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That approval in principle be given to the progression of the schemes as referenced in paragraph 2.4 of the submitted report, subject to engagement and consultation with local Members and other relevant partners and communities during scheme design;

 

(b)  That authority be given to enter into the Grant Agreements with WYCA for the projects in the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, the detail of which is to be agreed by the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) under his authority from the scheme of delegation;

 

(c)  That the progress which has been made to date with schemes within the Leeds District, as summarised within paragraph 2.4 of the submitted report, be noted;

 

(d)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) is responsible for the implementation of such matters.

73.

Site Allocations Plan: Revised Publication Consultation for Outer North East pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development seeking approval for the revised Publication Draft Site Allocations Plan (SAP) proposals for the Outer North East (ONE) Housing Market Characteristic Area (HMCA) and for these proposals to be subject to a period of public consultation, in order to invite representations to be made.

 

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The Director of City Development submitted a report which presented the revised draft Site Allocations Plan (SAP) for the Outer North East (ONE) Housing Market Characteristic Area (HMCA), and which sought approval for those documents to be the subject of a period of public consultation, in order to invite the submission of formal representations.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the publication of the revised draft Site Allocations Plan for the Outer North East HMCA, together with the sustainability appraisal reports and other relevant supporting documents be approved for the purposes of public participation and also to formally invite representations to be made;

 

(b)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with the relevant Executive Member, in order to make any factual and other minor changes to the Revised Publication Plan for the Outer North East HMCA and supporting material, prior to public consultation.

 

(In accordance with the Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules, the matters referred to within this minute were not eligible for Call In as the power to Call In decisions does not extend to those decisions made in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules, which includes the resolutions above)

74.

Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Mitigation Solution and Brownfield Land Programme: Update pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing details of a proposed scheme to improve the level of surface water storage during storm events within the Wyke Beck valley in the Killingbeck and Seacroft and Halton Moor areas of the city.  The report also provides an update on the site disposal process for Council owned brownfield land in Seacroft and Halton Moor and also seeks approval to inject funding secured from the Local Growth Fund into the Capital programme, whilst also seeking associated Authority to Spend.

 

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The Director of City Development submitted a report providing details of a proposed scheme to improve the level of surface water storage during storm events within the Wyke Beck valley in the Killingbeck and Seacroft and Halton Moor areas of the city.  The report also provided an update on the site disposal process for Council owned brownfield land in Seacroft and Halton Moor and also sought approval to inject funding which had been secured from the Local Growth Fund into the Capital Programme, whilst also seeking associated ‘Authority to Spend’.

 

Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the principle of Natural Flood Management Schemes at Killingbeck Meadows, be approved;

 

(b)  That the submission of planning applications for the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes, be approved;

 

(c)  That approval, together with the necessary authority be given to inject £1.5 million and spend £1.6 million of funding from the Capital Programme, in order to support the delivery of the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes;

 

(d)  That it be noted that the officer responsible for the implementation of the delivery of the Killingbeck Meadows Natural Flood Management Schemes is the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation). It also be noted that the works will be procured through a competitive tender process and, subject to securing sufficient financial contributions, delivered during 2018;

 

(e)  That the progress made in bringing forward new housing on the Council’s brownfield sites across the city, be noted;

 

(f)  That approval be given to inject into the Capital Programme and also provide the necessary authority to spend the £1.1m of recoverable loan funding from the Local Growth Fund, in order to support the provision of enabling works associated with the delivery of new homes on Council owned brownfield sites in East Leeds;

 

(g)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development in order to approve the reinvestment of the Local Growth Fund loan into additional sites, once receipts begin to be received for the original tranche of 9 sites.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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75.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Breakthrough Project pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Environment and Housing which provides an update of the work undertaken to date as part of the ‘Domestic Violence and Abuse’ Breakthrough Project, and which presents the first annual report on this project.

 

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Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Housing submitted a report which provided an update on the work undertaken to date as part of the ‘Domestic Violence and Abuse’ Breakthrough Project, and which presented the first annual report on this project.

 

By way of an introduction to the report, the Board received further detail on the current activities which were taking place in this area, and noted the intention to provide Elected Members with the opportunity to become more involved in such activities.

 

Responding to an enquiry, Members received an update on the actions being taken to further develop the safeguarding arrangements for those suffering from domestic violence and abuse which were in place over weekends. Further to this, the Board noted the crucial role which was being played by the ‘Front Door Safeguarding Hub’, and the improvements it had brought to the process of information sharing between partners. Specific emphasis was also placed upon the importance of ensuring that young people affected by domestic violence and abuse received the correct support from the relevant agencies.

 

RESOLVED – 

(a)  That the progress which has been made to date in addressing the issues associated with domestic violence and abuse be noted, together with the content of the first Annual Report on the associated Breakthrough Project, as appended to the submitted report;

 

(b)  That annual update reports on the Domestic Violence and Abuse Breakthrough Project bepresented to future Executive Board meetings.

76.

Retirement of Nigel Richardson, Director of Children's Services

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On behalf of the Board, the Chair together with the Executive Member for Children and Families paid tribute to the Director of Children’s Services, Nigel Richardson for his services to the Council, as this would be the final Board meeting in which he would be in attendance prior to his retirement. Members thanked Nigel for what he had achieved during his time in Leeds and for the legacy that he was leaving.

 

77.

Outcome of the consultation to increase learning places at Hovingham Primary School pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children’s Services on proposals brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficiency of school places, namely the outcome of consultation regarding proposals to expand provision at Hovingham Primary School. The report seeks permission to publish a Statutory Notice in respect of such proposals.

 

 

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Minutes:

The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report on proposals brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report related to the outcome of a consultation exercise regarding proposals to expand provision at Hovingham Primary School, and which sought permission to publish a Statutory Notice in respect of such proposals.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the publication of a Statutory Notice to expand Hovingham Primary School from a capacity of 420 pupils to 630 pupils with an increase in the admission number from 60 to 90, with effect from September 2017, be approved;

 

(b)  That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.

78.

Outcome of Statutory Notices on proposals to increase primary and secondary learning places in Holbeck; Kirkstall-Burley-Hawksworth and Burmantofts Planning Areas pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children’s Services providing details of proposals brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficiency of school places, specifically on the outcome of Statutory Notices to increase learning places in Leeds. The report is divided into three parts and includes consideration of proposals in respect of Hunslet Moor Primary School; Hawksworth Wood Primary School; Shakespeare Primary School and the Co-operative Academy of Leeds.

 

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Minutes:

The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report providing details of proposals brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report was divided into three parts and included consideration of proposals in respect of Hunslet Moor Primary School; Hawksworth Wood Primary School; Shakespeare Primary School and the Co-operative Academy of Leeds.

 

When considering this matter, the Board noted that the paragraph 4.6.1 of the submitted report should read: ‘The statutory time limit for final decisions on each of the proposals detailed in this report is 2nd October 2016’, rather than 2nd September 2016, as detailed.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the proposal to expand Hunslet Moor (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 315 pupils to 420 pupils, increasing the admission number from 45 to 60, with effect from September 2018, be approved;

 

(b)  That the proposal to expand Hawksworth Wood (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 210 pupils to 420 pupils, increasing the admission number from 30 to 60, with effect from September 2017, be approved;

 

(c)  That the proposal to expand Shakespeare (Community) Primary School by increasing its capacity from 315 pupils to 630 pupils, increasing the admission number from 45 to 90, with effect from September 2018, be approved;

 

(d)  That the linked proposal to expand The Co-operative Academy of Leeds by increasing its capacity from 900 students to 1200 students, increasing the admission number from 180 to 240, with effect from September 2019, be approved;

 

(e)  That it be noted that the responsible officer for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.

DATE OF PUBLICATION:    FRIDAY, 23RD SEPTEMBER 2016

 

LAST DATE FOR CALL IN

OF ELIGIBLE DECISIONS:  5.00 P.M., FRIDAY, 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016

 

(Scrutiny Support will notify Directors of any items called in by 12.00noon on Monday, 3rd October 2016)