Agenda and minutes

Executive Board
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance and Scrutiny Support 

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Items
No. Item

    APOLOGIES   Councillor A Carter

 

SUBSTITUTE MEMBER  Councillor A Lamb

 

168.

Substitute Member

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Minutes:

Under the provisions of Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 3.1.6, Councillor A Lamb was invited to attend the meeting on behalf of Councillor A Carter, who had submitted his apologies for absence from the meeting.

 

169.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3  If the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED –  That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as exempt  on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

 

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as exempt from publication on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information so designated as follows:-

 

a)  That Appendix B to the report entitled, ‘Learning Places Programme Update and Secondary School Place Requirements for East Leeds’, referred to in Minute No. 177 be designated as exempt from publication in accordance with paragraph 10.4(3) of Schedule 12A(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the information within the appendix provides commercially sensitive information regarding the potential purchase / valuation of a site and disclosure of this information would potentially prejudice the Council’s position. It is considered that the public interest in maintaining the content of the appendix as being exempt from publication outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information at this time.

 

b)  That Appendix 2 to the report entitled, ‘Acquisition of Unit 6 Waterside Road, Stourton, for Service Re-provision’, referred to in Minute No. 184 be designated as exempt from publication in accordance with paragraph 10.4(3) of Schedule 12A(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the information within that appendix relates to the financial or business affairs of a particular person and the council. This information is not publicly available from the statutory registers of information kept in respect of certain companies and charities. It is considered that since this information relates to a financial offer that the council has submitted to purchase the property in a one to one negotiation it is not in the public interest to disclose this information at this point in time. Also it is considered that the release of such information would or would be likely to prejudice the council’s commercial interests in relation to other similar transactions in that prospective purchasers of other similar properties would have access to information about the nature and level of consideration which may prove acceptable to the council. It is considered that whilst there may be a public interest in disclosure, much of this information will be publicly available from the Land Registry following completion of this transaction and consequently the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information at this point in time.

 

170.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

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Minutes:

With the agreement of the Chair, one late item of business was admitted to the agenda entitled, ‘Update on Leeds City Council’s preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union’. The report could not have been included within the agenda as originally published on 12th March 2019, given the uncertain and fast-developing nature of this issue at a national level and the outcomes of the parliamentary votes on the Withdrawal Deal held 12th; 13th and 14th March 2019 respectively. Also, given the UK’s exit date from the EU is 29th March 2019, and given how quickly the situation was developing, it was felt that this report could not be delayed until the next scheduled meeting of the Board. (Minute No. 179 refers).

 

Additionally, the Board received a supplementary document relating to ‘The Annual Standards Report 2017-18’ containing an updated table showing Key Stage 4 data which was not previously available (minute 176 refers).

 

171.

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.

 

172.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13th February 2019.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 13th February 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

COMMUNITIES

173.

Community Hubs - Update pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment providing an update on the progress made to date on the Community Hub programme, to agree the Phase 3, year 2 Community Hub programme which looks to form Community Hubs in a number of key local buildings, and to agree asset rationalisation proposals.

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Minutes:

The Director of Communities and Environment submitted a report on the progress made to date on the Community Hub programme, seeking approval of the Phase 3, year 2 programme, in order to establish Community Hubs in a number of key local buildings, mainly existing Libraries and One Stop Centres to support the delivery of integrated and accessible services.

 

In response to Member comments regarding customer satisfaction and feedback in relation to the Community Hubs delivered to date, the Board was advised that each Hub was responsive to the local community’s needs to ensure each locality received the right services for the area. Additionally, the role of Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities) in the development of the programme was acknowledged.

 

RESOLVED -  

 

a)  That the contents of the report and specifically the progress made on delivering the Community Hubs as part of Phase 1 and Phase 2, Phase 3, year 1 and the Mobile Community Hub approach be noted.

 

b)  To note the injection of £4.84m to deliver the Phase 3 - Year 2 (2019/20) schemes of the Community Hub programme and to note that updated business cases for individual Hub schemes will require authority to spend in line with the current capital approvals process.

 

c)  That it be noted that further Phase 3 business cases will be submitted in 2020 to request further injections of funding for the remaining Phase 3 Projects.

 

d)  That provisional authority be granted to spend of £900k for the Armley Community Hub scheme and to delegate authority to allow the Director of Communities and Environment to approve a Design and Cost Report up to this amount once the scheme has reached design freeze stage and all appropriate design, cost and programme information has been received.

 

e)  That it be noted that the Crossgates Community Hub was due be completed under the One Public Estate programme with the NHS; however, this scheme has now been moved back into the Community Hub programme due to a decision by the NHS not to move significant services into this location. To note however, that it is proposed to co-locate the Ashfield Medical GP Practice into the existing library building, as part of creating the Crossgates Community Hub.

 

f)  That it be noted that the new proposed Joint Service Centre scheme in Lincoln Green/Burmantofts, is being developed jointly with the NHS under the One Public Estate Programme and this will be subject to a separate report.

 

g)  That the positive impact Community Hubs are having on communities be noted.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

174.

Review of Leeds Play Strategy and a Future Commitment to Children’s Play pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families advising of the progress made against the objectives outlined in the current Leeds Play Strategy, which seeks approval for the Council to reaffirm its commitment to Children’s Play, and which also seeks approval to establish a citywide strategic play partnership to develop an action plan and steer the delivery of that commitment.

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Minutes:

The Director of Children and Families submitted a report on the progress made against the objectives outlined in the 2007 Leeds Play Strategy. The report sought support for the Authority to retain its commitment to Children’s Play; specifically by protecting and supporting Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) the child’s right to play; by endorsing the updated version of the Play Strategy – The Leeds Commitment to Children’s Play.

 

The report also sought approval to establish a citywide strategic play partnership to develop an action plan to steer the delivery of the Commitment to Children’s Play to ensure that Leeds children are happy and healthy and have fun growing up in the city.

 

The report detailed how, since the 2007 Play Strategy, Leeds had invested in services and children’s play, with Members noting the current position with regard to funding streams for play provision and acknowledging that provision of play spaces was just as important as provision of play equipment.

 

RESOLVED -  

 

a)  That the progress made to date against the objectives outlined in the Leeds Play Strategy (2007) be noted;

 

b)  That the updated version of the Play Strategy – The Leeds Commitment to Children’s Play included with this report be endorsed;

 

c)  That approval be given to the establishment of a citywide play partnership to steer the delivery of the Leeds Commitment to Children’s Play; and to note that the responsible officer for this will be the Strategic Play Officer on behalf of the Children and Families Directorate.

 

175.

Ofsted Update and Children and Families Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families providing an update on the Children and Families improvement plan including the requirements of the recent Ofsted inspection of Children’s Services in Leeds.

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Minutes:

The Director of Children and Families submitted a report providing an update on the Children and Families Improvement Plan. The report included the outcome and requirements of the October 2018 Ofsted inspection of Children’s Services in Leeds which rated Leeds Children’s Services as Outstanding overall.

 

A copy of the full inspection report, published on 18th December 2018, was attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The report highlighted that the four areas for improvement identified by Ofsted had previously been recognised by the Children and Families Services and were already important aspects in the refreshed service improvement plan; which would be submitted to the Secretary of State and Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (The Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Inspection of Local Authorities) Regulations 2007) by the 28th March 2019 deadline as the Authority’s response to the Ofsted inspection.

 

The Board broadly welcomed the report and commended officers of the Children and Families Directorate on the work undertaken to achieve the outstanding Ofsted rating. In response to a Member’s comments, the Board received an update regarding Children’s Cluster arrangements across the city.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the report and improvement plan be endorsed as the appropriate response to the findings of the Ofsted Inspection of Children’s Services in Leeds in October 2018.

 

b)  That it be noted that the Officer responsible for implementation of the plan by March 2021 is the Deputy Director Children and Families Social Care.

 

LEARNING, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

176.

Annual Standards Report 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families setting out the progress being made towards becoming the best city for learning. The report details the actions taken as a result of the 2016-17 recommendations, and outlines Leeds’ current position in relation to its ambitions in this area.

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Minutes:

The Director of Children and Families submitted the Annual Standards Report which reflected on progress made over the last year towards achieving the aims and priorities outlined in the education strategy for Leeds: ‘The Best City for Learning 2016-2020’. The Annual Standards Report summarised the achievement of learners at all Key Stages throughout 2017-2018, including the achievements and challenges over the course of that academic year, and provided recommendations for the future.

 

A copy of the full document was attached as Appendix 1 to the report, with additional data in Appendices 2, 3 and 4. Prior to the meeting Members had received a supplementary document containing an updated table showing Key Stage 4 data which was not previously available.

 

In considering the report, the Board received clarification on the contents of specific data sets within the report, including corrections to Table 1: Progress 8 and noted a request for the Board to receive regular updates on progress against the recommendations within the report. Members also considered the rate of progress being made in Leeds when compared with the national average and the actions being taken in this area

 

RESOLVED

a)  That the contents of the report and the details of the outcomes of Leeds children and young people in the 2017-2018 academic year be noted.

 

b)  That it be noted that the report will inform the priorities in the 3As Strategy (Attendance, Attainment, Achievement) which will be published in Spring/Summer 2019.

 

177.

Learning Places Programme Update and Secondary School Place Requirements for East Leeds pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider the joint report of the Director of Children and Families, the Director of City Development and the Director of Resources and Housing providing an update on the Learning Places Programme; seeking approval to the proposals presented to meet the demand forecast for the next 3-5 years and which makes a proposal regarding the future of the School Organisation Advisory Board.

 

(Please note that Appendix B to this report is designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3))

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 136, 7th February 2018, the Director of Children and Families, the Director of City Development and the Director of Resources and Housing submitted a joint report presenting an update on the Learning Places Programme, including an update on the progress of those projects currently forming part of the Programme. Approval was sought for the proposals presented to meet the demand forecast for the next 3-5 years, particularly around secondary requirements across the East of the City, as part of the ongoing strategic place planning.

 

A plan of the Arcadia site proposed to allow the Council to bring forward a free school presumption for the development of a new 6/8 form entry secondary school was attached as Appendix A of the report.

 

In addition, the submitted report sought approval to undertake related capital expenditure and also to reset the capital risk fund. An outline of the Learning Places Action Plan; submitted by the Council in response to the letter of 7th June 2018 from the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requiring the Council to develop an Action Plan with Target Savings for the delivery of additional school places was also included. Following a review of the Action Plan by the Department for Education, EFSA concluded that the Action Plan will deliver the necessary savings, if implemented effectively.

 

A Member raised a concern regarding the proposal for the dissolution of the School Organisation and Advisory Board (SOAB) and the Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment provided information setting out the reasoning behind the proposal.

 

Following consideration of Appendix B to the submitted report designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which were considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was

 

RESOLVED

 

a)  That the progress made over the last 12 months across the Learning Places Programme and the successful delivery of 1600 new school places be noted;

 

b)  That approval be given to the Council entering into negotiations with the Arcadia Group Ltd for the purchase of the currently unused playing field land (2.7ha) at Torre Road for the delivery of a new secondary school, with final Heads of Terms to be presented back to Executive Board at a future point in time once a mutually agreed position has been established;

 

c)  That approval be given to reset the balance of the Capital Risk Fund to £7.190m, to facilitate effective risk management at programme level which maintains the fund at 10% of the current capital value of schemes in development;

 

d)  That approval be given to the dissolution of the School Organisation Advisory Board (SOAB), as a non-statutory function with immediate effect.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

178.

Update on Implementation of Council Resolution on the Phase Out of Single Use Plastics pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment providing a mid-point update to Executive Board on the implementation of the Council resolution to phase out single-use plastics by the Council and its supply chain by the end of 2019.

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Minutes:

The Director of Communities and Environment submitted a report which provided a mid-point update on the implementation of the Council resolution of September 2018 to phase out single-use plastics by the Council and its supply chain by the end of 2019.

 

The report outlined the work undertaken through a cross-Council group of officers to implement the resolution and the practical changes already implemented.

 

In discussing the report, Members recognised the importance for work within the Council to continue at pace, whilst noting that several challenges had been identified, particularly in identifying suitable alternatives to plastic goods and in working to a timeframe of December 2019 for implementation. Other national and local organisations who have also pledged to take action to phase out single use plastics were working to a longer timeframe and could therefore benefit from future technological and market developments.

 

RESOLVED -

a)  That the work and progress in implementing the Council resolution to phase out single-use plastics by the Council and its supply chain by the end of 2019 be noted.

 

b)  That the continuation of a pragmatic and phased approach on the reduction of single use plastics, as outlined in section 3.9.11 of the submitted report, be endorsed.

 

ECONOMY AND CULTURE

179.

Update on Leeds City Council's preparations for the UK's exit from the European Union pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive providing an update on the preparations that Leeds City Council, working with partners, has been making to prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

(Report to follow)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to minute 133 of the meeting held 19th December 2018, the Chief Executive submitted a report on the preparations that Leeds City Council, working with partners, has been making to prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union scheduled to take place on 29th March 2019.

 

The report detailed further progress that has been made to prepare for any possible outcome of ongoing negotiations between the UK Government and the EU, and focused in particular on the proactive approach which has been taken towards the development of a strategic response plan to guide the council and city’s response to Brexit. A copy of the response plan was included at Appendix A of the report.

 

In presenting the report, the Leader of Council commended the work undertaken by the cross party working group and noted the value of the input from external stakeholders and businesses into the development of the response plan. Additionally, the Chief Executive reported on work undertaken at a regional and national level.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the work ongoing to prepare the council and the city for the UK’s exit from the European Union be noted.

 

b)  That the contents of the strategic response plan attached at Appendix A to the submitted report be noted.

 

c)  That the response approach outlined in the report, including that further updates should be provided to Executive Board as appropriate, be agreed.

 

180.

Extension of Ad:Venture and Digital Enterprise Programmes pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing an update on the Ad: Venture and Digital Enterprise business support programmes, and which seeks approval to enter into all contracts and funding agreements required for the extension of the Ad: Venture Enterprise Growth Programme and the Digital Enterprise Project until 2022, whilst the report also seeks authority to spend the designated European funds, as detailed in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an update on the Ad: Venture and Digital Enterprise programmes and information on the efforts made by the Council to develop a new funding package to extend delivery for a further three years to 2022.

 

The report sought approval to enter into all contracts and funding agreements required for the extension of the Ad: Venture Enterprise Growth Programme and the Digital Enterprise Project until 2022; as well as authority to spend up to a further £9.5 million of European funds and up to a further £9.5 million of match funding on the Ad: Venture Enterprise Growth Programme and the Digital Enterprise Project, subject to the receipt of necessary funding approvals.

 

In discussing the report, the Board considered funding of the programme beyond 2022, recognising the need for continued support of the project. With regard to the mechanisms for securing the repatriation of EU funding to the regions it was designated for, Members noted that work in this area continued via the LGA.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the progress and success of Ad: Venture and Digital Enterprise made to date in supporting businesses and individuals across the Leeds City Region be noted.

 

b)  That approval be granted to seek authority to spend up to a further £9.5 million of European funds, and up to a further £9.5 million of match funding over the period 2019- 22 on the Ad: Venture Enterprise Growth Programme and the Digital Enterprise Project, subject to the receipt of the necessary funding approvals.

 

c)  That the Director of City Development be authorised to enter into all new contracts and funding agreements associated with the extension of Ad: Venture and Phase 2 of the Digital Enterprise Programme.

 

d)  That the Director of City Development be authorised to take all action necessary to continue delivery of Ad: Venture & Digital Enterprise.

 

e)  That it be noted that Executive Board will receive further reports on progress as part of on-going monitoring and reporting of the Inclusive Growth Strategy.

 

f)  That approval be given to exempt the resolutions arising from this report from the Call-In process, on the grounds of urgency, as detailed within section 4.5 of the submitted report.

 

(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from the Call In process if it is considered that any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with this, the resolutions contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, as per resolution (f) above, and for the reasons as detailed within sections 4.5 of the submitted report)

 

RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABILITY

181.

Financial Health Monitoring 2018/19 - Month 10 pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which sets out the Council’s projected financial health position, as at Month 10 of the 2018/19 financial year.

 

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Minutes:

The Chief Officer (Financial Services) submitted a report which presented the Council’s projected financial health position for 2018/19, in respect of both the revenue budget and the Housing Revenue Account as at month 10 of the financial year.

 

Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board was provided with further information on the funding structure for the Early Years Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant within the Children and Families Service. Further clarification on the current position with regards to the review of waste services and proposed review of routes and related issues was also provided.

 

RESOLVED – That the projected financial position of the Authority, as at Month 10 of the 2018/19 financial year, be noted.

 

REGENERATION, TRANSPORT AND PLANNING

182.

Future High Street Fund pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development setting out the terms of the Government’s Future High Street Fund and how it could help to facilitate the city’s inclusive growth ambitions by supporting new investment and regeneration within Leeds’ district centres and local high streets.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of City Development submitted a report setting out the terms of the government’s £675m Future High Street Fund and how it could help to facilitate the city’s inclusive growth ambitions by supporting new investment in physical infrastructure to support the regeneration, resilience and sustainability of Leeds’ district centres and local high streets.

 

It was noted that whilst the 26th December 2018 publication suggested that only one bid could be made, the additional guidance published on 7th February 2019 increased the number of bids to five.

 

In discussing the proposed approach to the submission of expressions of interest for the two bidding rounds announced, the Board supported the recommendation for Armley Town Centre to be submitted by the 22nd March 2019 deadline. In considering the second bidding round, anticipated in 2020, the Board noted a request to conduct wider engagement with Members and external stakeholders and emphasised the importance of securing the benefits of regeneration for the wider community. Additionally, a request to submit progress reports on the second bidding round at the appropriate time was noted.

 

Appendix 1 to the report included a map showing Neighbour Priority Areas, Wards and Local Centres with the detail of the assessment of the local centres in the priority wards included at Appendix 2.

 

RESOLVED -

a)  That the approach to the assessment and shortlisting of local centres for their potential to meet the criteria for success under the Future High Street Fund, as outlined in paragraph 3.5-3.6 and Appendix 2 of the submitted report be endorsed.

 

b)  That approval be given for submission of an expression of interest to the Future High Street Fund for Armley Town Centre on or before 22nd March 2019.

 

c)  That officers be instructed to begin an engagement exercise with Members and external stakeholders to inform the Council’s proposals for the second round of the Future High Street Fund.

 

d)  That approval be given to exempt the resolutions arising from this report from the ‘Call-In’ process, on the grounds of urgency, as detailed within sections 4.5.1 to 4.5.3 of the submitted report.

 

(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from the Call In process if it is considered that any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with this, the resolutions contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, as per resolution (d) above, and for the reasons as detailed within sections 4.5.1 – 4.5.3 of the submitted report)

 

183.

City Centre Vehicle Access Management Scheme - Phase 2A pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development seeking an ‘authority to spend’ on a specified sum for Phase 2A of the City Centre Vehicle Access Scheme, which would control vehicular access to Greek Street and Merrion Street East in the city centre.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to minute 81 of the meeting held 17th October 2018, the Director of City Development submitted a report seeking authority to spend £673,000 on Phase 2A of the City Centre Vehicle Access Scheme, in order to control vehicular access to Greek Street and Merrion Street East in the city centre.

 

The report provided details of the scheme which will significantly increase the safety and security of visitors in these two key locations in Leeds city centre as part of Phase 2A of the City Centre Vehicle Access Scheme and in support of the emerging Our Spaces Strategy which proposes a ‘people first’ approach with an ambition for the city centre to be safe and welcoming.

 

RESOLVED -

a)  That approval be given for authority to spend £673,000 on Phase 2A of the City Centre Vehicle Access Scheme, in order to control vehicular access to Greek Street and Merrion Street East in the city centre.

 

b)  That approval be granted for the invitation of tenders and subject to the tender sums being within the tendered budget, to approve and authorise the award of the Contract to undertake the construction of the scheme;

 

c)  That authority be delegated to the Director of City Development to approve, consult and implement such measures as should be identified; and

 

d)  That it be noted that the Chief Officer Highways & Transportation will be responsible for implementation.

 

184.

Acquisition of Unit 6 Waterside Road, Stourton, for Service Reprovision pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To consider the joint report of the Director of City Development and the Director of Adults and Health seeking approval to the principle of acquiring Unit 6, Waterside Road in Stourton and which also seeks related ‘authority to spend’ of funding injected into the Capital Programme in order to deliver the relocation of ‘Assisted Living Leeds’ from their current location at Clarence Road.

 

(Please note that Appendix 2 to this report is designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3))

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of City Development and the Director of Adults and Health submitted a joint report seeking approval in principle to the acquisition of Unit 6, Waterside Road, Stourton, and authority to spend the funding necessary to deliver the relocation of Assisted Living Leeds from their current location at 81 Clarence Road to Waterside Road. The report also sought authority to inject and to spend a further £1.4m into the Capital Programme, on an invest-to-save basis, to deliver the expansion of the Assisted Living Service in line with Adults & Health priorities.

 

The report detailed how acquisition of the property will allow the Council to progress with the release of its assets at Clarence Road which will support the regeneration and growth of the Hunslet Riverside area of the city and outlined the importance of concluding the acquisition as quickly as possible.

 

In discussing the report, the Board and officers acknowledged a comment emphasising the importance of retaining Changing Places provision within that area of the city centre.

 

Following consideration of Appendix 2 to the submitted report designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which were considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was

 

RESOLVED -

a)  That approval be given to the acquisition of Unit 6, Waterside Road, on the terms identified in the confidential appendix 2, including the financial business case, as set out in the submitted report;

 

b)  That authority be delegated to the Director of City Development to agree the final detailed terms and complete the acquisition;

 

c)  That approval be given for authority to spend the £5.6m injected into the Capital Programme in February 2019 to support the relocation of Assisted Living Leeds;

 

d)  That authority be delegated to the Director of City Development and Chief Financial Officer to agree the fit out and refurbishment works to the building once acquired;

 

e)  That approval be given to the injection and authority to spend a further £1.4m into the capital programme to enable the undertaking of the expansion of the Assisted Living Leeds Service in line with the Directorate’s priorities;

 

f)  That authority to spend the additional £1.4m be delegated to the Director of Adults & Health;

 

g)  That it be noted that the Head of Asset Management is responsible for the proposed acquisition;

 

h)  That approval be given to exempt the resolutions arising from this matter from the ‘Call-In’ process, on the grounds of urgency, as detailed within section 4.5.5 of the submitted report.

 

(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from the Call In process if it is considered that any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with this, the resolutions contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, as per resolution (h) above, and for the reasons as detailed within sections 4.5.5 of the submitted report)

 

185.

Marketing for the disposal of the Lisbon Street Site pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development seeking approval to recommence the marketing of the Lisbon Street Site for the purposes of disposal.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of City Development submitted a report seeking approval to recommence the marketing of a site at Lisbon Street for disposal. The report detailed how the site forms part of the Council’s approved capital receipts programme and is scheduled for disposal in 2020/21.

 

It was noted that, following a period of sustained development activity in the city and corresponding improvement in property market conditions, it was considered that now was the appropriate time to release the site for development.

 

In response to a Member’s query, the Board received additional information on the proposals in respect of car parking provision arising from the potential disposal of the site, with the intention to present a further report on this associated matter to the Board in due course.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That approval be given to the recommencement of the marketing of the Lisbon Street site, in accordance with the disposal strategy and planning statement outlined within the submitted report and also within Appendix 2 attached to the report.

 

b)  That officers be requested to bring back a report to Executive Board that evaluates the schemes and the offers made; and makes a recommendation on the preferred and reserve schemes to be selected.

 

c)  That the proposal to develop a business case to identify the potential to increase the capacity of the Council’s West Street Car Park for further consideration be noted.

 

HEATH, WELLBEING AND ADULTS

186.

Overview of the NHS Long Term Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adults and Health providing an overview of the NHS Long Term Plan and some of the initial implications for Leeds and the region.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report providing an overview of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) which covers a 10 year period from 2018/19 along with some of the initial implications for Leeds and the region.

 

In presenting the report, the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults emphasised the Authority’s influence and partnership working with external organisations to collaborate and integrate service provision and that NHS partners were increasingly linking into that work. Overall, the LTP positively reflected engagement with local authorities and campaign groups; and the role of the NHS and its contribution in delivering Leeds’ vision of improving the health of the poorest the fastest.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the contents of the paper providing an overview of the NHS Long Term Plan be noted

 

b)  That it be noted that the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board will continue to provide strategic leadership for the Leeds Health and Care Plan and as part of its refresh influence the development of the WYH HCP five year strategy.

 

c)  That support be given to the continued commitment of Leeds City Council to remodelling a social model of health and care and the resources committed to the Leeds Health and Care Plan.

 

187.

Adults and Health Quality Account for Regulated Services pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adults and Health presenting the 2017/18 Quality Account for regulated Social Care services (those registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission) for Leeds.

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Minutes:

The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report on the 2017/18 Quality Account for regulated Social Care services for Leeds, specifically those registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

 

The Board welcomed the progress made in improving the quality of care during the last year, resulting in 78% of residential homes being rated good or above – a 10% increase on the previous year. Additionally, improvements in nursing care homes were noted. Discussion focussed on the quality of care and professional development within the nursing care workforce and how the council could support continued improvements. Details of proposals being developed to establish a Teaching Nursing Home in recognition of this highly specialised area of care were provided.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the contents of the submitted report be noted, that the work outlined within the report to deliver improvements be supported, and that approval be given for the publication of the Adults and Health Quality Account for Leeds, as set out in Appendix 1 of the submitted report.

 

b)  That it be noted that the Head of Commissioning (Contracts and Business Development) for Adults and Health will ensure that the Quality Account 2017/18 is published on the Leeds City Council Website.

 

188.

Chief Officer, Financial Services

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Minutes:

At the close of the meeting, the Chair noted the impending retirement of Doug Meeson, Chief Officer, Financial Services, and expressed appreciation and thanks on behalf of the Board for his work and support to the Board and Council Members and his contribution to Leeds City Council.

 

DATE OF PUBLICATION:   FRIDAY, 22ND MARCH 2019

 

LAST DATE FOR CALL IN

OF ELIGIBLE DECISIONS:   5.00 PM, FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2019