Executive Board
Thursday, 24th September, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services 

Link: to View Meeting Recording

No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



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.





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)


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.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 20th July 2020 and 1st September 2020.



Additional documents:



Design and Cost Report for the Allerton Grange School Permanent Expansion of 60 Places for September 2021 pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the joint report of the Director of Children and Families and the Director of City Development which sets out the context regarding the demand for the creation of new secondary school places for September 2021 and which seeks approval for authority to spend and to incur expenditure for the delivery of works for the permanent expansion from September 2021 of Allerton Grange School.

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Asset Based Community Development and Asset Based Approaches pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adults and Health that provides an update on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) activity in Leeds, highlighting achievements and challenges experienced to date; provides detail on the importance of ABCD in supporting the city’s response to Covid-19, community resilience and the lessons that can be learnt from this; and provides an outline plan for further proliferation of ABCD across communities in Leeds and the potential of this way of working to deliver the Council’s ambitions.

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Temple Newsam Indoor Play Barn pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment that highlights an opportunity to conserve and transform heritage buildings to develop an all year round visitor attraction at Home Farm, Temple Newsam. This will be achieved by creating an indoor play barn, café and retail facility within the heart of the existing farm attraction. The report also sets out the business case to achieve a financially sustainable future for the buildings, improve visitor experience as well as continue to conserve rare breeds.

Additional documents:


Proposals for Road Safety Park, Family Cycle Trails, Children's Play Area, Cafe, Remodelled Golf Provision and Landscape Improvements at Temple Newsam pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment which outlines the findings of the recent public consultation exercise undertaken regarding proposals for the land currently occupying the golf course at Temple Newsam Estate, with the report making proposals for the future of this area of land based upon the consultation findings.


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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - Response and Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 806 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive providing an update on the actions of the Leeds Health and Social Care system and Leeds City Council, working with broader partners, in response to and facilitating the recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


(Report to follow)

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Financial Health Monitoring 2020/21 - Month 4 pdf icon PDF 936 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which sets out the Council’s projected financial health position for 2020/21 as at Month 4 of the financial year.


Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22-2025/26 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which presents an updated Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2021/22 to 2025/26, together with the budget assumptions underlying that Strategy.




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Revenue Budget Update 2021/22 and Budget Savings Proposals pdf icon PDF 959 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which details the actions currently underway and proposed to address the financial gap for 2021/22, which is currently estimated at £118.76m. The report presents a series of savings proposals to contribute towards the Council achieving a balanced budget for 2021/22 Budget and, where appropriate, seeks agreement to begin meaningful consultation with staff, trade unions, service users and the public as required. The report also outlines the budget savings proposals that will contribute towards the Housing Revenue Account delivering a balanced budget position for 2021/22.



Capital Programme Review pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) providing an update on the current capital programme and which presents the outcomes from the review of the capital programme as undertaken during the summer. The aim of the review was to reduce the level of borrowing by the Council in the short term in order to enable a revenue saving to be achieved, which would look to help address the financial impact of Covid-19.


Annual Performance Management Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources and Housing that presents a year-end review, both looking back on how the Council has performed during 2019/20 in delivering the Best Council Plan, but also signposting to future performance challenges. The report also considers how the Council’s performance has, and will continue to be, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Estate Realisation and Accelerated Capital Receipts pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development which seeks support for the estate rationalisation and remodelling approach, as presented in the report, in addition to the accelerated capital receipt programme, via a series of targeted auction disposals. The report also provides information regarding the Council’s home working approach.


(Please notes 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)).

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Core Business Transformation: Technology Refresh pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources and Housing which seeks approval for the Core Business Transformation programme to proceed to the next stage, which is the procurement phase, and in doing so, the report seeks approval for the authority to spend £1.01M on the required procurement activity.