Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities) - Thursday, 2nd February, 2023 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Becky Atherton (0113 37 88642)  Email:

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* 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 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing 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, 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 so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information 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, as follows:


No exempt items have been identified.


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 Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 5 January 2023 pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 January 2023.


Parks and Green Spaces Strategy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive an update on the delivery of the actions set out in the Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Strategyin the period since its publication in March 2022.


Additional documents:


Long Term Burial Plan pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To receive an update on the Council’s long term supply of burial space.


Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2022/23 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Scrutiny Board will take place at 10.30am on Thursday 2 March 2023. There will be a pre-meeting for all Board members at 10.00am.