Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities)
Thursday, 17th October, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Becky Atherton (0113 37 88642)  Email:

No. Item


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 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.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 12 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019.


Inquiry into Leeds' Response to Grenfell pdf icon PDF 683 KB

To receive an update on progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Scrutiny Board’s inquiry into Leeds’ response to Grenfell as agreed by the Board in December 2017.



Standards in Private Rented Sector - Monitoring and Regulation (including energy efficiency) pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To receive an update from the Director of Resources and Housing about general interventions by the Council in the private rented sector and the progress made by Housing Leeds on implementing selective licensing in Beeston and Harehills.




To consider the report of the Director of Resources and Housing seeking approval from the Executive Board at its meeting on 16 October of plans for the future delivery of citywide housing repairs and voids services.

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Work schedule for 2019/20 Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2019/20 municipal year.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

14 November 2019 10.30am (10am pre-meeting for Scrutiny Board members).

Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.


Referral to Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider a referral to the Scrutiny Board in the name of Cllr Paul Wadsworth.

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