Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities) - Thursday, 14th September, 2023 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Becky Atherton (0113 37 88642)  Email:

Link: to View Meeting Recording

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 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 - 20 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2023.


Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Report: 'Out of Order: learning lessons from antisocial behaviour.' pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Item for Information and Note


Appended to this agenda is the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman report ‘Out of Order: Learning lessons from complaints about anti-social behaviour’ (published August 2023).


This report is included by way of additional information for members in the context of the wider discussions scheduled elsewhere on this agenda.


Additional documents:


West Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024 pdf icon PDF 766 KB

To receive an update on behalf of the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan 2021-24.

Additional documents:


Safer, Stronger Communities - Leeds Plan Update pdf icon PDF 416 KB

To receive an update from the Chief Officer (Safer, Stronger Communities) on progress against the priorities included in the safer, Stronger Communities Leeds Plan 2021 – 2024.

Additional documents:


Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 330 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2023/24 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities) will take place on Thursday 7 December at 10.30am. There will be a pre-meeting for all Scrutiny Board members at 10.00am.

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.