Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Governance & Scrutiny Support Unit 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
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33.

Announcements and Late Items

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Minutes:

a)  The Lord Mayor informed Members that Councillor Tunnicliffe had recently given birth to a baby boy.

 

b)  The Lord Mayor informed Members that she had agreed to the inclusion of a late item of business, a report Updating Members on Leeds City Council's Preparations for the UK's Exit from the European Union which had been referred from Executive Board after the despatch of the Council agenda. 

c)  The Lord Mayor informed Members that she had agreed to the  circulation of a report on the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review which was not available at the time of the Council agenda despatch.

d)  The Lord Mayor reminded those present that the meeting was to be webcast.

34.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 10th July 2019.

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It was moved by Councillor Dowson, seconded by Councillor Cohen and

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 10th July 2019 be approved.

 

35.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members

 

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

 

36.

Communications

To receive such communications as the Lord Mayor, the Leader,  Members of the Executive Board or the Chief Executive consider appropriate.

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Minutes:

The Chief Executive informed Council that a response to a Council resolution had been received from Nigel Adams MP, the Minister of State for Sport, Media and Creative.lndustries in respect of the White Paper on TV Licenses for the over 75s considered at Council in July.

 

 

The response had previously been circulated to all Members of Council.’

 

 

 

 

 

37.

Deputations

To receive deputations in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.

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Minutes:

Four deputations were admitted to the meeting and addressed Council, as follows:-

 

1)  A group of residents regarding Britannia Quarry in Morley.

 

2)  A group regarding ‘save TV Harrison sports ground’

 

3)  Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL)

 

4)   A group of residents regarding climate change and the airport expansion.

 

 

RESOLVED – That the subject matter in respect of deputations 1 and 3 be referred to the Director of Communities & Environment for consideration in consultation with the relevant Executive Member and that the subject matter in respect of deputations 2 and 4 be referred to the Director of City Development for consideration in consultation with the relevant Executive Member.

 

 

38.

Procedural Motion

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It was moved by Councillor Mulherin, seconded by Councillor Walshaw that in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 14.9(a) to seek leave of Council to alter the wording of the motion in her name by the inclusion of an additional recommendation;

 

d) To reflect the Council’s declaration of Climate Emergency in March 2019, Council commits to including measures to address the Climate Emergency in subsequent Core Strategy Reviews. This should include a strategic plan to deliver more trees in the city, a greater emphasis on how new housing developments are accessed i.e. not solely by the private car and a clear commitment to review Spatial Policy 12 of the Core Strategy relating to growth at Leeds Bradford Airport, as a matter of urgency, and notes that the Council has already committed to bringing a timetable to Development Plan Panel this Autumn.

 

RESOLVED – That leave of Council be given to Councillor Mulherin to alter the wording of the motion in her name by the inclusion of the additional recommendation.

39.

Recommendations of the Executive Board - Adoption of the Core Strategy Selective Review pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development setting out recommendations from the Executive Board on 4th September 2019 to Full Council in respect of the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review.

 

(Report to follow)

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Minutes:

The Director of City Development submitted a report seeking Council approval to adopt the Core Strategy Selective Review (CSSR), having noted the Inspectors’ final Report on the Plan accepted the Inspectors recommended Main Modifications and noted the deletion and amendment of original Core Strategy Policies that will be superseded by the CSSR, with leave of Council an altered motion was moved by Councillor Mulherin, seconded by Councillor Walshaw that Council

 

a) Notes the Inspector’s final Report of the Core Strategy Selective Review and

accept the Main Modifications of the Inspector, as detailed in her Report

(August 2019) presented at Appendix 1;

 

b) Adopts the Core Strategy Selective Review (version for Adoption) at Appendix 2, with effect from 11th September 2019, pursuant to Section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended);

 

c) Notes the Core Strategy policies that will be superseded by the Plan (as set out in Appendix 1a of the Plan at Appendix 2); and

 

d) To reflect the Council’s declaration of Climate Emergency in March 2019, Council commits to including measures to address the Climate Emergency in subsequent Core Strategy Reviews. This should include a strategic plan to deliver more trees in the city, a greater emphasis on how new housing developments are accessed i.e. not solely by the private car and a clear commitment to review Spatial Policy 12 of the Core Strategy relating to growth at Leeds Bradford Airport, as a matter of urgency, and notes that the Council has already committed to bringing a timetable to Development Plan Panel this Autumn.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Andrew Carter, seconded by Councillor B Anderson

 

To insert the following wording as Recommendations (d) and (e) on item 5 to read as follows:

 

(d)  Council welcomes the emphasis the inspector has placed on housing delivery between 1/4/12 and 31/3/17 in the different HMCAs when making decisions about future housing allocations, as highlighted by paragraph 3.7.2 (c) and Main Modification 3 of her report.

 

(e)  Council further notes the key issues that have not been addressed in the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review particularly around climate change and the Climate Emergency. Council commits to including measures to address the Climate Emergency in subsequent Core Strategy Reviews. This should include a strategic plan to deliver more trees in the city, a greater emphasis on how new housing developments are accessed i.e. not solely by the private car and a clear commitment to review Spatial Policy 12 of the Core Strategy relating to growth at Leeds Bradford Airport, as a matter of urgency.

 

To deliver this Council calls for the publication of a clear timetable to set out future reviews of the Leeds Core Strategy and to provide more detail to residents on the proposed SAP Review.

 

This item was circulated after the despatch of the summons with the approval of the Chair as at the time of the despatch the Executive Board of the 4th September 2019 had not met  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

LATE ITEM - An update on Leeds City Council's preparations for the UKs exit from the European Union a referral from the Executive Board meeting on the 4th September 2019. pdf icon PDF 290 KB

A late item for consideration at Council following a referral from the Executive Board meeting on the 4th September 2019.

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Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report referred by Executive Board on the 4th September 2019 updating Members on the preparations that Leeds City Council has been making for the UK’s exit from the European Union, due to take place on 31 October 2019. In March 2019 Executive Board approved the Council’s strategic response plan for Brexit and the paper provided an update on key developments as part of the ongoing review and implementation of that plan.

 

The report also described ongoing work to understand the potential impact of Brexit on the Leeds economy and the implementation of support for EU citizens in Leeds to access the EU Settlement Scheme, the report was moved by Councillor Blake and seconded by Councillor Lewis.

 

This item was circulated after the despatch of the summons with the approval of the Chair as at the time of the despatch the Executive Board of the 4th September 2019 had not met and considered the item.

 

RESOLVED – To note the current position with regard to Leeds City Council's preparations for the UKs exit from the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41.

Recommendations of the General Purposes Committee - Establishing a North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor setting out recommendations from the General Purposes Committee on 30th August 2019 to Full Council to

 

a)  appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) together with the authorities set out in paragraph 3.3 of the attached report.

b)  approve the terms of reference for the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) set out at Appendix 1.

c)  delegate relevant functions, as set out in Appendix 1, which shall be exercisable by the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services), subject to the terms and conditions specified. 

d)  to appoint the following members from the Council’s Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) as the Council representatives to serve on the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services):

  Councillor Helen Hayden and Councillor Graham Latty.

 

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Minutes:

 

  That the report of the City Solicitor putting forward recommendations from the General Purposes Committee that met on 30th August 2019, in relation to approving arrangements for establishing a North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee was moved by Councillor Blake, seconded by Councillor Dowson and

  RESOLVED -

a)  appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) together with the authorities set out in paragraph 3.3 of the attached report.

b)  approve the terms of reference for the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) set out at Appendix 1.

c)  delegate relevant functions, as set out in Appendix 1, which shall be exercisable by the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services), subject to the terms and conditions specified. 

d)  to appoint the following members from the Council’s Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) as the Council representatives to serve on the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services):

  Councillor Helen Hayden and Councillor Graham Latty.

 

42.

Report on Appointments pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on appointments.

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It was moved by Councillor Dowson, seconded by Councillor Scopes and

 

RESOLVED - That the report of the City Solicitor on appointments and the additional recommendation on the order paper be approved, namely that Councillor B Anderson replace Councillor Seary on North and East Plans Panel and Councillor Cunningham replace Councillor Tunnicliffe on Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources).

 

43.

Report on attendance at meetings pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on attendance at meetings.

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It was moved by Councillor Dowson, seconded by Councillor Scopes and

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the absence of Councillor Tunnicliffe and Councillor Field from meetings of the authority for a period of six months from the date of this meeting.

 

 

44.

Report on the Leeds Award pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor in respect of the outcome of a meeting of the Leeds Award Panel.

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It was moved by Councillor Dowson, seconded by Councillor Scopes and

 

RESOLVED – That the recommendations of the Leeds Award Panel to nominate Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Barbara Taylor Bradford to receive the Leeds Award, as presented by the report of the City Solicitor, be approved.

 

 

 

45.

Report on Leeds Community Committees Annual Report 2018 to 2019 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment bringing the Community Committees’ Annual Report to the attention of council.

 

It looks at progress made over the last twelve months, outlines the changes which have taken place during 2018 to 2019 and gives examples of some of the work the community committees have carried out within their communities to improve the lives of local people and to engage locally with young people.

 

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It was moved by Councillor Coupar, seconded by Councillor Dowson and

 

RESOLVED – That the report of the Director of Communities and Environment presenting to Council the Community Committees’ Annual report for 2018/19 be received and that the work now being progressed to further improve the effectiveness, community engagement role and improvement work of Community Committees be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46.

Executive Questions

To deal with executive questions in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.

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Q1  Councillor Wadsworth to the Executive Member (Environment and Active Lifestyles):-

 

Would the Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles like to take this opportunity to apologise to residents across the city who did not have their bins collected over the summer months due to numerous route failures?

 

The Executive Member (Environment and Active Lifestyles) replied.

 

Q2  Councillor Golton to the Executive Member (Communities):-

 

Can the Executive Member for Communities confirm whether she believes Airey Homes are a social and architectural legacy worth preserving, or outdated, defective constructions unworthy of investment?

 

The Executive Member (Communities) replied.

 

Q3  Councillor Jenkins to the Executive Member (Resources):-

 

Please can the Executive Member comment on the Chancellor’s recent budget statement?

 

The Executive Member (Resources) replied.

 

Q4  Councillor Finnigan to the Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development):-

Does the Leader of Council agree with me that following the granting of planning permission for over 2000 new homes on Morley greenfield sites that Morley needs a new primary school to provide additional school places?

The Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development) replied.

 

Q5  Councillor Akhtar to the Executive Member (Learning, Skills and Employment):-

 

Please could the Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment update Council on the Year of Reading?

 

The Executive Member (Learning, Skills and Employment) replied.

 

Q6  Councillor J Taylor to the Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development):-

 

Does the Executive Board Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development agree with me that the recently concluded Selective Review of the Core Strategy should have included a review of Spatial Policy 12 Managing the Growth of Leeds Bradford International Airport?

 

The Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development) replied.

 

Q7  Councillor Bentley to the Executive Member (Environment and Active Lifestyles):-

 

Would the Executive Member please tell Council how much income has been generated, and costs incurred, over the past two years from the use of Beckett Park as a car park for spectators at Headingley Stadium?

 

The Executive Member ((Environment and Active Lifestyles)) replied.

 

Q8  Councillor Brooks to the Executive Member (Health, Wellbeing and Adults):-

 

Can the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults comment on the Chancellor’s recent announcement on the outcome of the Spending Review, specifically in relation to adult social care?

 

The Executive Member (Health, Wellbeing and Adults) replied.

 

At the conclusion of question time, the following questions remained unanswered and it was noted that, under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 11.6, written answers would be sent to each Member of Council:-

 

Q9  Councillor A Blackburn to the Executive Member (Environment and Active Lifestyles).

 

Q10  Councillor Hamilton to the Executive Member (Communities).

 

Q11  Councillor Robinson to the Executive Member (Communities).

 

Q12  Councillor Campbell to the Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development).

 

Q13  Councillor Garthwaite to the Executive Member (Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development).

 

Q14  Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Executive Board pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To receive the minutes in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2(i).

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It was moved by Councillor Blake, seconded by Councillor Dowson that the minutes be received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2(i).

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes be received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2(i).

 

Council Procedure Rule 4, providing for the winding up of business, was applied prior to all notified comments on the minutes having been debated.

 

 

At the conclusion of this item Council adjourned from 16.30 to 17.00

48.

Report on Devolution pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive updating Members on

matters relating to the progress of Devolution and matters regarding the Leeds City Region LEP and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  

 

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It was moved by Councillor Blake, seconded by Councillor J Lewis and

 

 

 

RESOLVED – That the report of the Chief Executive updating Members on matters in respect of devolution be received.

49.

White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Wadsworth) - Waste Strategy pdf icon PDF 182 KB

This Council believes that the people of Leeds deserve a truly ambitious waste strategy that delivers against their increased desire to recycle and fully contributes to tackling the recently declared Climate Emergency.

 

Council notes with disappointment the July Executive Board report ‘A Waste Strategy for the City of Leeds’ that entirely fails to deliver against these objectives or set out a strategy that will improve the services available to Leeds residents. Council is also concerned by the breakdown of the refuse collection service over the summer months, inconveniencing residents in a number of areas across the city.

 

This Council therefore calls for an urgent report to Executive Board that responds to the problems with refuse collection experienced over the summer, and calls on the administration to bring forward a Waste Strategy for Leeds that takes a lead on this agenda, delivering the enhanced collection services that residents want and deserve.

 

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Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Wadsworth, seconded by Councillor B Anderson that  this Council believes that the people of Leeds deserve a truly ambitious waste strategy that delivers against their increased desire to recycle and fully contributes to tackling the recently declared Climate Emergency.

 

Council notes with disappointment the July Executive Board report ‘A Waste Strategy for the City of Leeds’ that entirely fails to deliver against these objectives or set out a strategy that will improve the services available to Leeds residents. Council is also concerned by the breakdown of the refuse collection service over the summer months, inconveniencing residents in a number of areas across the city.

 

This Council therefore calls for an urgent report to Executive Board that responds to the problems with refuse collection experienced over the summer, and calls on the administration to bring forward a Waste Strategy for Leeds that takes a lead on this agenda, delivering the enhanced collection services that residents want and deserve.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor J Bentley, seconded by Councillor Campbell

 

Delete the entire third paragraph and replace it with the following:

 

“This Council therefore calls for a report to the October Executive Board that responds to the problems with refuse collection experienced over the summer, includes an action plan for the delivery of the route rationalisation programme together with budgeted cost savings, and calls on the administration to bring forward a Waste Strategy for Leeds that takes a lead on this agenda, delivering the enhanced collection services that residents want and deserve.”

 

The White Paper would then read:

 

“This Council believes that the people of Leeds deserve a truly ambitious waste strategy that delivers against their increased desire to recycle and fully contributes to tackling the recently declared Climate Emergency.

 

Council notes with disappointment the July Executive Board report ‘A Waste Strategy for the City of Leeds’ that entirely fails to deliver against these objectives or set out a strategy that will improve the services available to Leeds residents.  Council is also concerned by the breakdown of the refuse collection service over the summer months, inconveniencing residents in a number of areas across the city.

 

This Council therefore calls for a report to the October Executive Board that responds to the problems with refuse collection experienced over the summer, includes an action plan for the delivery of the route rationalisation programme together with budgeted cost savings, and calls on the administration to bring forward a Waste Strategy for Leeds that takes a lead on this agenda, delivering the enhanced collection services that residents want and deserve.”

 

A second amendment was moved by Councillor Rafique, seconded by Councillor Lewis

 

Delete all after “This Council” and replace with:

 

“…… notes that under this Labour Administration the percentage of domestic waste sent to landfill in Leeds has reduced to less than 3% in 2019. Council notes that despite huge cuts to its budget by Conservative and Liberal Democrat led Governments, Leeds is one of the last remaining  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Golton) - Tree Planting pdf icon PDF 184 KB

This Council notes that it declared a Climate Change Emergency this year with a commitment to make the City of Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

 

This Council also notes the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which calls for doubling the current number of trees planted annually in the UK in order to achieve the Government’s target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

 

The desire for carbon offsetting will also see further demand for tree planting and maintenance.

 

This Council therefore regrets the current under-resourced state of the Council’s tree management section, which is unable to respond to current demand, let alone deliver a future Leeds Treecover Revolution.

 

Council therefore calls upon the Executive Member(s) responsible for Climate Change and the Environment to commission a report to be published by December this year to identify the land, resources and training needed to respond to deliver our City’s target for achieving sufficient Treecover to deliver a carbon neutral city by 2030.

 

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It was moved by Councillor Golton, seconded by Councillor J Bentley that this Council notes that it declared a Climate Change Emergency this year with a commitment to make the City of Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

 

This Council also notes the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which calls for doubling the current number of trees planted annually in the UK in order to achieve the Government’s target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

 

The desire for carbon offsetting will also see further demand for tree planting and maintenance.

 

This Council therefore regrets the current under-resourced state of the Council’s tree management section, which is unable to respond to current demand, let alone deliver a future Leeds Treecover Revolution.

 

Council therefore calls upon the Executive Member(s) responsible for Climate Change and the Environment to commission a report to be published by December this year to identify the land, resources and training needed to respond to deliver our City’s target for achieving sufficient Treecover to deliver a carbon neutral city by 2030.”

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Robinson, seconded by Councillor Buckley;

 

In Paragraph 5 of the motion insert the following wording:

 

to establish a “20 for 1” initiative, where the Council plants 20 trees for every 1 tree that is lost and’

 

Motion will read:

 

“This Council notes that it declared a Climate Change Emergency this year with a commitment to make the City of Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

 

This Council also notes the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which calls for doubling the current number of trees planted annually in the UK in order to achieve the Government’s target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

 

The desire for carbon offsetting will also see further demand for tree planting and maintenance.

 

This Council therefore regrets the current under-resourced state of the Council’s tree management section, which is unable to respond to current demand, let alone deliver a future Leeds Treecover Revolution.

 

Council therefore calls upon the Executive Member(s) responsible for Climate Change and the Environment to establish a “20 for 1” initiative, where the Council plants 20 trees for every 1 tree that is lost and to commission a report to be published by December this year to identify the land, resources and training needed to respond to deliver our City’s target for achieving sufficient Treecover to deliver a carbon neutral city by 2030.”

 

 A second amendment was moved by Councillor Mulherin, seconded by Councillor Rafique

 

Remove all after “tree planting and maintenance” and replace with:

 

“This Council notes it has planted over 80,000 trees in the last 5 years with plans to plant millions more by 2030. Council is working with the University of Leeds to survey and better understand canopy coverage in the city and identify how best to expand it to meet our targets. Council is also in conversations with the Woodland Trust around securing funding for schools to carry out tree planting, so a new tree is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Charlwood) - Active Travel pdf icon PDF 261 KB

This Council is honoured that double Olympic Gold medal winner Alistair Brownlee MBE has become Leeds’ first Active Travel Ambassador.

 

Council recognises the huge benefits Active Travel can bring to Leeds in terms of tackling climate change and improving public health, particularly for young people at risk of obesity.  Council commends the recent exemplary work by teams in Children’s Services and Public Health to help Leeds become the first UK city to successfully reduce rates of childhood obesity. 

 

Council welcomes recent local and national investment in infrastructure to support Active Travel measures in Leeds, including investment towards the ambition to expand the city’s cycle network from 107 miles to over 500 miles. Council also welcomes the support given to this by a range of outside organisation, including volunteers. Council calls for this approach to continue and urges the Government to provide further funding to help more people in Leeds incorporate walking and cycling as part of their day-to-day journeys.

 

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Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Charlwood, seconded by Councillor Groves that 

this Council is honoured that double Olympic Gold medal winner Alistair Brownlee MBE has become Leeds’ first Active Travel Ambassador.

 

Council recognises the huge benefits Active Travel can bring to Leeds in terms of tackling climate change and improving public health, particularly for young people at risk of obesity.  Council commends the recent exemplary work by teams in Children’s Services and Public Health to help Leeds become the first UK city to successfully reduce rates of childhood obesity. 

 

Council welcomes recent local and national investment in infrastructure to support Active Travel measures in Leeds, including investment towards the ambition to expand the city’s cycle network from 107 miles to over 500 miles. Council also welcomes the support given to this by a range of outside organisation, including volunteers. Council calls for this approach to continue and urges the Government to provide further funding to help more people in Leeds incorporate walking and cycling as part of their day-to-day journeys.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Forsaith, seconded by Councillor D Blackburn;

 

 Add a fourth paragraph:

 

Council also notes the low air quality in many parts of Leeds, caused directly by emissions from vehicles and the particular impact that this has on the health of children.  In view of Leeds being a Child Friendly City, and having declared a Climate Emergency in March 2019, Council commits to do everything within its power to encourage and enable Active Travel for children and young people travelling to and from their schools and colleges.

 

A second amendment was moved by Councillor Buckley, seconded by Councillor B Anderson;

 

Delete all after ‘approach to continue’ and replace with:

 

‘,whilst also recognising the need to invest in the upkeep and improvement of the city’s roads and footpaths, and welcomes the commitment made nationally to invest over £61bn in transport infrastructure up to 2021 and to Leeds through the £173.5m made available following the collapse of NGT.

 

Council commits to working with the Government to ensure further funding is delivered to help more people in Leeds incorporate walking and cycling as part of their day-to-day journeys.’

 

Motion will read:

 

This Council is honoured that double Olympic Gold medal winner Alistair Brownlee MBE has become Leeds’ first Active Travel Ambassador.

 

Council recognises the huge benefits Active Travel can bring to Leeds in terms of tackling climate change and improving public health, particularly for young people at risk of obesity.  Council commends the recent exemplary work by teams in Children’s Services and Public Health to help Leeds become the first UK city to successfully reduce rates of childhood obesity. 

 

Council welcomes recent local and national investment in infrastructure to support Active Travel measures in Leeds, including investment towards the ambition to expand the city’s cycle network from 107 miles to over 500 miles. Council also welcomes the support given to this by a range of outside organisation, including volunteers. Council calls for this approach to continue, whilst also  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Procedural Motion

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It was moved by Councillor Dowson, seconded by Councillor Scopes and

 

RESOLVED – That under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule(CPR) 22.1 (Suspension of CPRs), that CPR 12 (Motions on Notice) (White Paper Motions) and 13.1 (Motions and Amendments) be suspended to allow the introduction of a ‘not for debate’ White Paper on Kashmir in the name of Councillor Blake and any associated amendment(s).

 

 

 

53.

Not for Debate White Paper - Kashmir pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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It was moved by Councillor Blake, seconded by Councillor Coupar that this council shares the concern of many Leeds residents about the current situation in Kashmir, including Leeds residents who have family and friends in the region.

 

This Council calls on the British Government to work with the United Nations to ask the Indian Government to reverse the revocation of article 370 sand 35a and to find a permanent political solution that includes self-determination for the people of Kashmir.

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Lamb, seconded by Councillor Campbell;

 

Delete all after ‘Council calls on the’ and replace with:

 

“United Nations to work with all parties to find a mutually agreeable solution to this issue.”

 

Motion will read:

 

This council shares the concern of many Leeds residents about the current situation in Kashmir, including Leeds residents who have family and friends in the region.

 

This Council calls on the United Nations to work with all parties to find a mutually agreeable solution to this issue.

 

The amendment in the name of Councillor Lamb was declared lost and upon being put to the vote it was;

 

RESOLVED - That this council shares the concern of many Leeds residents about the current situation in Kashmir, including Leeds residents who have family and friends in the region.

 

This Council calls on the British Government to work with the United Nations to ask the Indian Government to reverse the revocation of article 370 sand 35a and to find a permanent political solution that includes self-determination for the people of Kashmir.

 

 

On the requisition of Councillors Dowson and Lewis the voting on the amendment in the name of Councillor Lamb was recorded as follows;

 

YES – 29

 

B Anderson, C Anderson, Buckley, Campbell, Amanda Carter, Chapman, Cohen, Collins, Downes, Elliott, Firth, Flynn, Golton, Hall, Harrand, Harrington, Hutchison, Kidger, Lamb, G Latty, P Latty, Lay, Robinson, Seary, Shemilt, Smith, Stephenson, Taylor and Wadsworth.

 

 

NO – 54

 

Akhtar, Almas, Arif, Bithell, Blake, Brooks, Carlill, Charlwood, Coupar, Cunningham, Dawson, Dowson,  Drinkwater, Dye, Gabriel, Garner, Garthwaite, Goddard, P Grahame, R Grahame, Groves, C Gruen, P Gruen, Hamilton, Harland, Hayden, Heselwood, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jenkins, Khan, Knight, Lennox, J Lewis, Maqsood, Marshall Katung, McKenna, Midgley, Mulherin,  Nash, Pryor, Rafique, Ragan, Renshaw, Ritchie, Scopes, Shahzad, Sharpe, Smart, Truswell, Venner, Walshaw, Wenham and Wray.

 

ABSTAIN - 3

 

A Blackburn, D Blackburn, Forsaith.

 

On the requisition of Councillors Dowson and Lewis the voting on the motion in the name of Councillor Blake was recorded as follows;

 

YES – 60

 

Akhtar, Almas, Arif, Bithell, A Blackburn, D Blackburn, Blake, Brooks, Carlill, Charlwood, Coupar, Cunningham, Dawson, Dowson,  Drinkwater, Dye, Elliott, Forsaith, Gabriel, Garner, Garthwaite, Goddard, P Grahame, R Grahame, Groves, C Gruen, P Gruen, Hamilton, Harland, Hayden, Heselwood, Hutchison Illingworth, Iqbal, Jenkins, Kidger, Khan, Knight, Lennox, J Lewis, Maqsood, Marshall Katung, McKenna, Midgley, Mulherin, Nash, Pryor, Rafique, Ragan, Renshaw, Ritchie, Scopes, Shahzad, Sharpe, Smart, Truswell, Venner, Walshaw, Wenham and Wray.

 

NO – 0

 

ABSTAIN - 0