Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Governance & Scrutiny Support Unit 

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Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 11th September 2019.

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members


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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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To receive deputations in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.

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Report - Plans Panels Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer presenting to Council the 2018-19 Plans Panels annual report.


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Executive Questions

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

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Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Executive Board pdf icon PDF 257 KB

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

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Report on Devolution pdf icon PDF 377 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive updating Members on matters related to the progress of Devolution and matters regarding the Leeds City Region LEP and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Andrew Carter) - Temple Newsam Golf pdf icon PDF 182 KB

This Council is concerned at the administration’s proposals to close Temple Newsam golf course.


Temple Newsam and its wider estate is a key asset for the city. Council is disappointed at the limited scope of the report considered by the Executive Board in October containing, as it did, only one option in relation to the development of facilities at Temple Newsam. Council is also concerned that the final decision on this important issue would have been left to council officers, via delegated decision, had it not been for the intervention of the Leader of the Opposition.


Council notes reports from golf club members that all but essential maintenance works on the golf courses have ceased. Council believes that this seriously undermines the consultation process as it suggests that a decision has already been taken about the future of golf at Temple Newsam.


This Council believes that that there is sufficient scope for both golf and other facilities, including cycling, to be developed at Temple Newsam and calls for the proposals to close the golf facilities to be reversed with immediate effect.


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White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Finnigan) - West Yorkshire Police pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This Council believes West Yorkshire Police must enforce the law without fear or favour. This Council agrees to write to the Chief Constable to confirm this is the view of Leeds City Council.


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White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Lewis) - Public Works Loan Board pdf icon PDF 183 KB

This Council is concerned by the Government’s recent decision to restrict council investment in desperately needed new affordable housing, infrastructure, schools and regeneration schemes in Leeds by increasing the interest rate for borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board.


Council is particularly concerned the Government took this decision without any warning and without consultation. Council believes this is symbolic of a national administration that has no concern for good financial planning among councils, as evidenced by its continuing failure to provide certainty of long term funding for councils.


Council therefore calls on the Government elected on 12th December to provide long term, sustainable funding for councils. 


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