General Purposes Committee - Friday, 2nd July, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

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No. Item


Appeals against refusal of inspection of documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 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 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received 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:-



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 and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2000 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19-20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2021.


Proposal to Amend the Schedule of Sites Governed by The Council's Byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development that advises of the outcome of public consultations and the outcome of an application by the Council to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to amend the Council’s byelaws and to make a recommendation to approve the amendments detailed in respect of nine Council owned properties subject ratification, as required in law by the Full Council. 

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Changes to Council Functions following Directorate Changes pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor that seeks approval of amendments to the Constitution to transfer responsibility for the regulatory functions in respect of caravan sites to the Director of Communities, Housing and Environment from the Director of Resources in line with recent organisational changes.

Additional documents:


Local Authority Meetings pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor that provides and update on the position in respect to formal meetings of Committees, Boards and Panels of the authority following the curtailment of Regulations to permit Remote meetings.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held Friday 3rd September at 11.00 a.m.

Committee Meetings - Do's & Don'ts pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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 named 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.