Agenda

Executive Board - Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services 

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Items
No. Item

1.

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)

 

2.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, 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 the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED –  That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as exempt  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.

 

 

 

3.

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)

4.

Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21st July 2021.

 

COMMUNITIES

6.

Leeds City Listening Project - Update 2021 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities, Housing and Environment that provides an update on the 2020 Leeds City Listening project. In April 2019 the Council was successful in its bid for funding for the Leeds City Listening Project. The City Listening programme of work targeted marginalised women in communities who face multiple barriers to achieving their potential, particularly those who are likely to live in poverty, suffer from inequality and who are the furthest away from mainstream involvement and engagement.

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ECONOMY, CULTURE AND EDUCATION

7.

Future trends and opportunities in our city and local centres pdf icon PDF 577 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing an update on the work that has been undertaken in relation to the future of Leeds’ city and local centres and which seeks approval of a number of recommendations in order to progress the next steps.

 

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8.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report on the decision relating to Summer Born school admission pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families responding to a recent Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report.

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9.

Outcome of statutory notice on a proposal to permanently increase learning places at St Edward's Catholic Primary School from September 2022 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families that contains details of a proposal brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure a sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report details a proposal to expand St Edward’s Catholic Primary School to permanently increase the number of places offered at the school in Reception from 20 to 30 places from September 2022 and which seeks a final decision in respect of this proposal. 

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10.

Outcome of statutory notice on a proposal to permanently increase learning places at Allerton High School from September 2022 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children and Families that contains details of a proposal brought forward to meet the local authority’s duty to ensure a sufficiency of school places. Specifically, this report details a proposal to permanently expand secondary provision at Allerton High School from a capacity of 1100 to 1400 pupils by increasing the admission number in Year 7 from 220 to 280 with effect from September 2022 and which seeks a final decision in respect of this proposal.

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LEADER’S PORTFOLIO

11.

Update on Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic – Response and Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 483 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive providing details of activity across the multi-agency partnership on the Covid-19 response and recovery since the last Executive Board meeting  on 21 July 2021.

 

 

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RESOURCES

12.

West Yorkshire Pension Fund - Divestment from Fossil Fuels pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources which presents for the Board’s consideration the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee’s recommendation to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund for the divestment from fossil fuels.

 

 

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13.

Gambling Act 2005 - Public Consultation on Policy pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities, Housing and Environment that advises Executive Board that the triennial review of the Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Policy is underway with the public consultation having taken place and which seeks the Board’s approval to refer the matter to the relevant Scrutiny Board in accordance with the Budgetary and Policy Framework Procedure Rules.

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14.

Taxi and private hire licensing - Proposed new criterion in Suitability (Convictions) Policy pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities, Housing and Environment which seeks agreement to undertake consultation upon proposed new criterion for Leeds’ Suitability (Convictions) Policy, which sets out the basis for assessing whether a driver is a ‘fit and proper person’ to hold a licence.

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15.

Revenue Savings Proposals for 2022/23 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 925 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which outlines details of proposed savings over the next three years to meet the financial challenge which continues to be faced by the Council. The proposals are categorised as either ‘Business as Usual’ or ‘Service Reviews’.  

 

16.

The Medium Term Financial Strategy 2022/23 - 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which provides an update on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2022/23 to 2026/27. The report highlights that the strategy aims to deliver a robust and sustainable approach towards establishing and maintaining a stable and prudent financial basis upon which the Council’s services are delivered.

 

 

17.

Financial Health Monitoring 2021/22 – Month 4 (July) pdf icon PDF 988 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer (Financial Services) which provides an update on the financial health of the Authority in respect of both the General Fund revenue budget and the Housing Revenue Account, as at month 4 (July) of the financial year.