Scrutiny Board (Environment, Housing and Communities) - Thursday, 21st October, 2021 10.30 am

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

Contact: Becky Atherton (0113 37 88642)  Email:

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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 - 23 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2021.


Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime pdf icon PDF 418 KB

To note, in the context of the scheduled discussion with the Deputy mayor for Policing and Crime, the report from the Head of Democratic Services, which provides initial background information regarding the transfer of PCC functions to the West Yorkshire Mayor and Crime and the ongoing development of a West Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan.


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Housing Activity Update pdf icon PDF 439 KB

To receive an update from the Chief Office for Housing in relation to housing activity during quarter 1 of 2021/22.

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Capital Programme Investment to Improve Energy Efficiency in Council Housing Stock pdf icon PDF 648 KB

To receive an update from the Head of Strategy and Investment in relation to capital investment to improve energy efficiency in Council Housing Stock.


Reducing Carbon Emissions Across the Council Estate pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To receive an update from the Chief Office for Sustainable Energy and Air Quality on progress with measures intended to reduce carbon emissions across the Council’s estate.


Tackling Anti-Social Use of Fireworks: Inquiry Response pdf icon PDF 444 KB

To receive written advice from the Chief Officer Safer Leeds in response to the Board’s 2021 inquiry into the anti-social use of fireworks.

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Safer, Stronger Communities Leeds Plan 2021-24 pdf icon PDF 419 KB

In line with the Council’s Budget and Policy Framework the Board is asked to note the final version of the Safer, Strong Communities Leeds Plan 2021-24 following formal consultation and ahead of consideration by the Executive Board.

To note: The Board previously publicly expressed its support for the plan as part of the formal consultation process.

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Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 411 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2021/22 municipal year.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

A consultative meeting of the Scrutiny Board will take place remotely on 25 November 2021 at 10.30am. A pre-meeting will take place at 10.00am for all Board members.