Agenda and draft minutes

Executive Board
Thursday, 16th May, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services 

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Items
No. Item

203.

Substitute Members

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Under the provisions of Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 3.1.6, Councillor Lamb was invited to attend the meeting on behalf of Councillor Andrew Carter, and Councillor Iqbal was invited to attend the meeting on behalf of Councillor Coupar. Both Councillors Carter and Coupar had submitted their apologies for absence from the meeting.

 

 

204.

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.

 

 

 

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Minutes:

There was no information designated as exempt from publication or confidential considered at this meeting.

205.

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)

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Minutes:

There was no late items of business considered at this meeting.

206.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

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Minutes:

There were no Disclosable Pecuniary Interests declared during the meeting.

REGENERATION, TRANSPORT AND PLANNING

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207.

Core Strategy Selective Review: Consultation on Main Modifications pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development  which seeks approval to undertake a 6 week consultation exercise regarding the Inspector’s recommended proposed ‘Main Modifications’ to the Core Strategy Selective Review, which is proposed to commence on 17th May 2019 and conclude on 28th June 2019.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 17, 27th June 2018, the Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an update on the current position regarding the Core Strategy Selective Review (CSSR), presented details of the Inspector’s recommended proposed ‘Main Modifications’ to the CSSR and which sought approval to undertake a 6 week consultation exercise on such ‘Main Modifications’, which is proposed to commence on 17th May 2019 and conclude on 28th June 2019.

 

Councillor P Gruen, in his position as Chair of Development Plan Panel (DPP), attended the meeting. As part of his introduction, Councillor Gruen provided an update on the CSSR approval process to date and emphasised the need for it to continue without delay and for the Council to be in a position to formally adopt the CSSR at the earliest opportunity.

 

Also, it was noted that DPP had considered this matter on 15th May 2019 and was in unanimous agreement with the contents of the report, the schedule of the Inspector’s proposed Main Modifications and the related Sustainability Appraisal as submitted to the Panel. As such, Councillor Gruen confirmed that DPP had endorsed the recommendation, that Executive Board approve such documents for the purposes of them being the subject of a 6 week public consultation exercise. 

 

In considering this matter, Members reiterated the need for the CSSR to progress without delay and supported the recommendation to approve the associated public consultation exercise, given that this was the required next stage in that process.  It was also noted that further Member comment regarding the Council’s housing land supply position was intended to be made at the appropriate time, given that the related Housing Requirement Policy was not changed by the Inspector’s proposed Main Modifications being considered at this meeting.

 

Members also noted the national discussion taking place, and the need for the Council to continue take a cross-party approach, where appropriate, when looking to make related representations to Government in order to secure the best development and protection for the city.

 

The importance of the Climate Change agenda was highlighted, following the Council’s recent declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’, and how such matters needed to be at the forefront of considerations as part of the Council’s strategic planning process.

 

In conclusion, on behalf of the Board the Chair extended her thanks to officers for their significant efforts in getting the CSSR to this advanced position.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the Inspector’s Schedule of proposed Main Modifications, as detailed at Appendix 1 of the submitted report, together with the Sustainability Appraisal of the Main Modifications, as detailed at Appendix 2 of the submitted report, to be the subject of a 6 week period of public consultation.

 

(The matters referred to within this minute, given that they were decisions being made in accordance with the Budget & Policy Framework Procedure Rules, were not eligible for Call In, as Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 5.1.2 states that the power to Call In decisions does  ...  view the full minutes text for item 207.

DATE OF PUBLICATION:   MONDAY, 20TH MAY 2019

 

LAST DATE FOR CALL IN

OF ELIGIBLE DECISIONS:  NOT APPLICABLE