Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson, Governance & Scrutiny Support Unit 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 10th July 2019.

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2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members

 

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3.

Communications

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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4.

Deputations

To receive deputations in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.

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5.

Recommendations of the Executive Board - Adoption of the Core Strategy Selective Review pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider the report of the Director of City Development setting out recommendations from the Executive Board on 4th September 2019 to Full Council in respect of the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review.

 

(Report to follow)

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Recommendations of the General Purposes Committee - Establishing a North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor setting out recommendations from the General Purposes Committee on 30th August 2019 to Full Council to

 

a)  appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) together with the authorities set out in paragraph 3.3 of the attached report.

b)  approve the terms of reference for the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) set out at Appendix 1.

c)  delegate relevant functions, as set out in Appendix 1, which shall be exercisable by the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services), subject to the terms and conditions specified. 

d)  to appoint the following members from the Council’s Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) as the Council representatives to serve on the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services):

  Councillor Helen Hayden and Councillor Graham Latty.

 

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Report on Appointments pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on appointments.

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8.

Report on attendance at meetings pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor on attendance at meetings.

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9.

Report on the Leeds Award pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor in respect of the outcome of a meeting of the Leeds Award Panel.

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10.

Report on Leeds Community Committees Annual Report 2018 to 2019 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Communities and Environment bringing the Community Committees’ Annual Report to the attention of council.

 

It looks at progress made over the last twelve months, outlines the changes which have taken place during 2018 to 2019 and gives examples of some of the work the community committees have carried out within their communities to improve the lives of local people and to engage locally with young people.

 

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11.

Executive Questions

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

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12.

Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Executive Board pdf icon PDF 5 KB

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

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13.

Report on Devolution pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive updating Members on

matters relating to the progress of Devolution and matters regarding the Leeds City Region LEP and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  

 

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14.

White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Wadsworth) - Waste Strategy pdf icon PDF 182 KB

This Council believes that the people of Leeds deserve a truly ambitious waste strategy that delivers against their increased desire to recycle and fully contributes to tackling the recently declared Climate Emergency.

 

Council notes with disappointment the July Executive Board report ‘A Waste Strategy for the City of Leeds’ that entirely fails to deliver against these objectives or set out a strategy that will improve the services available to Leeds residents. Council is also concerned by the breakdown of the refuse collection service over the summer months, inconveniencing residents in a number of areas across the city.

 

This Council therefore calls for an urgent report to Executive Board that responds to the problems with refuse collection experienced over the summer, and calls on the administration to bring forward a Waste Strategy for Leeds that takes a lead on this agenda, delivering the enhanced collection services that residents want and deserve.

 

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White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Golton) - Tree Planting pdf icon PDF 184 KB

This Council notes that it declared a Climate Change Emergency this year with a commitment to make the City of Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

 

This Council also notes the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which calls for doubling the current number of trees planted annually in the UK in order to achieve the Government’s target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

 

The desire for carbon offsetting will also see further demand for tree planting and maintenance.

 

This Council therefore regrets the current under-resourced state of the Council’s tree management section, which is unable to respond to current demand, let alone deliver a future Leeds Treecover Revolution.

 

Council therefore calls upon the Executive Member(s) responsible for Climate Change and the Environment to commission a report to be published by December this year to identify the land, resources and training needed to respond to deliver our City’s target for achieving sufficient Treecover to deliver a carbon neutral city by 2030.

 

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White Paper Motion (in the name of Councillor Charlwood) - Active Travel pdf icon PDF 261 KB

This Council is honoured that double Olympic Gold medal winner Alistair Brownlee MBE has become Leeds’ first Active Travel Ambassador.

 

Council recognises the huge benefits Active Travel can bring to Leeds in terms of tackling climate change and improving public health, particularly for young people at risk of obesity.  Council commends the recent exemplary work by teams in Children’s Services and Public Health to help Leeds become the first UK city to successfully reduce rates of childhood obesity. 

 

Council welcomes recent local and national investment in infrastructure to support Active Travel measures in Leeds, including investment towards the ambition to expand the city’s cycle network from 107 miles to over 500 miles. Council also welcomes the support given to this by a range of outside organisation, including volunteers. Council calls for this approach to continue and urges the Government to provide further funding to help more people in Leeds incorporate walking and cycling as part of their day-to-day journeys.

 

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LATE ITEM - An update on Leeds City Council's preparations for the UKs exit from the European Union a referral from the Executive Board meeting on the 4th September 2019. pdf icon PDF 290 KB

A late item for consideration at Council following a referral from the Executive Board meeting on the 4th September 2019.

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18.

Not for Debate White Paper - Kashmir pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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