To consider the report of the Director of City Development; Director of Children and Families; Director of Communities and Environment; and the Chief Executive, which presents a summary of the Best Council Plan (BCP) performance data for Quarter 2, 2018/19 in relation to progress against the delivery of the ambitions, outcomes and priorities contained within the BCP 2018–21.
The report of the Director of City Development, Director of Children and Families; Director of Communities and Environment and the Chief Executive provided a performance summary for quarter 2.
In attendance at the meeting were:
Members were provided with information in relation to performance in the second quarter with key areas as follows:
· Increase in private sector employment in Leeds;
· Productivity forecast indicates that there will be an increase of 4% in 2020 in GVA;
· Business start ups in Leeds were fewer than this point in time in the previous year. However it was noted that business start ups had fallen across England;
· Visitors to Leeds had increased;
· The percentage of Leeds working age population with a level 4 qualification continued to increase;
· Leeds had seen good growth of new homes with a resurgence of city centre living and use of brownfield sites. It was noted that there were a number of schemes currently under way;
· The number of affordable homes was on track for the year end target;
· The number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents had increased;
· Park and Ride schemes were proving to be successful. There are plans to extend the scheme to others areas and plans have been submitted for the extension of the Temple Green site;
· The flood alleviation scheme is moving forward.
The Board discussed the following points:
RESOLVED – The Scrutiny Board (Infrastructure, Investment and Inclusive Growth):
a) Noted the Best Council Plan Quarter 2 2018/19 performance information and to consider if they wish to undertake further scrutiny work to support improvement work in in any of these areas.
b) Noted the narrative updates provided on car parking and City Region functions and to consider if they wish to undertake further scrutiny work to support improvement work in either of these areas.
c) To receive the additional information requested.
d) Requested that the Chair write to HRMC on behalf of the Board to identify what action is being taken against employers paying less that the legal minimum living wage.
Cllr. Brook vacated the meeting for a short period at the end of the end returning to the meeting at 11:40