The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought authority to progress the detailed design and implementation of an automated vehicle access system to manage and control vehicular access within the pedestrianised core of Leeds city centre, together with an injection of £1,400,000 into the 2017/18 Capital Programme necessary to develop the scheme. In addition, the report also sought authority to progress the more detailed investigation and option appraisal for four measures at four other locations in the city centre where access by vehicles is prohibited or restricted.
(a) That the injection and expenditure of £1,400,000 into the 2017/18 Capital Budget be approved.
(b) That the detailed design and implementation of an automated vehicle access system to control vehicle access within the central pedestrianised core of Leeds city centre, be authorised.
(c) That the detailed evaluation of a manually operated access control system at four other key locations within the city centre, as identified in section 3.4.6 of the submitted report, where vehicle access is restricted, be authorised.
(d) That approval be given for the invitation of tenders, and that subject to the tender sums being within the tendered budget, agreement be given to approve and authorise the award of the Contract to undertake the construction of the scheme;
(e) That the Director of City Development be instructed to expedite the implementation of all reasonable measures in the most timely manner as possible, and that the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development in order to approve, consult and implement such measures as should be identified at the four key locations identified in section 3.4.6 of the submitted report;
(f) That it be noted that the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.