Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

15/10/2021 - To conduct a further competition under the ESPO 319_9 (Employee Benefits) Framework Lot 6 Car Leasing to select a ULEV lease car provider ref: 54560    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 15/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

To use the ESPO framework contract to select a provider for leasing ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) cars to LCC staff

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alex Watson


14/10/2021 - Request for authority to procure a counselling and therapy service for women in line with Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.6, subject to Schedule 7, Paragraph 27 of the Equality Act 2010. ref: 54559    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:



The Director of Adults and Health approved the request in line with CPR 3.1.6 for authority to procure a counselling and therapy service for women in Leeds, subject to Schedule 7, Paragraph 27 of the Equality Act 2010.
The Director of Adults and Health approved the award of a contract for five years with the option to extend for up to a further five years to the successful provider(s) following the procurement exercise, at a maximum cost of £1,290,060 for this period (£129,060 per annum).

This significant operation decision is an addendum to the original key decision taken in July 2021 and is to clarify that the request for authority to procure a service for women only is subject to Schedule 7, Paragraph 27 of the Equality Act 2010.

A brief statement of the reasons for the decision -

A request for authority to procure a counselling and therapy service for women is being put forward in this report. The Council already commissions this provision, and has done since 1983. In recent years, the existing provider WCTS has been commissioned to deliver the service via a number of short term interim contracts. A delegated decision was taken in 2019 to test the market in order to ensure the Council is achieving value for money. The commencement of the MSE was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but was eventually undertaken in early 2021. Five MSE responses were received which indicates that there is a potential market locally for this type of provision. PACS colleagues have therefore advised that a full market test through open procurement is now required.

A request to procure a women only service is being put forward subject to Schedule 7, Paragraph 27 of the Equality Act 2010 as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim (as detailed below):

27 Single-sex services

(1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to sex discrimination, by providing a service only to persons of one sex if—
(a) any of the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2) to (7) is satisfied, and
(b) the limited provision is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

(3) The condition is that—(b) the service would be insufficiently effective were it only to be provided jointly.

(5) The condition is that the service is provided at a place which is, or is part of—(b) another establishment for persons requiring special care, supervision or attention.

(6) The condition is that—(a) the service is provided for, or is likely to be used by, two or more persons at the same time, and (b) the circumstances are such that a person of one sex might reasonably object to the of a person of the opposite sex.


Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Hastwell


22/10/2021 - Seeking approval to procure a contract for sub-contractors to deliver housing painting and decorating works to occupied and unoccupied properties. ref: 54558    

Approval needed to undertake an external procurement to provide contractor resources to support the delivery of Housing Painting and Decorating works to occupied and unoccupied properties. The contract will be for an initial 4 years with the option to extend for a further 4 x 12 months periods. We will be looking to award the contract to up to 2 contractors

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 30/10/2021

Decision:

a) In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.7, the

Director of Resources approved the use of the below threshold restricted

procurement process via Constructionline as the procurement route to establish

contracts with up to 2 external contractors for the delivery of painting and

decorating to occupied and unoccupied housing properties.

 

b) The Director noted and approved that the tender will be evaluated using

the quality/price separated approach and it that the contract will run for 4 years

with the options to extend for 4 x 12 months, with a potential total contract value

of £960,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Craig Simpson


13/10/2021 - Changes to Provision of Swimming Lessons ref: 54557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Operations and Active Leeds approved:
a) Moving to 50 weeks a year of swimming lessons for children and adult
programmes.
b) Increasing the monthly cost of swimming lesson by direct debit, removing the need for a Leeds card and providing for the inclusion of public/family swimming in the swimming lesson direct debit membership
c) Changing the age of free swimming from under 5 to under 3 years old for anyone not on the existing swimming lesson programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steven Baker


13/10/2021 - Gym refurbishment and purchase of gym equipment for Pudsey Leisure Centre ref: 54556    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Operations and Active Leeds has given authority to inject and spend £149,917.20 in 2021/22 supported from prudential borrowing at a cost of £24k per annum over 7 years on gym equipment for Pudsey Leisure Centre.

Wards affected: Pudsey;

Lead officer: Catherine Fenton


13/10/2021 - Rough Sleeper Initiative Fund - targeted support for people who are rough sleeping and / or begging. Request for approval to provide funds to Barca-Leeds for 4 navigator posts, 1 trainee navigator post, and 1 team leader post. ref: 54555    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment approved use of Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) Rough Sleeping Initiative grant of £212,250, to Barca-Leeds to employ four Navigators, a trainee Navigator and a Team Leader. Responsibility for implementation of this decision is the Integrated Commissioning Team, Adults and Health.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susan Skinner


13/10/2021 - Seasonal Bedding and Floral Decorations ref: 54554    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Parks and Countryside agreed with the proposed changes to seasonal bedding displays and city centre floral decorations in response to climate change issues.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/10/2021 - Approval of the Chief Officer, Financial Services Sub-Delegation Scheme ref: 54553    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Financial Services approved the sub-delegation scheme set out at Appendix 1.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lindsay Dewar


12/10/2021 - Acquisition of Properties at Kingsdale Court, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 (ref u6GHKC) ref: 54551    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

Director of City Development has approved terms for the acquisition of property at Kingsdale Court, Leeds.

Director of Housing Communities & Environment has approved expenditure for the acquisition from the Housing Revenue Account and that the property be added to the Council’s social housing stock.

Wards affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft;

Lead officer: James Kilroy


12/10/2021 - Additional funding for Operation SPARC (Supporting Police Action to reduce Road Casualties) ref: 54550    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) approved the recommendation to extend funding for Operation SPARC using an additional £67,000 of funding. This funding is expected to cover the cost of deployments until summer 2022.
b) Operation SPARC will be implemented by West Yorkshire Police, with support from and monitoring by Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour team.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lynsey McGarvey


20/10/2021 - DN466502 Authority to undertake a procurement exercise in line with CPR 3.1.6 for the appointment of contractors to carry out Windows, Doors and Glazing to domestic properties and civic estates. ref: 54552    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To use Above Threshold Open tendering process as the procurement route to appoint contractors across 9 lots. The contract commencement will be approximately March 2022 for a duration of 4 years with an option to extend for a further 4 x 12 months.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 28/10/2021

Decision:

In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules 3.1.7, the Director of Resources approved the use of Above Threshold Open tendering process as the procurement route to appoint contractors across 9 lots. The contract commencement will be approximately March 2022 for a duration of 4 years with an option to extend for a further 4 x 12 months.

Lead officer: Craig Simpson


11/10/2021 - Bonfire and Firework Displays 2021 ref: 54549    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

To cancel annual bonfire and firework displays at Bramley Park, East End Park, Middleton Park, Roundhay Park, Springhead Park and Woodhouse Moor due to be held in November 2021.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


11/10/2021 - LEP Growth Service ERDF contract extension and Deed of Variation to Funding Agreement ref: 54548    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer for Culture and Economy has :
a) approved Leeds City Council’s match funding contribution of
£62,704 per annum (based on 2021/22 figures) for delivery of the
Leeds component of LEP Growth Service to March 2023. A total
of £125,408 over the period 2021-23. The Council’s match funding
contribution is in kind and comes from its contribution to existing
staff salaries and associated overheads.
b) authorised the signing of a Deed of Variation to the original
funding agreement between WYCA and LCC.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Baggaley


19/10/2021 - Acquisition of Mines & Minerals Interests in East Leeds ref: 54547    

Approval of the acquisition of mines & minerals interests from a third party in east Leeds. The total expenditure will be more than £500,000.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 27/10/2021

Decision:

The Director of City Development has given approval to acquire mines and minerals interests under Council owned land in East Leeds as set out in this report.

The Director of City Development has also given approval to the payment for the compulsory acquisition of land and property interests in relation to East Leeds Orbital Route as set out in this report.

Wards affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Harewood;

Lead officer: Mary Stockton


15/10/2021 - Decisions associated with providing school to school support through the Leeds Learning Partnership (LLP) for the period 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2026 ref: 54546    Recommendations Approved

Decisions include approval to receive traded income and reimburse schools and academies for time and expertise associated with providing school to school support through the Leading Learning Partnership (LLP).

Other decisions, which are not Key but will be included in the same decision report are approval to invoke Contract Procedure Rule 7.2 to procure services from Huntington Research School without competition; and approval to hire venues by way of Contract Procedure rule 7.2.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 23/10/2021

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families approved the following decisions associated with providing school to school support through the LLP for the period 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2026:

  receive traded income of £118,785 per annum for the 11-19 Learning Improvement Team to facilitate the network and reimburse schools and academies to the value of £42,050 per annum for the time and expertise of Learning and Teaching Specialists (LTSs) and one CEIAG lead professional.

  invoke Contract Procedure Rule 7.2 to procure services from Huntington Research School without competition up to the value of £1,500 per annum.

  procure venues, usually school conference facilities, at an estimated cost of £2,000 per annum invoking Contract Procedure Rule 7.2

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Thomas-Marshall


06/10/2021 - Housing Ombundsman Scheme Membership 2021/22 ref: 54545    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 06/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

To renew membership for 2021/22 to the Housing Ombudsman Scheme, as the sole provider of this service, at a value of £123,717.16 in accordance with the council’s contract procedure rules 9.5 relating to high value procurements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Montgomery


06/10/2021 - Approval to fund a capital programme for the replacement of damaged and worn out litter bins across the City ref: 54544    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 06/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Acting Chief Officer has approved -

To to note the content of this report and is requested to approve the authority to spend against a new replacement litter bin programme and programme and recycling on the go replacement bin programme for the next 10 years.

The Chief Officer financial services is recommended to approve the injection of £450k the capital program funded by prudential borrowing to give an overall programme of £450k across the 10 year period 2021/22 to 2031/32. Repayments to be met by the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team revenue budget.

That Director of Communities and Environment is requested to :-
• Authorise spend of £400k over the next 10 years for the provision of replacement litter bins.
• Authorise spend of £50k for the provision of replacement recycling on the go bins.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Dolman


05/10/2021 - Council Housing Growth Programme - Property Acquisitions: Stone Cliffe View ref: 54542    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development:

1. Grant Approval to Purchase the properties detailed in the confidential Appendix A at market value as determined by Land & Property to be returned to Council housing stock.

2. Authorise the required expenditure to enable the programme to progress the property acquisition(s) detailed in Confidential Appendix A, giving special consideration to proposed acquisitions with a net cost greater than the defined purchase budget. These acquisitions will be funded from the Council Housing Growth Programme budget, via a combination of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing and Right to Buy receipts.

3. Note that Executive Board granted Authority to Spend for the programme on 24th July 2019.

4. Note that the Chief Officer Housing has approved these acquisitions, confirming they are suitable to be added back into council housing stock.

Wards affected: Farnley and Wortley;

Lead officer: Rebecca Storey


13/10/2021 - Design & Cost Report and Tender Acceptance for the Learning Places Programme project to form the West Oaks School 'Headingley Learning' facility at Buckingham Road ref: 54543    Recommendations Approved

Expansion of ‘West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College’ from 350 pupils to 500 pupil with effect from September 2021.  The capital project required to achieve this will utilise the former Rose Court facility and, following refurbishment and conversion of the Grade II listed building, form a new SEN school.  This will be known as Headingley Learning and will be West Oaks third campus for the wider school.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 21/10/2021

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families agreed to:

a)  Approve the expenditure of £9,767,967 from capital scheme number 33177/RCT/000 for the sufficiency works at West Oaks School to create the ‘Headingley Learning’ Campus.  Noting that this figure includes the tender sum in addition to all ancillary costs, for example, consultancy fees, surveys, furniture & equipment, ICT provision, client held contingency etc. It does not include any costs associated with purchase of the site.

b)  Authorise acceptance of the tender submitted by the Leeds Local Education Partnership, via Henry Boot Construction Ltd, in the sum of £7,324,441.  Noting that this is inclusive of all contract side design and development fees, including the previously approved sum of £1,360,365 necessary to undertake the ‘Early Works’ programme (DDN D54051, D54409 and D54531).

c)  Sanction the requirement to enter into a contractual agreement with D&B One Co. to deliver the West Oaks School ‘Headingley Learning’ sufficiency works.  This will take the form of a JCT contract between the Authority and Leeds D&B One Ltd. for the sum of £7,324,441. 

d)  Note that the programme dates identified in section 51 of this report, in relation to the implementation of this decision, represents the critical path for delivery of the project.

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park; Little London and Woodhouse; Wetherby;

Lead officer: Christopher Gosling


04/10/2021 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 54541    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £105,150.96 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


04/10/2021 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 54540    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £139,199.13 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


04/10/2021 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 54539    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £102,588.72 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


04/10/2021 - Approval of lease and user agreement for land adjacent to the Corn Exchange ref: 54537    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration:

a) Approves entering into an Agreement for Lease as detailed in the report between LCC and CX (Leeds) Limited (part of Rushbond PLC) for the construction of a pavilion building.

b) Approves granting a Ground Lease ending on 27 November 2267 (coterminous with the Corn Exchange lease) between LCC and CX (Leeds) Limited (part of Rushbond PLC) upon satisfactory completion of the pavilion building within the public space.

c) Approves entering into a user agreement as detailed in the report between LCC and CX (Leeds) Limited to facilitate use of the public space by CX (Leeds) Limited for an approved programme of trading and events.

d) Notes that an overview of the terms of the agreements is provided at confidential appendix C.

Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Annabel Phipps


04/10/2021 - Burley Street Shops, 16 – 22 Burley Street, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS3 1LB ref: 54534    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration has given approval to the marketing of 16 – 22 Burley Street on the open market by way of inviting offers. A further approval will be sought to any provisionally agreed transaction.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Kelly Bligh


04/10/2021 - Design Cost Report for Garforth Academy s106 works ref: 54532    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

Approve the injection of £123,429 of s106 contribution into the capital programme
Approve authority to spend and incur expenditure of £123,429 from capital scheme number 33177/BGE/GAR to deliver the works required to allow Garforth Academy to take an additional 25 places in Year 7 from September 2021.
Note that Children’s & Families Good Learning Places Board approved the use of s106 reference 11/02814 to fund the cost of capital works at Garforth Academy

Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems in Children’s and Families Directorate.

Wards affected: Garforth and Swillington;

Lead officer: Adele Robinson


04/10/2021 - Council Housing Growth Programme - Property Acquisitions Dean Hall Close, Whitehall Grove, Pigeon Cote Close: Tranche 42 and Standford Rd & Burnsall Croft: Tranche 43 ref: 54538    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development:
1. Authorised the required expenditure to enable the programme to progress the property acquisition(s) detailed in Confidential Appendix A. These acquisitions will be funded from the Council Housing Growth Programme budget, via a combination of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing and Right to Buy receipts.
2. Note that Executive Board granted Authority to Spend for the programme on 24th July 2019.
3. Note that the Chief Officer Housing has approved these acquisitions, confirming they are suitable to be added back into council housing stock.

Wards affected: Armley; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Kirkstall; Morley North; Morley South;

Lead officer: Rebecca Storey


12/10/2021 - Authority to Award (3rd Year) Contracts on the Household Waste Site Recycling Framework (DN 370317) ref: 54533    For Determination

Brief Description

Authority to award contracts for the 3rd year allocation from Household Waste Site Recycling Framework (DN 370317)

Impact On Wards

All

Financial and procurement implications

Approximately £2.6m per year

Partnership working

None

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 20/10/2021

Decision:

The Chief Officer for Environmental Services approves the appointment of the following tenderers as suppliers under Year 3 (1st October 2021 to 30th September 2022) of the Household Waste Site Recycling Framework. Estimated value of the Call Off is £2.8m

 

Lot No

Lot Description

Contractors Appointed

Sites Proposed

1

Residual Waste

Associated Waste Management Ltd

Gelderd Road, Gildersome

Valley Farm Road, Stourton

2

Timber

Timberpak Ltd.

Cross Green, Leeds

3

Inert Waste

Associated Waste Management Ltd

LSS, Cross Green

4

Plasterboard

Associated Waste Management Ltd

LSS, Cross Green

Valley Farm Road, Stourton

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rosie Harvey


01/10/2021 - Design & Cost Report for a package three of ‘Early Works’ required to facilitate the Learning Places development of the expansion of West Oaks School ‘Headingley Learning’ at the former Rose Court Building. Capital Scheme Number:33177/RCT/000 ref: 54531    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

a) Sanction the requirement to enter into an ‘Early works’ agreement with the LLEP for Henry Boot Construction Ltd to deliver the third package of the ‘Early Works’ programme necessary to meet the critical path programme for renovation and refurbishment of the Buckingham Road Site to create West Oaks School ‘Headingly Learning’. This will take the form of an ‘Early Works’ agreement between the Authority and Leeds D&B One Ltd for the sum of £495,644.53.

b) Approve the expenditure of £495,644.53 from capital scheme number 33177/RCT/000 for the completion of the ‘Early works’ programme at West Oaks ‘Headingley Learning’.

c) Note the programme dates identified in section 39 of this report, in relation to the implementation of this decision, represents the critical for project success and must be adhered to where possible.

d) Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems.

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park;

Lead officer: Adele Berry


01/10/2021 - Quarry Mount Primary School Capital scheme number : 33415 MEC 000 ref: 54530    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Built Environment Lead Officer accepted the tender supplied by
Leeds Building Services in the sum of £168,695.92 to
carry out Mechanical Works at Quarry Mount Primary School.

Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park; Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Adele Berry


01/10/2021 - COVID-19 Discretionary Grant Fund Round Four ref: 54529    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development has approved the following in relation to the Covid-19 Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Allocation:
• To reopen the Council’s Covid-19 Discretionary Grant Fund to new
applications against the grant criteria set out in appendix 1 of the attached
Decision Report.
• To aim to have the Grant Fund open for a period of up to four weeks in
October 2021 to enable grant applicants to apply through an online
application form accessible through the Council’s website.
• To report progress on a regular basis including the number of grant
applications received, those approved and paid to ensure that the Council
maximises the Additional Restrictions Grant allocation from which grants
are made.
• To ensure that where possible (and subject to the level of demand) grant applications are appraised and paid within twelve weeks of receiving all the information required to assess an application.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phil Cole


01/10/2021 - Discretionary Rates Relief for Labcorp Drug Development (formerly known as Covance by Labcorp) ref: 54528    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Financial Services has approved the request from Labcorp Drug Development for business rates relief at £335,000 over a three year period from FY21/22 and the rates relief be released incrementally over 3 years as follows: 40% in FY 2021/22 (£134,000), 40% in 2022/23 (£134,000) and 20% in 2023/24 (£67,000).

Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Lead officer: Tariq Sadiq


07/10/2021 - Recommissioning of the Street Outreach Service ref: 54524    

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has –

 

Approved authority to proceed with a competitive procurement process, as outlined in this report and in line with Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 3.1.7, to procure a suitable provider/consortium to deliver a new street outreach service.

 

Approved a contract period of  five years commencing 1st April 2022 (with an option to extend for a period of up to 36 months in any combination), with a maximum budget of £215,000 per annum (£1,720,000 for the overall contract period should the full extension period be taken up).

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 29/09/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has –

 

Approved authority to proceed with a competitive procurement process, as outlined in this report and in line with Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 3.1.7, to procure a suitable provider/consortium to deliver a new street outreach service.

 

Approved a contract period of 5 years commencing 1st April 2022 (with an option to extend for a period of up to 36 months in any combination), with a maximum budget of £215,000 per annum (£1,720,000 for the overall contract period should the full extension period be taken up).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Clark


11/10/2021 - Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund – targeted support for people who are rough sleeping and begging. Request for approval to provide funds to Change Grow Live (Leeds Street Outreach) ref: 54408    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 12/08/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment approved the allocation of £220,000 as a grant (payable in instalments) to CGL to employ six Assertive Street Outreach Workers (four already in post and two to be recruited); and a further £4,095 to CGL to provide needs led additional weekend outreach support work for a 9 month period. Responsibility for implementation of this decision is the Integrated Commissioning Team, Adults and Health.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susan Skinner