Forthcoming Key Decisions

This page lists the key decisions due to be taken within Leeds City Council over the next few months. Details of each key decision will be published below at least 28 clear days before the decision is due to be taken

What is a 'Key Decision'?

A key decision is an executive decision which is likely to:

  • result in the Authority incurring expenditure or making savings over £500,000, or
  • have a significant effect on communites living or working in an area comprising one or more wards.
  • Article 13 of the Council's Constitution provides more details about which decisions will be treated as key decisions.

    How to get more information about a particular key decision

    The agenda papers for Executive Board meetings, and the documents being considered by officers taking key decisions, are available five working days before the decision will be made through the Council's website.

    The contact details of a lead officer are provided for each key decision listed below. Please contact the lead officer directly if you wish to obtain copies or extracts of any other listed documents, or if you wish to receive details of further documents as they become available. Sometimes the papers you request may contain exempt of confidential information. If this is the case, the lead officer will explain why it will not be possible to make copies available.



    Forthcoming Key Decisions

    20/05/2022 - Approval to Proceed with the Armley Gyratory Improvement Scheme

    To gain approval to proceed with the Armley Gyratory improvement scheme with the implementation of Highway Works on Armley Gyratory to increase capacity on the network to facilitate the planned closure of City Square.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 18/06/2022

    Wards affected: Armley; Beeston and Holbeck; Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

    Lead officer: Paul Russell

    Notice of decision: 20/05/2022


    19/05/2022 - Approval of the updated Leeds Housing Strategy

    Brief Description

    Requesting approval from Executive Board for the new Leeds Housing Strategy.

    Impact On Wards

    All wards. The Strategy is a high-level document which will guide the delivery of the housing sector and the services it has a role in delivering across the city.

    Financial and procurement implications

    n/a

    Partnership working

    n/a

     

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 06/2022

    Lead officer: Mandy Sawyer

    Notice of decision: 19/05/2022


    19/05/2022 - Response to System and Winter Pressures - temporary step-down bed service at Elmet House (Colton Lodges)

    Brief Description

    This request is outlining one of the Council’s responses to the hospital pressures across the city.  The temporary service at Elmet House (Colton Lodges) commenced on 10th January 2022 for an initial 3-month pilot and is providing 15 step-down beds (with the option to increase to 30 beds) to facilitate timely hospital discharges and prevent hospital admissions.  The approach to support is to maximise people’s independence, recovery, and rehabilitation. The service includes the lease of a unit at Colton Lodges Nursing Home which is owned by HC-One. The service was extended through a delegated decision of the Director of Adults and Health for a further period of 3 months due to ongoing pressures in the health and care system.

     

    The service is part funded by the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with the Councils in-house Care Delivery Service being the lead provider.

    A decision is now being taken through the Integrated Commissioning Executive (ICE) to further extend the service for a period of up to 9 months to cover winter pressures and ongoing pressures in the system. This could potentially include the requirement to expand the service to offer 30 beds should there be a demand within the city and dependent upon recruitment and retention within the in-house Care Delivery Service.

     

    If the decision is agreed at ICE, the Director of Adults and Health will be recommended to agree the extension of the service for a further period of up to 9 months and agree a new lease with HC-One to facilitate this.

    Impact On Wards

    Admissions to the service will be predominantly from LTHT for people who live across the city

    Financial and procurement implications

    The temporary service will be funded on a 50/50 basis by the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and Adults and Health

    Partnership working

    The Clinical Commissioning Group are part funding the service and Leeds City Council will be the lead provider. The decision on whether to extend the service will be made at the Integrated Commissioning Executive.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 06/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Mark Phillott

    Notice of decision: 19/05/2022


    17/05/2022 - Contract for the Insurance of Leasehold Flats (2023-2028)

    The terms of the lease between the Council and Leaseholders provides that the Council will arrange insurance of the fabric of the leased flat including fixtures and fittings and that the cost of such insurance will then be recharged by the Council to individual leaseholders proportionate to the value of the leased flat.

    If no contract is awarded, leaseholders will be left with no insurance cover on the fabric, fixtures and fittings of leasehold flats and the Council will be in breach of its obligations under the terms of the lease.

    Decision Maker: Chief Officer (Financial Services)

    Decision due date: Not before 16/06/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Matthew Southwell

    Notice of decision: 17/05/2022


    13/05/2022 - Award of a cooperation agreements to the Area Inclusion Partnerships (AIPs) for provision of Educational Inclusion Mentoring services

    The DfE has made available grant funding to establish SAFE Taskforces in 10 local authority areas across the country, as part of the cross-government Beating Crime Plan published in July 2021, which announced investment in specialist support in schools in serious violence hotspots to support young people at risk of involvement in violence to re-engage with education.

     

    The primary intervention to be funded through this grant is Educational Inclusion Mentoring, which will be delivered predominantly by the East Area Inclusion Partnership (AIP). This provision will run from September 2022 to March 2025, with an agreement start date in June 2022 to allow for recruitment of Mentors. Some provision will also be delivered by way of cooperation agreements with the other four AIPs.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 13/06/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Kelly Newby

    Notice of decision: 13/05/2022


    13/05/2022 - Children and Families directorate to enter into an agreement with and accept grant funding from the Department for Education (DfE) for the Leeds SAFE Taskforce

    The DfE has made available grant funding to establish SAFE Taskforces in 10 local authority areas across the country, as part of the cross-government Beating Crime Plan published in July 2021, which announced investment in specialist support in schools in serious violence hotspots to support young people at risk of involvement in violence to re-engage with education.

     

    Leeds will receive total grant funding of £3.7 million over three years (2022/23 – 2024/25). This will be in two phases, the set up phase and the delivery phase.

    This key decision relates to the delivery phase, where Leeds will receive £3,377,550 over three years.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 13/06/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Kelly Newby

    Notice of decision: 13/05/2022


    10/05/2022 - Design and Cost Report in respect of the 2022/23 Health and Safety Programme

    Key Delegated Decision to approve expenditure over £500k in respect of the 2022/23 Health and Safety Programme.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 08/06/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Sally Lowe

    Notice of decision: 10/05/2022


    09/05/2022 - Outcome of statutory notice on a proposal to decommission the Resource Provision at Gledhow Primary School from August 2022

    Following an initial public consultation with all stakeholders, a statutory notice period has taken place on a proposal to decommission the Speech and Language resource provision at Gledhow Primary School.

    This notice period ran for 5 weeks from Monday 28 March and Friday 29 April 2022

    Executive Board is asked to note the outcome of the statutory notice and make a final decision on the proposal.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 22/06/2022

    Wards affected: Roundhay;

    Lead officer: Val Waite

    Notice of decision: 09/05/2022


    09/05/2022 - Creation of earmarked reserves in 2021/22

    As part of the Council’s closure of its 2021/22 accounts consideration to be given to the earmarking of reserves for the purposes stated in the report to be received at Executive Board.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 22/06/2022

    Lead officer: Victoria Bradshaw

    Notice of decision: 09/05/2022