Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

24/06/2022 - Approval request for the provision of an Engagement HQ Software Licence for the ‘Your Voice Leeds’ portal ref: 55398    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Housing & Homelessness gave approval for the purchase of an Engagement HQ software licence from ‘Bang The Table’ to a value of £18,500 for a 12 month period to commence on 1st August 2022 and ending on 31st July 2023. This will enable the continued use and development of the Your Voice Leeds portal.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Montgomery


24/06/2022 - Housing Ombudsman Scheme Membership 2022/23 ref: 55397    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Housing Officer gave approval to renew membership for 2022/23 to the Housing Ombudsman Scheme, as the sole provider of this service, at a value of £261,790.60 in accordance with the council’s Contract Procedure Rules 9.5 relating to high value procurements

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Montgomery


24/06/2022 - Receive Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) funding from the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). Directly award a contract to Triple P utilising contract procedure rule (CPR) 8.3 for training associated with the Leeds reducing parental conflict progr ref: 55395    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families Social Work approved:

• The receipt of £198,302.36 funding from the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). The first year of funding commences on 14th June 2022 until 31st March 2023 (£111, 107.73) and the second year of funding commences 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2024 (£87,194.63). Year 2 is indicative funding at this stage and the final figure will be confirmed prior to commencement of year 2.

• The award of a new contract using Contract Procedure Rule 8.3 to Triple P for provision of training associated with reducing parental conflict in line with the Leeds Relationship Matters programme. The contract shall be for the period 30/06/22 to 31/03/24. The total value of the contract is £28,721 (excluding VAT). In line with previous contracts with Triple P a letter of agreement will be issued by the provider and this will be vetted by our legal team prior to LCC signing up to the agreement.

• The recruitment of a fixed term RPC Coordinator post on a PO4 salary scale (£51,524-£55,588 including on costs). The position will be recruited to as soon as permission has been granted and will be until this current funding expires. If further funding is secured then permission will be sought to extend the position.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Helen Stevens


27/06/2022 - Approval to award a new contract under Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 – Use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication – to Link Maker for the Link Maker Adoption Matching Licence ref: 55396    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 27/06/2022

Decision:

The Deputy Director of Children and Families Social Work approved the award of a new contract under Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 - Use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a Contract Notice - to Link Maker for the Link Maker Matching Licence. The contract shall be for the period 01/07/22 to 30/06/23 with the option to extend by up to 36 months. The renewal cost for the initial 12 month contract period will be £59,364.38. The potential total value if the extension is taken up in full has been estimated at approximately £307,978.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Catherine Henderson


23/06/2022 - Appointments to Vacancies on Committees, Boards & Panels during the period between the Annual Council Meeting and the first ordinary meeting of Council ref: 55394    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

That following consultation with the relevant Group Whip, and in line with the City Solicitor’s Scheme of Delegation, the Head of Democratic Services / Deputy Head of Democratic Services approve the following appointment:
• Councillor Scopes to replace Cllr Martin on the WYPF Joint Advisory Group.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Tomkinson


01/07/2022 - Call-off from the established Re-roofing and Associated Works framework for contractors to undertake housing planned works 2022-23. ref: 55393    

The decision is to undertake a call-off from the councils’ Re-Roofing and Associated Works framework, set up in April 2021, in order to carry out a price only competitive exercise to select and subsequently appoint two contractors to undertake such works, predominantly in 2022/3.

The council’s in-house service provider Leeds Building Services does not have capacity to undertake these works.

The estimated value of the works to be delivered externally is approximately £2.25m (£1.125m for each contractor).

The Re-Roofing framework contains four contractors. These contractors are used for works that are not able to be delivered in house.  All four contractors will be invited to tender in competition on a price only basis with the two lowest priced tenderers being appointed contracts for 2022-23.  The planned spend will be split evenly between the two successful contractors.

The contract awards will be the subject of a Significant Operational Decision.

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 09/07/2022

Decision:

·  The Director of Communities Housing and Environment gave approval to undertake a call-off from the Council’s Re-Roofing and Associated Works framework and run a price only mini-competition to appoint two contractors to undertake the works in 2022/23 (year two) to the value of £1m per contractor, for a total approximate value of £2m .

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Rounding


22/06/2022 - Request for approval to use the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Framework 509 to carry out a further competition for the provision of a new Parking and Civil Enforcement System. ref: 55392    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Elections & Regulatory has approved the content of the report and agreed to commence a procurement exercise using the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Framework 509 to carry out a further competition for the provision of a new Parking and Civil Enforcement System.

See Report for details

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Jefford


22/06/2022 - Extension of cooperation agreements to a number of academies in relation to resourced and partnership arrangements under the exempt contracts clause (d) and clause 1.5.2 of Contract Procedure Rules ref: 55391    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families agreed to a 12-month extension of the cooperation agreements with academies in relation to resourced and partnership provisions.
Within the previous decision taken in May 2017, approval was given to award cooperation agreements to any newly formed academies who have or seek to have resourced or partnership arrangements in place. This approach was agreed to continue for this extension period.
The current agreements expire on 31st August 2022, and the proposed 12-month extension would commence 1st September 2022.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Emma Belaid


22/06/2022 - Local Centres Programme – Hastings Parade, Collingham ref: 55390    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer of Highways & Transportation:
a) Approved the detailed design and implementation of a package of measures in Collingham as detailed within this report and shown on drawing TM-15-570-CON-01, attached as Appendix 2;

b) Noted the required expenditure of £57,150, comprising £47,650 works costs and £9,500 staff fees. As this project incorporates work on private land, a 20% contribution (£11,430) of the overall cost will be made by the landowner to the project, with the remainder (£45,720) to be funded from the Regeneration Local Centres Capital Programme; and
c) Gave approval to inject this £57,150 from the Regeneration Local Centres Capital Programme into the Traffic Management Capital Programme.


Wards affected: Harewood;

Lead officer: Thomas Goodwill


21/06/2022 - Approval of the sub-delegation scheme for the Chief Executive ref: 55389    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Executive has approved the sub-delegation scheme set out as Appendix 1.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Saunders


21/06/2022 - Austhorpe Footpath No. 2 Extinguishment Order ref: 55388    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Natural Environment Manager authorised the making of a Public Path Extinguishment Order under Section 118 of the Highways Act 1980, in respect of a Austhorpe Footpath No. 2 (previously part of Austhorpe Footpath No. 6) shown on the map attached at Background Paper A

Wards affected: Garforth and Swillington;

Lead officer: Bob Buckenham


21/06/2022 - Council Housing Growth Programme - Property Purchases (Whincover Road) ref: 55385    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration:
Granted approval to purchase the property, detailed in the Confidential
Appendix B, at Market Value as determined by Land & Property and authorised their use as designated Rough Sleeper accomodation, to be managed by Leeds Housing Options.
Authorised the required expenditure to enable the programme to progress the property acquisition detailed in Confidential Appendix B. This property
acquisition will be funded from the Council Housing Growth Programme budget, via a combination of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing and a Homes England grant of £50,000.
Noted that Executive Board granted Authority to Spend for the programme on 24th July 2019.
Noted that written approval to bring the property back into council housing stockwas provided by the Chief Officer (Housing) of Communities, Housing & Environment on the 8th June 2022

Wards affected: Farnley and Wortley;

Lead officer: Liam Riley


21/06/2022 - Environmental Improvement Works – High Street, Yeadon ref: 55383    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Highways & Transportation:

1. Noted the content of this report;

2. Considered and over-ruled the objections to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order “Leeds City Council (Traffic Regulation) (Movement Restriction) (No.8) Order 2022” and “Leeds City Council (Speed Limit) (No.6) Order 2022”;

3. Requested the City Solicitor to make, seal and implement the above Orders; and

4. Requested the City Solicitor to write to the objectors informing them of the decision taken by the Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation).

Wards affected: Otley and Yeadon;

Lead officer: Andrew Richardson


21/06/2022 - Council Housing Growth Programme - Property Acquisitions (Whincover Hill, Bodmin Crescent) ref: 55382    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management & Regeneration:
Has granted approval to purchase the properties, detailed in the Confidential Appendix B, at Market Value as determined by Land & Property and authorise their use as designated Rough Sleeper accommodation, to be managed by Leeds Housing Options.
Has authorised the required expenditure to enable the programme to progress the property acquisitions detailed in Confidential Appendix A. These property acquisitions will be funded from the Council Housing Growth Programme budget, via a combination of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing and a Homes England grant of £50,000.
Has noted that Executive Board granted Authority to Spend for the programme on 24th July 2019.
Has noted that written approval to bring the properties back into council housing stock was provided by the Chief Officer (Housing) of Communities, Housing & Environment on the:10th May 2022.

Wards affected: Farnley and Wortley; Middleton Park;

Lead officer: Liam Riley


21/06/2022 - Design & Cost Report for S278 Works associated with the outline planning application ref.: 17/02594/OT for a residential development comprised of 800 dwellings, primary school, convenience store, Public Open Space and associated highway improvements ref: 55380    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation:
a) noted the detail of the highway works described in the section below and shown on plans 733470-LCC-HWT-RA-DR-CH-GA_001 rev P02 & 733470-LCC-HWT-RA-DR-CH-GA_002 rev P02 attached at Appendix 3 of the DC Highways Board Report;

b) gave authority to negotiate the terms of and enter into an agreement with the developer under the provisions of Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980; whereby the works associated with the development are carried out by Leeds City Council, fully funded by the developer;

c) gave authority to negotiate an agreement under Section 8 of the Highways Act 1980 with North Yorkshire City Council to enable Leeds City Council to carry out the works as described;

d) gave authority to incur expenditure of £2,404,878.14 works costs and £522,975.63 staff costs to be fully funded by the developer through the S278 Agreement and Section 106 Contributions;
e) approved the adoption of new highway construction on land shaded red on drawing number 733470-LCC-HWT-RA-DR-CH-MI_001 rev P01 so that it can be added to the Council’s maintenance regime;
f) approved the construction of a new shared footway/cycleway between the proposed northern site access and Sandbeck Lane shown on drawing 733470-LCC-HWT-RA-DR-CH-GA_001 rev P02 under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians; and
g) authorised the City Solicitor to advertise a Draft Speed Limit Order to reduce the speed limit on B1224 Racecourse Approach to 40mph from south of junction 46 A1(M) to and including the roundabout at the junction with York Road, and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.
If objections are received when advertised these will be reported back to board.

Wards affected: Wetherby;

Lead officer: Gema Garcia


21/06/2022 - Design & Cost Report for Section 278 Highway Works Associated with the Conversion of two storey office space (Ground and first floor) to 22 No. apartments at Westfield Road, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS2 ref: 55379    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
a) a) Noted the detail of the highway works provided in paragraph 1 of this report and as shown on the plan included at Appendix 3 of this report;
b)
c) b) Gave authority to negotiate the terms of and enter into an agreement with the developers under the provisions of Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980; whereby the works associated with the development are carried out by the developer at the developer’s expense under Leeds City Council’s supervision;
d)
e) c) Gave authority to incur capital expenditure of £5,000 staff costs, all to be fully rechargeable to the developer through the Minor Section 278 Agreement. These are subject to estimated costs; and
f)
g) d) Approved the adoption of new highway construction on land hatched in magenta on drawing number Y622 - BPL - 00 - XX - DR - C - 0004 P3 so that it can be added to the Council’s maintenance regime.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Gordon Maclay


21/06/2022 - Design & Cost Report for Adaptation to Private Housing 2022/23 Scheme Number 33086.000.000 ref: 55378    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Social Work and Social Care Services, Adults and Health –

Has approved the authority to spend £470,000 capital for 2022/2023 for the continued delivery of adaptations in private properties which are not eligible for funding through the use of Disabled Facilities Grant.

Has noted that the implementation of this decision would be as soon as the decision is agreed and will be led by the Head of Service, Prevention and Promoting Independence.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Heather Barden


21/06/2022 - Heat Pump Ready Phase 1 ref: 55384    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

The Chief Officer for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change:
a) Approved Leeds City Council entering into a grant agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
b) Approved the injection of £197,928.49 into the capital programme
c) Authorised total expenditure of £197,928.49 to carry out the phase 1 feasibility study

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tom Cowen


21/06/2022 - Temporary step-down bed service at Elmet House (Colton Lodges) ref: 55381    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health has –

 

a)  Reviewed the proposal and to consider the benefits that will be achieved in respect of extending the current service offer until 30th September 2022 in accordance with the decision made at ICE.

 

 

b)  Agreed the total spend which will cover the staffing resource and other small provisions together with the renewal of the lease which will be funded equally by the CCG and Adults & Health Directorate:

 

 

Workforce costs

£169,762.25

Equipment, office consumables and staff travel

£4,000

Renewal of the lease

£49,500

Total

£223,262.25

 

c)  Agreed to enter into a new lease agreement with HC-One to use 15 beds in Elmet House at Colton Lodges Care Home for a 3-month period at a rent of £275 per bed per week.

 

 

d)  Noted that another separate DDN relating to the lease will be complete by the Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Phillott


29/06/2022 - Approval to tender the Highways and Transportation Cost Consultancy Services Contract ref: 55387    

Approval to invite tenders for the Highways and Transportation Cost Consultancy Services Contract

 

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 07/07/2022

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) approved the recommendation to tender the Highways and Transportation Cost Consultancy Services Contract through the FTS Open Procedure.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Hirst


20/06/2022 - Provide a total of £150,000 from the Household Support Fund to five advice charities in Leeds. ref: 55377    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

Leeds City Council has been allocated £7,098,648.16 to spend between 1st April 2022 and 30th September 2022.

The Chief Officer Community Hubs, Welfare and Business Support gave approval for funding of £150,000 to five advice charities in Leeds who will receive £30,000 each to provide clients on low incomes and in need with support for food, fuel and essential items. The organisations are;
o Citizens Advice Leeds (£30,000)
o Chapeltown Citizens Advice Bureau (£30,000)
o Burmantoft Community Projects (£30,000)
o Gipsil (£30,000)
o Better Leeds Communities (£30,000)

This is a significant operational decision as a direct consequence of an approved Key Decision – Household Support Fund for Leeds ref D55289

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanna Rowlands


20/06/2022 - Design Cost Report associated with s106 funding for primary provision in Wetherby ref: 55376    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Learning Systems approved the allocation and expenditure of £176,951.87 s106 contributions under capital scheme code 33623/000/000 to carry out a feasibility study to explore options for creating additional primary school places in Wetherby.

Wards affected: Wetherby;

Lead officer: Adele Robinson


17/06/2022 - Decision to extend contract with Northpoint Wellbeing for Counselling Services in Children’s Centres for Parents and Carers of young children aged 0-5 (including antenatal) DN371230 ref: 55375    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 17/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families has approved the decision to extend the contract for Northpoint Wellbeing Counselling Services in Children’s Centres for parents and carers of young children 0-5 (including antenatal) for a period of 12 months at a cost of £159,969. The extension period will run from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023. This is the first of two 12-month extension periods available on the contract.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Charley Flood


17/06/2022 - Approval to procure a contractor to improve the interpretation, signage and visitor experience at Home Farm, Temple Newsam ref: 55374    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 17/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Parks and Countryside has approved the procurement strategy to carry out a competitive procurement through YorTender to appoint a contractor to develop an interpretation strategy and improve the interpretation, visitor engagement, education and signage at Home Farm, Temple Newsam.

Wards affected: Temple Newsam;

Lead officer: Emma Trickett


16/06/2022 - Approval of the sub-delegation scheme for the City Solicitor for 22-23 ref: 55369    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The City Solicitor has approved the sub-delegation scheme set out as Appendix 1.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Saunders


16/06/2022 - Land acquisition for Armley Gyratory junction upgrade scheme (Capital Scheme: 33363/000/000/7/1) ref: 55368    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration has given approval to the terms, as set out in confidential Appendix 2, for:
a) Acquisition of third-party owned land to facilitate highway improvement works required to Armley Gyratory.
b) An assignable call option in favour of the third-party over the Council’s land in the event that the third-party obtains planning permission for an alternative access to their site.
c) Entering into a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the third-party in relation to a report summarising the ground conditions pertaining to the acquisition land.
d) A Deed of Easement to be granted to the third-party to provide them with full access rights between their two parcels of land either side of the gyratory.
e) A Deed of Variation to an existing site compound lease the Council has over the third-party’s land, which shall allow for the acquisition land to be
surrendered from the demise, the introduction of working areas and the
temporary installation of services.

Wards affected: Armley;

Lead officer: James Child


16/06/2022 - Renewal of Microsoft Academic subscription licenses via Bytes Software Framework (contract ref: DN450075 - ITS190020) ref: 55367    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Digital & Information Officer approved the request for annual renewal of our Microsoft M365 A3 for faculty licences with Phone System bolt on. b) The licence cost for one year is £205,479.18

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bob Walker


24/06/2022 - Authorise Injection of Funding into the Capital Programme for the Delivery of Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan and Authority to Spend for the Station Development Programme ref: 55370    

On the 18th March 2021, the existing Development Services Agreement (DSA) for the Leeds Existing Station Programme (LESP) was varied and authority was given for the Council to enter into a funding agreement with Network Rail to enable Network Rail to contribute to the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan Partnership programme of work. 

 

Network Rail has committed to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Council to contribute to programme management office (PMO) costs for the delivery of the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan (LISM) and management of the partnership governance.

 

This report is seeking authority to inject the Network Rail contribution of £556,380 into the capital programme for allocation to the Station Development programme and authority to spend for the delivery of the Station Development programme of work.

 

Spend includes a range of advisor and consultant services which support the delivery of LISM and associated rail programmes.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 02/07/2022

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management & Regeneration authorised the injection of £556,380 to the capital programme for Station Development and authority to spend.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Diskin


15/06/2022 - Appointments to Vacancies on Committees, Boards & Panels during the period between the Annual Council Meeting and the first ordinary meeting of Council ref: 55366    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

That following consultation with the relevant Group Whip, and in line with the City Solicitor’s Scheme of Delegation, the Head of Democratic Services / Deputy Head of Democratic Services approve the following appointment:
• Councillor B Flynn be appointed to fill the vacancy on Corporate Governance & Audit Committee.

Lead officer: Gerard Watson


15/06/2022 - One to one tuition contract – DN367848 ref: 55365    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Learning, approved the extension of the one to one tuition contract for Children Looked After – DN367848.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Howard Smith


15/06/2022 - Nominations to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) – Political Balance Appointments ref: 55364    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

In accordance the delegation agreed by the Annual Council meeting, and following consultation with the West Yorkshire Conservative and Liberal Democrat Group leaders by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council confirmed the name of the Leeds City Council balancing member nomination received from the Conservative Group Leaders, together with the substitute as follows:
• Member: Matthew Robinson. Substitute: Andrew Carter

And the Liberal Democrat Substitute Member (for Councillor Sue Holdsworth from Calderdale Council)
• Councillor Stewart Golton

Lead officer: Helen Gray


14/06/2022 - Award of grant agreements to schools for summer transitional projects in support of the Leeds SAFE Taskforce programme ref: 55362    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families approved the award of grant agreements for provision of summer transitional projects in support of the Leeds SAFE Taskforce programme. The value of each grant will be between £15,000 and £18,000, with a maximum budget available of £232,000. The agreements shall start in June 2022 and expire 30/09/2022 and will be with the following schools:
a) Bishop Young Church of England Academy
b) Brigshaw High School
c) Corpus Christi Catholic College
d) Garforth Academy
e) John Smeaton Academy
f) Leeds East Academy
g) Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School
h) Temple Learning Academy
i) Temple Moor High School
j) The Cooperative Academy of Schools
k) Trinity Academy Leeds
l) Dixons Academy Chapeltown
m) Leeds City Academy

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Catherine Henderson


22/06/2022 - Procurement of a Contractor to Construct a Specialist Residential Care Home for the Kirklands Autism Project ref: 55363    Recommendations Approved

Brief Description

The decision is to undertake a procurement exercise in order to secure a contractor to construct the bespoke specialist six-bed residential accommodation for adults with severe learning disabilities and complex autism on the site of the former Kirkland House care home in Yeadon.

Impact On Wards

Guiseley and Rawdon.

Financial and procurement implications

The construction of the scheme is expected to be circa £3-£4m.

Partnership working

Leeds CC is taking the lead role, working in partnership with Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health has –

 

Approved to undertake the procurement exercise to select a contractor to develop a residential care home for adults with severe learning disabilities and autism on the site of the former Kirkland House care home in north-west Leeds.

 

Noted that a further report will follow to outline the results of the procurement exercise and to seek Director approval to award a Pre-Construction Services Agreement, if appropriate with a further subsequent report for approval to spend and to enter into a NEC Construction Contract.

 

Wards affected: Guiseley and Rawdon;

Lead officer: James Anderson


22/06/2022 - Leeds School Calendar – academic year 2023-2024 ref: 55361    Recommendations Approved

To agree the school calendar for community and voluntary controlled schools and SILCs for the academic year 2023 – 2024

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families approved the 2023-2024 term dates for maintained schools at appendix 1.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vicki White


13/06/2022 - Hackney Carriage Fares Review 2022 ref: 55360    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

The council has been approached by the Leeds Hackney carriage Joint Trade Council to add 50p on the fare for hackney carriage journeys in the city.

The council has decided to engage/consult* on the requested fare increase.

Depending on the results of the advertisement/engagement/consultation, the council will implement a second delegated decision to implement the revised fares.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White


13/06/2022 - Nominations to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Committees ref: 55359    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

At the request of the Labour Group Whip to amend nominations made at the Annual Meeting of Full Council, the Head of Democratic Services approved the following nominations:

• Councillor Izaak Wilson to be appointed to the vacancy on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee.
• Councillor Jessica Lennox to replace Councillor Izaak Wilson on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Scrutiny Committee.

Lead officer: Helen Gray


21/06/2022 - Authority to procure a contract for the provision of Steeplejack and Roofing Surveys including Minor Repairs of Multi Storey Flats ref: 55358    Recommendations Approved

Approval needed to undertake a procurement of a contractor to carry out Steeplejack and Roofing Surveys including Minor Repairs of Multi Storey Flats.

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from: 29/06/2022

Decision:

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment, in line with Contracts Procedure Rule 3.1.7, has approved a procurement strategy to competitively procure a contractor through a restricted procurement for the provision of Steeplejack and Roofing Surveys including Minor Repairs of Multi Storey Flats for Leeds City Council for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 12 months at an estimated value of £200K per annum.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Watson


21/06/2022 - Rough Sleeping Initiative (2022-25) - grant from Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUCH) ref: 55357    Recommendations Approved

Leeds City Council has submitted a bid to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for Rough Sleeping Initiative funding for three years from 2022-25. The outcome is expected in the next month. If the bid is successful, a key decision will be required to allocate the grant for the purposes outlined in the bid, in a timely way.

The grant will cover revenue expenditure for a variety of interventions which will assist the city to deliver its ambitions to reduce the numbers of people who are rough sleeping and to deliver positive outcomes.

Approval is being sought to:

·  accept the grant allocation from DLUHC

·  award funding to a number of organisations to enhance the support to people who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping and/ or homelessness in Leeds

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from: 29/06/2022

Decision:

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has approved the decision to accept the grant allocation from DLUHC, subject to their approvaland award funding to the value of £4,045,811 to  a number of organisations to enhance the support to people who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping and/ or homelessness in Leeds up to 2025.

 

See full report for details.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Staton


10/06/2022 - Appointment to Outside Bodies – The Leeds Culture Trust ref: 55355    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 10/06/2022

Effective from:

Decision:

In accordance with Outside Body Procedure Rules 4.5 (ii) & 4.5 (iii) the Head of Democratic Services approved the following appointments to the Leeds Culture Trust:

• Councillor Jonathan Pryor (Labour)
• Councillor Dan Cohen (Conservative).

The appointments will be reported to the next meeting of the Member Management Committee.

Lead officer: Helen Gray


17/06/2022 - Requesting to commence a procurement exercise for the supply of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to Leeds City Council ref: 55353    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to commence a new procurement exercise for the supply of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to Leeds City Council

Procuring new contracts will secure the secondary sales at the best possible price.

 

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 09/06/2022

Effective from: 25/06/2022

Decision:

The Chief Officer Culture and Economy has approved the contents of this report and agreed to the commencement of a procurement exercise in order to secure a contract for the supply of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The contract will start on 1 January 2023.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 09/06/2022

Effective from: 25/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart Dornford-May


15/06/2022 - New Burdens Funding for Statutory Domestic Abuse Duty (2022-23) - Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) ref: 55347    For Determination

Under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003, the Secretary of State for Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has awarded a grant of £1,851,227 to Leeds City Council. The grant period is 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

The grant covers revenue expenditure relating to the functions set out in the statutory duty (within the Domestic Abuse Bill) on Tier 1 Local Authorities, relating to the provision of support to victims of domestic abuse and their children residing within safe accommodation and to the development of a multi-agency Local Partnership Board (LPB) to support LAs in performing certain specified functions. 

Approval is being sought to:

·  accept the grant allocation from DLUHC

·  award funding to a number of organisations to enhance the support to victims-survivors of domestic abuse living in safe accommodation

·  allocate an element of the grant to LCC in order to fund the additional administrative burden associated with the new Statutory Duty

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Decision published: 07/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022

Decision:

 

The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment approved:

 

(i) under the provision of Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) - Regulation 72(1)(c).

 

·  DN194503: £368,777 to Leeds Women’s Aid for the Leeds Domestic Violence Service

·  DN194503: £295,897 to Leeds Domestic Violence Service (via Leeds Women’s Aid as the lead agency) to provide additional support through the existing community based domestic abuse service.

·  DN199026: £82,730 to Turning Lives Around Ltd for the Beacon Service

·  DN421340: £203,136 to Gipsil Limited for the Our Way Leeds Service

·  DN415655: £50,000 to Basis Yorkshire

 

  ii)  grant allocations to the following organisations:

 

·  £255,945 to Leeds Womens Aid to provide additional support to clients living in the non-commissioned Leeds Women’s Aid refuge

·  £298,273 as a grant to Leeds Women’s Aid to develop, manage and fund a new Sanctuary Support Team which will include workers from a number of community based organisations

·  up to £50,000 as a grant to St Anne’s Community Services to provide domestic violence support to the clients they support through their accommodation based housing support services.

 

iii) allocation of £280,000 to Leeds City Council (Safer Leeds and Leeds Housing Options (LHO) to fund the staff resource required to undertake the administrative burden of the new Statutory Duty and to increase and develop the domestic violence and abuse specialism within the LHO team

 

iv)  that the remaining funding relating to this decision (£305,051) will be made via Significant Operational Decision or Administrative Decisions as appropriate.

 

The funding will be used to increase the number of domestic abuse support workers across the city, providing additional and enhanced support to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Ferguson