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

    24/11/2022 - Adoption of Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Revocation / Withdrawal of 4 Existing Adopted SPDs It Replaces

    Adoption of Transport Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and revocation / withdrawal of 4 existing adopted SPD’s it replaces.  The SPD’s to be revoked / withdrawn include: Street Design Guide SPD; Travel Plans SPD; Parking SPD and Public Transport Developer Contributions SPD.

    Decision Maker: Chief Planning Officer

    Decision due date: Not before 23/12/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Gillian Macleod

    Notice of decision: 24/11/2022

    21/11/2022 - Purchase of additional Microsoft Licensing

    Purchase of additional Microsoft Licensing

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 20/12/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Leonardo Tantari

    Notice of decision: 21/11/2022

    18/11/2022 - Vehicle and Equipment Repairs

    Authority to procure a Specialist and Associated Vehicle Repairs Supplier Framework Contract

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 19/12/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Mandy Snaith

    Notice of decision: 18/11/2022

    18/11/2022 - Development of Solar Farm Capacity

    Approval to delegate authority for the development of LCC owned land sites and available rooftop sites for the installation and construction of solar panels for generation of clean, renewable energy by LCC to offset current electricity usage and rising volatile energy costs.

    Approve increasing the commitment to deliver 10% of the Council’s electricity demand through locally based renewables generation by 2025/26, with a commitment to achieve up to 30%

    Approve the injection of up to £50m for the development of a mix of solar farm capacity and rooftop solar with potential for battery storage, subject to:

    a viable business case for each site and

    subject to securing funding,

    with the Director of Resources being satisfied with the final business case and funding arrangements.


    Delegate authority to spend and authority to award a contract to the Director of Resources.

    Provide authority to establish a local authority company should there be a requirement, on terms that are agreed by the Director of Resources and in consultation with the Executive Member for Resources, City Solicitor and the section 151 officer.

    Agree to the principle of selling surplus electricity generated at a solar farm to the National Grid or other public sector organisations within the city where there is a positive financial benefit.


    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 14/12/2022

    Lead officer: Chris O`Brien

    Notice of decision: 18/11/2022

    Reason for urgency:
    Due to an administrative error, this decision has not been included in the list of forthcoming key decisions for 28 clear days. Therefore in accordance with section 2.5 of the Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules, this decision is being made under General Exception provisions.

    15/11/2022 - Kirkgate Open Market Future Opportunities

    For Executive Board to consider future uses of Kirkgate Open Market.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 14/12/2022

    Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

    Lead officer: Phil Evans

    Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

    15/11/2022 - Leeds Museums and Galleries Development Trust

    This report relates to the setting up of a charitable trust to raise funds and support the work of Leeds Museums and Galleries (LMG). This is a key recommendation in a recent fundraising review commissioned by LMG in order to support the delivery of the service’s 5-year strategy (approved by the Executive Board on 16 March 2022).

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 14/12/2022

    Lead officer: David Hopes

    Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

    11/11/2022 - Authority to Procure - Gas Fuelled Domestic Heating, Servicing, Repairs & Installations - Citywide

    Gas Servicing, Repairs & Capital Installations to LCC tenanted properties - Citywide

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 12/12/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Adam Crampton

    Notice of decision: 11/11/2022