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

    26/01/2023 - Approval to tender the Pumping Stations Maintenance Contract 2023

    Approval to tender the Pumping Stations Maintenance Contract 2023

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 24/02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Richard Tinker

    Notice of decision: 26/01/2023


    26/01/2023 - Approval to Tender the Watercourse Maintenance Contract 2023

    Approval to Tender the Watercourse Maintenance Contract 2023

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 24/02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: James Balmforth

    Notice of decision: 26/01/2023


    26/01/2023 - Request for Extension of the Reassessment Team for Two Years, April 2023 to March 2025

    Brief Description

    The original intention of the Reassessment Team was to address the issue whereby 700 plus individuals in Adults and Health were not being billed for services commissioned, this presented inequality in terms of the charging policy along with £3million in lost income. The Team have worked effectively and efficiently since its inception in 2019 and has achieved substantial income generation and several million of pounds worth of cashable Value for Money reassessments. Approval is sought to extend the Team for a further two years on the basis of its success to date and its impact upon driving up quality standards in commissioned services.

    Impact On Wards

    This work will ensure that people with health and care needs across all communities will benefit from a regular reviewing programme in order to tailor support plans to maximise independence and to address any quality of care matters that may arise.

    Financial and procurement implications

    The Team has to date funded itself via the cashable savings generated and it is envisaged that they will continue to generate significant savings and continue its work with regards to income generation.

    Partnership working

    The programme of work which will be undertaken by the Team will also involve people who are subject to Section 117 aftercare and any generated efficiencies will also benefit the ICB. The ICB have demonstrated an interest in also wanting to invest in nurses to enhance a dual discipline / review process.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Shona McFarlane

    Notice of decision: 26/01/2023


    26/01/2023 - Approval to tender the Bikeability Cycle Training Contract 2023

    Approval to tender the Bikeability Cycle Training Contract 2023

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 24/02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: James Balmforth

    Notice of decision: 26/01/2023


    24/01/2023 - Extension of the Overarching Agreement for the provision of residential and nursing care services - Scheme ID N339954

    Brief Description

    The Director of Adults and Health will be recommended to approve the extension of the overarching agreement for the provision of residential and nursing care services for a further period of one year from the 1st April 2023. Whilst the overarching agreement has no monetary value, individual care home placements made under the terms of the agreement will have a value in excess of £500,000.

    Impact On Wards

    N/A

    Financial and procurement implications

    All care home placements made under the overarching agreement will be contained within the Adults and Health 2023 -2024 financial budget. Procurement colleagues will be consulted as part of the extension process.

    Partnership working

    None.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Mark Phillott

    Notice of decision: 24/01/2023


    24/01/2023 - Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) East Leeds - Transport and Works Act Order for Leeds to Micklefield Scheme

    Approval of the proposed response to the Network Rail Transport Works Act Order for the Leeds to Micklefield section of the Trans Pennine Route Upgrade anticipated June 2023.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 22/02/2023

    Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck; Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Garforth and Swillington; Harewood; Hunslet and Riverside; Kippax and Methley; Rothwell; Temple Newsam;

    Lead officer: Angela Lawson

    Notice of decision: 24/01/2023


    19/01/2023 - NHS Health Checks Authority to Procure

    Brief Description

    Approval will be sought for authority to procure the NHS Health Checks service which will replace the existing provision

    Impact On Wards

    The NHS Health Check contract is an established city wide service.

    Financial and procurement implications

    To put in place a new contract with an annual value of approximately £520,000 per annum. Public Health reserves of a potential maximum of £550,000 will be available over the first two years of the new contract to assist with the NHS Health Checks catch up programme post Covid.

    Partnership working

    The Council is the single commissioner of the NHS Health Check contract.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

    Decision due date: 03/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Carl Mackie

    Notice of decision: 19/01/2023


    17/01/2023 - Creation of an Edge of Care service for adolescents at risk of entering care

    The Children and Families Directorate is proposing that a new team be established, requiring creation of additional staffing posts, to specifically work with young people and their families to prevent family / placement breakdown which would result in entry into the care system.

    Adolescents make up a significant number of the current (and projected) Leeds Children Looked After (CLA) population.  It is this age group of CLA where there is the most demand and pressure on placements, often with the need to use external fostering and residential placements which tend to be high cost.

    The new Edge of Care service could provide the right support to help prevent at least 30 young people entering care per annum.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 15/02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Ruth Terry

    Notice of decision: 17/01/2023


    13/01/2023 - Seek authority to recommission a home independence and warmth service

    Brief Description

    Approval will be sought for authority to recommission a Home Independence and Warmth service to commence from 1st October 2023.

    Impact On Wards

    All

    Financial and procurement implications

    It will be requested that the maximum budget be set at £570,367 (£366,870 Public Health and £203,497 Resources and Housing) per annum for 3 years with a potential for extending to a further 2 years.

    Partnership working

    LCC only

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

    Decision due date: 02/2023

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Susan Skinner

    Notice of decision: 13/01/2023


    13/01/2023 - Outcome of Statutory Notice on a proposal to change the age range of Wykebeck Primary School from 3-11 years to 2-11 years.

    Leeds City Council are proposing to change the age range of Wykebeck Primary School from 3-11 years to 2-11 years, in order to create 24 places for 2-year-old children with effect from September 2023.

    There were 13 representations received to the public consultation with 11 comments, 9 supporting the proposal and 2 objecting.

    The decision on the proposal has been classed as a “key decision” as the outcome would have a significant effect on nursery aged children in the Gipton and Harehills ward in Leeds.

    If any objections are received, this would be raised with the Exec member for discussion with the chair of scrutiny board.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/03/2023

    Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Gipton and Harehills;

    Lead officer: Vivienne Buckland

    Notice of decision: 13/01/2023