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

    23/11/2021 - Review of Social Work Provision: Savings Proposals Review

    Consider and approve the proposal to invest £660,253to deliver a pilot that uses Occupational Therapy and additional Social Worker staff at “the front door” to maximise capacity to meet growing demand for information and advice and demand for a social care assessment of needs, embedding an “independence first” approach. Note that this investment could generate £1.552mcost avoidance savings during 2022-23.

     

    Consider and approve the proposal to invest £646,323to deliver a pilot of a new Community Reviewing Team that includes Occupational Therapy and Social Work staff to enhance the capacity of the current Adult Reviewing Team in order to deliver an increased reviewing schedule. Note that this investment is anticipated to deliver £3.3m from 2022 – 2025.

     

    Note that when accounting for annual investment costs over the 3 years, total overall projected savings are £3.6m.

     

    Note that the impacts of the above proposals will inform a longer-term model of area social work for the city.

     

    Approval these proposals going out to consultation as part of the council’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy and preparation for setting the 2022/23 Budget.

     

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 12/2021

    Lead officer: Sarah Buncall

    Notice of decision: 23/11/2021

    Reason for urgency:
    The detailed service review undertaken so far which has enabled the Review of Adult Social Work proposal to be brought forward did not conclude until 17th November, which was after the deadline for publishing Key Decisions on the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions ahead of this Executive Board. The issue was published on the List as soon as it was reasonably practicable to do so. As such, this matter is being administered as a General Exception, in line with the Council’s Executive & Decision Making Procedure Rule 2.5. This proposal is required to be brought to the December Board in line with the associated timeframe for the council’s budget-setting process, and as such, cannot practically be deferred until the next scheduled meeting of the Board in February 2022.

    Explanation of anticipated restriction:
    The detailed service review undertaken so far which has enabled the Review of Adult Social Work proposal to be brought forward did not conclude until 17th November, which was after the deadline for publishing Key Decisions on the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions ahead of this Executive Board. The issue was published on the List as soon as it was reasonably practicable to do so. As such, this matter is being administered as a General Exception, in line with the Council’s Executive & Decision Making Procedure Rule 2.5. This proposal is required to be brought to the December Board in line with the associated timeframe for the council’s budget-setting process, and as such, cannot practically be deferred until the next scheduled meeting of the Board in February 2022.


    22/11/2021 - Department for Education Holiday Activity and Food funding for 2022

    For Leeds City Council to accept funding from the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food fund to deliver healthy activities in school holidays in 2022.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 21/12/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Lee Hemsworth

    Notice of decision: 22/11/2021


    22/11/2021 - Civic Estate Fire Prevention Works 2022-23

    To give Authority to Spend the £2m via LBS on essential fire remedial works identified following fire risk assessments

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 21/12/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Richard Jackson

    Notice of decision: 22/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - Parks and Green Space Strategy

    To approve a new 10-year parks and green space strategy for Leeds.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/12/2021

    Lead officer: Emma Trickett

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - To award a contract for the supply of low emission lease cars for LCC staff

    A contract will be agreed to supply ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) for LCC staff to lease. This will offer staff the option to lease an electric or hybrid company car for work and personal use

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 15/12/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Alex Watson

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - Delivery of a Major Events Framework for Leeds

    The report outlines a framework under which major events are either bid for or curated across the City and to requests authority to progress with arrangements to deliver the World Triathlon event in 2022.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/12/2021

    Lead officer: Matthew Sims

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands Outcome and Implications for Leeds

    Executive Board is requested to note the key issues in the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands including the specific implications for Leeds and endorse the proposed approach to responding to government.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/12/2021

    Lead officer: Angela Lawson

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - The Great Jobs Agenda

    In March 2020, we published a report outlining our work against the standards of the TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda and our ambitions, recognising that we have a key and ongoing leadership role across the city. However, Covid-19 has greatly changed the jobs and employment landscape for our city (and beyond), as well as had a huge impact on what the Council has been able to deliver and progress.

    We acknowledge that whilst some progress has been made within these areas of focus, Covid-19 has meant that progress has been slower than anticipated. Whilst the pandemic is not over yet, we feel that the time is now right to reset and to ask Executive Board’s ongoing support for the Council’s Employment Agenda, and its alignment with the Great Jobs Agenda, and our approach to keep under review the potential to secure Living Wage Foundation accreditation.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/12/2021

    Lead officer: Eve Roodhouse

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    16/11/2021 - Wetherby High School Rebuild Proposals and Supporting Business Case

    This is a proposal for the rebuild of Wetherby High School and its supporting Business Case which seeks to reduce the size of the school site area to release land for housing development which would generate a capital receipt, along with other funding sources including Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 15/12/2021

    Wards affected: Wetherby;

    Lead officer: Jane Cash

    Notice of decision: 16/11/2021


    15/11/2021 - Extension of the Overnight Service and Hub Contract

    The contract with St George’s Crypt for delivery of the Overnight Service and Hub expires on the 31 March 2022. The decision concerns an extension of the contract, which contains provision for extending for up to 36 months.

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 14/12/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Julie Staton

    Notice of decision: 15/11/2021