Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

17/09/2020 - Tender Acceptance Report (TAR) for the 60 place bulge at Cockburn Academy from September 2020 ref: 52297    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

• Authorisation to proceed with acceptance of the tender submitted by Leeds D&B One in the sum of £5,496,346.57 for the phase one works. Leeds D&B One will then enter into contract with Interserve Construction Ltd for £2,587,332.57 and Portakabin Ltd for £2,419,400. The contract sum of £5,496,346.57 also includes LEP fees of £489,614.
• In line with Leeds City Council’s Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.5, the requirements are subject to existing exclusive contract arrangements with Leeds D&B One.
• Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service, Learning Systems and the Head of Programmes and Projects, City Development and authorise them as a signatory of all other contract related documentation that is required to deliver this project.

Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Lead officer: Adele Robinson


17/09/2020 - Step up to Social Work – Permission to Procure ref: 52296    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families Services gave permission to procure a new Step up to Social Work service via competitive tender. The duration of the contract will be 27 months; commencing from 1st Jan 2021 – 31st March 2023 and will offer a maximum of 35 funded student places. The maximum contract value will be £408,345 over 27 months.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kasim Mahmood


17/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £299,999.99 per annum ref: 52294    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £289,392.86.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


25/09/2020 - Design & Cost Report for Package #03 of 'Early Works' & professional fees required to facilitate the Learning Places development of the East Leeds Free School ref: 52295    Recommendations Approved

Creation of a new 1,200 place free school with 30 place SEN provision off Torre Road.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 03/10/2020

Decision:

The Director of Childrens & Families agreed to:

a)  Provide ‘approval to spend’ for £6,401,136 from capital scheme number 33177 / EAS / 000 for the delivery of the final ‘Early Works’ package and all associated professional services and development costs associated with the East Leeds Free School project through to financial close.

 

b)  Sanction the requirement to enter into an ‘Early Works’ agreement with the LLEP for Galliford Try PLC to deliver the third, and final, package of the ‘Early Works’ programme necessary to meet the critical path programme for construction of the East Leeds Free School.  This will take the form of an ‘Early Works’ agreement between the authority and Leeds D&B One Ltd for the sum of £2,943,861.

 

c)  Approve the development costs covered under the Pre-Construction Services Agreement at a value of £1,095,464.

 

d)  Approve all other professional services and survey costs associated with developing the project through to financial close, valued at a total of £2,361,811.  This includes the LLEP fee, NPS TA role, NEC3 project management fee, Planning & Building Control and Authority works.

 

e)  Note the programme dates identified in section 3.2 of this report, in relation to the implementation of this decision, represents the critical path for project success and must be adhered to where possible. 

 

f)  Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Learning Systems.

 

Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Lead officer: Christopher Gosling


25/09/2020 - DN415804: Authority to Procure Contractors for the delivery of Scaffolding Works to Housing and Non-Housing Properties, Including Emergency Structural Support ref: 52293    

Leeds Building Services (LBS) are looking for external contractors to support the service for the supply, erection, maintenance and dismantling of scaffolding to Housing Leeds properties and Leeds City Council’s non-housing properties citywide, to enable LBS to conduct both planned and responsive works to properties throughout the city, including responding to emergencies. This may include the re-roofing of buildings, installing/repairing windows, brickwork repairs, etc.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 03/10/2020

Decision:

In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules 3.1.6, the Director of Resources & Housing approved the use of a below OJEU threshold tendering process as the procurement route to establish a contract with up to 2 contractors (1 contractor per lot) subject to review should the highest ranking contractor be more than 10% cheaper. The contract commencement will be approx. May 2021 for a duration of 4 years with an option to extend for a further 4 x 12 months. The contract value is estimated at £450,000 per annum and a potential total contract value of £ 3.6m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Craig Simpson


16/09/2020 - Approval to progress a Section 8 legal agreement with Highways England to operate and maintain traffic signals at M621 J7 ref: 52291    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
i) noted the contents of this report; and
ii) gave approval to negotiate the terms of, and enter into an agreement with, Highways England to take over operation and maintenance of the existing traffic signals asset at M621 J7 upon completion of the LPTIP P&R scheme at Stourton, under the provision of Section 8 of the Highways Act 1980.

Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Middleton Park;

Lead officer: Joel Dodsworth


24/09/2020 - The use of a framework agreement for Passenger Transport for the provision of transport services ref: 52292    

Authority to procure a framework agreement for Passenger Transport for the provision of transport services via taxi, private hire, hackney carriage, standard and wheelchair accessible minibuses.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 02/10/2020

Decision:

a)  The Director of Resources and Housing approved the commencement of this procurement framework agreement for the provision of home to school transport of SEND children, children who are in the care of the Authority, and adult day centre transport to commence from the 1st April 2021.

b)  The maximum length of the contracts will be four years (1+1+1+1), with an estimated spend of approx. £6 - £8m per annum.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Jackson


15/09/2020 - Request to vary the contract awarded to Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) for additional funding of £107,535 for 9 months through the modification of the contract during their term under Regulation 72 (1b) (i) & (ii) of the Public Contra ref: 52290    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 15/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health approved the modification of contracts during their term under Regulation 72 (1b) (i) & (ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to vary the existing contract with Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) for the provision of therapy and counselling support to women.

This will commence 1st October 2020 and end on 30th June 2021 at a maximum cost of £107,505 for the period of nine months.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Hastwell


15/09/2020 - Formal Response to the Pre-Submission Draft Headingley Neighbourhood Plan ref: 52289    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 15/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has approved the City Council’s formal response to the Pre-Submission Draft Headingley Neighbourhood Plan.

Wards affected: Chapel Allerton; Headingley and Hyde Park; Kirkstall; Weetwood;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


22/09/2020 - Corporate Property Management Backlog Maintenance Programme 2020-21 budget ref: 52288    

To give Authority to Spend the £2.8m Corporate Property Management backlog maintenance budget through a combination of LBS direct labour and a range of LBS external contractor arrangements on corporate assets.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 30/09/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing gave Authority to Spend approval for £2.8m CPM Backlog Maintenance works through the use of LBS and a range of sub-contractor arrangements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Craig Simpson


11/09/2020 - Street Manager CPR Waiver Report ref: 52286    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) waived Contract Procedure Rule 8.1 and 8.2 – Intermediate Value Procurements – and approved entering into contract with Department for Transport (DfT) for the new Street Manager digital service at an annual cost of £30,000 for the 20/21 and 21/22 financial years without seeking competition.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adrian Hodgson


21/09/2020 - Award of the Year Two Tonnage Allocation (DN480208) under the Household Waste Site Recycling Framework (DN370317) ref: 52287    

Authority to award contracts to the selected contractors on the Household Waste Recycling Contract for the 2nd year of this framework.

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 29/09/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer for Environmental Services noted the content of this report and approved the appointment of the following tenderers as suppliers under Year 2 (1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021) of the Household Waste Site Recycling Framework. Estimated value of the Call Off is £2.7m

 

Lot No

Lot Desc.

Contractors Appointed

Sites Proposed

1

Residual Waste

Associated Waste Management Ltd

Geldered Road, Gildersome

Valley Farm Road, Stourton

2

Timber

Timberpak Ltd.

Cross Green, Leeds

3

Inert Waste

Associated Waste Management Ltd

Carr Crofts, Armley

FCC Environment (UK) Limited

Wellbeck, Normanton

4

Plasterboard

Associated Waste Management Ltd

Carr Crofts, Armley

Valley Farm Road, Stourton

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rosie Harvey


10/09/2020 - Re-designation of the Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum ref: 52285    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has approved the Re-Designation of the Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum for the Garforth Neighbourhood Area.

Wards affected: Garforth and Swillington;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


10/09/2020 - Approval to award a contract to Microsoft Ltd for their Unified Premier Support on an annual renewal basis for 1 year using the Negotiated Procedure without prior publication of a contract notice ref: 52284    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Digital and Information Officer approved the award of a contract to Microsoft for their Premier Support on an annual renewal basis for a period of 1 year from October 1st 2020 to September 30th 2021 using the Negotiated Procedure without prior publication.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dave Pearson


10/09/2020 - Request to award an additional contract, to the value of £35,575.00 for the supply and installation of hygiene side dividers to open up additional side by side self-service PCs, together with middle screens to open up additional face to face self-ser ref: 52283    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

Following the completion of a previous procurement exercise the Chief Officer Customer Access and Welfare approves the award of the contract, and spend of £35,575.00 to provide the supply and installation of hygiene side dividers and middle screens, to offer staff and customer safety as additional self-service PCs are opened up, to Opening the Book Ltd.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Muscroft


09/09/2020 - Amendment to Executive Arrangements ref: 52281    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of Council

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Leader of Council has approved an amendment to the Constitution to reflect a change in her executive arrangements as detailed in the report attached.

Lead officer: Kate Sadler


17/09/2020 - Integrated Health and Care - Digital Developments ref: 52282    

The Director of Resources and Housing to provide authority to spend for £3.2m for the delivery of the City Digital Integrated Health and Care Developments for 2020/21 and 2021/22 from allocated Better Care Funding.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 25/09/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing gave authority to spend for £3,049k to delvier the programme of City Digital Integrated Health and Care Developments from allocated Better Care Grant Fund Grant from capital scheme 32210/000/000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dave Pearson


08/09/2020 - Requests for Temporary Pavement Licence ref: 52280    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer ( Highways and Transportation):
i) noted the contents of the report; and
ii) approved the application for a temporary pavement licences from premises listed in the Appendix 2, to operate a street café on the highway, as shown on the attached unnumbered drawings, which will expire when current restrictions, which are due to Government guidelines for COVID -19 are lifted.

Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Lead officer: Andrew Smith


08/09/2020 - Authority to award four or five individual contracts for Venue Hire Provision for the Workforce Development team ref: 52279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Partnerships & Health approved the decision to enter into four or five individual contract awards, following a competitive tender to re-procure Venue Hire Provision for the Workforce Development team.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle Whippey


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £185,900.00.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £235,425.00.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52276    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £234,642.86.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £245,071.43.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £186,410.71.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £242,464.29.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £299,999.99 per annum ref: 52272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £257,690.00.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52271    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £234,121.43.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


08/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 52270    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £242,464.29.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


07/09/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52268    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £116,394.20 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


07/09/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52267    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £103,976.60 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


07/09/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52266    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £105,315.30 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.



Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


07/09/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Access & Care Delivery approved the contents of a report regarding a care plan in respect of a person with complex care needs, the individual cost of which is £104,947.96 per annum.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable citizen of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live independently in a safe environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Shona McFarlane


07/09/2020 - Council Housing Growth Programme – Property Buybacks ref: 52269    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 07/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:
1. Authorised the required expenditure to enable the programme to progress the property acquisitions detailed in Confidential Appendix A. These acquisitions to be funded from the Council Housing Growth Programme budget, via a combination of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing and Right to Buy receipts.
2. Noted that Executive Board granted Authority to Spend for the programme on 24th July 2019.
3. Noted that a report is being submitted in parallel to the Director of City Development to request approval to acquire the properties for Housing & Resources so that they can be returned to Council Housing Stock.

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

Lead officer: Wendy Myers


01/09/2020 - Devolution Deal for West Yorkshire - Consultation Outcomes ref: 52263    Recommendations Approved

Executive Board will be asked to:

  Consider the outcome of the public consultation which has been undertaken, endorse the conclusions and resolve to provide the Secretary of State with the final Scheme and a summary of responses.

  Consider and comment on the representations appended to the report.

  Agree in principle to the summary of consultation and representations being submitted to the Secretary of State, and to jointly delegate authority to the Managing Director of the Combined Authority, in consultation with the Leader and the Chief Executive of each Constituent Council and the Chair of the Combined Authority to finalise and submit these documents.

  Note the updated timetable set out in the report and the next steps which are subject to the consent being given by the Constituent Councils and Combined Authority, to the draft Order in November so that a mayoral combined authority model and associated changes may be adopted and implemented by May 2021, as set out in the Deal.

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 01/09/2020 - Executive Board

Decision published: 05/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

Further to Minute No. 169, 19th May 2020, the Chief Executive submitted a report which provided an update on the latest stage of the process to implement the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal as agreed between the region and Government in March 2020. The report also detailed the outcome of the public consultation exercise which had been held between June and July 2020 and outlined the next steps in the implementation process. Finally, the report also invited the Board to consider the outcome of the consultation process and approve progression to the next phase, including the submission of a summary of consultation responses to the Secretary of State.

 

Following the comprehensive discussion of this matter at a meeting of full Council held earlier in the day, which included agreement of the recommendations put before Council and the incorporation of an amendment in the name of Councillor A Carter, in considering the submitted report, the Board briefly discussed several issues, including the need to ensure that the tangible benefits arising from devolution for communities across West Yorkshire were maximised and that public awareness of it was increased. It was also acknowledged that West Yorkshire’s devolution journey was in its infancy and that there was a lot more work to be done in order to establish and embed devolved arrangements in the region. Members also briefly discussed the Mayoral Combined Authority model. 

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the content of the submitted report, along with the Summary of Consultation Responses, as attached at Appendix 1, be noted;

 

(b)  That in considering the submitted report, the resolutions and representations made by full Council at its meeting prior to Executive Board, which included Council’s agreement to the incorporation of an amendment, as submitted in the name of Councillor A Carter, be noted;

 

(c)  That the joint statement from Leeds Scrutiny Board Chairs, as detailed at Appendix 3 to the submitted report, together with the summary of Leeds-led engagement in sections 3.29 and 3.45 of the submitted report, be noted;

 

(d)  That agreement be given to submit the Summary of Consultation Responses, as set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report, to the Secretary of State by 11th September 2020, and that approval also be provided to jointly delegate authority to the Managing Director of the Combined Authority, in consultation with the Leader and Chief Executive of each constituent Council and the Chair of the Combined Authority, to finalise and submit documents, subject to any technical issues which may arise;

 

(e)  That the updated timetable, as set out in Appendix 2 to the submitted report, together with the next steps, be noted, which are subject to consent being given by constituent Councils and the Combined Authority to the draft Order in November 2020, so that a Mayoral Combined Authority model and associated changes may be adopted and implemented by May 2020, as set out in the Deal;

 

(f)  That in response to the resolutions and formal amendment as agreed by full Council earlier in the day, agreement be given to also make additional representations on strategic planning powers to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and reach an agreement that provides firmer guarantees that each of the constituent authorities would have a veto over being part of any Mayoral spatial strategy;

 

(g)  That the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee be invited to consider the proposed governance arrangements, as set out at paragraph 3.55 of the submitted report, regarding the Council’s reporting arrangements on devolution;

 

(h)  That approval be given for all decisions taken by Executive Board from this report, and as resolved above, be exempted from the Call In process on the grounds of urgency, for the reasons as set out in paragraph 4.5.3 of the submitted report.

 

(The Council’s Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules state that a decision may be declared as being exempt from the Call In process by the decision taker if it is considered that the matter is urgent and any delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s, or the public’s interests. In line with this, the resolutions contained within this minute were exempted from the Call In process, as per resolution (h) above, and for the reasons as detailed within sections 4.5.3 of the submitted report)

Lead officer: Mike Eakins


04/09/2020 - Land at Main Street Carlton ref: 52261    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration has approved the sale of the subject site to the selected Preferred Bidder, the details and terms of which are contained within the confidential appendix.

Wards affected: Rothwell;

Lead officer: Annabel Phipps


04/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of £300,000 or over per annum ref: 52260    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £388,725.00.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


04/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of £300,000 or over per annum ref: 52259    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £395,555.71.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


04/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of £300,000 or over per annum ref: 52258    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £362,392.86.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


04/09/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of £300,000 or over per annum ref: 52257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director, Children & Families agreed the recommendation of a report relating to the placement of a child/young person. The individual costs of the place are £388,464.29.
It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the report is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person of the City and the actions being taken to enable that person to live in a safe environment.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Stephen Maw


04/09/2020 - To revoke the Direction prohibiting the event named the KMB Carnival Block Party proposed to be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 in LS9 ref: 52255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To revoke the Direction prohibiting the event named the KMB Carnival Block Party proposed to be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 in LS9, relating to which the existing Direction had been issued to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public’s health.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 came into force on 18th July 2020 (referred to as the Regulations).

The Regulations give the power to ‘the local authority’ to issue a Direction Notification. The designated officers are:-

Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council (and sub-delegated to the Deputy Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council in any absence)
Whose delegated powers include those to prevent the spread of a highly infectious disease being COVID-19 in order to protect the Leeds population by using powers under:-

• Officer Delegation Scheme (Executive Functions), 2) Health Protection Functions, c) providing the lead in public health incidents, and d) Communicable and infectious disease control; and
• Director’s Sub-Delegation Scheme, Specific Delegations 2d; and 9c of the Miscellaneous Functions from the Director of Adults and Health sub-delegation scheme – responding to emergencies that present a risk to public health.

A Direction Notification was issued on 28th August 2020 and was given due to the proposed event of a KMB Carnival Block Party being held on Kimberley Road, Leeds, LS9, such that this be prohibited in order to protect the Leeds population and the populations of surrounding Local Authorities from the significant Public health risk of COVID-19 and the spread of this highly infectious disease.

A decision has now been reached to revoke the existing Direction.

A brief statement of the reasons for the decision-

In accordance with the regulations the reason for this decision is that the occasion having passed on which the music event was scheduled to take place, it is the case that the conditions under Regulation 2 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 are no longer met.


Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Lead officer: Lynne Hellewell


04/09/2020 - Ex-council property to be acquired by the Council and returned to council housing stock. Capital Scheme number 33103 ref: 52262    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Land and Property has approved the repurchase of a property on the terms detailed in the confidential appendix for Resources and Housing to return to council housing stock.

Wards affected: Alwoodley; Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Lead officer: Kevin Johnson, Diane McPhee


14/09/2020 - Request to waive contract procedures rules 9.1 and 9.2 (high value procurements) to award a contract, without competition, to The Appropriate Adult Service (TAAS) for delivery of a West Yorkshire Appropriate Adult Service ref: 52256    Recommendations Approved

Permission request to award a further contract to TAAS for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a period of 12 months. The contract will commence on 1st April 2021 and will expire on 31st March 2023.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 22/09/2020

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families agreed to waive contract procedure rules 9.1 and 9.2 (high value procurements) to award a contract to The Appropriate Adult Service (TAAS) Ltd without competition for the provision of a West Yorkshire Appropriate Adult Service.  The contract will commence on 1st April 2021 and will expire on 31st March 2023 with the option to extend for 12 months. The value of the contract is £207,769. If the extension was taken up the total contract value would be £623,307. The contract is on behalf of the West Yorkshire Local Authorities and the Leeds financial contribution is £55,659 p.a.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Stevens


03/09/2020 - Design & Cost Report - S278 Highway Works, Thornes Farm Roundabout, Pontefract Lane, Richmond Hill ref: 52254    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/09/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
a) noted the detail of the highway works as outlined in section 3 of this report and shown on plan 18024-C4C-BB-ZZ-DR-A-0501 Rev Y attached at Appendix 3 of this 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 the developer and overseen by the Council;

c) gave authority to request the City Solicitor to advertise a new Traffic Regulation Order to provide No Waiting At Any Time parking restrictions within the newly constructed access (as shown on plan 18024-C4C-BB-ZZ-DR-A-0501 Rev Y attached at Appendix 3) and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Order as advertised; and

d) gave authority to incur expenditure of £10,000 TRO costs and £6,000 staff checking and inspection fees to be fully funded by a developer through a Section 278 Agreement.

Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Lead officer: Michael Norcliffe


03/09/2020 - Annual Review of Fees and Charges for Section 38/278 Agreements ref: 52253    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) approved the increase in fees and charges as set out in Appendix A to this report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Marsh


03/09/2020 - Design and Cost Report for the S106 funded uplift and completion of Merrion Way Phase 1 S278 public highways works and development of Phase 2 ref: 52252    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Highways and Transportation approved costs of up to £88,425, with a capital injection of £88,425 from the S106 contributions from planning approvals 18/05738/FU and 18/01819/FU.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Lee Paton


03/09/2020 - Design & Cost Report for S278 Highway Works Associated With Residential Development at Warwick House and Belgrave House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NL ref: 52251    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
i) noted the detail of the highway works shown in outline in section 3 of this report and shown on plan VD19041-S278-100 Rev G attached at Appendix 3 of this report;

ii) 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 the developer and overseen by the Council;

iii) gave authority to request the City Solicitor to advertise a draft Traffic Regulation Order to alter the extents of an existing taxi rank and protect a new informal crossing point with No Waiting At Any Time restrictions as shown on drawing VD19041-S278-100 Rev G shown at Appendix 3; and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Order as advertised; and

iv) gave authority to incur expenditure of £10,000 TRO costs and £5,000 staff checking and inspection costs, all to be fully rechargeable to the developer through the Section 278 agreement.


Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Michael Norcliffe


08/09/2020 - Emergency Active Travel Fund - Leeds City Council Tranche 1 Programme ref: 52242    Recommendations Approved

Decision to agree the outline programme for the Emergency Active Travel Funding and the development and implementation of schemes.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 28/08/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Highways and Transportation;

a)  noted the contents of this report;

b)  reviewed and approved the amended design process being proposed and introduction of trial schemes to enable the programme to be delivered within the funding timescales;

c)  reviewed and approved the proposed list of schemes that form part of the Tranche 1 EATF programme for Leeds City Council as described in Appendix A to this report and note that this package has been over-programmed to allow additional flexibility;

d)  gave authority to incur capital expenditure of £870,000 to deliver a package of schemes as detailed in Appendix A, being funded £160,000 from the Integrated Transport Block of the annual LTP grant, and £710,000 from a new Government grant; and

e)  i) gave authority to request the City Solicitor to advertise any Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (Movement Order or Waiting Restriction Order) as required to address/ resolve the problems identified for each scheme as detailed in Appendix A, and to include a provision within any Order to enable the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) to modify or suspend the operation of the Order or any of its provisions during the period of the experiment if it appears to him to be essential to do so; and

ii) at the end of the 18 month period and if no valid objections are received, to incorporate any modifications considered necessary as a consequence of monitoring the experiment to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David O'Donoghue


03/09/2020 - Early Years DSG - Arrangements for FEEE payments Autumn 2020 due to Covid-19 ref: 52247    Recommendations Approved

Introduce a minimum funding guarantee for childcare providers in receipt of FEEE, guaranteeing them income over the Autumn term of at least 95% of their Autumn 2019 funding where covid-19 has impacted on the number of children attending their setting

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 25/08/2020

Effective from: 11/09/2020

Decision:

In the absence of the Director of Children & Families, the Chief Officer, Resources and Strategy agreed to offer providers, in autumn 2020, a minimum funding guarantee of 95% of their Autumn 2019 FEEE income, where they have fewer children claiming FEEE in Autumn 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca McCormack