Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

20/11/2020 - Approval to secure additional care home beds as part of Discharge to Assess provision to reduce Covid-19 winter pressures in acute hospital settings. ref: 52501    Recommendations Approved

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic this report seeks authorisation, utilising the Special Urgency Provisions under Paragraph 2.6 of the Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules, to secure a further 100 care home bed capacity (referenced as Phase 2), in addition to the 100 beds procured from 1 November 2020 under Phase 1. This will entail establishing a new framework agreement to increase capacity within the city. The additional beds required will continue to support the health and care system’s Discharge to Assess (D2A) provisions to ensure timely discharge from acute settings for medically fit patients. The additional beds will also be available up to 31 March 2021 with one extension period of a further six months at an approximate value of £1,880,996.00 for the initial six month period (£3,762,200 full year effect). The provision will help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and seasonal winter pressures on the health and social care system. The full cost of this provision will be covered through NHS CCG COVID-19 funding. The necessity for this decision has come about due to the demand being presented and the lower than expected range of homes secured under the first procurement exercise (Phase 1).

 

On 19 March 2020, Central Government published the guidance on COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements. This places a duty on local authorities to assume lead commissioning and contracting responsibilities for “expanding the capacity in domiciliary care, care homes and reablement services in the local area”.

 

The guidance states that during the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals will not be able to wait in hospital until their choice of care home has a vacancy. People will be required to accept a care home placement on a short term basis until the care home of their choice is able to provide them with a bed.  Additionally, some people are likely to only require a short term placement in a care home as a ‘step down’ from hospital until they are well enough to go back to their own home.

 

In response to the national guidance, the Adults and Health Directorate’s Integrated Commissioning staff are required to secure additional care home bed capacity on a short term basis for people who are ready to be discharged from hospital and who are awaiting an assessment, a home care package or a care home placement at a home of their choice.  This capacity is to be sourced from a range of independent sector care homes and will include residential care and nursing care, including for people with dementia. These beds will again be managed through a framework agreement which will run up to 31 March 2021 with the option to extend for up to a further six months. 

 

 

Commissioning officers undertook a procurement exercise (Phase 1) which resulted in the creation of the first framework agreement (delegated decision reference D52435) consisting of independent sector care home providers. The framework that will be established through this decision will operate in an identical two phase approach. During Part  1 of the process LCC will determine the number of beds available across the market with no commitment to purchasing any D2A beds at that point. During Part 2 the Council determine which providers and D2A beds to call-off from the framework agreement contract based on presented demand. This process is currently being directly managed through hospital social work teams as part of the placement process. In place of a full assessment a better conversations record and an order form is completed with the patient, the social worker forwards these to the nominated care home. These documents form the basis of the contract and will be the actual call-off.

 

Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.6 states that, ‘unless expressly provided for in the original decision, a decision to place a call-off under a framework agreement will not be treated as consequential upon the decision to enter into the framework agreement and that a Delegated Decision based on the value (estimated if necessary) and impact of the procurement will be taken both at the point that a procurement route for a framework agreement is chosen and for each call-off (or linked bundle of call-offs)’. In line with this rule this report requests that the decision made allows for all future call-offs from the framework agreement to be approved at this point based on the expected value of any one call-off and are treated as direct consequential decisions of this ‘umbrella’ key decision. This is of particular importance in light of the number of call-offs that could be made and the time sensitive nature of these call-offs with regards to the effective management of hospital beds.

 

For context, the maximum value that a call-off from the framework agreement could be is approximately £11,036.00. This is calculated on the assumption of a bed at the Quality Premium Price (QPP) being activated and occupied for a six week period followed by a retention rate of 50% for the remainder of the agreement. In all probability the turnover of activated beds will be high and therefore the actual value of each call off more likely to be closer to the £3,354.00 to £3,738.00 costs of bed being active for six weeks. This is dependent on both the nature of the bed (residential or nursing) and the uplift or not of the QPP.

 

12 providers responded to the initial tender within the stated deadline under Phase 1 with a total of 171 beds being offered across 15 care homes. This limited number of responses reduces the range of choice that can be presented as well as it presenting a higher level of risk should any homes be subject to lockdowns due to any COVID positive outbreaks.

In the initial procurement exercise (Phase 1) permission was granted to utilise 100 beds only. This provision is likely to rapidly be utilised due to an increasing number of patients requiring immediate discharge from hospitals. Due to the potential for outbreaks at care homes and the need to offer greater choice with regards to locations it is necessary to ensure we have flexibility with the number of beds available for D2A.

 

Commissioning Officers will work with Procurement and Commercial Services to complete the procurement exercise requested in this report at the earliest possible date as the numbers of people awaiting discharge from hospital has started to significantly rise. It is recognised that a prospective COVID-19 spike during the upcoming winter, in addition to existing winter pressures, could lead to insurmountable pressure on the local health and social care systems without an immediate response. This second framework will operate in the same manner as the initial framework agreement (detailed above) and all subsequent call offs from this framework will be managed through the hospital placement system. Award of places onto the framework will be authorised as a significant operational decision pursuant to the authorisation requested, as a direct consequence of this decision

 

In accordance with the guidance on COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements issued by Central Government on 19 March 2020, this provision is to be paid for from the NHS COVID-19 budget which is held by NHS Leeds CCG. 

 

Previous reports relating to accessing care home beds for short term provision have noted that care homes are frequently reluctant to offer placements to people on a short term basis as this impacts on their income due to frequency of voids as a result of a high turnover of the residents. Under the proposals covered here care home providers will register the number of beds they are able to offer under each bed category, e.g. residential, nursing or dementia. No payments will take place until the first admission to a bed, from which point the fee will be paid at the Council’s agreedfee rate for the duration of the bed occupation. A retainer fee of 50% of the Council’s fee will then be paid for the period of time in which the bed is unused. Providers who were successful in the first procurement exercise will be advised not to apply again as Phase 2 will offer them the same opportunity over the equivalent time period. Commissioning Officers believe a further procurement exercise will attract additional providers and care home bed capacity following communication from care homes who missed the deadline for the first opportunity.  Direct contact will be made with care homes across the city prior to the deadline for receipt of applications, encouraging them to participate in Phase 2, in order that there is increased interest in the opportunity among providers.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 20/11/2020

Effective from: 20/11/2020

Decision:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the Director of Adults and Health gave authorisation, utilising the Special Urgency Provisions under Paragraph 2.6 of the Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rules, to secure a further 100 care home bed capacity (referenced as Phase 2), in addition to the 100 beds procured from 1 November 2020 under Phase 1. This will entail establishing a new framework agreement to increase capacity within the city. The additional beds required will continue to support the health and care system’s Discharge to Assess (D2A) provisions to ensure timely discharge from acute settings for medically fit patients. The additional beds will also be available up to 31 March 2021 with one extension period of a further six months at an approximate value of £1,880,996.00 for the initial six month period (£3,762,200 full year effect). The provision will help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and seasonal winter pressures on the health and social care system. The full cost of this provision will be covered through NHS CCG COVID-19 funding. The necessity for this decision has come about due to the demand being presented and the lower than expected range of homes secured under the first procurement exercise (Phase 1).

 

On 19 March 2020, Central Government published the guidance on COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements. This places a duty on local authorities to assume lead commissioning and contracting responsibilities for “expanding the capacity in domiciliary care, care homes and reablement services in the local area”.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bharthi Kaur


19/11/2020 - Next Steps Accommodation programme – revenue funds - Approval to put in place a contract for 4 months (renewable fortnightly) with GCA Security and Facilities Management for provision of onsite security at sites including Britannia and Roomzz Hotels ref: 52500    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

Approval of payment of up to £150,000 to GCA Security and Facilities Management to provide 24/7 security at the current hotel provision as well as assist in the running of the hygiene facility based at St Anne’s Resource Centre.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Lisa Fisher


19/11/2020 - Repurposing of a further 9 beds at the RecoveryHub@EastLeeds and 10 beds at Dolphin Manor as step down beds for people who have dementia ref: 52498    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 19/11/2020

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Decision:

The RecoveryHub@EastLeeds is a Better Care Fund (BCF) funded service which works alongside the 190 CCG commissioned Community Care Beds (CCB’s), providing a recovery service for people who have been in hospital.
Dolphin Manor is a residential home funded by Adults & Health and provides long term support to older people.

Covid-19 means that there are system flow (from LTHT) challenges and a gap in the provision of step down beds for people who have dementia and whose needs are not currently met in the CCB’s. Adults & Health, Care Delivery Service have been approached by the Clinical Commissioning Group to meet this gap and provide:

• A further 9 beds at the RecoveryHub@EastLeeds, Seacroft
• 10 beds at Dolphin Manor, Rothwell

These beds are to be implemented from Monday 16th November 2020 for a period of 6 months initially.

Financial Implications:
The CCG have agreed the funding for the following temporary staff:

RecoveryHub@EastLeeds
5 FTE Night Support Workers £90,930
10 FTE Day Support Workers £151,347
Total £242,277
Dolphin Manor
5 FTE Night Support Workers £90,930
6 FTE Day Support Workers £90,808
Total £181,738
Grand total including on-costs £424,015

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Debbie Ramskill


19/11/2020 - Request to waive Contracts Procedure Rules 8.1 and 8.2 to enable the Council to award a new contract to Keltic Limited for the Provision of Civil Enforcement and Associated Workwear ref: 52497    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory:
a) noted the content of this report;
b) approved a waiver of CPRs 8.1 and 8.2 using the authority set out in CPR 1.3 in order for a contract to be directly awarded to Keltic Limited for a period of 12 months commencing on 1st December 2020, with a 1 x 12 month extension available. The contract value will be no more than £60,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Gale


19/11/2020 - COVID-19 Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant Schemes including Discretionary Grant Funds ref: 52499    Recommendations Approved

The decision relates to the proposed approach to the administration of Leeds City Council COVID-19 Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) both in relation to the initial funding and any subsequent funding and to delegate the approval to award grants under it as set out in the Director of City Development’s Sub-Delegation Scheme.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Decision:

The Director of City Development:

 

a)  Noted the contents of this report and the advice contained within it.

b)  Approved the proposed approach to the administration of Leeds City Council COVID-19 Local Restrictions Support Grants and Additional Restrictions Grants both in relation to the initial funding and any subsequent funding and delegated the approval to award grants under it as set out in the Director of City Development’s Sub-Delegation Scheme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phil Cole


18/11/2020 - Approval to issue the second year Grant Agreeement to Screen Yorkshire following Business Rates Pool application ref: 52496    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development
a) authorised the release of year two (of three) funds in the grant agreement drafted for Screen Yorkshire, which is £175,000 from the Business Rates Pool. This is specifically approved by the business rates pool joint committee per the funding agreement for use in Film Office activities as per the grant agreement and Screen Yorkshire application.
b) noted a future commitment of £175,000 being due, relating to year 3 costs of the Screen Yorkshire application. The North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool have agreed to fund year 3 (2021/22) costs from the NWY Pool, subject to a review of a supplementary application. However, this is not considered in the grant agreement which covers year two only.
c) instructed the Chief Officer of Economic Development to carry out the duties /responsibilities as specified in the agreement in respect of monitoring arrangements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gareth Read


18/11/2020 - Approval of Director of Communities and Environment Sub-delegation scheme ref: 52495    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

Decision:

The Director of Communities and Environment has approved the sub-delegation scheme attached as Appendix 1 to the attached report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Baker


16/11/2020 - Allerton C of E Primary School Expansion Works ref: 52494    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Highways & Transportation:
a) Noted the contents of the report;

b) Approved the detailed design and implementation of a package of highway works associated with the expansion of Allerton C of E Primary school, as shown on the attached Drawing No TM-02-427-01-01;

c) Noted the required expenditure of £90,000 made up of £75,000 works costs, £14,000 staff fees and £1,000 legal fees which will be funded from the Children’s Services Learning Places Capital Programme (previously approved).

d) Gave authority to advertise a notice under the provision of Section 90c of the Highways Act 1980 associated with traffic calming as shown on the attached drawing no. TM-02-427-01-01 and if no valid objections are received, to implement the traffic calming as advertised.

e) Gave authority to advertise a notice under the provision of Section 23 of the Highways Act 1980 associated with a zebra crossing facility on the attached drawing no. TM-02-427-01-01.

f) Gave authority to advertise and introduce a Traffic Regulation Order to introduce waiting restrictions as shown on the attached drawing no. TM-02-427-01-01 and to advertise a notice under the provision of Section 90c of the Highways Act 1980 associated with traffic calming and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Traffic Regulation Order and implement the traffic calming as advertised.

g) Requested the City Solicitor, if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Order as advertised.

Wards affected: Alwoodley;

Lead officer: Chris Procter


16/11/2020 - Outwood Lane, Horsforth – S106 Highway Improvement Scheme – Objection Report ref: 52493    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Officer, Highways & Transportation over-ruled the objection received to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order that forms part of the highway improvement scheme.

Wards affected: Horsforth;

Lead officer: Jonathan Waters


16/11/2020 - East Lodge, Potternewton Park, Harehills Lane, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 4HB ref: 52492    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration has approved that East Lodge Potternewton Park be declared surplus to Council requirements and sold by way of public auction with the reserve to be agreed by the Head of Land and Property. In the event of a sale not being concluded then the Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration further approved that the property can be offered for sale by informal tender.

Wards affected: Chapel Allerton;

Lead officer: Diane McPhee


16/11/2020 - Compensation – settlement resulting from schemes or from compulsory acquisition of Land and Property by the Council – East Leeds Orbital Road ref: 52491    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development has been asked to approve compensation payments in terms of land and property interests including associated fees for the assembly of land for the East Leeds Orbital Road.

Wards affected: Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Harewood;

Lead officer: Mary Stockton


16/11/2020 - Approval of Director of City Development’s Sub-Delegation Scheme ref: 52490    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of City Development has approved the sub-delegation scheme set out as Appendix 1 to this report effective from 16 November 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Green


16/11/2020 - Community Right to Bid Nomination for The Manor House, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB; Rose & Crown, 20 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD; Black Horse Hotel, 2 Westgate, Otley, LS21 3SA; Bowling Green, Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB; Junction, 44 Bondgate, Otley, LS ref: 52489    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Head of Asset Management has accepted to list the Manor House, Walkergate, Otley, LS21 1HB; The Rose & Crown, 20 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD; Black Horse Hotel, 2 Westgate, Otley, LS21 3SA; Bowling Green, Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB; Junction, 44 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 1AD; Royalty Inn, Yorkgate, Otley, LS21 2AU on the List of Assets of Community Value on the basis that the nomination satisfactorily meets the criteria laid down in the Localism Act 2011.

Wards affected: Otley and Yeadon;

Lead officer: Caroline Pickard, Catherine Broadhead, Michele Kelly


16/11/2020 - Diversion of Leeds Public Footpath No. 173 (part) at the site of Snittles Farm ref: 52488    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Natural Environment Manager authorised the City Solicitor:
(a) to make and advertise a Public Path Diversion Order in accordance with Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in respect of a public footpath shown on the map attached (Background Document A).
and
(b) to confirm the Order, subject to there being no objections or in the event of objections which cannot be withdrawn, for the order to be referred to the Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination.

Wards affected: Morley North;

Lead officer: Claire Tregembo


16/11/2020 - Diversion of parts of Morley Public Footpaths 12, 13 and 15, stopping up of claimed bridleway and improvement by upgrading status of parts of Morley Public Footpaths 15 and 16 ref: 52487    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Natural Environment Manager authorised the City Solicitor:
(a) to make and advertise a Public Path Order in accordance with Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in respect of the footpaths and bridleways shown on the map attached (Background Document A).
and
(b) to confirm the Order, subject to there being no objections or in the event of objections which cannot be withdrawn, for the order to be referred to the Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination.

Wards affected: Morley North;

Lead officer: Claire Tregembo


16/11/2020 - Creation Agreement to Widen Leeds Footpath No. 75 ref: 52486    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Natural Environment Manager is requested to authorise the City Solicitor to enter into a Public Path Creation Agreement with the landowner in accordance with Section 25 of the Highways Act 1980 to widen parts of Leeds Public Footpath No. 75 between Hollin Drive and Stonemill Approach from a width of 1.2 metres to a width of 2.5 metres between A and B and 2.3 metres between C and D as shown on Background Document A

Wards affected: Moortown; Weetwood;

Lead officer: Claire Tregembo


16/11/2020 - Consultancy contract for a marketing and communication service to support the National Adoption Recruitment Campaign ref: 52485    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of One Adoption West Yorkshire (OAWY) agreed to waive contract procedure rules 8.1 and 8.2 (intermediate value procurement) to award a consultancy contract direct to the Jenny Caldwell in order to fulfil the role of Head of Marketing and Commissioning for the National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group (NARSG), to support the delivery of the National Adoption Campaign.

The contract will commence 26 October 2020 and expire 31 March 2023, subject to continued funding. The maximum value of the contract is £77,647.50, or £32,130 per annum.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle Whippey


16/11/2020 - Investing in our Neighbourhoods – Approval to appoint Engie Regeneration Limited as the Contractor to deliver Holbeck Group Repair Phase 2 ref: 52484    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 16/11/2020

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Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the appointment of the contractor Engie to deliver Holbeck Group Repair Phase 2. The contract will commence on 4th January 2021 with a completion date of 3rd May 2022 and a total contract value of £3.9m

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Ireland


12/11/2020 - Approval for a new Service Level Agreement with LCCU for the value of £71.25K p.a. for a 1 year period commencing on the 1st April 2020 and expiring on the 31st March 2022 ref: 52483    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 12/11/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Officer Housing has approved a new Service Level Agreement with Leeds City Credit Union for the value of £71.25k for a 1 year period commencing on the 1st April 2020 and expiring on the 31 March 2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Bruce


20/11/2020 - Request to tender for a single contractor for the supply and occasional installation of fixed play equipment ref: 52482    

To advise Executive Board on the request by the Park and Countryside service to secure a contract for the supply of fixed play equipment using a single supplier for a period of 1 yr with the proposal to extend for a further 3 yrs. via 3 one yr extensions if needed.

Installation of equipment will be included to be used as and when required.

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 28/11/2020

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Parks and Countryside approved the request to allow the service to conduct a further competition against Lot 2 of the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) Framework Agreement (115) with the intention of awarding to a single supplier for the supply and occasional installation of Outdoor Playground Equipment for the period of 1 year (March 2021 – February 2022) with the option of a further 3 x 12 month extensions.

Lead officer: Victoria Nunns


11/11/2020 - Closure of Community Hub and Library sites during 2nd lockdown period ref: 52481    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 11/11/2020

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Decision:

• To close all Community Hub and Library sites other than: Compton Centre, Merrion Centre, Central Library, Reginald Centre, Headingley, Deacon House, Armley, Dewsbury Road

• To cease Macmillan Home Visits

• To revert translation services to telephone and video unless deemed essential

• Welfare rights appointments to be telephone based only

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susan Murray


19/11/2020 - A64 Bus Priority and Park & Ride - Injection of Development Funding from Transforming Cities Fund ref: 52480    

To seek approval to inject £510,400 of development funds from the Transforming Cities Fund into the capital programme

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 11/11/2020

Effective from: 27/11/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):

i)  approved the injection of £510,400 of development funds from Transforming Cities Funds (TCF) into Leeds City Council’s (LCC) Capital Programme. The injection of these funds will enable further work to progress on feasibility options to inform the OBCs;

ii)  agreed to LCC entering a funding agreement with WYCA to cover the development funding (£510,400); and

iii)  noted the work undertaken to date on this project.

Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Gipton and Harehills; Harewood; Killingbeck and Seacroft;

Lead officer: Rebecca Dickson


10/11/2020 - Commercial Transfer Agreement – Corpus Christi Catholic College from Leeds City Council to St Gregory the Great ref: 52479    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 10/11/2020

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Decision:

The Director of Children & Families agreed to:
a) Note the negotiations held with Solicitors acting on behalf of the Governing Body of Corpus Christi Catholic College and St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust;
b) Give authority for the Commercial Transfer Agreement between Leeds City Council, the Governing Body of Corpus Christi Catholic College and the St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust to be executed and completed to enable Corpus Christi Catholic College to open as an academy on 1st January 2021 or such later date advised by the DfE.

Wards affected: Temple Newsam;

Lead officer: Sally Lowe


09/11/2020 - Examination of the Shadwell Neighbourhood Development Plan ref: 52478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has:
a) Agreed the recommended modifications to the Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan.
b) Agreed that the draft Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan proceeds to referendum.

Wards affected: Harewood;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


09/11/2020 - The Designation of the Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown Neighbourhood Areas ref: 52477    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has designated the Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown Neighbourhood Areas.

Wards affected: Chapel Allerton; Gipton and Harehills; Little London and Woodhouse; Moortown;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


09/11/2020 - Closure of Parks and Countryside facilities ref: 52476    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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Decision:

To close the following facilities in parks and green spaces:
• Skate parks
• Multi-use games areas

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


09/11/2020 - Closure of Parks and Countryside facilities ref: 52475    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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Decision:

To close the following facilities in parks and green spaces:
• Indoor cafés at the Arium, Golden Acre, Lotherton, Temple Newsam and Tropical World (takeaway cafés to operate)
• Retail facilities at Lotherton, Temple Newsam and Tropical World (Roundhay Park)
• Visitor attractions at Temple Newsam Farm, Tropical World (Roundhay Park) and Lotherton Wildlife World
• Golf courses at Temple Newsam and Roundhay
• Outdoor gyms
• Tennis courts (excluding education use)
• Outdoor bowling greens
• Playing pitches

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


09/11/2020 - Contract Award – DN476680 – ITS201326a Automated Invoice Processing Solution ref: 52474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer (Financial Services)

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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Decision:

In line with Contract Procedure Rule (CPR) 18, the Chief Officer Financial Services approved the award of a Service Contract to Kefron Limited for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for up to 24 months if necessary, for the provision of an Automated Invoice Processing solution for the initial period 4th November 2020 to 3rd November 2023 at a total estimated cost of £463,052.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sonya McDonald


09/11/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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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 £107,390.48 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


09/11/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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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 £124,413.12 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


09/11/2020 - Approval of Care Plan over £100k ref: 52471    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 09/11/2020

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 £134,183.40 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


16/11/2020 - Corridor Improvement Programme (CIP) - Dyneley Arms Junction Improvement ref: 52468    

To approve the implementation of a signalled junction improvement scheme at the Dyneley Arms intersection (A660/A658). The Highway Authority shall enter into a funding agreement with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to promote the works and all associated permanent and temporary land acquisitions required for the scheme footprint.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 06/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation):

 

i)  approved the A660/A658 Dyneley Arms junction detailed design;

 

ii)  approved the conclusion of the necessary land acquisitions at an estimated cost of £25,000;

 

iii)  approved the injection of £1,521,408 funding into the capital programme from the West Yorkshire Transport Fund in addition to the previously injected funds of £765,000 for development and design fees;

 

iv)  gave authority to spend £2,286,408 funded from the West Yorkshire Transport Fund on receipt of Final Business Case Plus approval by the Combined Authority;

 

v)  approved the scheme delivery through the established Leeds City Council Term Contract for highway works at an estimated cost of £1,518,908 including enabling works, delivery and construction risk;

 

vi)  approved a variation to the scheme funding agreement with the Combined Authority to reflect the full final project costs on confirmation of the Final Business Case Plus approval by the Combined Authority; and

 

vii)  approved with reference to the powers contained in Section 66(4) of the Highways Act 1980, that the relevant lengths of footway shown on attached Drawing No 732827/LCC/HWT/DA/DR/CH/GA_01b that following the removal of the footways, the cycle track is constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for segregated or shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians.

Wards affected: Adel and Wharfedale;

Lead officer: Mohammed Mahmood


13/11/2020 - Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal 2020-2023 ref: 52462    

To approve entering a new 3 year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement from 1st October 2020

Commit to the utilisation of existing revenue budgets to pay the annual support and maintenance costs of the services acquired under this agreement.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 05/11/2020

Effective from: 21/11/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing authorised that the Council:

 

Award a call off contract to Bytes Software Services Ltd under the Councils Software Framework (LCCITS190020) and enter a new three year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement from the 1st October 2020. The value of the agreement is approx. £8,300K.

 

Commit to the utilisation of existing revenue budgets for the costs of the services acquired under this agreement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dave Pearson


11/11/2020 - Schools Teacher and Leeds City Council Teacher Pay Policies 2020/21 ref: 52436    

The national teacher pay award and School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) will come into force on 14th October 2020.

Leeds will adopt the advisory pay points set by the DfE which range from 2.75% to 5.5% for new teachers in line with the Government’s agenda to reach a 30k starting salary by 2022/23. 

For 2020/21 LCC had budgeted a total pay bill increase of 2.75%. However the nationally agreed wage bill increase is 3.1%. Leeds estimate the local pay bill increase to be 3%. The additional costs to Leeds schools are expected to exceed 600k, subject to DfE funding. Decision required on accepting these additional costs.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 03/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources & Housing:

  Approved the total additional costs to Leeds schools of £626k and £29k to the Children’s and Families budget.

  Agreed the implementation of the Teacher pay policies without full trade union collective agreement (see 3.3) to ensure teachers receive backdated pay awards as expected, in December 2020 pay.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carol Gill


09/11/2020 - Authority to Procure a contractor to replace heating systems in 2 high rise housing blocks with the installation of ground source heat pumps ref: 52434    

The two high rise housing blocks Westerly Rise and Croft require their existing electric space heating and hot water systems replaced.

This is an opportunity for this project to build on phase 1 works and will involve the removal of electric storage heaters, and the installation of ground source heat pumps (GSHP) with linked installation of a new wet heating system in the flats.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 30/10/2020

Effective from: 17/11/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

a)  Approved this scheme to replace heating and hot water systems in two high rise blocks, Westerly Croft and Westerly Rise, and install ground source heating pumps (GSHP).

b)  Authorised expenditure of £1.510m from the capital programme during the financial year 2020/21.

c)  Approved the proposed procurement of an external contractor for these specialist works via a direct call off from the Procurement for Housing (PFH) framework.

Wards affected: Armley;

Lead officer: Paul Rounding