Forthcoming Key Decisions

This page lists the key decisions due to be taken within Leeds City Council over the next few months. Details of each key decision will be published below at least 28 clear days before the decision is due to be taken

What is a 'Key Decision'?

A key decision is an executive decision which is likely to:

  • result in the Authority incurring expenditure or making savings over £500,000, or
  • have a significant effect on communites living or working in an area comprising one or more wards.
  • Article 13 of the Council's Constitution provides more details about which decisions will be treated as key decisions.

    How to get more information about a particular key decision

    The agenda papers for Executive Board meetings, and the documents being considered by officers taking key decisions, are available five working days before the decision will be made through the Council's website.

    The contact details of a lead officer are provided for each key decision listed below. Please contact the lead officer directly if you wish to obtain copies or extracts of any other listed documents, or if you wish to receive details of further documents as they become available. Sometimes the papers you request may contain exempt of confidential information. If this is the case, the lead officer will explain why it will not be possible to make copies available.



    Forthcoming Key Decisions

    24/02/2021 - Boar Lane Enabling Works (Western End)

    A decision is sought to obtain technical approval for the feasibility design for the reconfiguration of the western end of Boar Lane, and authorisation to incur expenditure to develop the detailed design and implement works on Boar Lane, funded from the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund grant.

    The works build upon the Infirmary Street and Park Row Gateway nearing completion on site, and involve making the western end of Boar Lane two-way between City Square and Mill Hill to enable the delivery of two westbound bus stops, which are required for the long term reconfiguration of bus stops in this locality.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 25/03/2021

    Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

    Lead officer: Chris Musgrave

    Notice of decision: 24/02/2021


    23/02/2021 - Request approval to modify the existing Leeds Interim Framework Agreement to provide support and accommodation for care leavers and vulnerable young people (16-25 years).

    Request approval to invoke Contracts Procedure Rules 10 and 21.6 to modify the end date of the existing Leeds Interim Framework Agreement with providers delivering support and accommodation for care leavers and vulnerable young people (16-25 years).

     

    The Leeds Interim Framework Agreement commenced on 19/12/2018 to 31/01/2020 with the opportunity for an extension to 31/07/2020 undertaken.  A modification to the framework was then undertaken from 01/08/2020 to 31/03/2021. 

     

    Approval is now requested to modify the end date from 01/04/2021 to at least 31/07/2021.

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 24/03/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Angela Depledge

    Notice of decision: 23/02/2021


    23/02/2021 - Traffic Signal Operation at Standalone Crossings

    Following site trials and review, to give approval of an updated approach and practice for traffic signal operation at standalone signal controlled crossings related to:

    Design walking speed and cycle clearance times; pedestrian waiting time; signal control strategy; use of technology to improve walking/cycling experience; and operation in the absence of demand.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 24/03/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Joel Dodsworth

    Notice of decision: 23/02/2021


    17/02/2021 - Learning Places Programme expansion of Horsforth School (Academy)

    Expansion project to provide essential accommodation necessary to facilitate the increase in the published admissions number from 1,125 pupils to 1,425 pupils with effect from September 2022.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 18/03/2021

    Wards affected: Horsforth;

    Lead officer: Christopher Gosling

    Notice of decision: 17/02/2021


    16/02/2021 - Authority to Procure Event Stewarding & Security Service 2021 - 2026

    To approve the procurement for new event crowd management & security services contract

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 17/03/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Craig Shackleton

    Notice of decision: 16/02/2021


    16/02/2021 - Temple District Comprehensive Development

    Further to a report in November 2018, the report seeks agreement in principle to measures to help secure the timely delivery of developments within the Temple ‘Comprehensive Development Zone’.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 17/03/2021

    Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

    Lead officer: Lee Arnell

    Notice of decision: 16/02/2021


    16/02/2021 - Leeds Kirkgate Market Five Year Strategy 2021-2026

    To agree with the strategic direction of the market over the next five years. This will impact on the communities it serves, as well as the businesses within the market itself.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 17/03/2021

    Wards affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Little London and Woodhouse;

    Lead officer: Steve Mason

    Notice of decision: 16/02/2021


    15/02/2021 - Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool - Governance Arrangements

    Executive Board will be asked to:

    ·  Note that following the successful application to MHCLG from Leeds City Region authorities to form a Levy Pool from 1st April 2021, the existing North and West Yorkshire Pool will be revoked on 31st March 2021;

    ·  agree to the formation  of a new Joint Committee to oversee the new Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool;

    ·  and approve the Memorandum of Understanding – Governance Agreement.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 17/03/2021

    Lead officer: Victoria Bradshaw

    Notice of decision: 15/02/2021


    12/02/2021 - Procurement of a Locality Community Health Development and Improvement Service

    Brief Description

    Approval to enter into a competitive tender process to procure a Locality Community Health Development and Improvement Service from 1st April 2022 for a 5 year contract period (with an option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months) at a maximum budget of £794,257 per annum (£3,971,285 for the overall contract period, including the maximum extension)

    Impact On Wards[1]

    The 10% most disadvantaged wards are currently supported in this area of work via Public Health funding. Provision will end on 31st March 2022 (available extension has been used) and if a new service is not put in place opportunities for people from these wards to access activities which help improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities will be significantly impacted.

    Financial and procurement implications[2]

    Annual funding of £794,257 is available from the Public Health budget. This is a new procurement which is needed due to existing provision ending.

    Partnership working[3]

    Leeds City Council officers are working closely with colleagues in the CCG to make sure that the design of the service is such that it aligns with CCG priorities so that if CCG funding becomes available, the service will be able to expand and increase delivery accordingly.

     



    [1] List the wards to be affected by the decision and give a brief overview of the impact expected.

    [2] Give brief details of the impact of the decision to be taken (is this a new procurement or the extension of an existing contract, what is the magnitude of spend / saving associated with the decision)

    [3] Give brief details of any partners in the decision, is Leeds taking the lead role, is the decision dependent on others to be taken elsewhere?

    Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

    Decision due date: 03/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Alison Ferguson

    Notice of decision: 12/02/2021


    12/02/2021 - The reduction of early learning and childcare places at Little Owls Firthfields nursery (LCC) and expansion of family services.

    To re-locate family services from Garforth Academy (where space is needed to expand school places)  and expand Children’s Centre family services into the Firthfields building with room for Early Start offer 0-19 co-located services.

     

    To remove childcare provision at this nursery which is surplus to demand for childcare in the area which is over provided by private sector nurseries

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 15/03/2021

    Wards affected: Garforth and Swillington;

    Lead officer: Amanda Ashe

    Notice of decision: 12/02/2021


    10/02/2021 - Request to Modify the Community Home Care Service Contract under Public Contract Regulations 2015, Section 72

    Brief Description

    The Community Home Care Service contract expires 31st May 2021 and work is currently underway to develop a completely new home care model for Leeds based on community wellbeing teams. This is a significant change programme which commenced in 2019 and the directorate has now implemented an 18 moth pilot project, which commenced in September 2020, to test and develop the new model of care. There has been a delay to the commencement of the pilot project due to the impact of the Covid pandemic on the health and social care sector in the city therefore, to allow this pilot to progress and the learning to be realised so that it can inform any future model of home care support, a modification to the current home care contract is required. This modification will extend the period of the original contract for up to 12 months from 1st June 2021, with an option for a further 12 month period. The decision to modify the contract in this way would be taken under section 72 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

    Impact On Wards[1]

    N/A

    Financial and procurement implications[2]

    As home care is a statutory service for the authority to provide, the cost of the services is included in the Adults and health base budget. There will not be any additional financial impact as a result of this decision. The directorate will through a separate decision, review the fees paid for home care services.

     



    [1] List the wards to be affected by the decision and give a brief overview of the impact expected.

    [2] Give brief details of the impact of the decision to be taken (is this a new procurement or the extension of an existing contract, what is the magnitude of spend / saving associated with the decision)

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 03/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Caroline Baria

    Notice of decision: 10/02/2021


    10/02/2021 - Approval to spend for the new specialist children's home for children with Autism

    Request for the provisional Authority to Spend to build a new four bedroom residential home for children with complex needs.

    Delegate approval of the Design and Cost Report (DCR) to Director of Childrens and Families.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 17/03/2021

    Wards affected: Temple Newsam;

    Lead officer: Joel Hanna

    Notice of decision: 10/02/2021