Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

22/05/2020 - School Streets Trial to Support Social Distancing ref: 50919    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 22/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation);
i) noted the contents of this report;
ii) approved the detailed design and implementation of the package of works as detailed in section three of this report;
iii) gave authority to incur expenditure of £10,000 comprising of works cost, staff fees and legal costs, all to be funded from the School S106 travel plan funds; and
iv) gave authority for the city solicitor to promote and implement a temporary traffic regulation order as identified through the detailed design process.

Wards affected: Ardsley and Robin Hood; Beeston and Holbeck; Gipton and Harehills; Hunslet and Riverside; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Middleton Park;

Lead officer: Gillian Macleod


22/05/2020 - Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) A58 – Beckett Street ref: 50918    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 22/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
i) noted the Executive Board approval in January 2020 to authorise the detailed design and construction of the A58 Beckett Street including York Street;

ii) approved the preliminary scheme design for Beckett Street; and

iii) requested the City Solicitor to advertise draft Traffic Regulation Orders and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement each Order as advertised.

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

Lead officer: Robert Mason


21/05/2020 - The Making of the Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan ref: 50917    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has:

a) Made the Horsforth Neighbourhood Plan

Wards affected: Horsforth;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


21/05/2020 - The Making of the Otley Neighbourhood Plan ref: 50916    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has:
a) Made the Otley Neighbourhood Plan
b) Noted the same decision made by Harrogate Borough Council

Wards affected: Otley and Yeadon;

Lead officer: Abbie Miladinovic


21/05/2020 - Leeds Academic Health Partnership – one year funding extension ref: 50914    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health noted the progress made by the Leeds Academic Health Partnership over the past three years towards its programme to deliver better health outcomes, reduced health inequality and more jobs and stimulate investment in health and social care in the context of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Director of Adults and Health supports a one year extension of the City Council’s contribution to the running costs of the LAHP and delivery of the LAHP’s programme of work whilst the wider review of LAHP is carried out (1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021).


Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lisa Gibson


21/05/2020 - Approval for a 38 week, residential placement at an out of authority specialist setting that caters for children and young people with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs and Autism. ref: 50913    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families agreed the contents of a business case in respect of a child or young person with complex needs and the individual costs exceed £50,000.

The cost of this residential combined placement is approximately £210,930 per annum.

It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the business case is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person within the city and the actions taken are to enable that person to receive their statutory entitlement to a minimum of 25 hours education.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Victoria Coyle


21/05/2020 - Throstle Recreation Ground, Throstle Road, Middleton, LS10 4ET ref: 50912    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management has given approval to the terms of a land exchange between the Council and Wades Charity for land at Throstle Recreation Ground, Middleton, in order to facilitate the development of new council housing, an extra care scheme and an improved area of greenspace.

Wards affected: Middleton Park;

Lead officer: James Child


01/06/2020 - School Calendar - academic year 2021-2022 ref: 50915    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the school calendar for community and voluntary controlled schools and SILCs for the academic year 2021 – 2022.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 21/05/2020

Effective from: 09/06/2020

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families approved the 2021-22 calendar as detailed in appendix 1.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vicki White


20/05/2020 - Tender evaluation and contract award of the Oakwood Hall Service (DN473934) ref: 50911    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health noted the tender process undertaken and the outcome which has concluded that Community Links (Northern) Ltd submitted a compliant tender that meets the required criteria.
The Director of Adults and Health noted and approved the award of a contract to Community Links (Northern) Ltd for delivery of the Oakwood Hall Service for a period of 22 months commencing 1 June 2020 at a total cost of £914,723.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eleanor Hastwell


20/05/2020 - 14 Care Plans Now Exceeding £100k, Due To the Impact of National Living Wage Increases ref: 50910    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health approved the £89,340.89 per annum to manage the uplift requests for the 14 individuals whose individual Care Plan will exceed £100,000 per annum once the uplift for their provider is approved for 19/20, which requires this Significant Operational decision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Maxine Naismith


20/05/2020 - Authority to procure a contract for the provision of Independent Persons and Independent Investigating Officers ref: 50909    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

In accordance with CPR 3.1.6 the Chief Officer Resources & Strategy approved a tender exercise to procure Independent Persons and Independent Investigating Officers under CPR9.

The procurement exercise will commence in June 2020 and conclude by December 2020. The contract will commence in January 2021 and expire in December 2025, with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.


Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Kasolo


20/05/2020 - Takeaway food and drinks in parks ref: 50908    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen cafés in parks on a takeaway basis and allow food and drink concessions to trade in line with government guidance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


20/05/2020 - Reopening Temple Newsam and Roundhay Golf ref: 50907    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen Temple Newsam and Roundhay Golf courses in line with government guidance.

Wards affected: Roundhay; Temple Newsam;

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


20/05/2020 - Safety screens in taxi and private hire vehicles ref: 50906    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To address the demand for safety screens in taxi and private hire vehicles by

a) Retaining the council’s current policy on approving safety screens for permanent use, and permitting people who have had safety screens fitted of an approved design and installation to claim 50% up to £250 of the costs;
b) As a temporary measure resulting from the current pandemic, permitting owners/operators of taxi and private hire vehicles to fit safety screens which have not yet been approved by the council, in order to raise confidence that taxi and private hire vehicles can reduce the likelihood of transmission of Covid-19. The council will accept no liability for loss, damage or injury resulting directly or indirectly from the installation and/or useof any such safety screen, and will require the screen to be removed when the Covid-19 emergency ends

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White


20/05/2020 - Deferral of Developer Contribution Payments ref: 50905    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer agrees for a period of three months, until 1 August 2020, subject to review, that on a case by case basis and with appropriate justification provided by the applicant / developer, to defer or extend payment periods for Section 106 and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) during the lockdown period and an agreed period beyond lockdown.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Cerroti


20/05/2020 - Renewing existing taxi and private hire licences ref: 50904    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To address the 2,100 licences temporarily extended by up to three months to 30 June (for licences expiring between 23 March and 12 June which had not already been renewed by 24 March) by offering licence holders the chance to apply for a licence for the remaining period of their licence, with the anniversary falling on the usual date of the year:
3 years or 1 year (drivers)
5 years or 1 year (operators)
1 year (vehicles)

And to charge a licence fee for the remaining licensed period (part of 1 year, 3 years or 5 years), not for the full period.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White


20/05/2020 - Waiver of CPRs 9.1 and 9.2 to place orders for bin liners and steel bins with Cromwell Polythene Limited and Storm Environmental Limited respectively. Subsequent approval to then conduct Call Off exercises for the same products from ESPO Framework 86 ref: 50903    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 20/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

a) The Chief Officer for Environmental Services approved the waiver of CPR 9.1 and 9.2 to allow ordering with Cromwell Polythene Limited and Storm Environmental Limited for a period of 13 months from 1st March 2020 to 31st March 2021 at a total value of approximately £142K to ensure adequate supplies for the service.
b) The Chief Officer for Environmental Services also approved the commencement of a formal procurement exercise in the form of a call off from the ESPO Framework 860 for the supply of refuse liners and steel wheeled bins.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rosie Harvey


19/05/2020 - Staff Business Taxi Contract extension ref: 50902    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 19/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The extension of the existing contract for the proviosion of the staff buisness taxi service, Ref DN295244, with Pennock Ivory Ltd Trading as Amber Cars by 12 months to 30th June 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Newbould


19/05/2020 - Contract Awards for the Supply of Personal Protection Equipment and Workwear ref: 50901    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 19/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of the Business Support Centre has approved the decision to award contracts (DN445112) to the next four highest scoring bidders following a recent procurement exercise for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment and the provision of Workwear (Lot 1 and Lot 2) for a term of 3 years plus a 12 month extension. The additional suppliers are 1st Coverall Company Limited, Arco Limited, Arden Winch & Company Limited and CMT Equipment Limited.
It is anticipated the contracts will commence on or around 18th May 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Newbould


19/05/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £299,999.99 per annum ref: 50900    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 19/05/2020

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 £285,742.86.
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


19/05/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of £300,000 or over per annum ref: 50899    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 19/05/2020

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 £438,000.00.
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


19/05/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 50898    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 19/05/2020

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 £188,340.00
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


19/05/2020 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 50897    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 19/05/2020

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 £125,142.86.
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


18/05/2020 - Policy for Letting New Homes Delivered Via the Council Housing Growth Programme ref: 50896    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 18/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing has approved :
1. The new Lettings Policy: New Homes Delivered via the Council Housing Growth Programme.
2. That any local enhancements / variations to the policy to meet local demand and supply priorities are incorporated into Community Lettings Policies.
3. That the new Lettings Policy: New Homes Delivered via the Council Housing Growth Programme, and any current local lettings policies for new build will apply for five years from handover

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jill Wildman


27/05/2020 - Design and cost report and Tender Acceptance for the bulge expansion of Allerton Grange School for September 2020 ref: 50894    Recommendations Approved

Request for authority to spend and tender acceptance to remodel and refurbish the former CLC on Allerton Grange School site to accommodate general teaching spaces for 6th form in order to facilitate a bulge cohort of 60 additional pupils in the main school building from September 2020.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 18/05/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Decision:

  • Approval of the expenditure of £2,151,200.80 from capital scheme number for the construction work and associated fees necessary to remodel and refurbish the former CLC on Allerton Grange School site to accommodate general teaching spaces for 6th form, in order to facilitate a bulge cohort of 60 additional pupils in the main school building from September 2020.
  • Authorisation to proceed with acceptance of the tender submitted via the Leeds Local Education Partnership in the sum of £2,078,700.80 inclusive of all professional design fees incurred by the appointed contractor, development costs and surveys incurred by the contractor. Release of funding for the construction costs will be subject to valuations completed and validated by NPS Ltd Leeds.
  • Authorisation of the requirement to enter into a contractual agreement with Leeds D&B One Ltd to deliver the development at Allerton Grange School. This will take the form of a JCT 2016 head contract between the authority and Leeds D&B One Ltd for the sum of £2,078,700.80
  • Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems and the Head of Projects and Programmes, Asset Management & Regeneration and authorise them as a signatory of all other contract related documentation that is required to deliver the project.
  • This decision is taken under the general exception provision and not subject to call in. The current Covid-19 pandemic places additional constraints on certainty to maintain programme and meet delivery for September 2020. Bringing the programme start date forward to the earliest possible date provides an opportunity to commence while schools are not fully operational and facilitates changed working practice under social distance measures which, alongside potential limited resource capacity, will lengthen delivery timescales. Any failure to deliver on this site would have a wider impact on the demand for school places across the city which are already under pressure. 

 

Wards affected: Roundhay;

Lead officer: Jacqueline Robertson


27/05/2020 - Seeking approval to carry out a competitive tender exercise to award a Framework for the supply of miscellaneous Scanning Services ref: 50895    

Approve in line with Contract Procedure Rules 3.1.6 to carry out a competitive tender exercise to award a Framework for the supply of miscellaneous Scanning Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 18/05/2020

Effective from: 04/06/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the decision to tender for a new single service provider for Scanning Services and provision of software.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorna Gladstone


15/05/2020 - Award of a contract to Barnardo’s for the delivery of an Interagency Adoption Placement Service ref: 50893    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 15/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families approved the award of a contract to deliver an Interagency Adoption Placement service to Barnardo’s. The contract will be for 3 years commencing on 25th May 2020 until 31 March 2023. The estimated value of the contract is £2,950,030.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Michelle Whippey


14/05/2020 - Request to vary contract term for the Domestic Pest Control Service from June 2020, under Public Contracts Regulations 2015, 72 (1) (e) ref: 50892    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 14/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory approved a variation to the current domestic pest control contract which will extend the contract end date for a 3 month period up to 31st August 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: paul spandler


14/05/2020 - Eligibility Criteria for Food Provision for Affected Leeds Households Requiring Support During COVID 19 ref: 50891    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 14/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

Agreement on the eligibility criteria for food provision for affected Leeds households requiring support as a result of covid 19.
Individuals / Families will receive indefinite support packages where they:
o Have no recourse to public funds.
o Are a pensioner or vulnerable person self-isolating and can’t pay.
o Are a pensioner or vulnerable person self-isolating and can pay.
Outside of the above cohorts, anyone needing support on the basis that they cannot pay will receive up to 4 support packages. In providing this package of support (over a 3-4 week period), it will give time for clients to contact the DWP and seek additional financial assistance if required.
Options to receive direct food delivery or weekly payment of £25 to single persons and £50 to families.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Cameron


14/05/2020 - Procurement of PPE suppies to a value of £2.5 million ref: 50890    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 14/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To allow procurement of PPE supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic which are essential for the health and safety of front line staff involved in delivering essential services.

This is a Significant Operational Decision as it is using the £21.9m of emergency government COvid-19 funding that was taken as a Key Decision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Les Reed


13/05/2020 - Request to award a contract, to the value of £140,000, for the design, supply and fitting of – • Safety equipment • Way finding apparatus • Social distancing equipment • Barriers • Any other identified associated apparatus (including reconfigu ref: 50889    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

Following the completion of a procurement exercise the Chief Officer Customer Access and Welfare approves the award of the contract, and spend of £140,000, to provide the design, supply and fitting of safety equipment, way finding apparatus, social distancing equipment, barriers, and any other identified associated apparatus (including reconfiguration if needed), all seeking to offer staff and customer safety when 7 Community Hubs are reopened to the public, to Opening the Book Ltd.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Muscroft


13/05/2020 - Tennis courts in parks and open spaces ref: 50888    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen tennis courts in parks in accordance with government guidance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Outdoor Bowling Greens ref: 50887    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To enable access to council managed outdoor bowling greens in accordance with government guidance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Multi-use games areas in parks and open spaces ref: 50886    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen multi-use games areas in parks in accordance with government guidance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Fishing in parks and open spaces ref: 50885    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To allow fishing on permitted grounds in accordance with parks byelaws and government guidance.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Car Parks in Parks ref: 50884    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen car parks in parks

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Reopening the Arium (Retail Only) ref: 50883    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

To reopen the Arium (retail only)

Wards affected: Harewood;

Lead officer: Michael Kinnaird


13/05/2020 - Section 116 Highways Act 1980 – Stopping Up Order – 2 Woodhouse Hill Avenue LS10 2DR ref: 50882    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) instructed the City Solicitor to apply to the magistrates’ court for a stopping up order under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 for the area of adopted footpath as shown in red on drawing SD/217960/Z235/01.

Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Lead officer: Nicholas Gardiner


13/05/2020 - Rooms Lane, Morley – Prohibition of Motor Vehicles Order ref: 50881    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):
i) noted the contents of the report; and

ii) authorised the implementation of a Prohibition of Motor Vehicles restriction on Rooms Lane, Morley as shown on the attached drawing TM/25/0287/CON/01.

Wards affected: Morley North;

Lead officer: Andrew Richardson


13/05/2020 - Capital Expenditure for the Meals at Home Service ref: 50880    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 13/05/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

1. The Chief Financial Officer injected the scheme into the 2020-21 capital programme for an estimated value of £328k funded by borrowing.
2. The Director of Resources and Housing gave Authority to Spend of £328k from within the approved Capital Programme 2020-21.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Afzal


31/01/2020 - Supply of Hire Vehicles Framework – Approval to use an external framework ref: 50879    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 12/05/2020

Effective from: 31/01/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the use of the YPO Framework 790 Vehicle Hire Lease and Purchase Portal for the supply of hire vehicles for Leeds City Council Fleet services from 7th Feb 2020 to 6th June 2020 with estimated expenditure of approximately £0.5m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Terry Pycroft


20/05/2020 - New Briggate Heritage Action Zone ref: 50878    

To approve the New Briggate Heritage Action Zone grant agreement and enter into a contract with Historic England.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 12/05/2020

Effective from: 29/05/2020

Decision:

The Director of City Development agreed to sign the New Briggate Heritage Action Zone grant agreement and enter into a contract with Historic England.

 

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Neall Bower


18/05/2020 - Stage 1 Tender Acceptance Report and provisional 'Approval to Spend' request for the Learning Places Programme expansion of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Woodhouse Learning) ref: 50872    Recommendations Approved

80 place expansion of the Woodhouse campus of the West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 07/05/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families agreed to:

 

a)  Provide provisional ‘approval to spend’ of £10m for the expansion of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Woodhouse Learning), subject to future design cost reports and approvals at the appropriate juncture.  Noting that the figure of £10m is inclusive of all aspects of the project, including; the construction contract figure, off-site highways works, client held contingency, furniture and equipment, decant costs, service connections etc.

 

b)  Acknowledge the first stage of the tender for the expansion of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Woodhouse Learning), submitted by Interserve Construction Limited via a competitive tender exercise facilitated by the Leeds Local Education Partnership, for the sum of £6,919,568 and to appoint them to progress the design to the Stage 2 tender point.  Noting that this represents the ‘as tendered’ contractual sum and is exclusive of other costs, such as client held contingency or off-site Highways works.

 

c)  Authorise the acceptance of the Pre-Construction Services Agreement and the supporting fees for this period as submitted by Interserve Construction Limited and NPS Leeds Ltd. via the Leeds Local Education Partnership for the sum of £465,288. 

 

d)  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 to ensure occupation for September 2021. 

 

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

 

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Christopher Gosling


18/05/2020 - To accept £2.4 million of Central Government Earned Autonomy Funding for 2020-21 ref: 50874    Recommendations Approved

Leeds City Council has been awarded £2.4 million of Earned Autonomy Funding for the year 2020 to 2021 to invest in innovatory Early Help practice across the city.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 07/05/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families accepted on behalf of Leeds City Council £2.4 million of Earned Autonomy Funding for the year 2020 to 2021 to invest in innovatory Early Help practice across the city.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Reddiex


14/05/2020 - Pedestrian Crossing Review 2020/21 ref: 50861    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the recommendations of the Pedestrian Crossing Review & authorise the detailed development, consultation, preparation & delivery of the individual schemes within subject to the satisfactory completion of any necessary orders & statutory processes.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 05/05/2020

Effective from: 22/05/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation):

i)  noted the contents of this report and the procedures carried out in respect of conducting the annual pedestrian crossing review;

ii)  reviewed and approved the recommendations of the Annual Pedestrian Crossing Review as the basis for the 2020/2021 programme for introducing new formal and informal pedestrian crossings and upgrades to existing infrastructure; and gave authority to commence the detailed design, consultation and implementation of the schemes described in Section 3 of the report and Appendix 2;

iii)  gave authority to incur expenditure of £390,000 inclusive of all works costs, fees and legal costs, which will be funded from the Local Transport Plan Transport Policy Capital Programme £360,000, and Section 106 funding £30,000;

iv)  gave authority to display notices on site under the provisions of Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 in order to inform the public of the proposed formal pedestrian crossings;

v)  gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise a Notice under the provisions of Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 for the implementation of traffic calming to complement some of the proposed pedestrian crossings;

vi)  gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft, advertise and implement, subject to objections, a Traffic Regulation Order, Movement Order or Speed Limit Order, where required, to support the proposed pedestrian crossings; and

vii)  agreed to receive such other further reports as may be needed to address any objections received to advertised Notices or other matters arising from the detailed scheme proposals.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Waters


13/05/2020 - Local Transport Plan: Casualty Reduction Programme 2020/21 ref: 50857    

To approve the annual programme of Casualty Reduction schemes and to authorise the detailed development, consultation, preparation and delivery of these schemes subject to the satisfactory completion of any necessary orders and statutory processes.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 04/05/2020

Effective from: 21/05/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Highways & Transportation:

i)  noted the contents and recommendations of this report including the continued application of the innovative approach to road casualties looking beyond the traditional ‘sites’ and ‘lengths’ processes;

 

ii)  noted the work undertaken over the 2019/20 financial year with respect to the previously approved casualty reduction programme;

 

iii)  reviewed and approved the prioritised list of targeted KSI casualty reduction programme and gave authority to commence the detailed design, consultation and implementation of the schemes described in Appendix A to this report;

 

iv)  gave authority to incur expenditure of £650,000, being the available funding from the 2020/21 Integrated Transport Programme and note £111,000 additional budget carried over from the 2019/20 LTP Casualty Reduction Programme, to form a total budget of £761,000 to deliver 9 schemes identified in this year’s KSI reduction programmes as detailed in Appendix A and the feasibility, initial design and costings of 4 schemes for the 2021/22 KSI works programme;

 

v)  gave authority to request the City Solicitor to advertise any Traffic Regulation Orders (Movement Order, Waiting Restriction Order or Experimental Order) as required to address/ resolve the problems identified for each scheme as detailed in Appendix A, and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised;

 

vi)  gave authority to request the City Solicitor to draft and advertise a Notice under the section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 for the implementation of traffic calming features (speed tables and speed cushions) as detailed in Appendix A; and

 

vii)  agreed to receive such other and further reports as may be required to address any objections received to advertised notices or other matters arising from the detailed scheme proposals.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christopher Way


11/05/2020 - Urban Traffic Control General Traffic Signal Equipment Refurbishment 2020/21 ref: 50852    

Approval to undertake traffic signal equipment refurbishment works at various sites in Leeds.

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 30/04/2020

Effective from: 19/05/2020

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation): 

i)  noted the contents of this report; and

ii)  gave Approval to Spend for £600,000 inclusive of all works costs, fees and legal costs, which will be fully funded from the Local Transport Plan Transport Policy Capital Programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joel Dodsworth


11/05/2020 - The award a new contract for the provision of a corporate e-purchase card solution provider. ref: 50846    For Determination

The Council’s current contract for its purchase card provider expires on 18th August 2020. The council is now in the process of re-tendering for a new contract and expects to award the new contract ahead of implementation on the above date.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 30/04/2020

Effective from: 19/05/2020

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the award of a contract for the provision of an e-Purchase card solution for the Council to the Lloyds Banking Group effective from 19th August 2020 for a term of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Newbould