Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

13/06/2019 - Extension of Parklet Trial on The Calls ref: 49758    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation);
i) noted the content of this report;
ii) approved the extension of the trial of The Calls parklet on the public highway from late April 2019 to November 2019 ;
iii) approved the delivery of trial The Calls parklet through the general function of the highway authority to provide ‘green’ amenity improvements which may be exercised by a third party authorised by them under the provisions of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994; and
iv) approved the relocation of the temporary cycle stand currently sited in a nearby pay and display bay.

Wards affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Lead officer: Fiona Moore


13/06/2019 - Write Off of Former Tenants Rent Arrears ref: 49757    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the Write off irrecoverable Former Tenants Arrears in the sum of £97,930.13 represented by 545 accounts in relation to the citywide accounts.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo-Anne Arnett


12/06/2019 - Tender Evaluation report in connection with the proposed appointment of a Contractor for the Provision of Metering and Billing Services for Communal & District Heating Networks ref: 48760    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the award of a contract following a competitive tendering process to Switch2 to undertake the Provision of Metering and Billing for a schedule of rates. It is proposed that the contract will commence Monday 17th June 2019 for a period of 12 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Hemingway


12/06/2019 - Waiver of Contract Procedure Rules (CPR’s) 8.1 and 8.2 using the authority set out in CPR 1.3 to award a contract for the delivery of funeral services ref: 48756    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Director of Adults

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorraine Mulligan


12/06/2019 - Approval to Award - A6110 Outer Ring Road Improvements (Preliminary Design and Scheme Assessment) ref: 48755    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) approved the award of the A6110 Outer Ring Road (Preliminary Design and Scheme Assessment) Contract to WYG Environment Planning and Transport Ltd.

Wards affected: Armley; Beeston and Holbeck; Farnley and Wortley; Morley North; Pudsey;

Lead officer: Anne Sweeting


12/06/2019 - Yorkshire Cancer Research Locality Screening and Awareness Programme from April 2019 ref: 48757    Recommendations Approved

Public Health has been successful in securing a £2,064,500 funding grant (subject to conditions set out in the award letter) from Yorkshire Cancer Research to establish a 3 year Screening & Awareness Programme in Leeds.

Gain authority to receive and spend the grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research to establish a Locality Screening and Awareness Programme in Leeds

 

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Director of Public Health gave approval to receive the £2,064,500 grant and set up the Yorkshire Cancer Research Leeds Locality Screening and Awareness Programme.  The grant should be spent in accordance with the budget plan (Appendix 2).

 

The Director of Public Health noted the future plans for the Yorkshire Cancer Research Leeds Locality Screening and Awareness Programme as set out in the high level project delivery plan (Appendix 1).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lucy Jackson


12/06/2019 - Invoke the three year extension period to Humankind for the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service ref: 48754    Recommendations Approved

To invoke the full three years contract extension available to Humankind for the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service.

 

This is a key decision as the annual contract value is £7,864,730

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

The Director of Public Health approved the contract extension of three years by utilising the available three twelve month extension periods to the existing contract with Humankind for the Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service with effect from 1 July 2020 for a maximum value of £8,143,450 per annum.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Street


20/06/2019 - The award of a 24 month contract extension for the provision of office furniture and associated design and implementation services to Flexiform Business Furniture Limited ref: 48758    

The Council intends to make a decision to take up the provision to extend the contract with Flexiform Ltd for the provision of office furniture and associated design services for a period of 24 months until June 2021.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 28/06/2019

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the take up of the additional 24 month provision permitted within the contract terms and extend the existing contract with Flexiform for the supply of office furniture together with related design and installation services until 19th June 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Newbould


11/06/2019 - Ex-council property to be acquired by the Council and returned to council housing stock. Capital Scheme number 16692. ref: 48753    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Land & 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: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

Lead officer: Diane McPhee


19/06/2019 - Commencement of a procurement for a scrap metal, LAB (Lead Acid Batteries) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Recycling Contract ref: 48752    

Approval to proceed with a procurement of the Scrap, LAB (Lead Acid Batteries) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Recycling Contract

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

The Deputy Chief Officer for Waste Management noted the content of this report and under CPR 3.1.6 and CPR 3.1.8 approved the commencement of a competitive tender process for the collection and recycling of scrap metal, LAB and WEEE using the evaluation criteria outlined.  The contract has a projected income of £280,000 per year.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rosie Harvey


10/06/2019 - Record of Decisions – Licensing and Registration – January 2019 ref: 48751    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory, under delegated powers, published the attached record of decision made in January 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White, Nicola Raper


10/06/2019 - Record of Decisions – Licensing and Registration – November 2018 ref: 48750    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory, under delegated powers, published the attached record of decision made in November 2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White, Nicola Raper


10/06/2019 - Record of Decisions – Licensing and Registration – December 2018. ref: 48749    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory, under delegated powers, published the attached record of decision made in December 2018.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White, Nicola Raper


10/06/2019 - Record of Decisions – Licensing and Registration – October 2018 ref: 48748    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory, under delegated powers, published the attached record of decision made in October 2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White, Nicola Raper


10/06/2019 - Record of Decisions – Licensing and Registration – September 2018 ref: 48747    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That the Chief Officer Elections and Regulatory, under delegated powers, published the attached record of decision made in September 2018.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew White, Nicola Raper


10/06/2019 - Ex-council property to be acquired by the Council and returned to council housing stock. Capital Scheme number 16692. ref: 48746    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Asset Management and Regeneration has approved the repurchase of the property on the terms detailed in the confidential appendix for Resources and Housing to return to council housing stock.

Wards affected: Morley North;

Lead officer: Diane McPhee


07/06/2019 - To seek approval to use the Crown Commercial Services Managed Learning Services framework agreement (RM3822) and award a call off agreement to Capita Business Services (also known as Knowledgepool) ref: 48745    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Digital & Information Officer approved the award of a call-off agreement with Capita Business Services also known as Knowledgepool.
The call-off agreement shall be for a period of up to 48 months from June 30th 2019 to 31st May 2023 and the anticipated value of spend will be £150k per year, approximately.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sophie Thom


07/06/2019 - Tender Acceptance Report: Burley St Matthias Primary School Capital Scheme Number: 33015/RFG/000 ref: 48744    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Built Environment Lead accepted the tender supplied by Martin-Brooks Ltd in the sum of £104,858.90 to carry out roofing works at Burley St Matthias Primary School.

Wards affected: Kirkstall;

Lead officer: Robert Thirtle


07/06/2019 - Tender Acceptance Report: Armley Primary School Capital Scheme Number: 33015/RFG/000 ref: 48743    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Built Environment Lead accepted the tender supplied by Regent Maintenance Ltd in the sum of £122,629.03 to carry out roofing works at Armley Primary School.

Wards affected: Armley;

Lead officer: Robert Thirtle


07/06/2019 - Appointments to various West Yorkshire Combined Authority ref: 48741    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That following consultation by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority with political Group Leaders, the CA’s Managing Director and Chief Executives from all of the five West Yorkshire constituent authorities, in order to achieve political balance on the Combined Authority a further 3 appointments are required as follows 2 Conservatives and 1 Liberal Democrat.
The appointment from Leeds is Cllr Stewart Golton

The full list of appointments is set out below for information;

Conservatives x 2

Member: David Hall (Kirklees) Substitute: Scott Benton
(Calderdale)

Member: John Pennington (Bradford) Substitute: Rebecca Poulsen (Bradford)

Liberal Democrat x 1

Member: Stewart Golton (Leeds) Substitute: John Lawson (Kirklees)

Lead officer: Kevin Tomkinson


17/06/2019 - Passenger Services Trapeze System Replacement ref: 48742    

Authority to spend approval for Passengers Service Trapeze Software System replacement.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from: 25/06/2019

Decision:

The Chief Financial Officer approved the request to:

a)  Inject a scheme into the 2019-20 capital programme for an estimated value of £351.4k funded by borrowing and

The Director of Resources and Housing approved the requests to:

b)  Give Authority to Spend of £351.4k from within the approved Capital Programme 2019-20.

c)  Authorise a procurement exercise for the replacement of the existing software system used for the management of Passenger Transport Services.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mohammed Afzal


06/06/2019 - Appointments to Outside Bodies - Local Care Partnerships ref: 48740    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support is requested to approve the designation of the Local Care Partnerships (LCP) as Community and Local Engagement in order that the appointment process to the LCPs can take place at the first round of Community Committees in June/July 2019.

Lead officer: Helen Gray


05/06/2019 - Streetscene Grounds Maintenance Procurement ref: 48739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Parks and Countryside approved the following:
• To enter into formal negotiations with Continental Landscapes Ltd to vary the existing contract under Public Contracts Regulations 2015 72 (1) (b) for a three year period within the constraints indicated in the confidential appendix.
• Subject to a suitable agreement, to publish a modification notice of the intention to vary the existing contract on the EU procurement (OJEU) website.
• Subject to the satisfactory conclusion of a 30 day notice period vary the existing contract with Continental Landscapes Ltd to commence for a three year period from the end of the existing contract until 31st December 2024.
• To vary the existing contract with Continental Landscapes Ltd to implement the Leeds ‘real’ living wage with effect from the date of decision publication by providing additional funds which would ensure that employee pay is matched to the minimum pay point adopted by the council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Frosdick


04/06/2019 - Third Sector Infrastructure Support Fund Grant for 2019/20 to Voluntary Action Leeds ref: 48738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 04/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Communities approved grant funding to Voluntary Action Leeds from the Third Sector Infrastructure Support Fund Grant Fund from 1st May 2019 to 31st March 2020. The maximum grant payment will be £221,001.00

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lelir Yeung


04/06/2019 - Approval for a 52 week residential placement at a Specialist College outside the local authority, that can meet the needs of a young person with autism and additional learning needs. ref: 48737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 04/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Deputy Director, Learning agreed the contents of a business case in respect of a child or young person with complex needs and the individual costs exceed £100,000.

Placement in the Authority’s own College settings has been considered and explored. Following consultation, none of these provisions are able to meet the needs of the young man thus requiring the local authority to seek provision elsewhere. The authority has a statutory duty to make provision for this child whilstever he has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) up to the age of 25 years

The cost of this placement is £251k 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 entitlement to a Post 19 education as well as for reasons of safeguarding.

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Victoria Coyle


04/06/2019 - Rehousing of tenants from the Highways high rise flats and ring-fencing void properties in order to provide preference for Highways tenants ref: 48736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 04/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer, Housing Management, approved the proposed ring-fencing arrangements in order to expedite the rehousing of 96 households thereby facilitating further work to the Highways blocks

Wards affected: Gipton and Harehills; Killingbeck and Seacroft;

Lead officer: Gerard Tinsdale


03/06/2019 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £250,000 per annum ref: 48733    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/06/2019

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 £225, 992.00.
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


03/06/2019 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £299,999.99 per annum ref: 48732    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/06/2019

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 £266, 136.
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


03/06/2019 - Approval of a care plan to the value of up to £299,999.99 per annum ref: 48731    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 03/06/2019

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, 380.
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


03/06/2019 - Appointments to Vacancies on Committees, Board & Panels during the period between the Annual Council Meeting (22 May 2019) and the first ordinary meeting of Council. ref: 48730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: City Solicitor

Decision published: 03/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

That following consultation with the relevant Group Whips, the following Councillors be appointed; Any appointments made by the City Solicitor/Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support will be reported to the Council meeting in July 2019.

Lead officer: Kevin Tomkinson


03/06/2019 - Ex-council property to be acquired by the Council and returned to council housing stock. Capital Scheme number 16692. ref: 48735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Land and Property has approved the repurchase 111 Brackenwood Drive, Leeds, LS8 1QA the terms are detailed in the confidential appendix for Resources and Housing to return to council housing stock.

Wards affected: Roundhay;

Lead officer: Diane McPhee


03/06/2019 - Ex-council property to be acquired by the Council and returned to council housing stock. Capital Scheme number 16692. ref: 48734    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 03/06/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Land and Property has approved the repurchase 58 Lingfield Drive, Moortown, Leeds, LS17 7HD on the terms detailed in the confidential appendix for Resources and Housing to return to council housing stock.

Wards affected: Alwoodley;

Lead officer: Diane McPhee


31/05/2019 - To undertake research as part of the Sport England funded project Run Leeds ref: 48729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 31/05/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Head of Active Leeds approved the waiver of the following contracts procedure rule: Contracts Procedure Rules No 8.1 and 8.2 – Intermediate value procurements, and awarded a contract to Leeds Beckett University in the sum of £12,000. The contract commenced on the 01.03.19 and expires on the 28.02.21.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Atherton


30/05/2019 - Domestic Pest Control Service – Extension of external contract ref: 48728    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 30/05/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

The Chief Officer Elections & Regulatory approved a 12 month extension to the existing Domestic Pest Control Contract

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: paul spandler


06/06/2019 - Flexible Homelessness Support Grant Additional Payment ref: 48727    

We have been advised that we have received an additional £629k grant from the Government to be spent on preventing and relieving homelessness.  Options are being considered regarding the proposals to spend £279k of it in order to increase resources and deliver improved outcomes related to private rented lettings.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 29/05/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

The Director of Resources & Housing approved the proposals for use of the additional Flexible Homelessness Support Grant.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Megan Godsell