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Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Plans Panel (West)
Thursday, 3rd March, 2011 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Helen Gray 

Items
No. Item

106.

Late Items

To identify items which may have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

No formal late items of business were added to the agenda, however revised reasons to refuse Application 10/05520/FU (St Bartholomew’s) were tabled at the meeting (minute 117 refers)

 

107.

Declarations of Interest

To declare any personal/prejudicial interest for the purpose of Section 81 (3) of the Local Government Act 2000 and paragraphs 8 to 12 of the Members Code of Conduct

Minutes:

The following Members declared personal/prejudicial interests for the purpose of Section 81(3) of the Local Government Act 2000 and paragraphs 8 to 12 of the Members Code of Conduct:

Councillor Akhtar - Little London PFI redevelopment scheme – declared a personal interest as he had previously received a briefing on the scheme in his capacity as local ward Councillor (minute 118 refers)

 

Councillor Chastney - Little London PFI redevelopment scheme – declared a personal interest as a director of West North West Homes ALMO (minute 118 refers)

 

Councillor Coulson – Application 10/05134/FU Sunnybank Lane Thornbury – declared a personal interest as he had previously attended a site visit with planning officers, but had not formed a view on the application (minute 116 refers)

 

Councillor J Harper – Application 10/05520/FU St Bartholomew’s – declared a prejudicial interest as she stated she had spoken at a public meeting on the scheme (minute 117 refers)

 

Councillor G Latty – Application 10/05674/FU Kirk Lane – declared a prejudicial interest as he had objected to the scheme, prior to acting as a substitute Member on the Panel (minute 114 refers)

 

Councillor Matthews - Application 10/04068/OT Clariant Site and Application 10/04261/OT Riverside Mills residential developments – declared personal interests in both matters as a local authority appointed member of West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority as METRO had commented on both schemes (minute 112 refers)

 

Councillor Taggart – Application 10/04261/OT Riverside Mills – declared a personal interest as a Local Authority appointed member of West Yorkshire Joint Services - the umbrella organisation which includes West Yorkshire Archaeological Service – as  WYAS had submitted comments on the scheme (minute 112 refers)

 

Additionally Councillor Coulson stated that with regard to the Clariant and Riverside Mills residential developments; although he was a local authority appointed member of West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority and METRO had commented on both schemes; he did not have an interest as he had not been present at any WYITA meetings when the schemes had been discussed

 

108.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Wadsworth and the Panel welcomed Councillor Latty as his substitute

 

109.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 3rd February 2011 as a correct record

 

(copy attached)

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held 3rd February 2011 be agreed as a correct record

 

110.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Pizza Express - Councillor Matthews reported on an instance of apparent non compliance with planning conditions (lighting, access and unauthorised takeaway use) following approval of an application by Panel. Officers noted the comments and agreed to raise the matter with the Enforcement Team to pursue

 

111.

Application 09/00856/FU - Former Glassworks Cardigan Road Headingley LS6 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer setting out the Inspector’s decision in respect of an appeal against refusal of permission for part 4, 5 and 6 storey block comprising 65 student cluster flats with 154 bed spaces, car parking and landscaping

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report on the outcome of an appeal against refusal of permission for a development of student flats on the former Glasswork sites, Headingley. It was the decision of the Inspector to allow the appeal, subject to conditions, in a letter dated 1 February 2011. Members noted the comments of the Inspector

RESOLVED – To note the contents of the report

 

112.

Application 10/04068/OT - residential development proposals for Clariant site, Calverley Lane, Horsforth LS18 AND Application 10/04261/OT residential development proposals for Riverside Mills, Horsforth pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Further to minute 94 of the Plans Panel West meeting held on 6th January 2011 where Members considered a progress report on the application, to consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for redevelopment for up to 400 dwellings with ancillary shop, retention of sports ground with sports pavilion/community centre, allotments, open space and off-site highway works

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

Further to minutes 94 and 95 of the meeting held on 6th January 2011 when Panel considered progress reports on both schemes; the Chief Planning Officer submitted reports for determination of outline applications (including access) for residential developments at the Clariant site and the Riverside Mills site, Horsforth.

 

Members had previously received a presentation at pre-application stage and undertaken site visits. Site plans, photographs, indicative plans and highways plans were displayed at the meeting. The Panel agreed to consider both applications together given the substantive joint issues.

 

The Clariant scheme would provide up to of 400 dwellings, a shop, open space, allotments, retention of a sports & recreation ground in community use and off-site highways works. The Riverside Mills scheme would provide up to 150 dwellings, open space and off-site highway works.

 

Both developers had offered Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements to cover off-site highways improvements including Horsforth And Rodley roundabouts, new bus service to Horsforth, 25% Affordable Housing, footpath and cyclepath link improvements, free metrocards for residents and contributions to primary education.

 

Officers reported the following necessary amendments to the Riverside Mills report:

-  Conditions 30 to 32 be removed from the proposed conditions

-  Reference to BREAM be removed from condition 35 to be attached to the permission if granted

-  Developer now offered to fund two bus stops.

 

Officers also provided the following updates on the latest consultation responses/representations:

  • revised Travel Plan submitted 2 March 2011 (both applications) but there had been insufficient time to assess it prior to the meeting. This could be dealt with under a defer and delegate decision
  • Environment Agency confirmed no objection (Riverside Mills application) subject to standard conditions
  • Natural England commented the proposed mitigation measures were acceptable (both applications)
  • more information on the proposed 2m widening of Calverley Lane North footpath had been requested, but could be dealt with under a  defer and delegate decision
  • Nature Conservation Officer – commented that Calverley North had acceptable ecological improvements and had provided proposed conditions accordingly
  • receipt of 10 further letters of objection which raised no new issues and 1 letter of support (from Turner & Townsend) re Clariant
  • receipt of 2 further letters of objection which raised no new issues and 1 letter of support (from Turner & Townsend) re Riverside Mills
  • additional comments of Councillor Marjoram seeking provision of a school on protected playing pitch area.

 

A concept master plan for both schemes had been submitted to ensure the schemes integrated with each other and the wider locality. Heights were shown as being 2 to 2½ storeys at the site boundaries, with up to 3 storeys to the centre. Densities were indicated as being 25-35 dwellings per hectare at the periphery of the sites and 36-45 dwellings per hectare to the centre.

 

Principle of Residential Use

  • Officers highlighted the key considerations as being the fact that these are brownfield sites (although outside the main urban area); whether the sites were demonstrably sustainable and whether the package of sustainability measures was sufficient; balanced  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

Application 09/05553/OT - Land off Royds Lane Lower Wortley LS12 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Further to minute 102 of the Plans Panel West meeting held on 3rd February 2011 where Panel deferred consideration of the application for further information, to consider a further report of the Chief Planning Officer on an outline planning application for residential development

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

Further to minute 102 of the meeting held 3rd February 2011 when the application was deferred to allow time for further negotiation on issues of affordable housing, public transport and public safety, the Chief Planning Officer submitted a report setting out the response of the applicant. The Panel was asked to consider the principle of residential development on the site and the proposed access.


Plans and aerial photographs of the site were displayed at the meeting. The Panel discussed the revised offer to upgrade 2 bus stops along Whitehall Road and improvements to the footpath from the site to Geldard Road, with lighting

 

Officers commented that the site integrated well into existing urban fabric. The Panel welcomed the revisions made to the scheme and

RESOLVED – To approve the application in principle and to defer and delegate final approval to the Chief Planning Officer, subject to the specified conditions contained in the report (and any others deemed appropriate) and subject to the completion of a legal agreement to cover the matters detailed in the report

 

114.

Application 10/05674/FU - 28 Kirk Lane Yeadon LS19 pdf icon PDF 382 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for change of use of former pine furniture showroom/second hand car showroom to 4 flats with car parking

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

The Panel considered proposals to convert a former showroom to four flats. Plans and photographs of the site were displayed at the meeting along with plans of previously refused scheme for 6 flats on the site for comparison. Members had visited the site prior to the meeting.

 

The Panel heard representation from Mr T Moran, a local resident who expressed concern over car parking and noise from heavy machinery during the development phase. The Panel then considered the representation made by Ms V Sykes on behalf of the applicant

 

Members noted that the hours of construction/servicing were conditioned. The Panel requested further consideration of the disabled parking space which was currently proposed furthest away from the entrance to the building and the inclusion of one further condition to control levels

RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject further negotiation on the location of the disabled parking space and the conditions contained within the report (and such other conditions and directions the Chief Planning Officer may deem appropriate) plus one further condition to cover levels.

 

115.

Applications 10/05725/FU and 10/05726/LI - 3 Ivegate Yeadon LS19 pdf icon PDF 438 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for change of use of shop (use class A1) to hot food take away (use class A5) and 10/05726/LI – Listed Building application for alterations

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report on applications seeking the change of use of a former shop (Use Class A1) to a hot food take away (Use Class A5) and listed building alterations to premises at 3 Ivegate, Yeadon. Plans and photographs of the site were displayed and Members had visited prior to the meeting.

 

The Panel noted the comments of the Inspector at an appeal against refusal of a similar site in 2010 and that those comments had been addressed in this new application. The comments made on parking issues and location of the site within a residential area were also noted.

RESOLVED – That Application 10/0572/FU for the change of use and Application 10/05726/LI for the listed building alterations be granted subject to the specified conditions (and any other conditions/directions deemed appropriate by the Chief Planning Officer

 

Councillor Leadley voted against, Councillor G Latty abstained

 

116.

Application 10/05134/FU - 13 Sunnybank Lane Thornbury Bradford BD3 pdf icon PDF 329 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for part two storey and part single storey side extension

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

The Panel considered an application for part two storey and part single storey side extensions to 13 Sunnybank, Thornbury. Plans and photographs of the site were displayed at the meeting. Officers reported receipt of a revised plan showing an additional window within the rear elevation.

 

The Panel considered the distances between the proposed extension and the site boundaries and the amount of development which could be achieved under Permitted Development Rights

RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject to the specified conditions contained within the report

 

Councillor Leadley voted against

 

Councillor J Harper, having earlier declared a prejudicial interest in the following item withdrew from the meeting. Councillor Coulson also withdrew.

 

117.

Application 10/05520/FU - St Bartholomew's Wesley Road Armley LS12 pdf icon PDF 463 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for a 2 storey community centre with covered link to church and outline residential development of 33 houses

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

The Chief Panning Officer submitted a report setting out proposed reasons to refuse an application for a 2 storey community centre with link to existing church and an outline residential development of 33 houses on land at St Bartholomew’s, Armley. A revised list of the reasons to refuse the application was tabled at the meeting. Plans, photographs and architects drawings of the site and proposals were displayed.

 

Officers outlined the planning history of the site and the Policies relevant to the development proposals, plus the receipt of one additional letter of representation. The Panel considered the representation made by Father I Wright on behalf of the applicant regarding remedial works undertaken at the site and likely future users and maintenance of the new facility.

 

Members noted local support for the community centre and commented on the length of time the scheme had been in the application process. Officers reported the applicant did not propose any Section 106 contributions normally applicable to a scheme of this nature as the proposals were intended only to provide funding for the new community centre. Members noted the applicant had not provided sufficient evidence of the special circumstances of the scheme to set aside planning policies.

 

Members were minded to defer the application to allow the applicant time to address the relevant policies and noted that Father Wright indicated he would prefer the application to be determined; however the Panel did not feel able to determine the application in its present form and

RESOLVED – To defer determination of the application to allow time for a site visit to take place

 

(Councillor Hardy left the meeting at this point)

 

118.

Little London Regeneration Programme pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on a total of 8 applications comprising two Reserved Matters applications for residential development at Carlton Gate (113 units); a mixed use scheme for seven retail units; one community centre and residential development (12 units) at Oatland Lane and six full planning applications involving the refurbishment of dwelling houses and flats, new boundary walls, alley gates and landscaping relating to various neighbourhood areas

 

Application 10/05212/RM – Carlton Gate

Application 10/05213/RM – Oatland Lane (Community Hub)

Application 10/05208/FU – Carltons 1

Application 10/05209/FU – Carltons 2

Application 10/05210/FU – Lovell Park

Application 10/05221/FU – Servias

Application 10/05228/FU – Oatlands 1

Application 10/05226/FU – Oatlands 2

 

(report attached)

 

 

Minutes:

Further to minute 93 of the meeting held 6th January 2011 when the Panel provided comments on a position statement on the redevelopment proposals for the Little London Area, the Chief Planning Officer submitted a further report on a total of 8 applications for new build and refurbishment. The report set out the revisions made to the scheme in response to those comments.

Carlton Gate

  • A review of the space around dwellings had been undertaken and the issue of overlooking would now be addressed through the inclusion of oriel windows and the arrangement of secondary kitchen windows overlooking non-garden areas was felt to be acceptable
  • Use of render to be restricted to first floor level
  • Central public space will incorporate a 1m high rail to prevent misuse of the space
  • Mono-pitch rooves remained the preferred design solution

Oatlands Community Hub – now incorporated a perforated shutter design

 

Refurbishment and Public Realm – reconfigured greenspace around the tower blocks would provide a defensible space and formality to the car park

Refurbishment of elevations to the existing maisonettes. The Panel discussed the possible impact of privately owned dwellings on the overall appearance of the refurbished scheme and sought to ensure that owners of the properties were contacted to see if they could participate in the scheme.

 

(Councillor Akhtar withdrew from the meeting for a short time at this point)

 

Officers reported receipt of revised minor design and highways details – which had been conditioned in the proposed recommendations – therefore the conditions requiring submission of these details could be removed from the proposed recommendation

RESOLVED – That the applications listed below be approved in principle and be deferred and delegated to the Chief Planning Officer for final approval subject to receipt of revised plans as referred to in the appraisal section of the submitted report and subject to the specified conditions contained within the report

Carlton Gate 10/05212/RM

Oatland Lane Community Hub 10/05213/RM

Refurbishment sites at Carlton 1 (10/05208/FU) Carlton 2 (10/05209/FU), Lovell Park (10/05209/FU), Servias (10/05221/FU), Oatlands 1 (10/05228/FU) and Oatlands 2 (10/05226/FU)

 

119.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting as Thursday 31st March 2011 at 1.30 pm

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note the date and time of the next meeting as Thursday 31st March 2011 at 1.30 pm