Agenda and minutes

Plans Panel (City Centre)
Monday, 22nd March, 2010 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Angela M Bloor 

No. Item


Chair's opening remarks


  The Chair welcomed everyone to this additional Plans Panel City Centre meeting and asked Members and Officers to introduce themselves




Late Items

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


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)



  Whilst there were no formal late items, the Panel was in receipt of a supplementary report of the Chief Planning Officer which had been tabled at the meeting together with some revised conditions to be attached to an approval (minute 75 refers) 

Officers stated that the revised conditions would be highlighted in the presentation, for Members’ information




Declarations of Interest

To declare any 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



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

  Councillor Hanley and Councillor Monaghan declared personal interests through being members of Leeds Civic Trust which had commented on the application

  Councillor Leadley declared a personal interest as a member of West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority as Metro had commented on the application

  (minute 75 refers)




Apologies for Absence


  Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Blackburn and Councillor E Nash

  Councillors Leadley and Taggart were welcomed as substitutes and it was confirmed that both Members had received briefings from Officers and had visited the site in order to participate fully in the meeting




Application 09/04815/OT - Site bounded by Clay Pit Lane/Inner Ring Road/ Wade Lane/Jacob Street/Brunswick Terrace LS2 pdf icon PDF 878 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on an outline application to layout a new access road and pedestrian footpath, construct multi-use arena with ancillary restaurants (class A3), bars (class A4), retail units (class A1) and provision of new public realm


Hard copies of a series of A3 plans and charts are included with Members’ papers, with these also being available in electronic format


(report attached)



Additional documents:


   Further to minute 60 of the Plans Panel City Centre meeting held on 4th February 2010 where Panel received a position statement on proposals for an arena, Members considered the formal application.  A copy of the minute from that meeting was included in the submitted report and plans and charts detailing the highway arrangements and car parking provision were appended to the report

  Officers presented the report which sought outline planning permission for the development of an arena in a Prestige Development Area on land bounded by Clay Pit Lane, Inner Ring Road, Wade Lane, Jacob Street and Brunswick Terrace; the location being endorsed by Panel at its meeting on 4th February 2010

  Plans, drawings, graphics and photographs were displayed at the meeting.  A Panel Members site visit had taken place on 18th June 2009 and pre-application presentations to Members had taken place together with a workshop

  Members were informed that the proposals accorded with the Regional Spatial Strategy and recent national guidance in PPS4 and would deliver significant benefits for the city

  The main issues concerning site context, building parameters and highways were outlined and the following information was provided:


Noise nuisance


·  that in terms of noise nuisance for residents, that the arena would be constructed to the highest standards to prevent noise breakout. Although service vehicles would run close to the student accommodation in Opal 3, there would be a ‘just in time’ system employed when vehicles were ready to park up and on leaving they would be routed south.  Most events would end between 10.00-11.00pm and through the provision of a management plan, there should be a managed, rapid system for patrons leaving events




·  that an increase in the amount of low carbon energy delivered by the scheme from 8% to 11% would be provided through the use of air source heat pumps


Highways issues


·  that a robust transport assessment had been undertaken using figures of 80% of patrons arriving by car for an evening event and 86% for a matinee.  Three scenarios had been considered, these being a major event with 90% capacity; a typical event of 50% capacity and a Saturday matinee.  The analysis of the junction modelling had shown that apart from the 90% event the network has capacity and that for the major event, it would be necessary to alter some signal timings around the network

·  the proposals had been considered by the NGT Team who report that although the worst case event had potential to cause delay at two junctions for NGT vehicles, due to the infrequency of the event and the robustness of the traffic generation assumptions, they did not object to the proposals

·  coach parking on Wade Lane – that for the majority of events 5-10 coaches would be expected and provision for 15 would be in place.  The operators had indicated that occasionally an event could generate up to 30 coaches and for these events a drop off and pick up point further along Lovell  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.


Date and time of next meeting

Thursday 1st April 2010 at 1.30pm




  Thursday 1st April 2010 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds