Agenda and minutes

Development Plan Panel - Tuesday, 16th June, 2015 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Angela Bloor (0113) 24 74754  Email:

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Late Items

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


(The special circumstance shall be specified in the minutes).


  There were no formal late items, however larger plans of the Housing Market Characteristic Area plans, within the submitted report had been sent to Members as a supplementary document

  Officers also tabled additional information in relation to the employment proposals



Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct


  There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests




Apologies for Absence


  Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Coulson, with Councillor R Grahame attending in his place




Site Allocations Plan - Publication Draft pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer on the Site Allocations Plan Publication draft Plan in relation to Employment, Retail and Green space


(report and appendices attached)



Additional documents:


  Members received a report of the Chief Planning Officer on the employment, retail and green space sections of the Site Allocations Plan (SAP) Publication Draft Plan for Panel to consider the report and appendices and to recommend to Executive Board that the Plan is agreed to go forward for public consultation

  Large scale plans were displayed at the meeting, with photographs and graphics also being displayed of particular sites

  The Head of Forward Planning and Implementation advised that the draft plan was based on the allocations which had been considered through Development Plan Panel meetings and Executive Board, with several updates and proposed amendments

  Members initially considered the site allocation proposals for employment land

  Officers presented the proposals and referred to two minor alterations to sites in Armley and two sites in Otley

  In relation to Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) a proposed amendment to paragraph 2.85 of the draft SAP and policy EG3 – Leeds Bradford International Airport – Employment Hub was circulated

  The Economic Development Programme Leader who was in attendance provided details of a report which had been commissioned to investigate the need for more employment land in the Aireborough and Outer North West areas, with a report expected on this in the following week

  A detailed discussion took place on the proposed amendments and employment site allocations in the Aireborough HMCA, with the main issues relating to:

·  concerns about the lack of information presented to Panel to justify the proposed release of 36.23ha of Green Belt land for employment uses in this area

·  the possible uses of sites around the airport with concerns that one particular large scale site could be used for car parking and the need for information from LBIA on proposed uses

·  the lack of clarity as to LBIA’s proposals and future development

·  the need for a masterplan and other, relevant information to be provided to Panel

·  the need for an objective assessment of land requirements around LBIA in view of the differing views of landowners

·  the levels of available employment land in this area and the lack of demand for employment use

·  the disconnect between different sections of City Development, with Plans Panels being presented with applications on employment sites, but seeking approval for different uses

·  the lack of evidence to support the proposals being put to Panel in respect of LBIA and where these proposals had emanated from

·  the possibility that site EG1-3, if released, could be used as additional car parking rather than employment use and the need for clarity from LBIA about its future plans

·  concerns that the proposal to release so much land from the Green Belt in this area could have a detrimental impact in terms of the future development of surrounding brownfield sites, some of which were in a poor state and needed to be redeveloped

·  that when considered in January, the general employment allocation had been close to being met, however there was now, a deficit of 48.4ha

Officers responded to Members’ queries and comments  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

FRIDAY 26TH JUNE 2015 AT 10.00AM  in the Civic Hall, Leeds


  Friday 26th June 2015 at 10.00am in the Civic Hall, Leeds