Agenda and minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 22nd June, 2023 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Andy Booth, 0113 3788665  Email:

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents


To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



There were no appeals.




Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-





There was no exempt information.




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)



There were no late items.




Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


There were no declarations of interest.




Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors K Brooks, P Carlill and D Cohen.


Councillors E Flint and T Smith were in attendance as substitutes.




Minutes - 18 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2023.




RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 18th May 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.




Matters arising from the Minutes


It was reported that the query raised at the previous meeting with regards to the provision of a report on student housing within the city and affordability, that this would be fed into the Development Plans Panel work programme.




PREAPP 23 00108 - Land at 4-23 George Street, Leeds pdf icon PDF 719 KB

To receive and consider the attached repot of the Chief Planning Officer regarding a pre-application for the redevelopment of properties for a mix of uses, including new hotel (use Class C1) which will sit above a range of small commercial units including a (Use Class and Sui Generis) at ground floor level.


The report of the Chief Planning Officer informed Members of a pre-application regarding the redevelopment of properties for a mix of uses, including new hotel (Use Class C1), which will sit above a range of small commercial units including a gym (Use Class E and Sui Generis) at ground floor level at land at 4-23 George Street, Leeds.


Members attended the site prior to the meeting and site plans and photographs were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the proposals.


It was reported that there was a long term ambition to regenerate this site and Executive Board had agreed the role of Leeds City Council as developer for the site.  Permission for a similar scheme had been granted in 2018 but this had now expired.  A full application was expected to be submitted in July 2023.


The applicant was invited to address the Panel.


The following was highlighted:


·  There were advanced discussions with a hotel operator and it was expected that a lease would be agreed within the next month.

·  The scheme would include a hotel  development, a council run gym and commercial spaces.

·  The hotel would have 143 rooms over 5 floors and there would be commercial space at the ground floor level with enhanced access to the market hall.

·  The building would be of a traditional detailed brick design with a zinc roof construction.

·  One of the main differences to the previous application was a recessed main entrance which also enhance the entrance to the market.

·  There would be a basement level which would house plant facilities.

·  Ground floor level would have four shop units and the gym.  There would be active frontages  There would also be storage for bicycles and refuse.

·  The first floor would have the hotel bar and restaurant as well as accessible rooms.

·  There would be fewer windows on the rear in comparison with the previous application.

·  The original application had hotel provision on the ground floor.  This would now be used for the gym.


In response to questions and comments, the following was discussed:


·  The plaque at the rear of Leeming House would be remounted and be visible from the street.

·  The rear façade of the building would not be visible from most public viewpoints.

·  There had been discussions regarding connection to the Leeds District Heating Network but this was not possible at the moment.

·  There would be a range of carbon reducing measures.  Energy requirements would be 87% from renewable sources on site including photo voltaic panels and air source heat pumps.  The requirements of Policy EN2 would be exceeded by over 50%.

·  There would be no use of gas at the building.

·  Other energy efficiencies would include efficient glazing, insulation, LED lighting and heat recovery systems.

·  More detailed sustainability information was requested to be submitted with the full planning application.

·  Servicing would be located on George Street.  There were two large lay bys which were currently used by markets at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 13 July 2023 at 1.30 p.m.



Thursday, 13 July 2023 at 1.30 p.m.