Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds
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A Member’s site visit was held in connection with the following proposal:
Application No. 17/06455/FU – Land at Globe Road and Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds 1 and was attended by the following Councillors: J McKenna, E Nash,
T Leadley and D Blackburn.
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 against the refusal of inspection of documents.
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 were no items identified where it was considered necessary to exclude the press or public from the meeting due to the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
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 of business to be considered.
Declarations 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 any disclosable pecuniary interests made at the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence (If any)
There were no apologies for absence.
To consider and approve the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 29th March 2018.
With reference to Minute No.140 Councillor Campbell pointed out that the spelling of Westmorland Slate, was incorrect. Councillor Leadley stated that the minutes should state that the request was for a “cupola to be provided”
RESOLVED – That with the inclusion of the above, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 29th March 2018 be accepted as a true and correct record.
Matters Arising from the Minutes
To consider any matter arising from the Minutes.
Demand for Student Accommodation within the City Centre – With reference to the meeting of 8th December 2017 and the request by Members for a report on the demand for student accommodation (including the views of developers and the impact on businesses) within the city centre. Councillor Khan requested to know when the requested report was likely to be available.
In responding the City Centre Team Leader confirmed that the services of a Planning Consultant had been engaged to undertake the required research and would be the subject of a report back to Members in due course.
To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a hybrid planning application for a phased development on land at Globe Road and Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds comprising:
1) Demolition of all existing buildings and structures other than the listed bridge crossing Hol Beck and the main part of the Print Works, and preparatory works;
2) Detailed planning permission for erection of two office buildings (use class B1) with ground floor uses comprising any or all of retail, office and leisure (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1 and/or D2) totalling up to 26,100sqm gross external area and associated means of access, parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure works; and
3) Outline planning permission with all detailed matters reserved, to be implemented in phases, for mixed use development totalling up to 103,900 sqm gross external area comprising residential use (C3); business floor space (B1 a/b/c); and other uses including all or some of the following; retail, leisure, hotel, health and community uses (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C1, D1 and D2); car parking (that may include a multi-storey car park); new public spaces; hard and soft landscaping; cycle parking; access; servicing; and other associated infrastructure and engineering works.
The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out details of a hybrid planning application for a phased development on land at Globe Road and Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds.
Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
The Planning Case Officer addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:
· Demolition of all existing buildings and structures other than the listed bridge crossing Hol Beck and the main part of the Print Works, and preparatory works;
· Detailed planning permission for erection of two office buildings (use class B1) with ground floor uses comprising any or all of retail, office and leisure (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1 and/or D2) totalling up to 26,100sqm gross external area and associated means of access, parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure works; and
· Outline planning permission with all detailed matters reserved, to be implemented in phases, for mixed use development totalling up to 103,900 sqm gross external area comprising residential use (C3); business floor space (B1 a/b/c); and other uses including all or some of the following; retail, leisure, hotel, health and community uses (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C1, D1 and D2); car parking (that may include a multi-storey car park); new public spaces; hard and soft landscaping; cycle parking; access; servicing; and other associated infrastructure and engineering works.
· The scheme contains five development parcels (Globe Point, Globe Square, Globe Arches, Globe Waterside and Beck Court), each of which forms a separate character area. Design principles had been produced to ensure the design of each building on each site was complementary, and linked by homogenous new public realm. The public realm, providing new public spaces and a series of pedestrian routes through the site would be supplemented by four new footbridges over the Hol Beck, 5 new pedestrian crossings and narrowing of carriageways on both Globe Road and Water Lane, the flow of the Water Lane becoming solely one way from Globe Road to Bath Road.
Members raised the following questions:
· Would there be dedicated cycling provision along Globe Road
· What was the distance between the buildings GP.01 and GP.02
· Could more details be provided about roof top plant for buildings GP.01 and GP.02, also were photo-voltaic cells being considered
· Why was this application submitted as a hybrid application
· Once the whole of the development was completed, approximately how many people would occupy the site.
· Was there sufficient highway capacity given the levels of occupancy and what were the implications for public transport, were other developments in the area contributing to the highway/ transportation network
· Was the listed bridge going to be retained
· Were there any proposals for the cleaning of the viaduct
· Had discussions taken place with Network Rail to negotiate passage through the railway arches
· Could consideration be given to repositioning the tall building (GW.01) into Globe Square
· Could hedges, green walls, benches (not concreate) and a children’s play space be included within the ... view the full minutes text for item 154.
To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of the Clay Pit Lane Public Realm Improvements scheme.
The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which sets out details of the Clay Pit Lane Public Realm Improvements scheme. Members were informed that the works did not require planning permission but were presented for information at the request of the Panel.
Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
The Chair introduced Mark Burgess (Design Group Leader) Anna Driver, Senior Asset Management Officer, City Development and Andrew Price (Reform landscape consultants) who spoke in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:
· The design had been conceived to accommodate the high volume of pedestrian traffic and desire lines. The existing under-utilised green space to the back of Queen Square was encompassed by the design proposals and acted as a backdrop to the new central lawn. The proposed space was designed as a green ‘pause’ along this key route into the city, providing pedestrians with a reprieve from the busy road environment.
· A central lawn is proposed, framed by bench seating, clipped hedges and tree planting. A ‘prunus subhirtella’/ autumn cherry feature tree would sit within the lawn acting as a sculptural focal point and providing year?round seasonal interest.
· The existing cherry trees to the north of the site would be retained and would provide a sense of maturity to the design and also help to create a buffer, reducing the noise and visual impact of the traffic to the surrounding properties.
· A birch tree grove is proposed to the north?west corner of the site that would sit within a metal grille. The retained cherry trees are enhanced by the addition of a feature cherry tree within the lawn, and by the proposed birch grove and street tree planting. Stepping off the main pedestrian thoroughfares onto the narrower path around the southern side of the lawn provides access to seating and a space to rest or pause.
· High quality concrete paving is proposed to the primary pedestrian routes that edge the proposed lawn.
· Access to the benches that sit to the southern edge of the lawn is provided via a resin bound gravel pathway and is of a deliberately different quality from the main pedestrian thoroughfares.
· High quality granite kerbs and metal edging are proposed, and a feature metal grille (beneath the grove of birch trees) anchors the northern corner of the space.
· Cast stone benches with timber tops, back?rests and arm?rests frame the central space and provide ample opportunity for resting at this busy junction.
· Three forms of lighting are proposed – column lighting providing the primary light source, under?bench strip lights and tree uplighters provide accent features, creating a more dynamic environment after dark.
· The two primary desire lines (along Woodhouse Lane – to and from the city centre, and east-west towards Merrion Way and the Arena) are accommodated, with 3m wide footpaths providing space for those in wheelchairs and those with pushchairs.
· The site is fully accessible with all gradients shallower than 1:21, and with ... view the full minutes text for item 155.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 10th May 2018 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.
RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 10th May 2018 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.
Chair's Closing Remarks
The Chair reported that today’s meeting would be the final occasion the
Plans Panel would meet before the forthcoming Local Elections.
The Chair said that both Councillors: Christine Macniven and Brian Selby were not seeking re-election.
In paying tribute the Chair expressed his thanks and appreciation to both Members for their contribution over the years.
Members joined the Chair in expressing their best wishes to Councillors Macniven and Selby in their future endeavours.