Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 11th March, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - Zoom

Contact: John Grieve, Governance Services, Tel (0113) 3788662  Email: john.grieve@leeds.gov.uk

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100.

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)

 

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Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

 

101.

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:-

 

 

 

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Minutes:

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 considered.

 

102.

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)

 

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Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th February 2021were accepted as a late item (Minute No.106 referred)

103.

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. 

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Minutes:

Although there were no Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest made at the meeting, Councillor P Wadsworth required it to be recorded that he had an interest in Agenda Item No. 8 (Leeds Bradford Airport Application) because he was a member of Rawdon Parish Council, who had commented on the application, he was also a Member of the Airport Joint Consultative Committee. Councillor C Campbell also declared an interest as a Member of the Airport Joint Consultative Committee and a Member of Otley Town Council who had also commented on the application.

 

 

104.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

105.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th February 2021.

 

 

 

(Copy to follow)

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Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th February 2021 were submitted for comment/ approval.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th February 2021 be accepted as a true and correct record.

 

106.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

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Minutes:

There were no issues raised under Matters Arising.

107.

Planning Application NO.20/02559/FU - Leeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon pdf icon PDF 8 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of an application which seeks adjustments to the existing "airside" apron including demolition of existing passenger pier and ancillary accommodation, earthworks and site remodelling at the existing eastern parcel of the Airport apron to accommodate a new terminal building and forecourt area;

A new terminal building and passenger piers; Construction of supporting infrastructure, goods yard and mechanical electrical plant; Relocation and extension of existing fuel storage tanks; Hard and soft landscaping including biodiversity works; Associated infrastructure/utilities, including drainage;

Reconfiguration of existing car parking, and new car parking provision in the

vicinity of the Viking car park. The provision for a new ‘meet and greet’ building and separate parking inspection building. Additional car parking above the existing provision on site will only be provided if future assessments show there is a need. Additional car parking over the existing level would be phased and its delivery would be controlled through a planning review mechanism; New and modified vehicular (and pedestrian/cycle) access from Whitehouse Lane, including improved access for bus and coach to the new terminal building; New bus terminal and taxi drop off facilities to the front of the new passenger terminal; and Modifications to flight time controls to reflect current noise guidance, and to extend the daytime flight period, at Leeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon.

 

 

(Report attached)

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Minutes:

Prior to discussion of this item, the Chair sought to clarify the following procedural issue:

 

In accordance with the Protocol for Public Speaking at Plans Panel there was no further opportunity for third parties to address the Panel as in my opinion as Chair, the further report raises no significant new information giving rise to new material planning considerations. 

 

The Chair then invited the Panel’s Legal Services Officer to clarify the role of Members in considering the information before them today

 

The Legal Services Officer said that it was a matter of public record that Members had already approved in principle subject to a number of matters being considered and satisfactorily resolved. The specific conditions were the focus of the report, to be read together with the previous report. Both will collectively form the basis of the decision made. If there were any concerns or issues it was for Members as decision makers to seek advice from Officers and thereafter decide on the weight to attach to those issues, with weight being a matter of planning judgement for the decision maker. No weight should be given to any non-material matters raised either at the meeting or in previous correspondence.

 

It was also clarified that the Protocol for Public Speaking at Plans Panel stated that individuals would only be entitled to speak at Panel on one occasion unless significant new information raising new material planning considerations had been raised. The report does not do that, rather it clarifies matters in scope of the same material matters. Therefore, no further speaking rights are triggered.

 

The Chair then invited the Planning Case Officer to present the report.

 

The Planning Case Officer made reference to the meeting of 11th February 2021 and the decision to approvethe application in principle, subject to the conditions specified in the submitted report and subject to further considerations of conditions and/or obligations relating to the following:

 

·  Future of/ demolition of existing  terminal

·  Linking of the new terminal delivery to the commencement of  changes to the  flight regime

·  Level of Contribution to the  new railway station and public transport enhancements

·  Positioning of Taxi rank in relation to new terminal

·  Charging  for taxis using new terminal

·  Extent of  landscaping and mature/semi mature  tree planting 

·  Review of cycle paths to, from and through the airport

·  Further off site highway measures – contributions to Horsforth Roundabout/ Dynsley Arms  improvements

·  Improvements to carbon offsetting in terms of planting beyond the airport boundary

·  Increase in the employee transport modal shift percentage

 

and being further considered by Panel following further discussions with the applicant.

 

The Planning Case Officer reported that further discussions had taken place with the applicant, the scheme now having additional contributions over and above what was previously reported. Members were informed that the report provided further information and conclusions in responding to the specific issues raised by the Panel, Pages 12 – 17 of the submitted report referred.

 

Members were made aware that since the last Panel report, there had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

Application No. 20/02958/FU - Student Accommodation proposal at Sheepscar Street South pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which provides an update on the use on external materials in respect of an application which seeks the demolition of existing buildings and construction of student accommodation with ground floor management, common facilities, and artists studios, including flexible use rights Under Part 3, Class V for retail and commercial uses B1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1 and D2, open space, public realm improvements, associated landscaping, infrastructure, access and parking at Caroline House, Diamond House, Sheepscar Street South, Sheepscar, Leeds LS7 1AD

 

 

(Report attached)

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Minutes:

With reference to the meeting of 19th November 2020 and the decision to defer and delegate determination of the application to the Chief Planning Officer for approval, subject to the reporting back to Panel with further details on the elevational treatment which would inform the conditional discharge phase of the scheme. The Chief Planning Officer now submitted a report which set out details of the revised façade treatment, as described in Section 2 of the submitted report. The report sought Members views on the proposed alternative elevational treatment, paragraph 3.2.of the report referred

 

Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.

 

The Planning Group Manager reminded Panel of the concerns raised previously and the proposed revisions to the scheme:

 

·  Site / location / context

·  Uniformity of the long elevation (“Monotonous brown block”)

·  Response to Members concerns – Three distinct brick types in different colours

·  Recessing/ deep reveals

·  Brick detailing/ coursing

·  Abutment treatment

·  Alternative brick coloured gable ends

·  Visual impact of the revised treatment

 

The planning Group Manager suggested the proposed changes represented a positive improvement and broke up the uniformity of the long elevation.

 

In offering comments, Members were of the view that the proposed changes were positive, resulting in a much improved scheme.

 

The Chair reported that Panel were invited to provide feedback to the following question, which was set out in paragraph 3.2 of the submitted report

 

“Do Members agree that the revised elevational treatment is appropriate to the design of the building and the surrounding context, subject to the submission of large-scale materials samples and 1:20 construction details of typical external details at planning condition stage

 

Members were supportive of the proposals for the revised elevational treatment.

 

RESOLVED – To support the proposals for the revised elevational treatment

 

109.

Application No. 20/04145/FU - Demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a new building for residential (Use Class C3) purposes incorporating communal areas for residents use, along with servicing, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping, highways and associated works, at Land off Foundry Street And Saxton Lane, Leeds, LS9 8HE. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of an application which seeks the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a new building for residential (Use Class C3) purposes incorporating communal areas for residents use, along with servicing, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping, highways and associated works, at Land off Foundry Street And Saxton Lane, Leeds, LS9 8HE.

 

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out details of an application which sought the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a new building for residential (Use Class C3) purposes incorporating communal areas for residents use, along with servicing, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping, highways and associated works, at Land off Foundry Street and Saxton Lane, Leeds, LS9 8HE.

 

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:

 

·  Site / location / context

·  The site is located within the defined City Centre and within the boundary of the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan and identified for housing

·  Re-use of brownfield land and a major investment on the East Street corridor 

·  Access is provided into the east of the site via Foundry Street, with direct access into the north of the Site from Saxton Lane.

·  Demolition of existing building

·  The proposal is for a three stepped building, with a middle section of 20 storeys and two side sections of 17 and 15 storeys.

·  Residential apartments to upper levels, 204 build to rent apartments: 110 x one bedroom apartments, 69 x two bedroom apartments, 24 x three bedroom apartments and 1x four bedroom apartment

·  Lobby/reception area, communal space, a bin store, maintenance workshop and plant room and cycle storage located at ground floor level

·  The area around the building is proposed surface car parking (11 undercroft spaces including 1 disabled space) plus a car club parking space, a sub-station and a loading bay and further cycle storage, set within a hard and soft landscaped scheme.

·  Serviced from Saxton Lane

·  Landscaping and planting

·  Materials pallet; brick tones/ metal cladding with bronze tones

·  Wind mitigation measures: baffles/ canopy’s

·  Amenity space / roof gardens

·  Photovoltaic Panels

·  Viability report from District Valuer

·  Affordable housing provision 3.43% (7units)

 

Members raised the following questions to officers/ applicants representatives:

 

·  How would noise insulation between the apartments be addressed

·  Were 11 car parking spaces sufficient

·  Were there any proposals for new/ enhanced health facilities or schools within the area

·  Had any public consultation taken place within the local area.

·  The wording of Policy H9 as set out in the submitted report – “All new dwellings should comply with minimum space standard” was the word should correct

·  The pedestrian and walking routes around the building, for safety reasons, it was important that these areas were well lit.

·  A number of Members expressed disappointment at the amount of affordable housing (7 units)

 

In responding to the issues raised, officers said:

 

·  Noise insulation between the apartments was the subject of building regulations control

·  Officers confirmed 11 spaces were sufficient, the site was in a sustainable location with access to the many amenities offered by the City Centre which would be within easy walking distance, including the bus and coach stations.

·  Members were informed that the Primary Care Network were currently in the process of mapping  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.

110.

Pre-application presentation PREAPP/20/00267- Change of use and extension to an existing department store and other ground floor adjacent units, to repurpose the basement, ground and first floors for flexible commercial uses, and to repurpose the second and third floors and add a 4th and 5th floor extension for student accommodation at the former Debenhams, 115 - 125 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LX pdf icon PDF 531 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out detail of a pre-application presentation which sets out detail of a proposal for the change of use and extension to an existing department store and other ground floor adjacent units, to repurpose the basement, ground and first floors for flexible commercial uses, and to repurpose the second and third floors and add a 4th and 5th floor extension for student accommodation at the former Debenhams, 115 - 125 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LX

 

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out detail of a

pre-application presentation which proposed a change of use and extension to an existing department store and other ground floor adjacent units, to repurpose the basement, ground and first floors for flexible commercial uses, and to repurpose the second and third floors and add a 4th and 5th floor extension for student accommodation at the former Debenhams, 115 - 125 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LX.

 

Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.

 

The applicant’s representatives addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:

 

·  Site / location / context

·  The site is located within the defined City Centre

·  The proposed alterations would complement rather than compete with the character and appearance of the heritage assets and would allow this city centre site to continue to be in active use.

·  Former Department Store consisting of two separate buildings no 115 – 120 Grade II Listed Building and 121 Briggate a 1930s building, a street fronting Café at 7-9 Kirkgate and Hairdressers to 7 Fish Street

·  The proposal - To create basement, ground and first floor E Use Class commercial uses and student accommodation to the second and third upper floors and in a new two storey roof extension (replacing the existing roof extension).

·  The student accommodation would be in the form of 124 bedspaces in 90 studio flats (ranging from 20 to 28m2) and 17 double sized-duel occupancy studios, termed as “Two dios” (ranging from 32 to 54m2), with 4 shared communal spaces.

·  New commercial spaces at ground floor level

·  Courtyard space in the heart of the building

·  Creation of outdoor and indoor amenity space (Wellbeing garden)

·  Plant room, set back on roof

 

In offering comments, Members raised the following issues:

 

·  Members were generally supportive of the proposals

·  Further design details were required in particular for the proposed window treatment to the upper two floors and the proposal to match the ziggurat window detailing below

·  More details were required around the communal facilities and the quality of the living space

·  Careful consideration needs to be given to the internal layout for both buildings (The relationship with the listed building and the new build element)

·  Could the development be “future proofed” to accommodate other uses, should the demand for residential use, be not required in future

·  Members were of the view that some “quality retail” at ground floor level be retained

·  Consider the use of internal bins stores and how that is managed

 

In offering comments on the officers’ questions in the report:

 

·  Members were supportive in principle to the proposed use of the site for student accommodation to the upper floors and Use Class E commercial uses to the ground and first floors, with the resulting loss of potential retail space.

 

·  Subject to the submission of further details, Members considered the living conditions within the student accommodation to be acceptable.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.

111.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 8th April 2021 at 130pm (Remote Meeting Zoom)

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 8th April 2021 at 1.30pm (Remote Meeting)