Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 5th October, 2023 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Andy Booth, 0113 3788665  Agenda papers will be published on the Council’s website ahead of each meeting

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No. Item


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.




Minutes - 10 August 2023 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2023


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.




Application 23/02335/FU/16 - 22 Burley Street, Leeds, LS3 1LD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a purpose built student accommodation development of between 6 and 8 storeys in height with associated amenity space, roof terraces, servicing, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping.




The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a purpose built student accommodation development of between 8 and 6 storeys in height, with associated amenity space, roof terraces, servicing, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping at land including 16-22 Burley Street, Leeds, LS3 1LD.


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


Further issues highlighted in relation to the application included the following:


·  The site was under the ownership of Leeds City Council and objections had been submitted by Leeds Civic Trust and the Little London and Woodhouse Neighbourhood Forum.

·  The site was wedge shaped with Park Lane to the North and Burley Street to the South.

·  The site was located outside and to the south of the Hanover Square conservation area and there were listed buildings to the South West corner of the conservation area.

·  There was a significant level change across the site of 3.2 metres and elevation drawings displayed showed how the proposed building would step up from 6 storeys to 8 storeys.

·  There would be an accessible roof terrace.

·  The main entrance would be on Burley Street with active frontages to the building.

·  Materials would include different 2 different tones of brick with detailing and glazed tiles.

·  The building would be set back 3 metres from the telephone exchange with 2 metre wide pavements around the site.

·  There would be a loading bay to the front for servicing as well as pick up and drop off points.

·  There is a proposed Leeds City Council highways improvement scheme in development which would deliver a bi-directional cycle lane to the south and improvements to existing crossing points.

·  Floor layouts – servicing facilities and cycle storage was on the ground floor as well as leisure facilities.  Accommodation was on the upper floors.

·  Photo voltaic panels and a green roof are proposed.

·  There would be landscaping which included planters and tree planting.  There would also be outdoor seating areas.

·  There had been comments from Yorkshire Water regarding the safeguarding of sewer assets within the site.  Due to the proposals for trees there would need to be the installation of root barriers.

·  It was recommended that the application be delegated to the Chief Planning Officer for approval.


In response to questions from the Panel, discussion included the following:


·  The cobble stones on the road were part of the Council owned land and further investigation would be done to see if these could be re-used.

·  In terms of landscaping there were constraints due to the size of the site and there were no policy requirements to deliver outdoor greenspace in this case.

·  The materials to be used would be controlled by condition.

·  The gap between the building and telephone exchange was required to provide space for emergency exits.

·  It was calculated that there would be a bio-diversity net gain and this met policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 2 November 2023 at 1.30 p.m.



Thursday, 2 November 2023 at 1.30 p.m