Agenda and minutes

City Plans Panel
Thursday, 9th May, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: John Grieve , 0113 3788662  Email: john.grieve@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

A Members site visit was held in connection with the following applications:

Application No. 18/00147/FU – Land at junction of Park Lane and Belle Vue Road, Woodhouse, Leeds. PREAPP/18/00092 – 19-20 East Parade and Jubilee Hotel, The Headrow, Leeds 1 and was attended by the following Councillors: J McKenna, C Gruen, P Wadsworth, A Blackburn, A Khan, P Carlill and B Anderson

 

Councillor Tom Leadley

The Chair paid tribute to Councillor Tom Leadley who had been unsuccessful in seeking re-election in the recent Municipal Election.

 

The Chair said Tom had served on the Council for many years particularly on Plans Panels where his knowledge and experience had become invaluable and on occasions pointing out omissions in officers reports.

 

His contributions, particularly at Plans Panel meetings were appreciated and would be greatly missed.

 

165.

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)

 

Minutes:

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

 

166.

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:-

 

 

 

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.

 

167.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no late items of business identified.

 

168.

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. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

169.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Blackburn.

 

Councillor A Blackburn was in attendance as a substitute Member

 

170.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th April 2019.

 

 

(Copy attached)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th April 2019 were submitted for comment / approval.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18th April 2019 be accepted as a true and correct record.

 

171.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

Minutes:

There were no issues raised under Matters Arising.

172.

APPLICATION NO.18/00147/FU - ERECTION OF 8 STOREY BUILDING PROVIDING STUDENT ACCOMMODATION COMPRISING 88 STUDIO ROOMS AND COMMUNAL FACILITIES; ASSOCIATED VEHICULAR ACCESS, BASEMENT CAR PARKING AND SERVICING, AND LAND AT JUNCTION OF PARK LANE & BELLE VUE ROAD WOODHOUSE, LEEDS
LS3 1DP
pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning officer which sets out details of an application which seeks the erection of an 8 storey building providing student accommodation, comprising 88 studio rooms and communal facilities; associated vehicular access, basement car parking and servicing to land at the junction of Park Lane & Belle Vue Road, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS3 1DP

 

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out details of an application which sought the erection of an 8 storey building providing student accommodation, comprising 88 studio rooms and communal facilities: associated vehicular access, basement car parking and servicing to land at the Junction of Park Lane & Belle Vue Road, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS3 1DP.

 

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

 

Planning Officers addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:

 

·  Site/ location/ context

·  The area is mixed use in character including purpose built student accommodation.

·  The application site lies on a steep slope

·  Traditional housing is located to the north of the site

·  The proposal is to construct an 8 storey student housing block consisting of 88 studio rooms, communal facilities including a gym, a common room and laundry located at ground floor level, a sun room is located at the first floor level.

·  A pedestrian entrance is located along Park Lane

·  The building would be set back from the line of the current stone boundary which would be removed to allow the footway to be doubled in width from its current 1m.

·  The elevations will be in brick with recessed full height windows and integrated louvre panels. A vertical metal panel would be used to complete the composition.

·  The scale of the proposed new building is in context with the surrounding buildings.

 

The Panel then heard from Dr Deryck Piper, a local resident who was objecting to the proposal.

 

Dr Piper said this site had been raised to a level of notoriety due to its planning history, with a number of development proposals being put forward over the years but with no development proceeding on-site.  The site has been viewed by local residents as a derelict eyesore for the past 12 years. Dr Piper said the officer report was very comprehensive but he took issue with this being overly focused on interpretation of Core Strategy Policy H6(B)(i) and the controls around Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) suggesting the policy was not being consistently applied. He said this development will not take pressure off HMO’s in the Little London and Woodhouse areas but would result in the loss of much-needed residential accommodation and housing suitable for families.

 

Dr Piper made reference to Policy H6(B) (iii) as being more appropriate: “To avoid excessive concentrations of student accommodation (in a single development or in combination with existing accommodation) which would undermine the balance and wellbeing of communities”.

 

Dr Piper said that the policy was being applied in the Headingley and Hyde Park area which has a large student population and which sought to retain residential development but residential development in the Little London and Woodhouse areas was under threat.

 

Dr Piper stated that, albeit this is student accommodation, the residential space standards have not been met within this development such as to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 172.

173.

PREAPP/18/00092 - PRE- APPLICATION PROPOSAL FOR A NEW 6 STOREY BUILDING TO HOUSE AN APARTHOTEL WITH COMMERCIAL USES AT GROUND FLOOR AND THE CONVERSION OF A LISTED BUILDING AT 19-20 EAST PARADE AND JUBILEE HOTEL, 161-167 THE HEADROW, LS1 2BH pdf icon PDF 802 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of

Pre – Application proposal for a new 5 storey building to house an Aparthotel with commercial uses at ground floor and the conversion of a Listed Building at

19-20 East Parade and Jubilee Hotel, 161 – 167, the Headrow, Leeds,

LS1 2BH

 

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

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

pre-application proposal for a new 6 storey building to house an Aparthotel with commercial uses at ground floor and the conversion of a Listed Building at

19-20 East Parade and Jubilee Hotel, 161 – 167, The Headrow, Leeds,

LS1 2BH

 

Members visited the site prior to the meeting. 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 Jubilee is a former public house and a Grade II Listed Building

·  Architectural rich mixed setting

·  The proposal is to demolish the existing buildings at 19-20 East Parade and create a new 6 storey corner building connected into and wrapping around the rear of, what would be the converted Jubilee Hotel and create a 38 unit apart-hotel with ground floor reception.

·  A new bar/ public house would be created within the former Jubilee Hotel at ground floor level together with other commercial uses; gym, cycle store and bin stores. Raised deck to rear within an enclosed courtyard, proving external amenity space for the apart-hotel users.

·  The scale and massing of the new proposal is sympathetic to surrounding buildings

·  Materials; predominantly glass with masonry facade with defined glazed base – option of a brick terracotta or stone base being considered as alternatives at ground-floor level on East Parade

·  Enhanced public realm

·  Sustainable measures to include rainwater harvesting and possible connection to the Leeds district heating system

 

Members raised the following questions:

 

·  The roof line of the new building does not match that of the former Jubilee Hotel building, could the roof line be altered to create a better flow

·  The proposed lighter pallet for the new building is not sympathetic with the existing building

·  Picking up and dropping off in front of the building could cause problems and hold ups

·  There is no parking proposed for the scheme, so where would

aparthotel guests travelling by car, park

·  The proposed design of the courtyard area is outstanding, had any consideration been given to the use of green walls on the frontage of the new building

·  There was some concern about the impact of the new building on the established building line and on views along East Parade

·  Had any consideration been given to the use of balconies on the proposed new building

·  Was there any possibility that some of the units within the aparthotel could become long term residential accommodation and / or utilised for purely stag and hen parties, the level of which is already of concern for anti-social behaviour management purposes etc.

 

In responding to the issues raised, the applicant’s representatives and council officers said:

 

·  The Architect for the development said careful consideration is required for the roof line, as the internal levels also need to be right to accommodate the hotel services and to be suitable for hotel guests

·  The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 173.

174.

Application 18/05017/FU - Removal of condition 50 (MLLR delivery) of approval 16/07938/OT, on land Between Barrowby Lane and Manston Lane, Thorpe Park, Leeds pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which provides an update on Application No. 18/05017/FU - Removal of condition 50 (MLLR delivery) of

approval 16/07938/OT, on land Between Barrowby Lane and Manston Lane, Thorpe Park, Leeds.

 

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which provided an update in respect of an application for the removal of Condition 50 (MLLR delivery) of approval 16/07938/OT on land between Barrowby Lane and Manston Lane, Thorpe Park, Leeds.

 

Members noted that this report had been submitted as part of the agreement to bring regular updates to Panel regarding the Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR). 

 

It was reported that the current anticipated completion for the MLLR project remained for the end of May 2019. Officers reported that all the main infrastructure was now in place, the only delay to the opening of the road was the completion of safe pedestrian passage. It was understood that work on this was nearing completion and there was a possibility that the road could be open to traffic by Friday, 10th May 2019, subject to all necessary permissions being signed off.

 

The Chair informed Members that he had spoken to Ward Member, Councillor Peter Gruen, and there was increased discontent regarding the ongoing delay with completion of the MLLR.  However, the priority now was simply to ensure that the MLLR would be open as soon as possible.

 

A number of Members expressed the view that lessons had to be learnt from this project and a similar situation should not be allowed to occur again.

 

The Chief Planning Officer said there was a need to check that all necessary works had been carried out as required under the issued planning consents, but there was now an expectation that the project would soon be completed and if there is any further slippage in the timeframes for completion of the overall scheme then this will be reported to Panel.

 

Members requested that a further report be brought back to Panel confirming the project had been completed.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)  To note that revised anticipated completion for the MLLR project remained the end of May 2019 but there was a possibility the MLLR could be open to traffic sooner.

 

(iii)  That a further report be brought back to Panel confirming the project had been completed.

 

175.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 6th June 2019 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 6th June 2019 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds