Agenda and draft minutes

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

Venue: Remote

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

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79.

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.

 

80.

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.

 

81.

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:

Although there were no items of business, the Chair did accept the inclusion of supplementary information (Addendum report) in respect of Agenda Item No. 8 – Application No. 20/02559/FU – Leeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon. (Minute No. 86 referred)

82.

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:

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 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.

83.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

84.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th January 2021.

 

 

 

(Copy attached)

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th January 2021 were submitted for comment/ approval.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th January 2021be accepted as a true and correct record.

 

85.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any Matters Arising from the minutes.

Minutes:

There were no issues raised under matters arising.

86.

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)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which sets out details of an application which sought 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 would only be provided if future assessments shows there was 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

 

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 green belt so the application would need to be assessed in relation to the impact on green belt

·  Economic benefits

·  Highway and transport impacts

·  Climate change, increase in aircraft emissions

·  Noise – Ground based noise, road traffic noise and aircraft noise

·  Health - Socio economic benefits, noise mitigation, aircraft emissions and air quality

·  Design - The new building is modern, elegant and is intended to achieve BREAM excellence standard as well as being a zero carbon building

·  Landscaping - On site landscaping around the building and proposed car parks, off site planting to be accommodated in the biodiversity areas

·  Ecology and biodiversity - Two areas of biodiversity allowing for the minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain being achieved.

·  Representations – Following publication /circulation of the addendum report there had been a further 21 comments of objections and 7 comments of support along with one general comment which had raised no further issues that were not already within the main report

·  Planning balance - The development is inappropriate development within the green belt so very special circumstances (VSC) need to be taken into account: facilitating significant economic growth, improved social inclusion, improving the sustainability of the airports operations, the need for the development, improving public transport and reducing the need to use the private car.

 

The Panel then heard representations from 21 individuals/ groups who were objecting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 25thFebruary 2021 at 1.30pm (Remote Meeting Zoom)

Minutes:

RESOLVED - To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 25th

February 2021 at 1.30pm (Remote Meeting Zoom)