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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 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 which required the exclusion of the press or public.
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.
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 of interest made at the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence (If any)
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: D Cohen, R Finnigan and A Garthwaite
Councillors S Hamilton and R Stephenson were in attendance as substitute Members
To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting(s) held on 8th July 2021 (10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm)
Members considered the minutes of the previous meeting(s) held on 8th July 2021 (10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm)
With reference to Minute No. 39 – Application No.19/01988/RM – Application for 450 new homes to land off Lane Side Farm, Victoria Road, Churwell, Morley. Members requested if an additional bullet point could be included within the comments section to read:
“Should a school be developed, could concerns around: the position of the school, safe access requirements, pick up and drop off measures and road safety concerns be considered further”.
RESOLVED – That with the inclusion of the above, the minutes of the meetings held on 8th July 2021(10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm) be accepted as a true and correct record.
Matters Arising from the Minutes
To consider any matters arising from the minutes.
Establishment of a Members Design Panel – Members sought an update on the establishment of a Members Design Panel.
The Head of Development Management said the officer originally tasked with setting up the panel had recently retired, but it was hoped that the first would take place in early autumn.
PREAPP/21/00121 - Two residential blocks at 26 and 31 storey's high, comprising of 498 flats with car parking, landscaping and associated facilities to land at the former Doncaster Monk Bridge Works, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE (Latitude Phase Purple A (formerly Blue). PDF 2 MB
To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a Pre-Application Presentation for two residential blocks at 26 and 31 storey’s high, comprising of 498 flats with car parking, landscaping and associated facilities to land at the former Doncaster Monk Bridge Works, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE (Latitude Phase Purple A (formerly Blue).
The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out detail of a
pre-application presentation for two residential blocks at 26 and 31
storey’s high, comprising of 498 flats with car parking, landscaping and associated facilities to land at the former Doncaster Monk Bridge Works,
Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE (Latitude Phase Purple A (formerly Blue).
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 boundary
· Former Doncaster Monk Bridge Works
· Brownfield location (0.38 hectares)
· The site is relatively flat, however there is a gentle slope down to the Leeds / Liverpool Canal
· Maintain key views
· Emerging Masterplan
· The proposal – Two residential blocks 26 and 31 storey’s in height comprising 498 flats with car parking, landscaping and associated facilities
· Residential mix – 60 x Studio apartments, 175 x 1 bed flats, 225 x 2 bed flats and 38 3 bed flats (All space standard compliant)
· Parking for 22 cars and 372 cycles located in basement
· Ground floor active frontages
· Terraced levels/ roof terrace
· Connectivity through the site/ public realm, landscaping
· Level change down to the canal
· Pedestrian walkway along the canal
· Materials – Horizontal and vertical brick elements, pallet of materials to reflect existing buildings within the area
· Consultation – Five events in total, two public events, Council Officers and local Councillors, the Leeds Civic Trust also consulted
The Planning Case Officer reported the receipt of correspondence from the Directors of City Island Management Ltd representing a nearby residential development expressing concern at the lack of consultation, the proposed height of the buildings would be overbearing to neighbouring properties and would detract from the setting of nearby heritage assets. There was also insufficient greenspace proposed and no additional facilities such as GP surgeries, shops, childcare facilities to serve the increased residential population, the proposed development would result in further traffic generation and there would also be noise/ nuisance during the construction period.
Members raised the following questions to the developer’s representatives:
· What was the provision of affordable housing
· Was 38 x 3 bed flats considered sufficient
· The provision of 22 car parking spaces, was this sufficient
· What will be the approach to finishing materials
· Were there any play areas proposed and what would be the nature of the play space – formal or informal design?
· How was access gained to the cycle storage
· What was the size of the studio apartments
· Could a list of the tree species be provided to ensure they would have appropriate site planting conditions
· The 1 and 2 bed flats, was the demand still there for this type of accommodation without outdoor space
· The proximity of the canal to any proposed play areas, were there any safety proposals i.e. barriers
In responding to the issues raised the developer’s representatives said:
· Members were informed that the applicant ... view the full minutes text for item 56.
To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which provides a position statement on the emerging planning brief for the Temple District, South
Members considered a report by the Chief Planning Officer which provided a position statement on the emerging Planning Brief for the Temple District,
South Bank, Leeds.
Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the
discussion of this item.
The Planning case officer addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the
Planning Brief, it’s purpose:
· To provide a consolidated framework for the Temple District which facilitates, supports and directs comprehensive regeneration within this part of Leeds.
· To establish development guidance for the area based on existing planning policy and guidance.
· To highlight key considerations for development within the wider area (beyond the Planning Brief boundary)
· To support re-development proposals linked to the repair and stabilisation of Temple Works in an enhanced setting
· To set out a strategy for regeneration of the whole area, linked to wider Council ambitions.
· To provide clarity for developers on future planning applications and to support the Council’s consideration of those applications
· Proceed to consultation
· Bring the full draft planning brief to City Plans Panel in September 2021 as part of the consultation
· Final Temple District Planning Brief would be presented as a Member Training/ Informative Note once approved
Members raised the following issues
· There was some important local routes running through the site, would there be a rationalisation of the road network.
· The Temple Works building, was it likely to be used, had any broad interest been received.
· The importance of the Temple Works building, were any height restrictions being considered around it.
· Had consideration been given to a Phasing Plan (to create viability) we would not like to see the scheme that only half delivered
· Members queried if there were any plans for the future development of the Commercial Public House
In responding to the issues raised, Officers said:
· The Planning Brief acts as stepping-stone into future master planning work for the Temple District, which would include detailed consideration of the highway network within the area.
· Members were informed that the British Library had expressed an interest in the Temple Works building and other expressions of interest had been received for other sites within the area
· It was suggested that tall buildings and how they related to the Temple Works building was a critical issue, there was a need to create vibrancy but this may be achieved by other ways.
· It was suggested that there was already in place a long-term solution for the Temple Works Building but further support was required for the further regeneration of the area.
· The Commercial Public House was identified as a non-designated heritage asset within the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan (Made in 2018) and the intention was to retain this within any regeneration proposals if possible
(i) To note the continued work on the draft Temple District Planning Brief
(ii) To note that the draft Planning Brief would be presented to City Plans Panel in September to receive detailed comments as part of the consultation process
(iii) To note that the published Planning ... view the full minutes text for item 57.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.
RESOLVED - To note that the next meeting would take place on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.