Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 21st April, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Andy Booth , Governance Services, Tel (0113) 3788665  Email: andy.booth@leeds.gov.uk

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Items
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Chairs Opening Comments

 

The Chair announced the retirement of Cllr Graham Latty, the Ward Councillor for Guiseley and Rawdon, who was a long-standing member of City Plans Panel.

 

In paying tribute, the Chair said Cllr Latty had been part of Plans Panels since 2007, he had at one point been the Chair.  He was well known for his love of roofscapes and particularly chimneys, suggesting that a chimney should be named after him. He said that Cllr Latty had always approached planning in a common sense and non-political way always wanting to achieve the best for the city and he would be missed.

 

Other Members joined the Chair in sharing their own experiences in working with Cllr Latty, his knowledge, willingness to assist new members, his commitment to quality and design, non-political approach and his need to achieve the best for the city was constantly referred to.

 

The Head of Development Management, on behalf of officers thanked Cllr Latty. He acknowledged that there had not always been agreement but appreciated the comments provided. He said that Cllr Latty had made a big contribution on the design of the city and hoped that someone would be able to pick up the mantle. 

 

Cllr Latty in responding to the comments said that his time as a student of sculpture had given him a strong feeling in terms of design. As a member of planning, he wanted to achieve the best for the city and leave people thinking that councillors had made a good job. He went on to say that City Plans Panel had been one of his favourite meetings and politics had nothing to do with design or being a councillor, he just want to do the best for the people of the city. He finished off by saying that he would miss everyone.

 

Members and Officers joined the Chair in expressing their thanks and best wishes to Cllr Latty in his future retirement.

136.

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 refusal of inspection of documents.

137.

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 exempt items.

138.

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.

139.

Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.

140.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

141.

Minutes - 24 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2022

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24th March 2022, as a correct record.

142.

Application 21/08190/FU - 10-81 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1LH pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding a hybrid planning application for demolition of existing buildings and structures, sire remediation, regrading and preparatory works, erection of four residential buildings (use class C3), townhouses (use class C3) and student accommodation (sui generis) with ground floor and other uses comprising any or all of retail, commercial, community, health, cultural and leisure (use classes E, F1 and/or F2) and associated means of access, parking, landscaping, associated infrastructure works and construction of a new river wall and bridge crossing; outline permission, to be implemented in phases, for mixed use development comprising residential use (use class C3); and other uses including all or some of the following: retail, leisure, commercial, health, cultural and community uses (use classes E, F1 and/or F2); car parking, new public spaces; hard and soft landscaping; cycle parking; access; servicing; and other associated infrastructure and engineering works.

 

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report for a hybrid planning application for a phased development; full permission for demolition of existing buildings and structures, site remediation, regrading and preparatory works, erection of four residential buildings (use class C3), townhouses (use class C3 ) and student accommodation (sui generis) with ground floor and other uses comprising any or all of retail, commercial, community, health, cultural and leisure (use classes E, F1 and/or F2) and associated means of access, parking, landscaping, associated infrastructure works and construction of a new river wall and bridge crossing; outline permission, to be implemented in phases, for mixed use development comprising residential use (use class C3); and other uses including all or some of the following: retail, leisure, commercial, health, cultural and community uses (use classes E, F1 and / or F2); car parking, new public spaces; hard and soft landscaping; cycle parking; access; servicing; and other associated infrastructure and engineering works at 10 - 81, Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1LH.

 

Slides, photographs and CGI’s were shown throughout the presentation. Members had attended a site visit the previous year at the pre application stage. It was noted that this proposal reflected those presented at pre-application stage.

 

The Panel were provided with the following information:

·  The proposal comprises of up to 1,437 new residential units and 362 student rooms, located across 11 buildings, with up to 4,367sqm of flexible ground floor commercial, leisure, cultural and community floorspace (use classes E, F1 and / or F2). The application includes landscaping, green space and car parking, along with the provision of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Aire and a riverside walkway. The application is split into a Full (Detailed) element and an Outline element.

·  This is a brownfield site with some buildings to be demolished as part of this application and remediation works to be carried out.

·  As with the previous City Reach scheme the site would be split into east and west. There would be 11 blocks in total with building heights ranging from 8 to 17 storeys. The student accommodation will be located in the north-eastern corner of the site, extending to 15 storeys. Mid-rise development will be provided in the western part of the site with building heights ranging from 11 to 15 storeys. The taller elements of the scheme to be located along the River Aire.

·  Inside the site there would lower rise buildings and open spaces.

·  The  colour palette had been chosen to reflect the industrial heritage of the city. Each block would have its own character in different materials and design.

·  Commercial use was proposed at ground level and flexibility had been requested, to limit the amount of retail.

·  A public square is proposed in the north area of the site with a play area to the south, there would also be more formal areas of open space provided.

·  There would be two access points from Kirkstall Road for local vehicles and service access.

·  A cycle hub was proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 142.

143.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 19 May 2022 at 1.30 p.m.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED - To note that the next meeting of City Plans Panel will be on Thursday 19th May 2022 at 1:30pm in Civic Hall.

 

The meeting concluded at 15:33