Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 10th June, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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

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1.

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)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

2.

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:-

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There was no exempt information.

3.

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)

 

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Minutes:

There were no late items.

4.

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. 

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Campbell, Finnigan, Garthwaite and Wadsworth.

 

Councillor B Anderson was in attendance at the meeting as a substitute for Councillor Wadsworth.

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meetings held on 19th May 2021.

 

 

(Copies attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings held on 19th May 2021, at 10:00am and 2:00pm be approved as a correct record.

7.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Minute 130 - PREAPP/20/00491 - Full planning proposal for two residential Build to Rent (BTR) buildings, one purpose-built student accommodation building and one Aparthotel (including offices) building with public realm, and outline planning proposal for an office building, at the Former International Swimming Pool Site, Lisbon Street, Leeds.

 

Cllr Nash raised a concern in relation to the proposed type of tree, a birch was the wrong type of tree for that location. She suggested that aspens would be better suited to that location.

 

It was noted that as Cllr Nash had not been at the meeting where this application had been discussed, it had been suggested by Panel Members at the meeting, that consideration of species of trees for this development should be in liaison with Cllr Nash.  

8.

Application No.20/06989/RM - Reserved matters application for appearance, scale and landscaping for Phase 3 development of Blocks B and C for 331 build to rent units and ancillary accommodation together with Class A1 and A3 use and the provision of public realm areas with the Phase 3 area pursuant to Outline Planning Permission 14/06534/OT - Quarry Hill St Peters Street Leeds LS2 7UP pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a Reserved Matters Application for appearance, scale and landscaping for Phase 3 development of Blocks B and C for 331 build to rent units and ancillary accommodation together with Class A1 and A3 use and the provision of public realm areas with the Phase 3 area pursuant to Outline Planning Permission 14/06534/OT - Quarry Hill St Peters Street Leeds LS2 7UP.

 

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer presented a report on a reserved matters application for appearance, scale and landscaping for phase 3 development of Blocks B and C for 331 build to rent units and ancillary accommodation together with Class A1 and A3 use and the provision of public realm areas with the phase 3 area pursuant to Outline Planning Permission 14/06534/OT - Quarry Hill St Peters Street Leeds LS2 7UP.

 

Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.

 

The Planning Officer provided the Panel with the following information:

  • This is part of the larger Quarry Hill (SoYo) development which is the area of land which links Playhouse Square in the West, to Quarry House in the East
  • The proposal was for 331 Build to Rent apartments arranged in two inverted C format blocks. Block B would be seven stories located as the eastern most of the two blocks, with Block C part thirteen storey, part twelve storey and part eight storey located thirteen metres due west of Block B, with public realm in the middle of the development.
  • Blocks E and F are currently in construction and block A (the multi-storey car park) has been granted reserved matters consent
  • The site has vehicular access from the A64 York Road/Inner Ring Road to the north and from York Street to the south
  • To the west is Leeds Playhouse, to the south is Leeds College of Music with its associated student residential tower and the Northern Ballet Headquarters
  • Pedestrian access is gained from the west using the pedestrian steps and ramp to Eastgate Roundabout which is outside the application site. There is also a pedestrian bridge across the A64 to Mabgate which is accessed from the north eastern corner of Quarry Hill
  • The proposal is that both buildings are to be faced predominantly in brickwork cladding material sat atop a colonnade level at ground floors formed of a lighter architectural block stone cladding. Block B would have a larger quantity of rain screen aluminium cladding in bronze tones to the eastern elevation with the predominant facing material to other elevations in brick. Block C includes soldier coursing banding that frames the elevation with this replicated within the aluminium rain screen as a lighter colour panel. Windows throughout both blocks are proposed of bronze tone framework with the exception of the higher levels on Block C where chrome tones were proposed
  • The application proposed undercroft car parking cycle stores and bin stores for each block
  • The ground floor colonnade would be integral with the public realm area
  • The development proposes a mix of units including studios, 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments. It was noted that all apartments meet with the required national space standards
  • The application proposes a planted buffer for the lower ground floor close to habitable and public realm areas. Soft and hard landscaping with vertical planting to ‘green up’ blocks of wall. It was noted that the species of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that two further meetings of the Panel will be held later today (10th June 2021), the next meeting taking place on Thursday, 8th July 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that a further meeting would be held later today, with the next meeting taking place on Thursday 8th July 2021 at 1:30pm in Civic Hall, Leeds.

 

The meeting concluded at 11:55am