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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.
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 was no exempt information.
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.
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.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor A Khan.
Councillor R Jones was in attendance as substitute.
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2023.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a purpose built student accommodation development of between 6 and 8 storeys in height with associated amenity space, roof terraces, servicing, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping.
The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a purpose built student accommodation development of between 6 and storeys in height, with associated amenity space, roof terraces, servicing, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping.
The application had been deferred at the previous meeting to allow further consideration to the following:
· Health provision
· Burley Street/Park Lane Junction
· Re-use of the York stone setts currently on site.
Members had visited the site prior to the meeting in October. Site plans, photographs and CGI images were displayed and referred to throughout discussion of the application.
Issues highlighted in relation to the application included the following:
· Health Provision – There were three GP Practices within a 900 metre walk and another that was 1.6 kilometres and well served by public transport. All these were accepting new patients. There had been further contact with health partners and it was considered that policy requirements were being met.
· Burley Street/Park Lane Junction – There were six options that had been summarised in the report. The preferred option would include the building out of the pavement and the introduction of a pedestrian refuge. This had been approved by highways subject to a road safety audit.
· Landscaping – levels of landscaping had been maximised due to the constraints of the site. It was intended to salvage the york stone setts and integrate these into the perimeter of the site. The roof terrace would have seating areas with planters, shrubs and small trees and there would be planters and small trees to the front of the site. There were proposals for a green roof with photovoltaic panels. There would be a biodiversity net gain of 7.31% and an additional greenspace financial contribution.
· It was not possible to close the gap between the neighbouring building due to the need to leave space for an escape route.
· Design – The design was in the context of surrounding buildings. The detail of the elevation on Burley Street would use red brick with features including green tiles and art work. There would be lighter brick used towards the middle of the building. Detailing to the entrance, sills and windows was highlighted in the images. It was felt that the change in colour of brick broke down the massing and the revised design gave a positive and engaging proposal. Samples of the materials to be used were made available for Members to inspect.
· The applicant had made various changes following the previous meeting and it was recommended that the application be deferred and delegated to the Chief Planning Officer for approval.
It was reported that the mural on the Burley Street side of the existing building could not be saved due to the proposed demolition, but the applicant was committed to recording it and including in any future display. There would be opportunity for community engagement for any proposed artwork.
Members thanked officers and the applicant for their response to ... view the full minutes text for item 40.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Thursday, 30 November at 1.30 p.m.
Thursday, 30 November at 1.30 p.m.