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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. In relation to Agenda Item 7, Application 23/0725/FU, Councillor Khan informed the Panel that the site fell within his ward but he would be treating the application with an open mind.
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2023.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 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 38 apartments and office pace. This will represent a phased development to deliver 28 apartments as part of the western phase and 10 apartments with office space as part of the eastern phase. Associated landscaping and car parking is also sought.
The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of 38 apartments and office space. This will represent a phased development to deliver 28 apartments as part of the western phase and 10 apartments with office space as part of the eastern phase. Associated landscaping and car parking was also sought.
The application was deferred at the meeting held in November 2023 to get further information on materials and design. Members visited the site prior to that meeting.
Site plans and photographs were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
Further issues highlighted in relation to the application included the following:
· Improved elevation images and CGI images had been submitted.
· The images displayed a variety of elevation treatments, including balconies and the solar shading to be used on the south facing elevation.
· The roof would include green roof areas, solar panels and a walled garden.
· The building would be finished in blue/grey brick with elements of off-white render which would help break up the mass of the building.
· The proposals would not affect the functionality of the industrial units to the rear.
· The rear elevation would also be blue/grey brick with off-white render. There would also be semi-transparent polycarbonate walling to the stairwells.
· All window frames, door frames and sills would be finished in a dark grey coated aluminium.
· Samples of materials to be used were made available for inspection.
· The solar shading would also provide winter gain with the capture of sunlight.
· The apartments would have a high amenity level with sustainable climate control.
· The green roofs and walled roof garden would add to the biodiversity improvements of the development.
In response to questions from the Panel, discussion included the following:
· There would be a loading bay to the front of the building and double yellow lines would be extended to the access to the site. There would also be additional assessments for future controls with regards to parking.
· There would not be any main living spaces with windows facing on to the rear of the site.
· There would be a footpath that ran round the rear of the building to provide emergency access/exit to the western end of the building. This had been approved by Health and Safety.
In response to comments from the Panel, discussion included the following:
· The images had provided a much clearer view of the proposals and the design, materials and layout were good.
· The possibility of having a competition or involvement of local schools in designing artwork for the solar shading and for Panel to visit when it is delivered on site.
· The design was good and would bring interest to the streetscene. The proposed colour scheme was notable.
· There was some concern that the second phase of the development would not be carried out or different proposals could be sought for the second stage. It was reported that the desire to complete the scheme in two phases was ... view the full minutes text for item 56.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Thursday, 15 February 2024 at 1.30 p.m.
Thursday, 15 February 2024 at 1.30 p.m.