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Chairs opening remarks
The Chair welcomed everyone to the remote meeting of the North and East Plans Panel.
The Chair explained that internet connectivity may be an issue for some participants and suggested it may be appropriate to appoint a Deputy Chair who could assume the Chair should the Chair loose connectivity.
The Chair proposed that Councillor Elizabeth Nash be nominated as the Deputy Chair, the proposal was seconded, upon been put to the vote the motion was passed.
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 the 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 exempt 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)
There were no late items.
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.
No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were received.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr R Grahame. Cllr P Wray was his substitute at the meeting.
To consider and approve the minutes of the North and East Plans Panel meeting held on 9th July 2020.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of North and East Plans Panel meeting held on 9th July 2020 be approved as a correct record.
Minute 7 – 19/07228/FU – Construction of pair of two story semi-detached dwellings Sheri Dene, Elmwood Lane, Barwick in Elmet, Leeds. It was noted that Ward Members should be consulted on applications in their wards, and that it was important for Members representation to be made clear to the officers and properly represented in future reports.
19/04950/FU - DEVELOPMENT OF 58 NO APARTMENTS FOR RETIREMENT/LIFESTYLE LIVING EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESIDENTS OF AGE 55+, ASSOCIATED COMMUNAL SPACES, ACCESS GROVE LANE AND NEW LANDSCAPING LAND ADJ TO GROVE PARK CARE HOME GROVE LANE, MEANWOOD, LEEDS PDF 1 MB
To consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer for a development of 58 No. apartments for retirement /lifestyle living exclusively for residents of age 55+, associated communal spaces, access Grove Lane and new landscaping on land adjacent to Grove Park Care Home, Grove Lane, Meanwood, Leeds.
The report of the Chief Planning Officer sought planning permission for the erection of a development of 58 no. apartments for occupation by persons over the age of 55. The development included access from Grove Lane across land that sits adjacent to the Grove Park Care Home and is used as a car park at present.
The development also would provide areas of landscaping and amenity space surrounding the proposed building.
The planning officer undated the Panel on the following points:
· Point 66 in the report incorrectly states the amount payable for Green Space (£55,872.82), the correct amount is in the recommendation and split between the general Green Space provision (£10,855.61) and the sum identified for the improvements and maintenance of the PROW. (£11,777.88) (total £22,633.49);
· Some references to the height of the ball stop fencing has been incorrectly referenced in the report at 8 metres. This should be 15 metres as per Sports England’s comments;
· Further objections had been received and included concerns in relation to:
o Bulk and massing having a detrimental impact
o Vehicular and pedestrian traffic increase in locality – Highway safety
o Overlooking green wooded corridor near Meanwood Beck
· Since publication of the report additional objections had been received:
Councillor Christine Knight representing the Weetwood Ward:
Strongly objects to this proposed development as it will impair residents’ enjoyment of the current green space, destroy wildlife habitats and create increased traffic and pollution in an already very busy part of the city. This area of green space has been a lifeline for many during lockdown as a place where they are able to take some much-needed exercise and gain a sense of both physical and mental wellbeing. This area does not need more buildings! It is already crowded with traffic. It needs to retain its green spaces. Building on this land would not be conducive with the City's climate emergency declaration.
· Further representations submitted in direct response to the published report highlighting the omission of the Chapel Allerton Ward Members’ objection which is clarified already.
· Also commenting that the omission in the reports summary of the Headingley Members’ objection of two phrases:
o “and I would remind Officers that this is a material planning consideration” in relation to the “loss of Green space and climate emergency declaration” and
o “ask that this application be rejected and that any appeal be vigorously defended by the Council”.
· Further objections received since publication of the report objecting on the following grounds amplifying objections already submitted:
o The design and massing of the buildings is wholly inappropriate when compared to the nearby residential area.
o The location has congestion issues and poor air quality during peak periods. This will exacerbate these problems.
o The loss of green space is wholly inappropriate given the council's declaration of Climate Emergency.
o There is already ample retirement buildings and no need for this significant build.
· Two last minute objections received on Wednesday 12 August and comments:
o Noting that representatives of all three ... view the full minutes text for item 16.
18/04343/RM - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS TO PROVIDE A NEW PATHOLOGY FACILITY INCLUDING PARTIAL BASEMENT, NEW EXTERNAL WASTE COMPOUND, ASSOCIATED HARD LANDSCAPING AND ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST ST JAMES HOSPITAL, BECKETT STREET, BURMANTOFTS LEEDS PDF 3 MB
To consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer for an outline application for the demolition of existing buildings to provide a new pathology facility including partial basement, new external waste compound, associated hard landscaping and access arrangements at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. St James Hospital, Beckett Street, Burmantofts, Leeds.
The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an outline planning application for the demolition of existing buildings to provide a new Pathology Facility including partial basement, new external waste compound, associated hard landscaping and access arrangements, at St James University Hospital, Beckett Street, Burmantofts, Leeds.
This application was presented to the North and East Plans Panel following an earlier pre-application presentation to Members at a meeting held in November 2019. Members had made a number of comments at that meeting and had also requested that the formal planning application be brought to North and East Plans Panel for consideration.
The scheme was submitted in outline and seeks to demolish the existing vacant buildings to provide a new Pathology Facility. Only the means of access had formally been applied for at this stage. However indicative plans had been provided.
The site is located to the rear of the main site of St James Hospital with a residential area of terraced houses located adjacent to the north side of the site.
The Panel were shown photographs, maps and drawings throughout the presentation. Members had been on a site visit at the pre-application stage in November 2019.
Referenced in the submitted report were a number of listed buildings which form part of the NHS Trust’s property portfolio. It was noted that the proposed site was not near these buildings. It was also noted that an oak tree within the proposed site had been referenced within the report.
Members were provided with the following information:
· Adjacent terraced houses have gables some of the these gables do have windows which face directly on to the site;
· The site slopes downwards and so some elements would be used as an undercroft for the proposed building;
· There will be spaces provided for deliveries to the facility;
· The elevations indicate a two storey building with part of the building to be single storey;
· The Coach House to the side of the proposed building would be retained;
· The proposed building is indicatively shown to be circa 27 metres away from existing houses which is much more than existing;
· Officers had expressed no serious concerns in relation to parking;
· There would be some tree loss on this site;
· This application would require a section 106 agreement;
· There were no third party comments to the proposal;
· Cllr Grahame, the Ward Member had made comments as referred to at paragraph 12 of the submitted report. These comments had been addressed in the report.
There were no speakers for this application. However, Jonathan Standen (the agent) and Mike Bacon (from the Trust) and Javid Hussain (highway consultant) attended the meeting to answer any questions from Members.
In response to Members questions to officers, the Plans Panel were provided with the following information:
· The green wall suggested by Members at the November 2019 meeting was acknowledged and officers would continue to negotiate on this alongside details for landscaping;
· Members requested that a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) be put on the large oak tree ... view the full minutes text for item 17.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting of North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 10th September 2020, at 1:30pm.
The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 10th September 2020, at 1:30pm.
The meeting concluded at 17:50