Agenda and draft minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 8th October, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Remote

Contact: Debbie Oldham  Email: debbie.oldham@leeds.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

Chairs Opening Comments

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.

19.

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.

20.

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:-

 

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

21.

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.

22.

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. 

Minutes:

No declaration of disclosable pecuniary interests made.

23.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

24.

Minutes of 13th August 2020 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the North and East Plans Panel meeting held on 13th August 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 13th August 2020 be approved as a correct record.

25.

Matters arising

Minutes:

Members were provided with the following updates:

Minute 16 -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 adjacent to Grove Park Care Home Grove Lane, Meanwood,

  The applicant had now confirmed that they did not wish to enter into further negotiations on this application and they wanted the application to be determined on the basis of the submitted plans.

  Accordingly, officers, were now progressing to issue a refusal of planning permission under delegated authority in line with the Panel resolution.

  The applicant had indicated that they may submit a new planning application for a similar form of development but the scheme would be revised in an attempt to address the concerns raised by Panel.

  There was mention of an agreement between Yorkshire Switchgear and the council that two green fields should remain undeveloped. Following Plans Panel colleagues in Legal had investigated this and were unable to find a record of such an agreement. It was noted that the search was hampered by the limited amount of information at our disposal.

 

Minute 17 – 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;

  Application ref. for the St James Pathology application should be: 20/01844/OT.

  Also confirmed a Tree Preservation Order was placed on the Oak tree – dated 20th August 2020

 

26.

20/03322/FU - CHANGE OF USE FROM A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY (C3) TO A FOUR BED HOUSE IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION (C4) 4 BELVEDERE MOUNT BEESTON LS11 7ED pdf icon PDF 3 MB

 

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration for the change of use from a residential property (C3) to a four bed house in multiple occupation (C4) at 4 Belvedere Mount, Beeston LS11 7ED

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The Lead Planning Officer advised the Panel that the item had been added to the agenda in error and was formally withdrawn from the agenda as the North and East Plans Panel had no jurisdiction to consider the application.

27.

20/03654/FU - VARIATION OF CONDITION 3 (OPENING HOURS) OF APPROVAL 19/07083/FU TO AMEND OPENING HOURS TO 07:00 HOURS TO 23:00 HOURS MONDAY TO SUNDAY INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS 138 HARROGATE ROAD MOORTOWN LS7 4NZ pdf icon PDF 5 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer seeks Members consideration for a variation of condition 3 (opening hours) of approval 19/07083/FU to amend opening hours to 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday including bank holidays at 138 Harrogate Road, Moortown, LS7 4NZ.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requested Members consideration on an application to vary condition 3, opening hours of approval 19/07083/FU to amend the opening hours to 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday including bank holidays at 138 Harrogate Road, Moortown, LS7 4NZ.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The premises are located in the town centre of Chapel Allerton which is a commercial area. The main entrance to the premises is from Harrogate Road;

·  To the east of the premises are residential properties;

·  The premises are already open from 7:00am to 19:00 hours;

·  There are a number of licensed premises within the area including the Co-op, Aldi Store and independent licensed premises;

·  There are also fifteen pubs and restaurants in this location with six of these opening beyond 23:00 hours. The Regent Public House has opening times Thursday to Saturday until midnight.  It was noted that the Thai Restaurant close by had a licence until 23:00 hours, however closes at 22:00 hours;

·  Comments had been received from residents who had raised concerns in relation to the terrace area and outside space. The comments received were of the view that the outside area should be closed from 19:00 hours, with access and egress after this time being from the Harrogate Road entrance.

 

Two residents Ms Marshall and Ms Gill attended the meeting to raise their concerns. However, due to technical issues Ms Gill was unable to speak, therefore, Ms Marshall informed the Panel of the following points which incorporated Ms Gill’s concerns also;

·  The residents had no objection to the extending of the opening hours of the premises. However, they were concerned that the rear of the premises where the proposed beer garden and terrace are close to residential properties on Back Allerton Terrace;

·  The property had originally been a house and many of the residents of Back Allerton Terrace had bought their homes when the property was a house. However, when the change of use came before Plans Panel the developers had said that this would be a family run delicatessen with no alcohol sold and would close at 19:00 hours. Less than a year on the owner has now applied to extend the opening hours to 23:00 hours and for a licence to sell alcohol;

·  The planners on the original application restricted the opening hours as it was noted that the rear of the premises is within a residential area. The residents were of the view that the developers had renegaded against the original proposals and were disappointed;

·  The view of the residents was that now it had an alcohol licence the opening hours should be from 10:00am which would be in line with other licensed premises in Chapel Allerton, and were willing to have the premises open until 23:00 hours inside but 19:00 hours for the outside areas;

·  Residents’ concerns were that the beer garden and large roof terrace would have an impact on their lives with people eating, drinking and smoking.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 5th November 2020, at 1:30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 5th November 2020, at 1:30pm.

 

 

The meeting concluded at 14:35