Agenda and draft minutes

North and East Plans Panel - Thursday, 18th February, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Remote

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

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57.

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.

58.

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.

59.

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.

60.

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:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

61.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

 

The Chair was made aware the Cllr Anderson had indicated that he would leave the meeting at 16:00.

62.

Minutes - 21st January 2021 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 21st January 2021, to approve as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of 21st January 2021, be approved as a correct record.

63.

Application - 20/03519/FU and 20/03520/LI - Demolition of the Nave and Aisles of the church, replaced with a six story extension; the Chancel, Transept and Altar areas will be retained and restored to contain 62 no. apartments. The Presbytery will also be demolished and replaced with a 5 storey apartment block of 113 no. apartments (total residential development comprising of 175 units); Other works including new access, proposed EVCP parking, cycle storage and landscaping works at Mount St Marys Church, Church Road, Richmond Hill, Leeds, LS9 8LA. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration for an application to demolition of the Nave and Aisles of the church, replace with a six story extension; the Chancel, Transept and Altar areas to be retained and restored to contain 62 no. apartments. The Presbytery will also be demolished and replaced with a 5 storey apartment block of 113 no. apartments (total residential development comprising of 175 units); Other works include a new access, proposed EVCP parking, cycle storage and landscaping works at Mount St Marys Church, Church Road, Richmond Hill, Leeds, LS9 8LA.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the demolition of the Nave and Aisles of the church, to be replaced with a six story extension; the Chancel, Transept and Altar areas to be retained and restored to contain 62 no. apartments. The Presbytery would also be demolished and replaced with a 5 storey apartment block of 113 no. apartments (total residential development comprising of 175 units); other works include a new access, proposed EVCP parking, cycle storage and landscaping works at Mount St Marys Church, Church Road, Richmond Hill, Leeds, LS9 8LA.

 

Slides and photographs were shown throughout the presentation by officers.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

  • This application had been presented as a position statement at the Panel meeting on 3rd December 2020;
  • The application site has had a number of previously approved planning permissions for the residential re-development of the site which are similar to that proposed now. None of these had been implemented and all have since expired. The last permissions expired in September 2014;
  • The building has not been occupied since 1989 and is currently in a state of disrepair;
  • The site is close to residential properties on Richmond Hill Approach and Richmond Hill Close and is close to St Mary’s School;
  • The applications proposed to redevelop the Mount St Mary’s Church (Grade ll* listed) and Presbytery (Grade ll listed) site to provide a residential development comprising of 175 apartments in two buildings, including 62 residential units within the existing and extended church, and 113 residential units within the proposed separate apartment block. The units would be 1,2 and 3 bedroom units;
  • Materials for the extension to the church were proposed to be a metal (bronze coloured) cladding system. The 5 storey, flat roofed residential block is proposed as grey/silver cladding as well as white render, buff brick;
  • Proposal for 138 cycle parking spaces, and 51 standard car parking spaces with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, 3 disabled parking spaces with EV charging, and 2 car club spaces with EV charging are shown with vehicular access provided direct from Richmond Hill Approach;
  • The site would be landscaped with a pedestrian link to the city centre  which would see the reinstating of the existing Public Right of Way (PROW);
  • The developers proposed no contributions to affordable housing or public open space. A financial appraisal from the District Valuer was appended to the report. It was noted that previous discussions at Panel had sought for possible inclusion of a viability review clause such that contributions could be sought if the viability situation altered and this had been included in the conditions outlined within the report with a 3 phase review process proposed. The District Valuer - Brian Maguire, was in attendance at the meeting;
  • Discussions had taken place with the applicant and the Ward Members should the viability clause come into effect as to what the Ward Members would want prioritising;
  • It was noted that the housing mix proposed did not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

20/04141/OT - Outline application for residential development of 23 dwellings (details of access, appearance, layout and scale submitted, landscaping reserved), including provision of a new access onto Killingbeck Bridge at Land Off York Road, Killingbeck Bridge And Selby Road, Leeds LS14 6AU. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer presents an outline application for residential development of 23 dwellings (details of access, appearance, layout and scale submitted, landscaping reserved), including provision of a new access onto Killingbeck Bridge at Land Off York Road, Killingbeck Bridge And Selby Road, Leeds LS14 6AU.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for an outline application for residential development of 23 dwellings (details of access, appearance, layout and scale submitted, landscaping reserved), including provision of a new access onto Killingbeck Bridge at Land Off York Road, Killingbeck Bridge And Selby Road, Leeds LS14 6AU.

 

Slides and photographs were shown to the Panel throughout the presentation by officers.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

  • This is a brownfield site and was formally the Highways depot;
  • The site has been cleared of trees which had self-seeded and also some trees have been removed on the periphery of the site;
  • It was noted that the bollards that close off access to Killingbeck Bridge  are to remain;
  • The Panel were advised that a previous application had not been approved as it was the view that the site was being overdeveloped;
  • The current application would see 23 units developed on the site;
  • Discussions had taken place with Ward Members about access to the site. It was noted that Ward Councillor Dye had raised an objection in relation to access from Diadem Drive and issues of noise. Members were advised that there may be an opportunity to look at access though the site of the Highways flats which are due to be demolished. At this time there is no specified date for the demolition and there are still residents living in the flats. It was thought to be appropriate that access could be off Killingbeck Bridge;
  • It is proposed that there will be sufficient parking spaces for future residents and for their visitors;
  • There is to be no affordable housing on this site or a financial contribution towards off-site greenspace. An assessment by the District Valuer of the submitted viability appraisal supported the conclusion that the development could not stand the costs associated with these planning policy requirements;
  • The proposal is for a modern housing type which would work well in the character of the area and would be an improvement to the street scene of the area;
  • The revised number of 23 units is thought acceptable;
  • It was recognised that some trees would be lost, but more trees would be planted on a 3:1 ratio in accordance with policy. The specifics of the planting would be agreed at reserved matters;
  • It was the view that the benefits of this development outweighed any adverse impacts.

 

Mr Gillies a resident of Diadem Drive attended the meeting to raise concerns in relation to the access of the site via Diadem Drive. Mr Gillies was of the view that to use Diadem Drive would double the traffic on this already busy road and increase noise. Mr Gillies said that this issue had been ongoing since 2014, when an application for this site had first come to Panel.

 

He informed the Panel that Killingbeck Bridge currently had bollards on it. Mr Gillies did not think that a one way system on Diadem Drive would be appropriate.

 

Ward Councillor Dye was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of North and East Plans Panel will be held on 18th March 2021 at 1:30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of North and East Plans Panel will be held on Thursday 18th March 2021 at 1:30pm.

 

The meeting concluded at 17:05