Agenda and draft minutes

North and East Plans Panel - Thursday, 28th July, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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

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Chair Comment

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting, he made special mention of Cllr Taylor who was attending on behalf of Cllr Bithell.

 

The Chair asked for the Panel’s view on whether a meeting should be called to consider a one item agenda or wait until more applications were ready for consideration.

 

It was noted that Members were content to accept the Chairs judgement on whether meetings should be called for one application.

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12.

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)

 

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Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

13.

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:-

 

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Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

14.

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)

 

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Minutes:

There were no late items.

15.

Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.

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Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.

16.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Bithell. Cllr Taylor attended the meeting as her substitute.

17.

Minutes - 30th June 2022 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 30th June 2022, for approval as a correct record.

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RESOLVED – To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th June 2022.

18.

21/03299/FU – Residential development of eight new dwellings with new access road, associated landscaping and parking, at Former Co-op Car Park, Off Oakwell Mount, Gledhow, Leeds, LS8 4AD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Planning officer on an application for residential development of eight new dwellings with new access road, associated landscaping and parking, at Former Co-op Car Park, Off Oakwell Mount, Gledhow, Leeds, LS8 4AD

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The submitted report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for a residential development of eight new dwellings with new access road, associated landscaping and parking, at Former Co-op Car Park, Off Oakwell Mount, Gledhow, Leeds, LS8 4AD

 

Members had attended a site visit earlier in the day. Photographs and slides were shown throughout the presentation.

 

Members were informed of some corrections to the report, points of clarification and advised that another representation critiquing the report had been received that morning:

Corrections

·  Para. 6, p.21 – Should read Roundhay Conservation Area

·  Para. 9, p.21 – clarify that proposal is to use artificial stone.

·  Para. 11, p.22 – Not 9 additional trees but 131 trees comprising:

o  31 extra heavy standard trees – 4/4.5m tall when planted – planted in groups or individually

o  100 regular standard trees – 1.75/2m tall – planted on rear slope.

·  Para. 73, p.32 – should again refer to 131 trees

 

Additional representations:

Since the report was published 3 further representations received:

  • In places report refers to Oakwood Mount and should be Oakwell Mount
  • 8 houses too many
  • Doubt that all landscaping will be carried out
  • Highway concerns of residents have not been adequately addressed
  • There is not enough space to accommodate the proposed parking
  • The land for the access road is only overgrown due to neglect by the owners
  • Flood Risk Management comments were made before the access road was redesigned and therefore are out of date
  • The officer view that the site is tucked away is refuted
  • Should permission be granted a commuted sum should be required to cover repairs and maintenance of drains.
  • The houses are overbearing
  • Harm to wildlife
  • Kitchen areas too small
  • Embankment too steep to be used as gardens
  • Clearance of Japanese knotweed needs to meet legislation
  • Impact of excavation to create access will be impact on stability of No.29
  • Concerns about impact of construction on drainage not addressed
  • Excavation works will harm residential amenity

 

Officers sets out that should Members be minded to grant planning permission it is suggested that additional conditions should be imposed:

  • Details of retaining structures to rear gardens and access road.
  • Details of scheme of measures to be agreed to achieve bio-diversity net gain (bio-diversity assessment submitted and require identified measures to be implemented).
  • Cond. 18 – wider out to include details measures to protect the integrity of drainage or services within application site including access road.

 

Members were provided with the following information:

  • The proposed access was between 29 and 31 Oakwell Mount. It was noted that to provide the access, 2 trees which have a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) would be removed. The trees to be removed are a sycamore and an ash tree. It was noted that the landscape  officer has no objection to the removal of the trees as they do not look to be in good health and are covered in ivy. A further  tree, a sycamore overhangs the access route but is rooted within the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the next meeting of North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 25th August 2022 at 1.30pm in Civic Hall, Leeds.

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Minutes:

To note the next meeting of North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 25th August 2022 at 1.30pm.

 

The meeting concluded at 15:20