Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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

Items
No. Item

Site Visits

The site visits were attended by Councillors Walshaw, Grahame, Nash, Ritchie, Wenham, Collins, Seary and Wilkinson.

36.

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.

37.

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.

38.

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:

With permission of the Chair a late item was submitted due to the urgency of the business to be transacted and it was in the best interest of the Council and other parties concerned that the matter be considered without delay.

 

Application 17/08451/OT – Appeal against the non-determination of outline application for circa. 300 dwellings, GP practice, pharmacy, A1 convenience store, public greenspaces, associated works, vehicular access, pedestrian/cycle and emergency vehicle link on land off Rakehill Road, Scholes, Leeds. It was agreed that this item would be heard first minute 42 refers.

39.

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.

40.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Mark Dobson.

41.

Minutes - 9th August 2018 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9th August 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 9th August 2018 were approved as a correct record.

 

Subject to the following amendment:

Minute 30 17/06402/FU Detached dwelling land adjacent to 36 West Park Avenue, Roundhay, LS8 2EB.

Resolution - 3rd point to read ‘Condition 3 to require roofing materials to be pan tiles’

 

 

42.

Application No. 17/08451/OT - Appeal against the non-determination of outline application for circa. 300 dwellings, GP practice, pharmacy, A1 convenience store, public greenspaces, associated works, vehicular access, pedestrian/cycle and emergency vehicle link on land off Rakehill Road, Scholes, Leeds. pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of an appeal against the non-determination of outline application for circa. 300 dwellings, GP practice, pharmacy, A1 convenience store, public greenspaces, associated works, vehicular access, pedestrian/cycle and emergency vehicle link on land off Rakehill Road, Scholes, Leeds (Application No.17/08451/OT)

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was presented to North and East Plans Panel following the submission of an appeal against non-determination to the Secretary of State by the applicant on 16th April 2018. Members were requested to consider the report as a late item due to the urgency of the business to be transacted and it was in the best interest of the Council and other parties concerned that the matter be considered without delay. Minute 38 refers.

 

The site had been visited by Members earlier in the day with photographs, plans and maps shown throughout the presentation.

 

An addendum was tabled at the meeting as amendments had been made to the reasons for refusal as follows:

·  Deletion of Reasons 3

·  Paragraph 9.96 amend final sentence to read ‘Having regard to NPPF paragraph 14, insofar as the development conflicts with the Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Neighbourhood Plan, this alone provides a strong basis for concluding that the adverse impacts of the development will significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits. Notwithstanding this however, it will be noted that this report has separately considered the tilted balance even in the absence of the Neighbourhood Plan conflict, and the same conclusion arises

·  Paragraph 9.168 add the words ‘severe and’ into the 7th line

·  Paragraph 9.90 noted that the report states that the development is not in conformity with the Neighbourhood Plan and compliance requires further consideration.

·  Paragraph 10.1 last sentence should read ‘These include matters of safeguarding, accessibility, spatial planning, prematurity and highways impacts.

·  Letter of representation had been submitted by all 3 Harewood Ward Members. The Ward Members had previously objected to the application and urge Panel Members to support the officer recommendation that this matter should be contested at the upcoming Public Inquiry

·  A resident of Scholes has pointed out that more objections from residents had been submitted than the Panel report states. A total of 777 objections have been received. The explanation is due to the fact that many of these letters duplicate previous letters of objection. Many of the letters were also signed by more than one resident.

 

Members were provided with an overview of the proposed development.

 

Members noted the reasons for refusal as set out in the addendum to the submitted report which was presented to Members at the meeting.

 

The addendum was published to the Council website for this meeting.

 

There were no speakers for this item.

 

RESOLVED – To contest the appeal that had been made against the non-determination of the planning application for the following putative reasons:

1.  The site is a Protected Area of Search under (saved) Policy N34 of the UDP Review. The site also constitutes safeguarded land for the purposes of the National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 139. The release of this PAS site for housing would be contrary to Policy N34 and also to paragraph 139(d) (having regard also to sub-paragraph (c)). Planning permission for the permanent development of safeguarded land should only be granted following an update to the Local Plan,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.

43.

18/02283/FU Demolition of vacant depot building; construction of a new primary/secondary school; footbridge crossing barrack road; multi-use game areas (MUGA), sports pitches, hard and soft landscaping, car/cycle parking, alterations to site access; landscaping and boundary treatments Dixons Trinity Chapeltown Leopold Street, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 4AW pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer asks Members to consider the demolition of vacant depot building; construction of a new primary/secondary school; footbridge crossing barrack road; multi-use game areas (MUGA), sports pitches, hard and soft landscaping, car/cycle parking, alterations to site access; landscaping and boundary treatments at Dixons Trinity Chapeltown Leopold Street, Chapeltown, Leeds,LS7 4AW.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

Further to minute 29 of the meeting held on 9th August 2018 the report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the demolition of vacant deport building; construction of a new primary / secondary school; footbridge crossing Barrack Road, multi-use game areas (MUGA), sports pitches, hard and soft landscaping, car/ cycle parking, alterations to site access; landscaping and boundary treatments.

 

Photographs and maps were shown throughout the presentation.

 

Members were informed that the developers had taken on the comments received from the Panel and had provided 4 options during negotiations with officers. Members heard an overview of all the options proposed with officers saying that option 4 was the preferred option.

 

Option 4 would see the building block move 3 metres to the west; car parking extending to provide 136 spaces; layby for parent drop off point to the southern side of the development; the provision of an acoustic fence and landscape buffer to the south eastern boundary; proposal of pedestrian crossing points. Members were advised this option would see the removal of the lift from the proposed bridge access.

 

Members also noted the addition of the following conditions:

·  Design of boundary enclosure to prevent future openings onto Barrack Road

·  Details of gates and access controls to be agreed

·  Details and provision of acoustic fence

 

Mr Phelps of Chapeltown Cohousing attended the meeting to speak against the recommendations he informed the panel of the following points:

·  The residents would prefer a proposal for separate primary and secondary schools rather than trying to cram both on to a site too small.

·  Removal of a third of the playing field.

·  Congestion along Spencer Place.

·  Many of the local road users and pedestrians in the vicinity were likely to be vulnerable and there was already significant traffic and parking issues in the area. It was noted that there were 3 primary schools in the area. It was also noted that on Friday the road becomes increasing busy due to the there being 3 mosques located nearby.

·  Parking on Leopold Street was already busy particularly at the start and end of the school day with no notice taken of the double yellow lines.

·  Green space was limited in this area.

·  Overshadowing of gardens at nearby houses.

·  A three storey building was out of proportion to the residential character of the neighbourhood.

·  Of the view that this type of development would not be tolerated in wealthy parts of the city.

·  No access for residents to use the proposed footbridge over this busy road.

·  No further consultation had been given for new proposals.

 

Ms Plant the applicant’s representative addressed the Panel saying that the applicant had carefully considered the comments of the Members and was of the view that the proposal in front of Members was the best option and best design addressing most of the issues raised by the Members.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The bridge design would be conditioned;

·  Improved additional landscaping to the immediate boundary;

·  Addition  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.

44.

17/05137/FU - Erection of nine houses, laying out of access road with ancillary car parking and landscaping; demolition of existing bungalow and outbuildings Welburn Cottage Deighton Road, Wetherby, LS22 7QF pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer for the erection of nine houses, laying out of access road with ancillary car parking and landscaping; demolition of existing bungalow and outbuildings at Welburn Cottage Deighton Road, Wetherby LS22 7QF.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the erection of nine houses, laying out of access road with ancillary car parking and landscaping, demolition of existing bungalow and outbuildings at Welburn Cottage, Deighton Road, Wetherby, LS22 7QF.

 

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

 

The proposal was for the erection of a terrace of six dwellings erected to the front of the site and three detached dwellings to the rear. Access would be taken from the existing private road that leads off Deighton Road and a small rear cul de sac created to provide for vehicular access, bin collection and parking.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The proposed terrace houses would be similar in design to the row of terrace houses adjacent to the site;

·  The wall to the front of the site would be rebuilt and set slightly further back to provide a wider footpath along Deighton Road and increase visibility to the site;

·  The detached properties would all be different in design with one having a glazed balcony which is recessed so no additional risk of overlooking neighbouring properties;

·  There would be some impact on neighbouring properties but this was not thought to be significant;

·  Some improvements to highway with a new access proposed;

·  The dwellings would be constructed of reconstituted brick and render

·  Bat emergence survey confirmed that there were no bat roosts therefore the ecology condition would be amended accordingly;

·  Current site levels of the bungalow was 27.04, site levels of the proposed dwellings was 27.15;

·  Glazed balcony on plot 1 is to be screened to both sides by the solid walls of the dwelling.

·  An additional letter of objection had been received from a resident on Allanfield Grove and raised issues on :

o  Impact on view from Deighton Road

o  Errors and inconsistencies with access road, and impact on visibility

o  Visibility to the south cannot be constructed as land not within the ownership of the applicant

o  The design will impact on the amenity and views from Allanfield Grove, and particularly the house on plot 1

o  All points are representative of local residents summarised as overdevelopment, loss of character, loss of greenspace, loss of amenity, impact on traffic and parking and lack of consultation.

 

It was noted that the applicant was in the process of obtaining land to the south of the site and had provided certification.

 

A resident of Allanfield Grove and Cllr. Lamb attended the meeting and raised their concerns as follows:

·  The proposed dwellings were not of a good quality

·  No analysis of the area had been undertaken;

·  Land to the south of the site was not owned by the applicant;

·  Loss of character and greenspace;

·  Detrimental impact of plot 1 – design was thought to be ‘busy and cluttered’;

·  Significant errors and inconsistencies with access road;

·  No adequate consultation given;

·  Over development of site – view that 5 or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

18/03496/FU - Amendment to condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 15/00648/FU to allow changes to the elevations in order to regularise detailed variations from the plans as approved. Former Site Of 264 Alwoodley Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7DH pdf icon PDF 619 KB

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer for an amendment to condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 15/00648/FU to allow changes to the elevations in order to regularise detailed variations from the plans as approved at Former Site Of 264 Alwoodley Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7DH.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer asked Members to consider an amendment to condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 15/00648/FU to allow changes to the elevations in order to regularise detailed variations from the plans approved at site of former 264 Alwoodley Lane, Alwoodley.

 

Members were requested to consider the following variations:

·  An increase in height of the overall building by 0.9 metres at the main ridge line

·  Moving of entrance to a central position

·  Re-positioning of roof lights in the front facing roof plane

·  Introduction of roof lights in side facing roof plane

·  Addition of obscurely glazed windows in side elevations

·  Rear roof pitches of the projecting gables are shallower

·  Re-siting of bin store

·  Re-orientation of the external staircase to rear of the building

 

A site visit had taken place earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were presented at the meeting.

 

Members were advised that there had been public interest in the variations with concerns raised in relation to an increase in height of the building as it was the view that this would set a precedent in the area. Members heard that the increase in height would not significantly impact on the street scene although an increase was required otherwise the car parking could not be accommodated underground due to the gradient.

 

It was noted that a hedge to the boundary was to be retained. However, this had been removed and the Planning Services are now awaiting drawings in relation to the boundary treatment. It was noted that this did not prejudice Members considerations.

 

RESOLVED – To defer and delegate to the Chief Planning Officer to grant planning permission following the expiry of public consultation to be undertaken with adjacent neighbour once amended drawings are received showing the boundary wall and subject to no new material planning issues being raised subject to the conditions set out in the submitted report

46.

18/03601/FU - Retrospective amendment to previously approved application 15/05529/FU for alterations including raise roof height to form two storey, first floor and single storey extensions to rear and both sides and new first floor window to side 41 Nunroyd Road, Moor Allerton, Leeds, LS17 6PH pdf icon PDF 962 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer seeks a retrospective amendment to previously approved application 15/05529/FU for alterations including raise roof height to form two storey, first floor and single storey extensions to rear and both sides and new first floor window to side at 41 Nunroyd Road, Moor Allerton, Leeds, LS17 6PH.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out a retrospective amendment to previously approved application 15/05529/FU for alterations including raise roof height to form two storey, first floor and single storey extensions to rear and both sides and new first floor window to side at 41 Nunroyd Road, Moor Allerton, Leeds, LS17 6PH.

 

The application had been approved on 4th February 2015. Members were informed that the works that had been carried out omitted the dual gables proposed to the front elevation and the previously approved flat roof that was proposed to the rear of the site has been replaced with a mono-pitched roof.

 

It was noted that the width and length of the dwelling were similar to that approved. However the height of the original dwelling had increased by 0.3 metres.

 

Members also noted that the current roof form was unbalanced with one side of the roof with a gable finish and the other side hipped. It was suggested that this would be changed for a symmetrical design and it was proposed that the gable end be altered to form a hip.

 

Officers were of the view that this would be acceptable as there was no harm to character of the area or amenity space.

 

RESOLVED – To grant permission subject to the conditions set out in the submitted report.

47.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next North and East Plans Panel will be Thursday 11th October 2018 at 1:30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel to be on Thursday 11th October 2018 at 1:30pm