Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 11th April, 2019 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, Nash, Ritchie, Wenham, and Seary.

94.

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.

95.

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.

96.

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.

97.

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 declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made.

98.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. Wilkinson and Collins. Cllr B Anderson was in attendance at the meeting as substitute for Cllr. Wilkinson.

99.

Minutes of 14th March 2019 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To approve the minutes of the North and East Plans Panel held on 14th March 2019.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – The minutes of the meeting held on 14th March 2019, were approved as a correct record.

100.

Matters arising

Minutes:

Minute 89 – 18/07852/OT Outline planning application for the development of a new engineering and technology campus (use classes B1/B2/D1), with all matters reserved except for access land at the gateway 45 North Aire Valley Drive Cross Green Leeds LS9 0PS.

 

Cllr R Grahame requested introduction of digitalisation be made available in relation to planning application so that the public can participate and not be just observers.

101.

Chairs Comment

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Panel of the following change to the agenda:

Agenda Item 10 – 18/07670/FU – Change of use from single dwelling house (C3) to small HMO (C4) at 20 Roundhay Mount, Chapel Allerton LS8 4DW it was put to the Panel that this item should be deferred.

 

Members had attended a site visit earlier in the day and it had been noted that work had already started and was not as per the submitted plans. Members resolved to defer consideration of the application.

 

The Panel was made aware that since April Plans Panel meeting the Core Strategy Selective Review had progress further towards its formal adoption. Accordingly its policies could now be afforded significant weight in the determination of planning applications. This includes Policy H10 – Accessible Housing Standards.

 

Members were advised that Cllr. Robinson had forwarded the residents request that consideration of Agenda Item 7- 18/085022/FU Demolition of existing livery buildings and erection 9 residential dwellings at Wood Farm, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft be deferred. It was noted that 150 objections had been received and Cllr. Stephenson the local ward member had wished to attend to speak against the recommendations. However, he was unable to attend this meeting.

 

Members were informed that to defer an item it should be on planning grounds. North East Plans Panel agreed to hear the application.

 

 

102.

18/05022/FU - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING LIVERY BUILDINGS AND ERECTION 9 NO. RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS - WOOD FARM, WETHERBY ROAD, SCARCROFT, LEEDS, LS14 3HN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for demolition of the existing livery buildings and erection 9 no. residential dwellings at Wood Farm, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14 3HN.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requested Members consideration on an application for the demolition of existing livery buildings and erection of 9 residential dwellings at Wood Farm, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds.

 

Members had visited the site earlier in the day. Plans and photographs were shown throughout the presentation.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The application site is situated in the Leeds Green Belt within a Special Landscape Area;

·  Cllr Stephenson had requested that the Panel consider the application as he had concerns about the impact upon the openness of the Green Belt raised via objections submitted by his constituents;

·  The proposal sets out a mix of house types which includes 1x two bedroom bungalow, 2x three bedroom, 2x four bedroom, and 4x five bedroom dwellings with detached garages and associated garden space. It was the view that this design and scheme proposed a good level of accommodation and could be adapted for future living in accordance with Accessible Housing Standards;

·  Site to be accessed from the A58 Wetherby Road, with the existing access to be formalised, a circular vehicular access road to be laid out within the site;

·  As per the request form Highways the low boundary wall opposite the site was to be retained;

·  Materials to include natural stone, slate roof, timber cladding, red brick and red tiles;

·  Negotiations had centred on the status of the site. The applicant had provided information to support the applicant’s case that the site constituted previously developed land. The site is unallocated brown belt and includes a stable block, menage, former agricultural buildings, hardstanding and a landscaped area; 

·  30 letters of objection had been received including a petition with 126 signatures. The concerns raised were set out at point 6.1 of the submitted report;

·  Two representations raising general points were set out at point 6.3 of the submitted report;

·  Observations set out in letters of support were provided at point 6.4 of the submitted report.

·  Neighbours were supportive of the scheme;

·  The current boundary of leylandii trees would be removed. However, significant planting was proposed with native species.

 

It was noted that a further 9 letters of objection had been received and a petition with 48 signatures on it. It was also noted that 1 further letter in support of the application had been received.

 

In response to Members questions the Panel were provided with the following information:

·  The test for very special circumstances in relation to green belt as set out in the National Planning and Policy Framework was not relevant in this instance as the proposed development fell within one of the exceptions listed within the NPPF;

·  Substantial weight should be given to the Neighbourhood Plan when considering this application;

·  This was a discounted site in relation to Site Allocation Plan;

·  29 trees would be lost. However there would be more than 3 to 1 trees planted to provide a significant buffer;

·  Work with Public Rights of Way Team to ensure there would be no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 102.

103.

18/06367/FU & 18/06/06368/LI - ALTERATIONS TO BOUNDARY WALL, THE CREATION OF ACCESS, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1 REPLACEMENT VICARAGE AND 6 DWELLINGS WITH ASSOCIATED HARD AND SOFT LANDSCAPING - 86 HIGH STREET, BOSTON SPA, LS23 6EA pdf icon PDF 1006 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for alterations to a boundary wall, the creation of access and the construction of 1 replacement vicarage and 6 dwellings with associated hard and soft landscaping at 86 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby, LS23 6EA.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer asked the Plans Panel to consider  planning and listed building applications for works including alterations to boundary wall, the creation of access and the construction of 1 replacement vicarage and 6 dwellings with associated hard and soft landscaping at 86 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby, LS23 6EA.

 

Members had visited the site earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were shown throughout the presentation.

 

The application had been presented to North and East Plans Panel at the request of Cllr. Lamb whose concerns had been set out at point 1.1 of the submitted report. Cllr. Lamb was also in attendance at the meeting.

 

In attendance at the meeting was Phil Ward, Design and Conservation Team Leader at Leeds City Council.

 

The Panel were informed of the following points:

·  The vicarage and attached front garden wall are Grade II listed appearing on 1836-51 Tithe Maps;

·  The surrounding area is predominantly residential with a mix of house types;

·  A new access would be created onto High Street with the existing access on High Street blocked up;

·  The existing vicarage would remain with no works proposed. However, there was an application in respect of the alterations to the boundary wall which was grade II listed;

·  Plots 1-3 along with the replacement vicarage had been designed to reflect the character of this part of the locality and to ensure that they remain subservient to the Listed Building, with the new dwellings set lower than the current listed vicarage;

·  Plots 4-6 were proposed to be much larger ‘villa’ type properties;

·  The Conservation Officer had been involved in negotiations to ensure that heritage aspects were respected;

·  Proposal was for a minimum of 2 off street parking spaces per dwelling;

·  The stone removed for alterations to the boundary wall would be reused within the development;

·  The removal of some trees was proposed, however compensation landscaping was set out as a condition;

·  This site was a windfall site not part of the Site Allocation Plan;

·  All services including schools, shops and transport links are located close by;

·  85 objections had been received with objections summarised at point 6.1 of the submitted report. A further letter objecting to the application had been received since the publication of the agenda and set out the following objections;

o  Creation of houses is not adding to the community;

o  Detrimental to flora and fauna

o  New houses would create another new junction on a busy road;

o  Impact on local services;

o  Detrimental to village’s heritage, wildlife and existing residents for no discernible need.

·  10 letters of support had been received and were set out at point 6.2 of the submitted report;

·  Boston Spa Parish Council also objected to the application and a number of observations were provided by the Parish Council within the submitted report in relation to the Neighbourhood Plan;

·  Officers and the applicant had considered the Neighbourhood Plan working within the policies set out in respect of local character;

·  An additional condition  ...  view the full minutes text for item 103.

104.

18/06292/FU - CHANGE OF USE OF SHOP AND THREE FLATS TO DELICATESSEN/SALUMERIA (MIXED A1/A3 USE) AND ALTERATIONS INCLUDING EXTENSIONS - 138 HARROGATE ROAD, CHAPEL ALLERTON LEEDS, LS7 4NZ pdf icon PDF 713 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for change of use of shop and three flats to delicatessen/salumeria (mixed A1/A3 use) and alterations including extensions, at 138 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NZ.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the change of use of shop and three flats to delicatessen/salumeria (mixed A1/A3 use) and alterations including extensions, at 138 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NZ.

 

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

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The proposal was set out at point 2.0 of the submitted report and included; new internal layout to be open plan with the demolition of partition walls and the creation of a  two storey gallery at the entrance; proposed conservatory to the side and new ground floor extension to the rear; basement level storage is proposed beneath the conservatory accessed via a new stair well;

·  Access to the new terraced area will be through a new opening at first floor level;

·  New shop front is proposed which will be of traditional timber cladding;

·  Existing pedestrian and vehicular access to the side and rear of the property to be retained, with a small parking area along Back Allerton Terrace;

·  Revised opening hours of the premises is from 7am to 7pm Monday to Sunday including bank holidays;

·  Negotiations had taken place due to concerns raised by the Conservation Officer in relation to the design of the shop front, the dormers and single storey extensions. Revised plans had been submitted;

·  Local Ward Members had raised concerns which were set out at point 6.2 and Councillors had requested that the application be brought to Plans Panel for consideration;

·  50 objections had been received with a summary of the objections set out at point 6.3 of the report. A further letter of objection had been received since the publication of the agenda. However the points raised were not read out as the objector was attending the meeting as a speaker against the recommendation;

·  34 letters of support had also been received and these comments were provided at point 6.4 of the submitted report;

·  The TPO trees were to be dealt with by condition protection of roots will be undertaken during excavations;

·  Information had been received which suggested that this building was one of the oldest in Chapel Allerton and could be timber built. However, no evidence had been found to support this, and it was not currently listed;

·  A department of the Council, Housing Leeds, had raised a concern over rights of access over land owned by the Council. Appropriate legal advice had been taken and there is reasonable prospect that such rights exist and, through the imposition of appropriate planning conditions, it is safe to proceed to determine the planning application;

·  A1/A3 use is acceptable within a town centre location;

·  There would be a loss of 3 residential properties; 

·  Conditions proposed to address highways issues including access.

 

Two residents of Chapel Allerton attended the meeting and addressed the Panel providing the following information;

·  One resident had lived in Chapel Allerton for 43 years and was part of the group  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.

105.

18/07670/FU - CHANGE OF USE OF HOUSE (C3) TO HMO (C4) - 20 ROUNDHAY MOUNT, CHAPELTOWN, LEEDS, LS8 4DW pdf icon PDF 6 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for change of use from single dwelling house (C3) to small HMO (C4) at 20 Roundhay Mount, Chapeltown Leeds, LS8 4DW.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the change of use from a single dwelling house (C3) to small house in multiple occupation (HMO), (C4) at 20 Roundhay Mount, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS8 4DW.

 

Panel deferred consideration of the application. At the Members site visit it was clear that works hand commenced and the layout of the basement was not consistent with the submitted application plan. Members deferred consideration pending the receipt of revised plans and clarification as to the precise nature of the proposed development.

106.

19/00338/FU - PART TWO STOREY, PART SINGLE STOREY SIDE AND REAR EXTENSION AT 5 SCOTT HALL CRESCENT, CHAPEL ALLERTON, LEEDS, LS7 3RB pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for a part two storey, part single storey side and rear extension at 5 Scott Hall Crescent, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3RB. 

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for part two storey, part single side and rear extension at 5 Scott Hall Crescent, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3RB.

 

The application was considered at Plans Panel as the applicant is a council officer who works closely with the Development Management Officers and is involved in the processing of planning applications.

 

Members were advised of the proposal which was set out at 2.1 and 2.2 of the submitted report.

 

Members had attended a site visit earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were shown at the meeting.

 

Members were advised that there was a potential impact on the adjacent property of number 3 due to the addition of a window it was suggested that the existing window should be obscure glazed.

 

No over shadowing or over dominance would be caused to neighbouring properties.

 

Sufficient parking space was to be retained.

 

RESOLVED – To grant permission in accordance with the officer recommendation.

107.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel to held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at 1:30pm.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of North and East Plans Panel to be on Thursday 16th May 2019, at 1.30pm.