Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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

Items
No. Item

SITE VISITS

The site visits earlier in the day were attended by Councillors Collins, Grahame, Jenkins, Nash, Ritchie, Sharpe, Midgley, Smith and Taylor.

 

64.

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.

 

65.

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.

 

66.

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.

 

67.

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 at the meeting.

 

68.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Anderson.

 

Councillor Taylor attended as a substitute for Councillor Anderson.

 

69.

Minutes - 28th November 2019 pdf icon PDF 434 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28th November 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held 28th November 2019, be approved as an accurate record.

 

Matters Arising

 

Minute 60 – 19/00867/FU Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of four dwellings. A Member sought clarity as to whether the developer had signed up to policies EN1 and EN2, whilst acknowledging this wasn’t a policy requirement. The Planning Officer would provide this information to the Panel Member at a later date.

 

70.

19/05419/FU - DEMOLITION OF 16 APARTMENTS AND 6 HOUSES AND ERECTION OF 85 APARTMENTS ACROSS TWO BUILDINGS COMPRISING OF 51 SHELTERED HOUSING APARTMENTS AND 34 GENERAL NEEDS APARTMENTS WITH COMMUNAL CAR PARKING AND LANDSCAPING pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer for the Demolition of 16 apartments and 6 houses and erection of 85 apartments across two buildings comprising of 51 sheltered housing apartments and 34 general needs apartments with communal car parking and landscaping on land at land off Queenshill Avenue and Queenshill View, Moortown.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the Demolition of 16 apartments and 6 houses and erection of 85 apartments across two buildings comprising of 51 sheltered housing apartments and 34 general needs apartments with communal car parking and landscaping on land at land off Queenshill Avenue and Queenshill View, Moortown.

 

The application is made by the Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA).

 

The proposal sought to develop two apartment blocks, Block A that will run perpendicular to King Lane and will house the 51 No. proposed sheltered housing units over 4 floors and Block B will provide the 34 general needs (C3) units and will run perpendicular to King Lane and Block A.

 

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

 

Prior to Members consideration, the Principal Planner informed the Panel that a unilateral undertaking had not yet being verified and as a result, the proposed resolution had been changed to DEFER AND DELEGATE approval to the Chief Planning Officer.

 

The Panel were informed of the following key points:

·  Access to the site from Queenshill Drive

·  The nature of the main accommodation would house occupiers 55+, and the general accommodation would be apartments

·  The developer is a social landlord and is offering social housing at affordable rents, making the development 100% affordable accommodation

·  62 car parking spaces are proposed with space for 4 No. Motorcycle spaces

·  There is a connecting pedestrian link to Stonegate Building, with a No. of rooms for social activities for tenants to benefit from those facilities.

·  Both blocks will be of similar design, finished in brick and render and a metal standing seam roof is proposed

·  Block B would have a break in levels, adding to the visuals along King Lane

·  There will be no greenspace provided on site, however a sum has been offered to contribute towards the improvement and maintenance of other existing open space/greenspace provision

·  A number of trees and shrubs are proposed to be removed, none of which are protected; an outstanding objection remains from Landscape. The applicants have agreed to replace those trees on land owned by them

·  All of the 84 units are not compliant to meet the requirements of the M4 (3) Building regulation standards. The applicant has stated there is not a demand for wheelchair accessibility, however is prepared to adapt during construction should there be a need

·  Objections had been received from residents on Stonegate Road due to Block A being perpendicular to King Lane

·  An assessment had been carried out in regard to the cross section and distances to those residents on Stonegate Road, and the position of the elevation exceeded the minimum space standards

 

A local resident attended the meeting, representing the properties on Stonegate Road. Members heard that the proposed development backed on to the affected properties and the local resident raised specific concern in regard to the height and mass of the proposed buildings, and queried whether  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

71.

19/01665/FU - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF 153 NO. DWELLINGS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer for the residential development of 153 dwellings and associated works at land off Beckhill Approach and Potternewton Lane, Meanwood, Leeds.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for 153 dwellings and associated works at land off Beckhill Approach and Potternewton Lane, Meanwood, Leeds.

 

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

 

The proposal was for the erection of 153 dwellings consisting of 24 apartments and 129 dwellings. All of the flats would be 2 bed with the dwellings consisting of 31 two bed, 72 three bed & 26 X four bed at a vacant site located off Beckhill Approach. The site formally contained a school and some sheltered accommodation, these had been demolished.

 

The Panel were informed of the following key points:

·  The proposal creates a development of predominantly residential dwellings and apartments

·  The surrounding area predominantly consists of residential dwellings, with the Beckhills Estate to the South-East, and flats to the North-West along Stainbeck Lane

·  Meanwood Centre is approximately 300 yards to the West; bus accessibility on Steinbeck Road

·  The proposal includes 11 affordable units

·  The development would be served by two accesses, one off Potternewton Lane and the other Beckhill Approach; the proposal would require the formation of a new junction on to Potternewton Lane as well as Beckhill Approach

·  2 car parking spaces per dwelling

·  To the South of the site, work is proposed to locate a drainage attenuation tank, with the inclusion of an access point for vehicles

·  Alterations are proposed to retaining an existing wall located to the South-East of the site, and visual work would be undertaken by the local community

·  A total of 56 trees would be removed to facilitate the public open space and improve drainage; 7 of the trees being removed are TPO protected. In respect of this, 90 trees would be replaced on site.

·  Two, 3 storey apartment blocks would include 12 apartments per block, being 2 bed apartments, some of which have ensuite facilities

·  The on-site greenspace would be a central feature of the development, and would include a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and an informal play area

·  The car parking area would include additional planting

·  There would be no significant impact in regard to highways and electric charging points would be provided for each dwelling

·  The proposal incorporates measures to reduce the impact of non-renewable sources

·  It was highlighted that there had been no objections from local residents nor ward members

·  Following the distribution of the submitted report, Members were informed of an addition of the following conditions and amendments:

  I.  Details of scheme for delivery, and verification of delivery, of accessible housing.

  II.  Details of existing and ground levels and finished levels of new buildings to be submitted and approved.

  III.  S106: Residential Travel Fund figure of £82,082 is based on old layout for 164 units. The new figure should be £76,576.50.

 

Members’ raised the following with officers:

·  Details on whether local residents would be employed for future job opportunities

·  Whether additional trees could be salvaged

·  Whether there was a loss of habitats,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 71.

72.

19/00835/FU - ALTERATIONS INCLUDING RAISED ROOF HEIGHT TO FORM HABITABLE ROOMS; TWO STOREY PART FIRST FLOOR SIDE/REAR EXTENSION pdf icon PDF 670 KB

To note the report of the Chief Planning Officer of an appeal by Mr A Jonisz of 22 Park Lane Mews against the decision to refuse planning application for the raising of roof to form habitable rooms; two storey part first floor side/rear extension.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer provided Members with the outcome of an appeal by Mr A Jonisz of 22 Park Lane Mews, against the decision of the City Council to refuse a planning permission for raising a roof to form habitable rooms; two storey part front side/rear extension.

 

Following the decision of Members from the North and East Plans Panel to withhold planning permission, Members heard that the appeal had been dismissed as being contrary to GP5 and T2 of the Local Development Framework.

 

Members of the Panel highlighted the importance of carrying out site visits prior to determining an application.

 

RESOLVED – To note the appeal decision.

 

73.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of North and East Plans will be on Thursday 27th February 2020, at 1.30pm

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note the date and time of the next meeting as 27th February 2020.

 

(The meeting concluded at 16:35)