Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel - Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Debbie Oldham  Email:

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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)



There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.


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:-



There were no exempt items.


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)



There were no late items.


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. 


There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary or other interests.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr R Stephenson. Cllr D Cohen was in attendance as substitute for Cllr Stephenson.


Minutes - 24th June 2021 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24th June 2021, as a correct record.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 24th June 20212, be approved as a correct record. There were no matters arising.




19/07608/RM Reserved Matters application for residential development up to 129 dwellings, Land At Leeds Road, Collingham, Wetherby pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer on a Reserved Matters application for residential development up to 129 dwellings on land at Leeds Road, Collingham, Wetherby


(Report attached)


The report of the Chief Planning Officer requested Members consideration on a Reserved Matters application for residential development of up to 129 dwellings on land at Leeds Road, Collingham, Wetherby.


Slides and photographs were shown throughout the presentation.


Members were informed of the following points:

  • Factual errors were noted within the report at paragraphs 12 and 13. These were:
    • Paragraph 12 – should read 88% instead of 81% and 12% instead of 19%
    • Paragraph 13 – should read 45 affordable properties, 24 semi-detached two bedroom terraced units, 15 tri-terraced units and 6 two bedroom semi-detached units
  • The application before the Panel was for the determination of reserved matters only, which comprised appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. The reserved matters were to be the focus for the Panel’s decision-making, as the principle of development and means of access had already been established.
  • The application had been brought to Panel at the request of the Harewood Ward Members who were concerned about the design and layout of the scheme in light of the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Outline planning permission was granted on appeal in December 2016 and established the principle of development at the site alongside means of access to the site from Leeds Road (A58).
  • The application site was identified within the Site Allocation Plan (SAP ref HG1-519) with an indicative capacity of 150 units. It was noted that part of the application site was within Green Belt, however, the residential units would be located on non-Green Belt land.
  • It was noted that planning permission for a bridge across Collingham Beck had already been granted as part of the outline consent.
  • The applicant was Miller Homes and Albert Hills.
  • The southern most part of the site is within flood zones 2 and 3. It was noted that the Environment Agency had introduced new and additional flood mitigation measures along the beck by strengthening the banking and erecting concrete barriers to prevent further flooding.
  • Comments had been received from the community, Harewood Ward Councillors and Collingham with Linton Parish Council.
  • The site layout had been amended numerous times with a reduction in dwellings from 139 dwellings to 129 dwellings, increased space standards, more amenity space and better connectivity through and around the site including pedestrian and cycle routes.
  • This site had provision for three green spaces, it was noted that landscaping would be via condition. Proposals were for a wildflower meadow, hedgerows and soft planting and the addition of 108 trees to be planted. Developers had engaged with Officers in relation to species types for this area.
  • Proposed materials for this site were for buff reconstituted stone, gold buff bricks with a 50/50 split of orange and grey roof tiles. Examples of the materials were shown during the presentation.
  • Character assessment of the area had been undertaken by officers so that the development would be within keeping of the character of the area.
  • The developers had taken account of climate change, affordable units, flood defences, and increased the use of stone on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel is scheduled for Thursday 19th August 202, at 1:30pm in Leeds Civic Hall.


RESOLVED – That the date of the next North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 19th August 2021, at 1:30pm.


The meeting concluded at 15:55