Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel - Thursday, 14th October, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Debbie Oldham  Email:

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No. Item

Site visists

Cllrs Anderson and Flint attended a site visit on 12th October.

Cllrs Gruen, Sharpe and Midgley attended a site visit on 14th October, prior to the meeting.


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 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.


Declaration of Interests

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


No declarations of interests were made at the meeting.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Cllrs Almass and Stephenson.


Cllr Carlill attended as a substitute for Cllr Almass and Cllr Cohen attended as substitute for Cllr Stephenson.


Minutes - 22nd July 2021 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd July 2021, for approval as a correct record.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd July 2021, be approved as a correct record.



18/06114/FU - One new agricultural worker’s dwelling with attached garage at Land to the North of Trip Lane, Linton, Wetherby. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer for one new agricultural worker’s dwelling with attached garage at Land to the North of Trip Lane, Linton, Wetherby.


(Report attached)


With reference to the meeting of 27th May 2021, when Members deferred consideration of this item to allow officers to seek further information and advice on various aspects of the proposal.


The Chief Planning Officer has now submitted a further report which provided the responses of the applicant in respect of the re-development proposals on the site of the existing farmhouse in Collingham and additional queries raised by Members with regards to the proposal at Trip Lane.


Members had attended site visits on 12th October and on the morning of the meeting.


Photographs, slides and video footage were viewed during the presentation.


Members were informed of the following points:

·  It was noted that an error had been made at Paragraph 17 of the report in relation to planning history. Members were asked to disregard the fourth bullet point – H31/249/74/ - Outline application to erect detached dwelling house, two workmen’s cottages, fodder store, loose boxes and ancillary (Refused- 1974) as it did not relate to the application site but had been picked up by the system in error.

·  Since the publication of the Plans Panel agenda, an email had been received from the applicant which was read out to the Panel.

·  Members viewed a video which had been sent in by the applicant. The video showed a tractor and trailer being reversed out of the yard at Lilac Farm on to the main road. Submission and viewing of the video had been agreed to in advance at the Chair’s discretion.

·  The proposal was for a 4 bedroomed dwelling with attached garage to be built on land owned by the applicant. It was noted that the dwelling would have solar panels to the front of the dwelling with garden space also to the front.

·  The application site is located on Trip Lane, Linton which is a cul-de- sac with a health spa located at the end and surrounded by agricultural fields. The application site currently has existing agricultural buildings, and the proposed dwelling would share access with these existing buildings.

·  Members were advised that the site is located within Green Belt and, as such, any development on the site is to be regarded as inappropriate development.  It is therefore necessary for the applicant to establish that very special circumstances exist, such that the harm by undertaking such inappropriate development is outweighed.  For instance, very special circumstances could exist if the type of farming required twenty-four hour care of livestock or perishable produce. This had not been proved to be the case.

·  Officers had discussed the additional information requested by Members with regards to the proposals for the site of the existing farmhouse in Collingham and the response from the agent was set out at Paragraph 4 of the submitted report.

·  Officers had also considered Members request for information on the granting of planning permission for similar proposals (that is, agricultural worker dwellings within the Green Belt).  Detail of this had been provided to Members at Paragraph 6 of the submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel is scheduled for Thursday 11th November 2021, at 1:30pm in Civic Hall, Leeds.


RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting of North and East Plans Panel is scheduled for Thursday 11th November 2021, at 1:30pm, in Civic Hall, Leeds.



Meeting concluded at 14:37