Agenda and minutes

South and West Plans Panel - Thursday, 1st July, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Andy Booth  Email:


No. Item


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)


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There were no appeals.




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:-


  No exempt items or information have been identified on the agenda


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There was no exempt information.




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)


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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. 


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There were no declarations.




Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor R Finnigan




Minutes - 3 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To receive and consider the attached minutes of the meetings held on 21 June 2021.


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RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings held on 3 June 2021 be confirmed as correct records subject to the following amendments



Minute No 7 – Application 20/06103/FU – Acanthus Golf Club, Thorpe Lane, Tingley:


·  To amend bullet point to read that the majority of Members had considered that special circumstances for development in the greenbelt had been met;

·  With regard to the minutes referring to further discussion with Ward Councillors, it was reported that these discussions had followed a previous consideration of the application at Panel and prior to the meeting held on 3 June 2021.




Application 19/01670 - Land off Cockshott Lane, Armley pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for eleven houses, one block of four bungalows with staff faciulituies and one block of thirteen flats with one staff accomodation unit.


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The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for eleven houses, one block of four bungalows with staff facilities and one block of thirteen flats with one staff accommodation unit at land off Cockshott Lane, Armley.


Site plans and photographs were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.


The following was highlighted:


·  This would be a hybrid development of 11 private houses and a block of 13 flats and 4 bungalows for supported living.  There would also be a staff accommodation unit.

·  An area of private greenspace within the site would be retained and enhanced.

·  The application had been presented as a position statement in January 2021.

·  The site was in a sustainable location with nearby convenience shops and public transport links.

·  The site consisted of non-allocated land and green space.

·  The site was currently overgrown and had been used for fly tipping.

·  Public rights of way across the site.

·  It was proposed to plant 67 new trees.

·  Proposed layout of the site.

·  Buildings would be predominantly brick built with elements of render to match the characteristics of the area.

·  The supported living accommodations would be aimed at vulnerable adults.

·  The proposed landscaping plan which had been amended following the presentation of the position statement.

·  CGI images of the proposed buildings.

·  Biodiversity net gain – there would be a 10% gain via on and offsite provision. Any offsite provision to be within the Armley Ward.

·  Sustainability measures to meet Policies EN1 and EN2.

·  It was recommended that the application be deferred and delegated to the Chief Planning Officer for approval with an additional condition for the provision of bird and bat boxes within the site.


In response to questions and comments from the Panel, the following was discussed:


·  Provision of outdoor seating – there was concern that this may encourage people to congregate in an area that had already seen anti-social behaviour.  Further discussion could be held with the applicant to find a suitable solution.

·  All Ward Councillors had been consulted on the application.

·  Affordable housing – expressions of interest for a provider would be sought.  There was a possibility that provision would be made by means of a commuted sum.

·  Re-use of wood from trees that have been removed.

·  Size standards – the private dwellings fell slightly below standards but loft spaces could be converted or used for storage.

·  Brought in topsoil would be checked for contamination.  It would normally be at least a foot in depth.

·  Condition regarding hours of operation – this could be re-visited in terms of the hours of operation on Sundays and controlling deliveries.

·  Ward Councillors would be consulted with regards to spending money provided in regards biodiversity.

·  The greenspace would be kept in a naturalised state with quality pathways and there would be a management plan to cover this area.  There could be provision of a hard standing area for seating and tables.

·  Properties facing Cockshott Lane could have chimney pots installed.

·  Rainwater butts could be considered.

·  Ward  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 1.30 p.m.


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Thursday, 1 July at 1.30 p.m.