Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds
Contact: Andy Booth Email: Andy.Booth@leeds.gov.uk
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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.
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
There was no exempt information.
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 Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor R Finnigan.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 1 July 2021.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meetings held on 1 July 2021 be confirmed as correct records subject to the following amendment:
Minute 22 - Application 19/01670 – Land Off Cockshott Road, Armley
· To amend bullet point to – Re-use of wood from trees that have been removed to be discussed with the applicant.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for demolition of existing outbuilding; erection of single storey side and rear extension
The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the demolition of the existing outbuilding, erection of a single storey side and rear extension at 3 Glebe Terrace, Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5NA.
Site plans and photographs were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
The following was highlighted:
· Additional information relating to the parapet and skylight details had been received.
· There had been a late representation which highlighted issues relating to land levels.
· The property fell within the Far Headingley Conservation Area where the terrace was identified as a positive building.
· There were modest changes in land levels across the terrace.
· The rear elevation of the property was brick and render and was screened from wider views.
· There was no uniformity with extensions of other properties along the terrace.
· The proposed extension would not extend any further back than the existing structure but would extend to cover the full width of the property.
· There had been 31 letters of objection from 13 different households. The plans had been revised during the process of the application.
· Consideration had been given to the fact that the property fell within the conservation area and the statutory requirements to have regard to that and the National Planning Policy Framework had to be met. Although the extension had a proposed flat roof, it was not felt to be subordinate and materials matched the existing materials. There was an array of varying styles of rear extension across the terrace and these were well screened and the proposals were not considered to be incongruous within the character of the area.
· In relation to neighbouring properties, the extension would not protrude further than others. There was a slight difference in the levels of the land.
· It was recommended that the application be approved.
A local resident addressed the Panel with objections to the application. These included the following:
· Further consideration needed to be given to the revised proposals with regard to the finished levels of the plans. Reference was made to the difference in levels between properties. There was concern that the extension could be higher than 4 metres due to the change in levels and this needed detailing in the plans. The lack of scale on the plans made it impossible to gauge how it may impact on residential amenity.
· There would be an impact on the unique character and appearance of the conservation area. Proposals for a flat roof did not enhance or conserve the character of the area. All others had pitched slate roofs. It would not fit with the host or adjoining properties.
· It was felt that the plans lacked the necessary detail to assess the proposal and its impact on amenity within the conservation area and it was requested that accurate drawings including details of land levels and elevations be produced.
The applicant’s representative addressed the Panel. The following was highlighted:
· The property was being refurbished for use as a family home.
· The proposals would enhance the character ... view the full minutes text for item 44.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 1.30 p.m.
Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 1.30 p.m.