Agenda and minutes

South and West Plans Panel - Thursday, 27th October, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Tasha Prosser  Email:

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Site Visits

Councillors B Anderson, C Campbell, S Hamilton, T Smith, and E Taylor attended the site visit earlier in the day.



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:-


  No exempt items or information have been identified on the agenda



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 formal late items.



Declarations of Interests

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


Members did not declare any interests at the meeting.



Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors J Heselwood and R Finnigan.



Minutes - 29 September 22 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held Thursday, 29th September 2022.



RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held Thursday, 29th September 2020 be approved as an accurate record.



22/04149/FU - Guiseley School, Fieldhead Road, Guiseley pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for a proposed 2.4m high perimeter fencing to existing school playing fields and five gates for access and maintenance, Guiseley School, Fieldhead Road, Guiseley.


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for a proposed 2.4m high perimeter fencing to existing school playing fields and five gates for access and maintenance, Guiseley School, Fieldhead Road, Guiseley.


Reference was made to a further representation submitted on behalf of Councillors Alderson and Wadsworth expressing their views that the proposed site is an open area of land utilised by the community for activities such as walking and jogging. They raised concerns regarding advertisement methods and given that there are two applications on this site relating to proposed development on Guiseley School playing fields, many of the concerns expressed towards this application are linked to amenity, car parking, light pollution and noise nuisance are also relevant. A request was made that the application be deferred until the application for the 3G pitch is ready for determination. However, should the application before Panel members go ahead, it was requested that a condition be implemented that the gates remain open on evenings and weekends for public use.


It was confirmed that there is a pending application for use of a 3G pitch with floodlighting, however, this is a separate application to be determined on its own planning merits.


Photographs and slides were shown throughout the presentation, and the officer in attendance provided Panel members with the following information:

  • The applicant has cited safeguarding as well as health and safety reasons as their justification to enclose these playing pitches. There has also been an increase in SEND pupils attending the school.
  • The application site is located north-west of the main school campus. To the north, the site is adjacent to Green Meadows Academy and to the east, the site adjoins the rear of the residential properties fronting Aldersyde Road. A designated footpath separates the wider school site which runs along its south-eastern boundary with Fieldhead Drive to the south-west and Bradford Road to the west with housing beyond.
  • The boundary treatment proposed is a green weld mesh solution which is common for schools and its height and design is typical of the DfE’s standard requirement for such works.

·  The footpath from Fieldhead is unaffected by the proposals.

·  In relation to the western boundary, which runs parallel with Bradford Road and where the site is adjacent to part of the Tranmere Park Conservation Area, the school field is markedly lower than the adjacent public highway and the stone wall; the change in land levels the fence will be partly visible from human level when viewed from Bradford Road.

·  The proposed fence would be positioned a considerable distance away from the nearest dwellings and in any event is separated by either trees or vegetation and on the western part of the site.

·  The site is allocated as greenspace in the Site Allocations Plan (SAP) with a typology of outdoor sports and designated as protective playing pitches.

·  The fence will be set back by 2-3m, presenting an opportunity to introduce tree planting which will provide further screening. Additionally, the fence is set  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.


Date and time of the next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 24th November 2022 at 1.30 p.m.



The date and time of the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 24th November 2022 at 13:30.


The meeting concluded at 14:55.