Agenda and draft minutes

South and West Plans Panel - Thursday, 1st April, 2021 1.30 pm

Contact: Andy Booth  Email: Andy.Booth@leeds.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

68.

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)

 

Minutes:

 There were no appeals.

 

 

69.

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

 

Minutes:

There was no exempt information.

 

70.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no late items.

 

 

71.

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. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

 

72.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor J Shemilt

 

 

73.

Minutes - 4 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive and consider the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2021

 

Minutes:

The Chair agreed to defer the consideration of the minutes to later in the meeting.

 

 

74.

Application 20/08203/FU - Land Off Middleton Park Avenue And Throstle Road, Middleton, LS10 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for the erection of 116 Dwellings and a 60 Bedroom Extra Care Facility with communal areas, salon and roof garden together with associated highways and Public Open Space Area

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the erection of 116 dwellings and a 60 bedroom extra care facility with communal areas, salon and roof garden together with associated highways and public open space area at land off Middleton Park Avenue and Throstle Road, Middleton.

 

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

 

The following was highlighted in relation to the application.

 

·  Z

 

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

 

·  z

75.

Application 20/04812/FU – Land Adjacent the Gables, 229 Hall Lane, Horsforth. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for a detached house with a car port.

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for a detached, house with detached car port at land adjacent to The Gables, 229 Hall Lane, Horsforth.

 

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

 

The following was highlighted:

 

  • The application was brought to Panel at the request of Ward Councillors due to potential impact on the highway.
  • Previous applications at the site had been withdrawn and refused following officer concerns.
  • Access to the site would be off Hall Lane and not the A65 as previously proposed.  Previous applications had been withdrawn or refused due to highways concerns.  There had been changes to previous proposals with the access now to be sited further away from the existing parking spaces on Hall Road.
  • Retention of trees on the site.
  • The re-siting of the access had improved visibility for access to the site.
  • Details of the proposed house were displayed and the relationship with other properties.
  • There was no impact on residential amenity.
  • The application was recommended for approval.

 

A local Ward Councillor and Town Councillor addressed the Panel with objections to the application.  The following was highlighted:

 

  • Ward Councillors had concerns with the main issues relating to traffic.  It was likely that vehicles would have to reverse out of this site and visibility was impeded by parking arrangements on Hall Lane.
  • There had been a request for reduction of the speed limit on Hall Lane to 20 MPH.
  • The close proximity of the property to the busy junction with the A65.
  • Quality of life for others would be impeded due to the size of the property.
  • The decisions of the Horsforth Town Council Planning Committee should be supported.  These referred to the over development of the site and concerns regarding parking and traffic flows.
  • There was a high volume of traffic during peak traffic times.
  • The only change to the previously refused applications had been a small movement in the access/exit to the site.  This did not offer greatly improved visibility and was closer to the junction with the A65.  The traffic was also reviewed during the lockdown period and did not reflect usual traffic levels.

 

 

The applicant’s agent addressed the Panel.  The applicant lived in the Gables and the proposed development was in the garden area to the side.  The development would not be inappropriate to the area or have a negative impact.  The development was not for financial gain but a self-build project to remain in the family for the foreseeable future.  With regards to previous applications that had been withdrawn or refused there had been issues surrounding the parking spaces on Hall Lane.  This revised design was submitted following further consultation with officers.  There would be space within the site for vehicles to turn round.  There would be no adverse impact on the living conditions of neighbouring properties.

 

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

 

76.

Minutes - 4 March 2021

Minutes:

A motion to approve the minutes subject to the removal of the sentence  ‘In summary it was felt that Members were accepting of some kind of extension at first floor’ from Minute 64 – Applications 20/01306/FU & 20/01307/LI – Micklefield House, New Road Side Rawdon was moved and voted on.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2021 be confirmed subject to the amendment to remove the sentence ‘In summary it was felt that Members were accepting of some kind of extension at first floor’, from Minute No 64 – Applications 20/01306/FU & 20/01307/LI – Micklefield House, New Road Side Rawdon