Agenda and draft minutes

South and West Plans Panel - Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 3.30 pm

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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 Councillors C Campbell and R Finnigan.




Application 20/07925/FU - Land to the north of Holmsley Lane, Woodlesford pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Planning Officer regarding an application for the erection of a 62 uit Extra Care Facility including associated community facilities, parking, access, landscaping and infrsatructure.



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The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for the erection of a 62 unit Extra Care Facility including associated community facilities, parking, access, landscaping and infrastructure.


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


The following was highlighted:


·  A pre-application was brought to Panel in October 2019.  The Panel was supportive of the principle of development and commented on the landscaping, tree replacement and design.

·  There had been ten letters of objection that had been addressed within the report.  There were no representations from Ward Councillors.

·  There would be an additional condition for a local employment and skills initiative.

·  The building would be 12 metres high and not 11.6 metres as detailed in the report.

·  The site was in a sustainable location with good public transport links.

·  The building would be three storeys at the highest with single story elevations where it was located near existing dwellings.  Ancillary and community facilities would be contained within the ground floor.

·  There would be communal outdoor spaces.

·  Existing access to the site would be used.

·  Refuse collection would be from Holmsley Lane as per current arrangements.

·  Following feedback from the pre-application discussion the building would design would follow a more traditional design. 

·  Fourteen trees would be removed.  Many of these were of poor health or poor quality.  There would be forty-two new trees planted.

·  CGI Images of the proposed building were displayed.

·  The application was recommended for approval.


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


·  Waste collection – refuse would be collected from large communal bins which would be placed on Holmsley Lane.  There would not be individual bins for each unit.  There was no space onsite for the refuse vehicles to collect waste.  There would be a collection point for the bins. The positioning of the bins will not result in an obstruction of the highway.

·  The landscape management plan had a condition regarding the planting of mature trees.


The officer recommendation was moved and seconded.


RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject to conditions outlined in the report and an additional condition regarding a local employment and skills initiative.




Date and time of next meeting

Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 1.30 p.m.



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Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 1.30 p.m.