Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 8th July, 2021 1.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: John Grieve , Governance Services, Tel (0113) 3788662  Email: john.grieve@leeds.gov.uk

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34.

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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Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

35.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of 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:-

 

 

 

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Minutes:

There were no items which required the exclusion of the press or public.

 

36.

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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Minutes:

There were no late items of business to be considered

37.

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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Minutes:

Councillor R Finnigan declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 6 (Application No. 19/01988/RM – Development of 450 new homes to land off Lane Side Farm, Victoria Road, Churwell, Morley, Leeds) having previously objected to development of this site. Councillor Finnigan informed Panel that he was viewing this application with an open mind and without pre-determination and would participate in the discussion and voting thereon. (Minute No. 39 referred)

 

38.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K Brooks.

39.

Application No. 19/01988/RM - Reserved Matters application for the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for 450 new homes, pursuant to Outline Application 16/02988/OT to Land off Lane Side Farm, Victoria Road, Churwell, Morley, Leeds pdf icon PDF 541 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a

reserved matters application for the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for 450 new homes, pursuant to Outline Application 16/02988/OT to Land off Lane Side Farm, Victoria Road, Churwell, Morley, Leeds.

 

 

(Report attached)

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Minutes:

Members considered a report by the Chief Planning Officer which set out details of a reserved matters application for the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for 450 new homes, pursuant to Outline Application 16/02988/OT to Land off Lane Side Farm, Victoria Road, Churwell, Morley, Leeds.

 

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

 

The Planning case officer addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:

 

·  Planning history of the site/ background

·  Site / location / context (24.2 Hectares)

·  Site surrounded by mixed residential character, various forms of red brick homes since 1930’s, other modern construction 1960/70.

·  The proposal – Erection of 450 units, comprising of: 23 x Two bed apartments, 8 x Two bed bungalows, 102 x Two bed semi/ terrace, 125 x Three bed semi/ terrace, 84 x Three bed detached, 20 x Four bed semi/ terrace and 88 x Four bed detached (All properties compliant with space standards)

·  Access via Victoria Road

·  Future school development if considered necessary (portion of land offered by the developers)

·  3.8 hectares of usable open space

·  Green corridors and networks throughout the site

·  2700m perimeter hedge including 400 trees

·  High quality landscape scheme

·  Proposed Section 106 Agreement to include Management Plan for Landscaping

·  Housing Needs Assessment submitted by the developers

·  Proposal is respectful of urban nature

·  Sustainable design and construction/ carbon dioxide reduction EN1 & EN2 – Solar panels and air source heat pumps 10% across site, 88% on completion of the development

·  Scale and density of the site is acceptable

 

The Planning Case Officer reported the receipt of 86 further representations objecting to the proposal (since the publication of the panel report). However no new material planning considerations had been raised.

 

The Panel then heard from Mr Tom Leadley (Former Leeds City Councillor, current Morley Town Councillor) who was objecting to the proposal

 

Mr Leadley said he had not made formal representation about this application or it’s predecessor when he was a Member of the City Plans Panel whilst serving on Leeds Council. Mr Leadley said a good deal of progress had been made through negotiation, although criticism about house design remained outstanding. Mr Leadley said surface water run off was a major problem, the site was close to the top of a hill and close to a minor water shed. Flash flooding had occurred in the past, 2006 which had affected many areas in the Morley North ward, the most severe occurring in 2009. Members were informed that two years had passed since outline permission was granted, but since that time no viable drainage water management plan had come forward. Mr Leadley said it was important that such a plan was in place prior to determination of the application and requested Members to defer consideration until such time the necessary plan was in place.

 

Questions to Mr Leadley

 

·  Could you give an indication of the drainage implications if not satisfactorily addressed?

·  Had there been adequate consultation with residents about  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that a further meeting of the Panel will be held later today (3.30pm) the next meeting taking place on Thursday, 5th August 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note that a further meeting would be held later today (3.30pm) with the next meeting taking place on Thursday 5th  August 2021 at 1:30pm in Civic Hall, Leeds.