Agenda and draft minutes

City Plans Panel - Thursday, 10th June, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: John Grieve , 0113 3788662  Email: john.grieve@leeds.gov.uk

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18.

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 the refusal of inspection of documents.

 

19.

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 identified where it was considered necessary to exclude the press or public from the meeting due to the confidential nature of the business to be considered.

 

20.

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.

 

21.

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:

There were no Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest made at the meeting.

 

22.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: C Campbell, R Finnigan and P Wadsworth

 

Councillors: B Anderson was in attendance as a substitute Member.

 

 

23.

Application Nos: 21/02844/FU and 21/02845/LI (Listed Building Consent) for the conversion of Leonardo Building and Thoresby House to provide student accommodation at Leonardo Building & Thoresby House 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of an  application which seeks the conversion of Leonardo Building and Thoresby House to provide student accommodation comprising: part-demolition and alterations to existing extension to Leonardo Building; demolition of existing roofs, addition of two storey roof extension to Leonardo Building and single storey to Leonardo Printworks and Thoresby and internal alterations. Erection of new-build eleven storey student accommodation building to existing car park. Associated works including creation of new public realm comprising resurfacing works, provision of street furniture, trees and other planting and alterations to the highway, at Leonardo Building & Thoresby House 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

 

The report also requests Listed Building Consent (Application 21/02845/LI) for the conversion of Leonardo Building and Thoresby House to provide student accommodation comprising: part-demolition and alterations to existing extension to Leonardo Building; demolition of existing roofs, addition of two storey roof extension to Leonardo Building and single storey to Leonardo Printworks and Thoresby House; repairs and restoration to facades including new openings to the upper level elevations and internal reconfigurations including demolition of modern stair tower extensions, installation of new glazed stair core and window replacements in Leonardo Building and Thoresby House. Erection of new-build eleven storey student accommodation building to existing car park. Associated works including creation of new public realm comprising to include limited reconfiguration of the existing listed wall and railings, resurfacing works, provision of street furniture, trees and other planting and alterations to the highway, at Leonardo Building & Thoresby House 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

 

 

(Report attached)

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Minutes:

 

Members considered a report by the Chief Planning Officer which set out details of an application which sought the conversion of Leonardo Building and Thoresby House to provide student accommodation comprising: part-demolition and alterations to existing extension to Leonardo Building; demolition of existing roofs, addition of two storey roof extension to Leonardo Building and single storey to Leonardo Printworks and Thoresby and internal alterations. Erection of new-build eleven storey student accommodation building to existing car park. Associated works including creation of new public realm comprising resurfacing works, provision of street furniture,

trees and other planting and alterations to the highway, at Leonardo Building & Thoresby House 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

 

The report also sought Listed Building Consent (Application 21/02845/LI) for the conversion of Leonardo Building and Thoresby House to provide

student accommodation comprising: part demolition and alterations to existing extension to Leonardo Building; demolition of existing roofs, addition of two storey roof extension to Leonardo Building and single storey to Leonardo Printworks and Thoresby House; repairs and restoration to facades including new openings to the upper level elevations and internal reconfigurations including demolition of modern stair tower extensions, installation of new glazed stair core and window replacements in Leonardo Building and Thoresby House. Erection of new-build eleven storey student accommodation building to existing car park. Associated works including creation of new public realm comprising to include limited reconfiguration of the existing listed wall and railings, resurfacing works, provision of street furniture, trees and other planting and alterations to the highway, at Leonardo Building & Thoresby House 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

 

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:

 

·  Site / location / context

·  The site is the existing conjoined Thoresby Building to parts of the Leonardo Building and the car park and open spaces adjacent to them.

·  The adjacent No.2 Great George Street is not part of the current proposal site and now in separate ownership.

·  To the east across Woodhouse Lane is the Merrion Centre dating from the 1960s and providing a mixture of shopping, leisure, office and hotel uses. To the north across Rossington Street is the Grade II* listed City Museum and the Grade II listed 43 Woodhouse Lane in use as a bar. To the west is the Grade II listed Electric Press site with a bar use facing the site. To the south across Great George Street is the Grade II* St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Grade II listed Cathedral Chambers (in office use) and the modern K2 tower complex housing a mixture of office, residential and leisure uses.

·  Thoresby House and the railings and gates to the open spaces adjacent to it are Grade II Listed. Formerly known as Thoresby High School the building has been most recently in use as Council offices.

·  The Leonardo Building is a Grade II Listed former print works building dating from 1900. It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 8th July 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.

 

 

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Minutes:

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 8th July 2021 at 1.30pm in the Civic Hall, Leeds.