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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.
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:-
There was no exempt information on the agenda.
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 late items.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor A Khan.
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2022.
RSEOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2022 be confirmed as a correct record subject to the following amendment:
Minute No 55 – Application 22/02521/FU – Site to the South of Whitehall Road Leeds
· Members expressed concern with regards to the housing mix and not meeting policy compliance particularly within reference to 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings.
· A need to include play equipment within the outdoor areas.
Planning Application 22/02521/FU for a multi-level residential development (Class C3) with ground floor commercial units (Class E) and associated hard and soft landscaping; associated parking, bin and bike stores at a site to the south of Whitehall Road, Leeds. PDF 4 MB
The report of the Chief Planning Officer sets out a planning application for Member’s consideration for a multi-level residential development (Class C3) with ground floor commercial units (Class E) and associated hard and soft landscaping; associated parking, bin and bike stores at a site to the south of Whitehall Road, Leeds.
The report of the Chief Planning Officer presented an application for a multi-level residential development (Class C3) with ground floor commercial units (Class E) and associated hard and soft landscaping; associated parking, bin and bike stores at a site to the south of Whitehall Road, Leeds.
The application had been deferred at the meeting held in November 2022 and Members had visited the site prior to that meeting. Site Plans and Photographs were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
Issues highlighted in relation to the application included the following:
· The application was deferred at the meeting held in November 2022 to allow for further consideration of the massing of the proposals; impact of daylight and sunlight to existing properties; details of materials; off-site greenspace contribution; landscaping of the half-moon space; clarification of the Environment Agency position and legal advice on the financial viability assessment.
· There was a new objection from Leeds Civic Trust. This had not raised any new material concerns.
· The proposed massing was in context with the wider master plan for the area. Images showing the relationship with existing buildings and the distances in-between were displayed.
· A video showing a sun path study was shown. Further analysis had shown there was minimal impact on the Whitehall Waterfront buildings.
· Sample panels of the materials to be used were made available for Members to inspect. Images were displayed showing how the materials would be used.
· Greenspace provision – there would be on-site provision with the riverside park and enhancements to connections to the waterfront and other sites. The greenspace contribution would be used for other enhancements in the area and potentially towards the provision of a new footbridge over the canal.
· There had not been any previous proposed improvements to the half-moon area but this would be landscaped as part of the proposals and there would be the addition of play equipment.
· The Environment Agency had withdrawn their objection subject to conditions relating to the flood risk assessment.
· The applicant had committed to provide all Section 106 contributions and 25 affordable homes on site.
· Works on the site would begin in the first quarter of 2023 should the application be approved.
· The scheme offered opportunity to regenerate a key brownfield site.
In response to comments and questions from the Panel, the following was discussed:
· The approach to the massing of the buildings had reflected those nearby without any stepping down in the form. There were generous gaps between buildings and the waterfront.
· Concern regarding Policy H4 and missing provision targets. It was reported that the scheme fell within some of the parameters allowed under the policy.
· It was felt that the application was not compliant with Policy H4 and this would not support the creation of cohesive communities.
· Concern regarding the amount of on-site greenspace provision and whether requirements would be met when the rest of the site was developed.
· The provision of affordable housing was welcomed.
· Concern that the issues with regard to housing mix ... view the full minutes text for item 67.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
To note the next meeting of City Plans Panel is scheduled for Thursday 5th January 2023 at 1.30pm.
Thursday, 5 January 2023 at 1.30 p.m.