Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Debbie Oldham  Email: debbie.oldham@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

The site visits were attended by Councillors Walshaw, Collins, Nash, Ritchie, Seary, Wenham and Wilkinson.

63.

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 against refusal of inspection of documents.

64.

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:-

 

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

65.

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.

66.

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:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made. However, the follow declarations of other interest were received from:

 

Cllr. Wilkinson – In relation to Item 8 declared that he had sat on the Licensing Sub-Committee that had granted the Premises Licence. It was his view the he could be seen to have already made a decision, therefore he would withdraw from the meeting for this item.

 

Cllr. Collins informed the Plans Panel that she owned a public house and therefore might have a different perspective on a couple of items.

 

67.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Arif and Councillor Dobson.

68.

Minutes - 8th November 2018 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2018, as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2018 be approved as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:

 

Page 4 of the agenda pack (13th December 2018) bullet point 2 in relation to protected playing pitch - Cllr. Collins wished it to be recorded that she had raised the issue that the proposal was in conflict with Leeds Local Plan Policy Map 6a, November 2017.

69.

18/01609/FU - DEMOLITION OR BRAMHAM HOUSE, RETENTION OF FRONT FAÇADE AND REDEVELOPMENT TO FORM CARE HOME, WITH 8 CLOSE CARE DWELLINGS, 6 CLOSE CARE APARTMENTS AND 10 DETACHED HOUSES, LAYING OUT OF ACCESS ROAD AND NEW VEHICLE ACCESS TO FREELY LANE BRAMHAM HOUSE BOWCLIFFE ROAD BRAMHAM WETHERBY LS23 6QY pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer for the demolition of Bramham House, Retention of front façade and redevelopment to form a care home, with 8 close care dwellings, 6 close care apartments and 10 detached houses, laying out of access road and new vehicle access to freely lane at Bramham House, Bowcliffe Road, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6QY

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out an application for the demolition of Bramham House, retention of front façade and redevelopment to form care home, with 8 close-care dwellings, 6 close-care apartments and 10 detached houses, laying out of access road and new vehicle access to Freely Lane at Bramham House, land between Bowcliffe Road and Freely Lane, Bramham.

 

Members had been on a site visit earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were shown throughout the presentation.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The site is redundant and lies on the edge of the village of Bramham and is part owned by the Council and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service National Health Trust;

·  The site is allocated for housing within the development plan;

·  The proposal is for a mixed residential, care home and close-care scheme, considered to represent a sustainable form of development;

·  Objections had been received these were summarised at point 6.1 of the submitted report;

·  A number of concerns had also been raised by Ward Member Cllr. Lamb and by the Bramham Parish Council as set out at points 6.3 and 6.4;

·  The proposed development is considered to be acceptable in terms of traffic impact;

·  A number of conditions are recommended relating to the provision of electric charging points, car parking spaces, gradient and the delivery of the widening of Freely Lane and junction improvement works; 

·  There are limited local services with a post office and local convenience store in Bramham Village;

·  The design of the 10 residential dwellings would be in keeping with the area using traditional materials and design with chimneys;

·  The close care building would be more modern in design and set back slightly;

·  Some trees would be lost. However the trees that were left in the small wooded area would be managed;

·  There has been incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour on the site.

 

Members were advised of the following information:

·  Additional representations (4 Residents) had been received these were read out at the meeting;

·  Corrections to the report, it was noted that the site is not white land. It is allocated for housing;

·  Neighbourhood Plan

o  The report references an earlier draft which is still on the Bramham Parish Council website and not updated. The plan has now been to examination and the examiner has published his report. The LPA is yet to make a formal decision on the modifications but expect that this will be done within the next week. The policies referred to within the Panel report are essentially the same.

o  The Panel report at paragraph 8.12 references a survey at Appendix 3 of the Neighbourhood Plan, (31% of respondents fully support proposals for Bramham House). It was noted that the survey took place prior to this application and was in reference to some form of development not the actual development that was subsequently submitted.

·  Highways were satisfied with the proposals for the widening of Freely Lane;

·  Discussions are still ongoing in relation to S106 money and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

18/05379/FU VARIATION OF CONDITION 23 (OPENING HOURS) MEANWOOD PARK CAFE THREE COTTAGES GREEN ROAD MEANWOOD LEEDS LS6 4LD pdf icon PDF 475 KB

 

To Consider the report of the Chief Planning Officer for a variation of condition 23 (Opening Hours) at Meanwood Park Café, Three Cottages, Green Road, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LD.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer sought approval of a variation of condition 23 (opening hours) of planning application (12/00466/FU) to allow opening hours of 08:00 hours to 22:00 Monday to Thursday; 08:00 to 23:00 hours Friday to Saturday and 09:00 to 22:00 hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays at Meanwood Park Café, Three Cottages, Green Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS6 4LD.

 

Members had visited the site earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were shown throughout the presentation.

 

Members were advised of the following points:

  • This is a grade II listed building located at the opening of Meanwood Park
  • Local Ward Councillors had objected to the proposals. It was also noted that Councillors. Bentley and Gibson of the neighbouring ward of Weetwood had also raised concerns which were set out at 1.2 of the submitted report.

·  106 letters of objection and 121 comments of support had been received. It noted that a number of the objections raised concerns in relation to noise implications of the proposed extended opening hours.

·  Members were advised that the nearest residential property was located 45m away to the south of the proposed premises.

·  Members were informed that this site had recently been granted a Premises Licence which proposed late night drinking within the establishment and for music to be played within the site. Members noted that the restriction of the premises to a café/ restaurant would mean that the sale of alcohol cannot become the predominant business model for the site;

·  Highways had raised no issues with the proposals in relation to impact on surrounding roads;

·  It was noted that the applicant had now signed the correct certificate of ownership. Following the submission of a revised ownership certificate and the service of the required Notice by the applicant on the freeholder of site the recommendation is amended to:

§  Defer and delegate the grant of planning permission to the Chief Planning Officer pending the expiry of the period of the Notice served on the freeholder of the site. In response to the receipt of the Notice should the freeholder make representations that raise significant new material planning considerations the application will be reported back to Panel for determination

·  Cllr. Bentley wanted the following to be highlighted to Ward Members:

§  When the 2012 permission was granted it was deemed necessary to protect residential amenity through a restriction on opening hours. But paragraph 10.3 of the officer report fails to demonstrate an change in circumstances since the 2012 permission was granted and why the residential amenity can be less protected

§  The applicant describe the premises now as a ‘bar’. Could some criteria be established and conditioned in any permission that would trigger a change of use application if the bar business becomes dominant.

§  Incorrect information being given in respect of ownership of the premises as stated on the application form.

 

Members were advised that legal advice had been sought in relation to the certification of ownership and the application could proceed. Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

71.

18/05927/FU CHANGE OF SHOP (A1) TO BAR (A4), REPLACEMENT SHOPFRONT AND EXTERNAL SEATING TO FRONT STONEGATE ROAD MEANWOOD LEEDS LS6 4HZ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

 

To receive the report of the Chief Planning Officer on an application for change of shop (A1) to bar (A4), replacement shopfront and external seating to front at 3 Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4HZ.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer asked for Members consideration on a change of use of shop (A1) to bar (A4), replacement shop front and external seating area to front at 3 Stonegate Road, Meanwood, LS6 4HZ.

 

Members had visited the site earlier in the day. Photographs and plans were shown throughout the presentation.

 

The application was brought to Plans Panel at the request of Councillor Hamilton on the grounds of impact on the character, vitality and viability of the Meanwood Centre should be assessed in addition to the parade of units that comprise the primary shopping frontage.

 

The proposal was set out at point 2 of the submitted report and included the hours applied for as:

·  09:00 to 00:30 Monday to Saturday

·  09:00 to 23:30 Sunday and Bank Holidays 

 

Members were advised that two full-time staff and two part-time staff would be operating at the premises at any one time.

 

Members were also advised that an application for a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 had recently been granted. It was noted that there was a revision to point 7.4 of the submitted report, Entertainment Licensing comments – Opening hours should read as 11:00-00:00 Monday to Saturday, 11:00 – 23:00 Sunday.

 

The application was for the ground floor, basement and seating to the outside of the front of the premises.

 

It was noted that there had been 155 letters of support.

 

Members’ discussions included:

·  Smoking areas;

·  None disposal of glass bottles between 7am and 11pm as outlined within the Licensing Act

·  Consistent opening hours with premises further along the parade.

·  That the use of the outside seating area be restricted to 10:00pm on any evening in the interest of protecting the amenities of nearby residents.

 

RESOLVED – To grant permission subject to the conditions set out in the submitted report and the imposition of the following, additional, conditions:

·  No amplified music to be played outside of the building;

·  Glass bins not to be emptied between the hours of 20:00 hours to 09:00 hours on any day;

·  The outside seating area not to be used between the hours of 22:00 hours to 09:00 hours on any day

 

 

 

72.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 1:30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 1:30pm.

 

The Chair wished everyone a Merry Christmas.