Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 7th February, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

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

Items
No. Item

Site Visits

The site visits in the morning were attended by Councillors Walshaw, Collins, Jenkins, Nash, Ritchie and Seary.

73.

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.

74.

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.

75.

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.

76.

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 pecuniary interest were made.

77.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Cllr. Wilkinson. Cllr. Wadsworth attended the meeting as his substitute.

78.

Minutes - 13th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13th December 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That subject to a slight amendment with the removal of the following ‘and the playing pitch’ from minute 69 fourth paragraph second bullet point, the minutes of the meeting held on 13th December 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

79.

18/01973/FU - Detached Classroom Building and New Decking Area to Rear, at Leeds Montessori School and Day Nursery Wetherby Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2LE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration for a detached Classroom Building and New Decking Area to Rear, at Leeds Montessori School and Day Nursery Wetherby Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2LE.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requested Members consideration on an application for a detached classroom building and new decking area to rear at Leeds Montessori School and Day Nursery, Wetherby Road, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2LE.

 

The application had been subject to a site visit earlier in the day, with photographs and plans shown throughout the presentation.

 

It was acknowledged that this proposal would result in an increase in the number of pupils attending the nursery from 79 to 99, and that this was likely to exacerbate the high levels of on street parking and congestion issues that are currently experienced on Wetherby Road during peak hours.

 

The application had been brought to Plans Panel by a Ward Member who stated that there were complicated parking issues in the area that had been exacerbated by the adjacent Roundhay School and their failure to comply with planning conditions. The Councillor had also highlighted the local interest in increasing the number of nursery places.

 

Members were provided with clarity on the planning history of Roundhay School. It was noted that an application in relation to parking was still pending consideration.

 

Members acknowledge that the recommendation to refuse this application was based on its own merits and that the highways issues caused from breach of planning conditions by Roundhay School had not had a bearing on the recommendation.

 

Members were advised of the following points:

·  Proposal to construct a single storey detached building to provide an additional classroom for around 20 more pupils and included an area of decking;

·  Removal of three of the trees to facilitate the development;

·  The site was within the Roundhay Conservation Area;

·  6 letters of objection had been received and these were outlined at point 6.2 of the submitted report;

·  An objection had been received from Highways on the grounds that the applicant proposes to increase intake of children without providing any additional parking;

·  The development is located within the green belt and is within the urban corridor;

·  The main school building and associated terraced dwellings on either side of the school are Grade II listed including the boundary wall which runs along Wetherby Road;

·  It was the view of officers that there would be no negative impact on the Coach house next door;

·  There would be no significant issues regarding noise from an extra 20 pupils;

·  Officers were of the view that highway safety outweighed the proposals for demand of early year’s learning.

 

The applicant addressed the Panel informing them of the following points:

·  There is currently a shortage of nursery provision in the area;

·  The school is currently full and has no available space until 2020;

·  There are more residential housing in the area with many of them being family homes;

·  The application to increase is endorsed by the Children and Families Directorate;

·  The Traffic Management Team endorsed the proposal saying that there was enough parking on street.

 

The Panel were provided with the drop off and pick up times for the nursery and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

18/02444/FU - Proposed 3 storey extension to form bar/restaurant with managers flat above at land adjacent to former Yorkshire Bank, 53-55 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on an application for proposed 3 storey extension to form bar/restaurant with managers flat above at land adjacent to former Yorkshire Bank, 53-55 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out a proposal for a 3 storey extension to form bar/restaurant with managers flat above at land adjacent to former Yorkshire Bank, 53-55 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton.

 

Members had visited the site earlier in the day. During the presentation photographs and plans were shown.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The site is in the Chapel Allerton Town Centre, and was described as a gap site, the proposal was for a three storey extension to the side of the former Yorkshire Bank Building which is now a Starbucks coffee emporium;

·  The ground and first floor to consist of a bar and restaurant whilst the second floor would be the managers flat;

·  The frontage of the proposed building to be set back and at a lower level to present a degree of subservience to the former Yorkshire Bank building which has been identified as a positive building within Chapel Allerton Conservation Area Appraisal;

·  The proposed frontage to be highly glazed and of modern design;

·  Servicing of the premises would be via the front of the building where there is a layby which can be used. It was proposed that the deliveries would take place between 6:30am and 7:30am;

·  Refuse to be collected from the rear of the premises;

·  The application was brought to Panel by a Ward Member due to concerns relating to the proliferation of drink and food based units in the Town Centre and the impact on the retail viability;

·  11 letters of objection and 4 letters in support had been received. Comments were set out at points 6.2 and 6.3 of the submitted report;

·  The proposed building would have a flat roof which is in keeping with the character of the area;

·  There are residential properties close by at the rear of the site, along with flats above the business premises;

·  Sound insulation would be a condition if approved;

·  A more detailed service management plan had been requested from the applicant;

·  A number of plans were considered as part of the planning process including The Chapel Allerton Conservation Appraisal and CANPlan (Chapel Allerton Neighbourhood Plan);

·  The developer has agreed should the proposal be approved to contribute £10,000 towards the public realm works which are subject to public consultation regarding realignment of the junction of Harrogate Road and Stainbeck Lane; 

 

Members were advised of a correction to the submitted report at 8.3 – CANPlan not an adopted SPD but Conservation Area Appraisal is. This SPD comments on the desire to create a public square at Stainbeck Corner and an identified action is:

·  Explore options for enhancing public realm on Stainbeck Corner.

 

A further letter of objection had been received since the report had been submitted and listed the following concerns:

·  New build no necessary as vacant units in area;

·  Area saturated with food and drink outlets;

·  Contrary to Cumulative Impact Policy.

·  Noise, rubbish and anti-social behaviour.

 

The Panel were reminded that a Cumulative Impact Policy was not a matter for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel to be held on Thursday 14th March 2019, at 1:30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 1:30pm.