Agenda and minutes

North and East Plans Panel
Thursday, 22nd August, 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 were attended by Councillors Ritchie, Nash, Midgley, Smith, Anderson, Carlill, Hamilton, and Renshaw.

24.

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.

25.

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.

26.

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.

27.

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:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests made.

28.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Cllrs. Grahame, Jenkins, Sharpe and Seary.

 

Noted substitutes attending the meeting were:

·  Cllr. Renshaw for Cllr. Grahame

·  Cllr. Hamilton for Cllr Jenkins

·  Cllr. Carlill for Cllr. Sharpe

·  Cllr. Anderson for Cllr. Seary

 

29.

Minutes of 25th July 2019 pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To approve the minutes of the North and East Plans Panel meeting held on 25th July 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 25th July 2019, be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

Minute 19 –Application 18/04236/FU – Moortown Golf Club, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds – page 5 paragraph 2 bullet point 7 to read ‘Work alongside DEFRA and there is a moorland management plan. It was suggested by a Member that water loving trees should be planted to help dry out the soil.’

 

Minute 22 – Application 19/02842/FU – Swillington Organic Farm, Coach Road, Wakefield Road, Swillington, Leeds, LS26 8QA to read;

RESOLVED – To accept the officer recommendation to grant permission subject to a revised condition to the one advanced in the report restricting use of the barn by animals to the winter period - with the precise wording deferred and delegated to officers.

30.

Matters arising

Minutes:

Further to minute 21 – Application 19/00038/FU – Rodney Cinema, Caxton Street, Wetherby, LS22 6RU, Members were informed that the features of the current entrance were to be retained. However, it would not be used as an entrance within the new design.

31.

18/06186/OT - Outline Application For A Detached Dwelling To Garden Area - 9 Manor Park, Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14 3BW pdf icon PDF 667 KB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer suggests reasons for refusal on an outline application for a detached dwelling to side of garden at 9 Manor Park, Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14 3BW which have been drafted for Members consideration. This planning was considered at the North and East Plans Panel of 25th July 2019, where the Panel resolved to refuse the application.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requested Members consideration on reasons for refusal on an outline application for detached dwelling to side garden at 9 Manor Park, Scarcroft, Leeds.

 

This application had been heard at the North and East Plans Panel held on 25th July 2019. The application had been recommended for approval. However, Members resolved not to accept the officer recommendation and refused the application due to concerns that the site would be overdeveloped; impact on the local character of the area; impact on the living conditions of future and existing residents in terms of garden sizes and siting, and impact on highway safety due to the road being un-adopted.

 

The reasons for refusal were set out at paragraph 1.2 of the submitted report.

 

Members were advised that it would be difficult to substantiate the suggested reason no. 3 due to lack of evidence to support the safety concerns. Members heard this could lead to the council being put at risk of a partial costs award against it in the event of an appeal based on reason no.3. A point of clarification was provided to Members on how the Inspector may review the case if brought to appeal and how costs might be awarded.

 

Discussions took place in relation to the wording of reason no. 3 and the appeals process.

 

Cllr. Nash requested that it be noted that she had voted in accordance with the officers recommendation and that she disassociated herself from the way that Members had voted on this application last time.

 

At the conclusion of discussions Cllr. Collins proposed to move the motion that only reasons 1 and 2 be put forward as reasons for refusal, this was seconded by Cllr. Hamilton.

 

On being put to the vote Members voted to move Cllr. Collins proposal to remove reasons no. 3 and go forward with suggested reasons 1 and 2.

 

RESOLVED – To approve the suggested reasons 1 and 2 for refusal as set out a paragraph 1.2 of the submitted report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

32.

18/06794/FU & 18/06795/LI - Community care residential development including extensions to and change of use of listed building at Scarcroft Lodge, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Chief Planning Officer requests Members consideration on a Full Planning Application and Listed Building application for the development of C2 care community comprising 172 units of accommodation with associated communal facilities through demolition of existing office buildings with part conversion and extension of Scarcroft Lodge together with new build accommodation and car parking; retention of existing lodges as dwellings (C3) with alterations; erection of two dwellings (C3); conversion of Woodlands into five apartments (C3); provision of associated infrastructure, landscaping and parking; formation of additional car parking area to serve existing cricket pitch on land at Scarcroft Lodge, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Planning Officer set out two applications one for full planning and one listed building application for the development of C2 care community comprising 172 units of accommodation with associated communal facilities through demolition of existing office buildings with part conversion and extension of Scarcroft Lodge together with new build accommodation and car parking; retention of existing lodges as dwellings (C3) with alterations; erection of two dwellings (C3); conversion of Woodlands into five apartments (C3); provision of associated infrastructure, landscaping and parking; formation of additional car parking area to serve existing cricket pitch on land at Scarcroft Lodge, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds.

 

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

 

The Panel was informed of the following points:

·  This site is part of the green belt and is within the Scarcroft Conservation area;

·  The tree lined drive would be retained;

·  The Npower office building is to be demolished and this is a brownfield site;

·  The original Scarcroft Lodge is listed and is currently classed as at risk, it has suffered water damage and has plant growth. The proposal is to retain the original lodge to restore the fabric of the building including the staircase and use the entrance to access the communal facilities;

·  The site will be well screened by trees;

·  The lodges at the site entrance from Wetherby Road are to be residential dwellings with two bedrooms;

·  New car parking facilities for the cricket club which is to remain in situ;

·  The communal facilities are to be located on the ground floor within the listed building and would be open to residents of Scarcroft. The facilities will include a pool, hydro therapy pool, sauna, gym, steam room and library;

·  The first floor of the listed building would become residential accommodation;

·  The original footprint of the site would remain the same, however, massing would increase;

·  This development would be located in greenbelt. However, it was the view that this was a special circumstance as there is a need for housing for older people in the area.

 

The applicant’s representative Benedict Crowther was present at the meeting to answer questions from the Panel.

 

Members discussed the following points:

·  The red line area as submitted in the report;

·  Shared space within the community area to allow easy access for older and disabled persons to move around the site without kerbs safely;

·  There are other facilities such as this nationally and there is evidence that there is low traffic with most of the residents aged over 79 years of age;

·  There would be parking courts for residents and visitors, but Mr Crowther explained that usually residents preferred to use the bus provided in conjunction with the facilities;

·  Discussions were on going with Sport England who had submitted an objection in relation to the risk of ball strike to the proposed Block A. A number of options had been proposed including moving the cricket square slightly, although this would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 26th September 2019, at 1.30pm.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the North and East Plans Panel will be on Thursday 26th September 2019, at 1.30pm.