To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a Pre-Application Presentation for reserved matters application for Building 9, Wellington Place (Pursuant to outline planning permission 18/07929/OT) to land at Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP.
The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out detail of a
pre-application presentation for reserved matters application for Building 9, Wellington Place (Pursuant to outline planning permission 18/07929/OT) to land at Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP.
Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
The applicant’s representatives addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:
· Site / location / context
· This site is located to the south-western corner of Wellington Place
· This would be the second building proposed as part of the outline scheme for Wellington Place Phase 2, approved in 2019 (ref. 18/07929/OT).
· The architectural style was similar in character to the existing completed buildings on Wellington Place, with stone elevations and strong fenestration patterns with vertical emphasis towards the top of the buildings, where the roof slopes are a dominant feature. The scale of the existing buildings vary from 4 to 9 storeys.
· The proposal is for a 12 - storey building for office accommodation with retail accommodation on the ground floor. The building is set back at the upper levels
· 85 car parking spaces with electric vehicle charging points (Compliant with Policy EN8), cycle parking and car club spaces
· Materials – Stone, use of exposed structural columns, glazing and a series of framed winter gardens. Vertical shading panels to reduce solar gain
· Expansive public realm with links to Listed Viaduct, useable space in Viaduct Yard
· Landscape proposals
· Wind assessment carried out
· Sustainable measures: net zero carbon operational energy (all electric building) BREEAM outstanding
Members raised the following questions to the developer’s representatives:
· Of the proposed 86 car parking spaces, 10% would have electric vehicle charging points. Is this figure policy compliant
In responding to the issues raised the developer’s representatives said:
· Members were informed that the number of electric vehicle charging points would be compliant with Policy EN8
In offering comments, Members raised the following issues:
· Members were generally supportive of the proposal; the proposed design was good, and Members welcomed the regeneration of the area.
· Members considered the development would complement the existing heritage assets
· One Member asked if the completed scheme could resemble the images presented in the submitted graphics
· Could further clarification be provided on cycle parking, was the demand there
· Could a list of proposed tree species / hedges be provided
In offering comments on the officers’ questions in the report:
· Members were supportive of the proposals in respect of design, scale, form and detailing
· Members supported the proposed approach to landscaping and
· Members were supportive of the proposed approach to climate change and sustainability
· Members were agreeable to the formal application proposals being determined as a delegated decision
The Chair thanked the developers for their attendance and presentation suggesting that Members appeared to be generally supportive of the development.
(i) To note the details contained in the pre-application presentation
(ii) That the developers be thanked for their attendance and presentation
(iii) That the formal application proposals being determined as a delegated decision