To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which sets out details of a Pre-Application presentation for a proposed mixed use development consisting of residential, office, hotel, retail, institutional, ancillary uses and Park to former Tetley Brewery Site, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ
The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which set out details of a Pre-Application presentation for a proposed mixed use development consisting of residential, office, hotel, retail, institutional, ancillary uses and Park to former Tetley Brewery site, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.
The applicant’s representative addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:
· The location of the proposed development site was the former Tetley Brewery site at Hunslet Road, Leeds 10
· The scale of the city park could cover an area of 3.5ha in conjunction with the redevelopment of adjoining land and the applicant’s first phase of development proposes 2.36ha
· The creation of 1000 dwellings (1-3 beds)
· Hotel development (400 rooms)
· B1 office use (85,000sqm)
· Active uses: retail, Cultural, Educational, Leisure and Health (15,000sqm)
· Improve connectivity by linking communities to the south with the South Bank and the City Centre, linking future HS2 to Leeds Dock, and linking the city centre to the South Bank and the Aire Valley
· Majority of car parking to be located within basement and undercroft parking areas
In response to Members comments and questions, the following was discussed:
· The proposed development site was an important location and high design standards and aspirations were required including towards sustainable construction
· Important site for connectivity to other parts of the city
· Proposed development needs to be in context with adjoining areas
· Further details around pedestrian access required
· The creation of a City Centre Park was welcomed but needs to incorporate the highest quality of design which functions as an exciting multi-purpose space
· Possible water feature within the Park
· Further details around car parking required
In drawing the discussion to a conclusion Members provided the following feedback;
· Members considered the principal of the proposal for a mixed – use residential, office and hotel scheme with ground floor retail, cultural and leisure uses, strong pedestrian routes and a new park was appropriate.
· Members were satisfied with the approach to flexible residential accommodation.
· The emerging scale and layout of the development, including the approach to the City Centre Park was generally acceptable
· Further understanding of the detailed car parking and access arrangements was required
(i) To note the details contained in the pre-application presentation
(ii) That the developers be thanked for their attendance and presentation.