Agenda and minutes

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69.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

 

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, that they might have in respect of business on the agenda.  No interests were declared.

 

70.

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To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 24 January 2019 (attached)  and 21 February 2019 (to follow).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meetings held on 24 January 2019 and 21 February 2019 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

71.

Public Participation

It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who have registered their wish to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is by 5:00pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Members of the public can speak on specific planning applications or on other agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee.

 

To register, please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting on the details at the foot of this agenda.

 

Filming or Recording Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting e.g. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

 

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme on general matters within the remit of the Planning Committee. 

72.

Plans List

This item invites Members to determine the following planning application:

Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Assistant Director, Planning and Public Protection, relating to the following planning application, outlining the proposals and relevant policy considerations and setting out the views of consultees and officers.

 

73.

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Outline planning application with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of York Central, Leeman Road to provide a mixed-use development of up to 379,729 m2 of floorspace Gross External Area (GEA) primarily comprising up to 2,500 homes (Class C3), between 70,000 m2 and 87,693 m2 of office use (Class B1a), up to 11,991 m2 GEA of retail and leisure uses (Classes A1-A5 or D2), hotel with up to 400 bedrooms (Class C1), up to 12,120 m2 GEA of non-residential institutions (Class D1) for expansion of the National Railway Museum, multi-storey car parks and provision of community uses all with associated works including new open space, ancillary car parking, demolition of and alterations to existing buildings and associated vehicular, rail, cycle and pedestrian access improvements [Holgate Ward] [Site Visit]

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a Major Full Application Environmental Statement (16 weeks)  from Network Rail and Infrastructure Limited And Homes England for an outline planning application with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of York Central, Leeman Road, to provide a mixed-use development of up to 379,729 m2 of floorspace Gross External Area (GEA) primarily comprising up to 2,500 homes (Class C3), between 70,000 m2 and 87,693 m2 of office use (Class B1a), up to 11,991 m2 GEA of retail and leisure uses (Classes A1-A5 or D2), a hotel with up to 400 bedrooms (Class C1), up to 12,120 m2 GEA of non-residential institutions (Class D1) for expansion of the National Railway Museum, multi-storey car parks and provision of community uses all with associated works including new open space, ancillary car parking, demolition of and alterations to existing buildings and associated vehicular, rail, cycle and pedestrian access improvements.

 

Officers provided an update, clarifying or correcting the following points in the report:

·        Para.16.90 - reference to the s.106 agreement should be to s.38 of the Highways Act.

·        Flood risk and Drainage - the EA had now removed its objection, after submission of a revised WFD assessment.

·        Habitat Regulations - Natural England had confirmed there was no requirement for an assessment.

·        National Planning Policy (para.11) - officers were satisfied that there were no material considerations altering the presumption in favour of sustainable development.

·        Public open space – description of the path in paras. 23.11 & 28.6 should read: a path approximately 750m in length from Water End alongside and parallel to the south bank of the river Ouse and in the direction of Scarborough Bridge on land owned by CYC.

 

Officers also proposed amendments to the recommended Conditions nos. 41, 74, 77, 79, 45 and 52, and presented three further representations received; one in support of the application and two in objection.

 

The following speakers made comments in support of or in objection to the application, as indicated, with reference to the topics set out in the headings below:

 

Strategic benefits and regeneration

 

Cllr Gillies, Executive Leader and Member for Rural West York ward, spoke in support of the application.

Dr David Fraser, Chief Executive of York Civic Trust, spoke in objection.

David Kerfoot MBE, Chair of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP, spoke in support.

Roger Pierce spoke in objection.

Kate Ravilious, of York Central Action, spoke in objection.

 

Employment and Economic Growth

 

Andrew Sharpe, of Make it York, spoke in support of the application.

Stephen Hind, of Network Rail, spoke in support.

Judith McNicol, of the National Railway Museum, spoke in support.

 

Housing Provision

 

Richard Clarke spoke in objection to the application.

Nick Bosanquet spoke in objection.

Marie Kiddell, of Homes England, spoke in support.

 

Highways and Sustainable Transport

 

Prof. Tony May, of the York Civic Trust Transport Advisory Group, spoke in objection to the application.

Dave Merrett, of York Environmental Forum, spoke in objection.

Graham Collett, of York Bus Forum, spoke in objection.

Peter Sheaf, of York Cycle Campaign,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

 

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