17/07400/FU – LAND BETWEEN WILLOW COURT AND POOL BANK COURT

Please find below information, from the Planning Officer, that may be of interest to you in respect of the above planning application.

“Further to the below correspondence I am writing to you in relation to the above planning application to provide you with an update on the progress of the proposal.

I noted in my previous email that the application as submitted led to a number of concerns, many of which were carried over from previous discussions with the applicant.

The applicant has now submitted a body of information to address the technical concerns which existed (highways, ecology, trees) and made significant revisions to the proposal. These revisions include reducing the footprint and size of the proposed house considerably (which has included a reduction in bedrooms from four to three), repositioning windows to avoid privacy conflicts with neighbouring sites, accommodating a new watercourse at the site to allow the spring to discharge appropriately, and repositioning the house outside of root protection areas of trees.

I am of the initial view that the revised proposal would merit a planning approval given that all our main areas of concern have now been addressed through the revisions. We would look to attach conditions to any such approval however removing permitted development rights and controlling the window arrangement as proposed.

Given the nature of the concerns I want to give neighbours and those local residents who have submitted representations a further opportunity to submit any further comments as they may wish to do so. I have written to these neighbours/ residents allowing until the 8th May for any comments to be submitted. If you would like to submit any comments in relation to the revised proposal (which can be viewed on the Council’s Public Access website at https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OZ780FJBFZK00) I would be happy to consider these if they can be submitted before the 8th May also.”