Breary Lane East Development

Miller Homes Development – Breary Lane East and Leeds Road

Miller Homes Reserved Matters Application – Deadline for Comment 2nd June 2017

(update 07/05/17)
Further to the letter to all residents regarding the Reserved Matters Application submitted by Miller Homes, residents can now submit any comments on the application in three ways:

  • via the website at https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/ and then searching for 17/02312/RM. You will need to register your name, address and email address before you can comment.
  • by writing to Planning Services, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD
  • by email to Department.of.Planning@leeds.gov.uk
  • When writing or emailing please include the planning application number 17/02312/RM and supply your name and address. Anonymous comments are invalid.

    The deadline for all comments is 2nd June 2017.

    A copy of the letter to residents and the main drawings showing the layout of the site can be found on the links below;

    Letter to Residents – Miller Homes 4 May 2017
    17_02312_RM-ILLUSTRATIVE_LAYOUT-1906250
    17_02312_RM-LANDSCAPE_MASTERPLAN_REV_A-1906123
    17_02312_RM-PLANNING_LAYOUT-1-500_A0_SHEET_1-1906153
    17_02312_RM-PLANNING_LAYOUT-1-500_A0_SHEET_2-1906154
    17_02312_RM-PUBLIC_LANDSCAPE_AREAS_LAYOUT-1906147
    17_02312_RM-STREET_SCENES_1-1906205
    17_02312_RM-STREET_SCENES_2-1906218
    17_02312_RM-STREET_SCENES-1906160
    17_02312_RM-BOUNDARY_DETAILS-1906219

    The parish council is in the process of considering their response to Miller Homes detailed application. Below is a summary of the issues which it has been considering.

  • A traffic scheme to mitigate ‘rat running’ on roads such as The Poplars should be implemented before the roundabout is completed.
  • Roads signs and street lighting should be kept to a minimum to reflect the rural fringe setting
  • Bus shelters should be constructed of stone with a shingle roof cladding.
  • All grass verges to be planted with daffodils to replace those destroyed by the construction of the roundabout
  • Support the northern extension of Spring Wood
  • The removal of the footpath from the ancient woodland of Spring Wood is supported
  • Advocate the extension of Spring Wood to the south
  • A planted buffer zone of 15m is required on the western boundary of Spring Wood.
  • The trees and bushes adjacent the duck pond should be retained and the area left ‘natural’ in appearance
  • Support the provision of a pond at the south of the site which should contain water at all times to support aquatic species
  • A second or larger pond is preferred rather than an underground storage tank
  • The car park should be removed to encourage walking to the ‘park’
  • The construction/replacement of a dry stone wall adjacent to the A660 and the approach road to the development is supported.
  • Support the conservation of the dry stone wall to the north of the orchard
  • Advocate the conservation of the dry stone wall to the east of the orchard
  • Support the provision of a 5 metre planted buffer zone to the rear of the gardens of all the houses on Breary Lane East, Creskeld Lane & High Ridge Way, but this should include larger trees 5-6m in height and evergreens for immediate impact
  • The provision of a more substantial buffer of trees and hedges, including some evergreens and standard trees, around all the site boundaries is required in order to reflect the rural fringe setting of the development which is also adjacent to the green belt
  • There is a need for more roadside planting within the estate
  • The ‘green conservation area character’ housing should be used at all locations adjacent to the Bramhope conservation area, including High Ridge Way.
  • The ‘green conservation area character’ housing should be used adjacent to the approach to the development
  • The convenience store, if built, should also reflect the ‘green conservation area character’ style.
  • All views, when approaching the development, should be of the ‘green conservation area character’ housing
  • The ‘urban core character area’ housing is inappropriate as it does not respect the setting of a large development located on the rural fringe and adjacent to the green belt
  • The Parish Council’s full comment will be published on the website following the next Planning Committee Meeting on 10th May 2017.

    Update January 2017

    Residents will be aware that Miller Homes have been successful in their appeal against Leeds City Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a development of up to 380 houses and a convenience store on the land bounded by Leeds Road and Breary Lane East. Millers have been granted outline planning permission by the Secretary of State subject to 33 planning conditions.
    Even though it overrides significant local opposition and the policy of Leeds City Council, there is no realistic prospect of overturning the decision. The decision can only be challenged on legal grounds, and Leeds City Council has decided not to exercise its Right to Challenge as it is felt it would be futile.

    Your Parish Council will work with the Ward Councillors to represent local views to Miller Homes and to the Highways and Planning Departments of Leeds City Council (who will have a significant impact on the details of the scheme) in order to mitigate the unwelcome aspects of the scheme and obtain the best possible outcome for the village within the confines of the planning consent.
    The Parish Council held an extraordinary meeting last Thursday to review in detail the initial proposals put forward by Miller Homes at the consultation event on 5th January. The Council agreed: • to submit a detailed response to the proposals, identifying actions to improve the visual and environmental impact of the screen and expressing particular concerns over the proposed roundabout • to seek advice from our professional advisers on the scheme • to meet representatives of the Highways and Planning Departments of Leeds City Council at the earliest opportunity • to seek an early meeting with Miller Homes and their local representatives to ensure that Miller Homes recognise the importance of engaging with the Parish Council to address local issues.

    The Parish Council wishes to hear the views of residents; in particular, whether the Parish Council should object to the proposed convenience store. Please contact the Parish Clerk or use the form on the Parish Council website (where there is further information).

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