Cllr Ryk Downes

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How to comment on a Planning Application

Liberal Democrat Councillor Ryk Downes

The Resident(s)
Cricketers Green, Illingworth Close, Green Lane, Rufford Drive, Carlisle Avenue, Henshaw Avenue 2-60, Rufford Avenue 68-80, 59-69 and Rufford Court
(177 addresses)
Chapel House
Manor Gardens
Pool-in-Wharfedale
LS21 1NB

PA Former Dyeworks 180613
E-mail
ryk.downes@leeds.gov.uk

Mobile Tel
07950 008005

Civic Tel
(0113) 247 4580

Our ref
RD/GT

Date
18 June 2013
Dear Resident(s)

PLANNING APPLICATION: 13/02409/FU
REDEVELOPMENT INCLUDING DEMOLITION OF DYEWORKS SITE, CONSTRUCTION OF 109 HOUSES AND RETENTION OF MILL FAÇADE TO FORM 14 FLATS; ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING, FORMATION OF NEW ACCESS AND PROVISION OF OPEN SPACE
FORMER DYEWORKS GREEN LANE YEADON LEEDS

Recently a housing developer showed proposals to redevelop the old Naylor Jennings Mill on Green Lane. They have now submitted a formal planning application to Leeds City Council.

The plans for the development are available for viewing at Planning Services, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD, or alternatively via the internet at www.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess. Observations on this application, either positive or negative, can be sent to Planning Services (address as above), or by e-mail to dec@leeds.gov.uk. Your comments should be received by 18 July 2013.

For your information we have included overleaf some guidance on commenting on planning applications. We would also appreciate it if you could forward a copy of any comments you make to ourselves.

Yours sincerely

Councillor Ryk Downes
(Otley & Yeadon Ward)
Councillor Colin Campbell
(Otley & Yeadon Ward)
Councillor Sandy Lay
(Otley & Yeadon Ward)
OTLEY & YEADON WARD COUNCILLORS
Councillor Ryk Downes​ 07950 008005
Councillor Colin Campbell​ 07973 521547
​Councillor Sandy Lay​ 07533 581228
Commenting on Planning Applications

How can I view a planning application?
All planning applications made since January 2009 with their plans and documents are on the internet on Public Access system www.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess.

You can search using an application number, the postcode, part of the address, or a keyword in the development description to find the application you are interested in and view all associated documents online.

If you register at the website you can also track the progress of planning applications you are interested in, find out when planning applications are made in your area, make comments on planning applications, and receive updates by email.

For major applications the site notice will tell you where you can view the application.

How can I comment on a planning application?
Your comments should be: submitted online using our Public Access system, or sent by letter to the contact addresses at the bottom of this page

Your comments should: include your printed name, as anonymous comments cannot be considered (do not use your signature), include the application number and be received before the date given on Public Access, the site notice or notification letter.

What happens to your comments?
The planning officer dealing with the application will receive your comments. Your comments, including those sent by post, will be available to view on the internet on the Public Access system. This means that anyone, including the applicant, can see your comments.

What is a valid planning matter?
Planning officers can only make a decision about a planning application based on ‘valid planning matters’. These will vary with each application but may include: conservation of buildings and conservation of the natural environment; effect on trees and the landscape design; appearance and layout; effect on the character of an area; noise, disturbance and odour; impact on highway safety and traffic; previous planning applications; Development Plan Policies, Supplementary Planning Guidance and other planning policies; government guidance and legislation; effect on living conditions – for example the effect on sunlight and daylight, privacy of neighbours and being overlooked; effect on neighbouring properties; what the building or development will look like,

What happens next?
Planning may seek to negotiate with an applicant to make changes to an application which: improve the appearance of the proposal, improve its effect on neighbouring properties, make it more acceptable in planning terms, overcome matters raised by consultees and members of the public

Most decisions are made by a senior planning officer within 8 weeks for minor applications and 13 weeks for major applications.

Larger, more complex or controversial applications may be decided by a panel of elected Councillors at ‘Plans Panel’ meetings. These are held in the Civic Hall on a regular basis. Planning will let you know if an application you have commented on will be considered by the Panel, as you can attend. In certain circumstances, a representative of any supporters or objectors may make a short address to the Panel to set out their views. Separate guidance is available about speaking at panel. Please check the website at www.leeds.gov.uk/planspanel if you want the dates of meetings or a list of who attends.

Further information and how to contact Planning
You can write to: Planning Services, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, LEEDS, LS2 8HD
You can visit the Enquiry Centre on the ground floor of The Leonardo Building. Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm (except Wednesday: 10am-5pm)
You can phone or fax: Tel: 0113 222 4409 Fax: 0113 247 4117
Minicom: 0113 2474305 Or email: dec@leeds.gov.uk