The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications within our parish.
Parish Councils only have the authority to comment on an applications. The Parish Council do not determine planning applications. The final decision rests with LCC through either delegated decision made by planning officers or by the principal authority’s own planning committee plans panel. The Parish Council Planning Committee will meet the 2nd or 3rd Monday of Each month at John Rylie House, Barwick in Elmet.
The Planning Committee is currently made up of the following members.
- Chair Councillor Phil Maude (Scholes)
- Councillor Paul Remmer (Scholes)
- Councillor Karen Dales (Scholes)
- Councillor Neil Beaumont (Barwick)
- Councillor Howard Bedford (Barwick)
- Councillor Glyn Davies (Barwick)
- Councillor Joanne Austin (Barwick)
Planning applications can be viewed on Leeds City Council’s Public Access Page
Click HERE to access our Neighbourhood Plan website
Proposals for the disused railway line
Leeds City Council have now completed their feasibility study considering alterative routes. A copy of the report is available in Scholes library.
300 Houses for Scholes
The Planning Inspectorate has supported the decision NOT to allow 300 houses to be built in Scholes – click HERE for more. Following this news, our Ward Councillors have written to the Parish Council – click HERE to view their letter.
Click HERE for a copy of the Parish Council’s rule 6 statement
Click HERE for a copy of a letter to all residents from the Ward Councillors.
Click HERE for a copy of the proofs of evidence for the appeal
Click HERE for a copy of Councillor Maude’s closing speech at the appeal hearing in December 2018
Temporary Event Notices
Temporary Event Notices (TENs) give those who don’t hold a regular entertainments or sale of alcohol licence permission to hold events. Click HERE for the latest applications such events in our Parish.
For more information about TENs and how to comment, please click HERE.
East Leeds Orbital Road – proposals to change the priorities at the Coronation Tree Junction.
Thanks to the many Scholes and Barwick residents who attended the Parish Council’s discussion meeting at the Manor House on Friday 26th October.
The Parish Council made it clear that it opposes Leeds City Council’s proposed changes to the traffic flows and priorities to the Coronation Tree junction in Scholes.
At the meeting we requested residents’ feedback and comments regarding the changes. Attendees provided a completed questionnaire; the feedback on these will be collated and reviewed as soon as possible and the information will be made available to residents at the earliest opportunity.
Thanks also to the Ward Councillors Matthew Robinson, Sam Firth and to Mark Dobson for their attendance. If they weren’t aware of the strength of residents’ feelings about this important matter, they do now.
The meeting was, intentionally, an initial meeting. The next planned Parish Council session is scheduled for 24th November 2018 at the Manor House – this session is now likely to cover matters and issues relating to:
1. 300 houses appeal Public Inquiry
2. The Coronation Tree Junction
If you have any questions regarding the meeting of 26th October please put them in writing to the Clerk of the Parish Council at ClerkLS154@BTInternet.Com. Correspondence is logged and systematically answered, and this way of working provides us all with assurances that the PC is functioning effectively.
If you want to see a diagram of the proposed revised layout, please click HERE.
Non-compliance with Planning Regulations
Although most people are careful to ensure that any work they have done is compliant with Planning Regulations – there are a few who carry out work without seeking planning permission.
Leeds City Council have a small team who investigate reported breaches known as Planning Compliance (or Planning Enforcement).
Once a quarter, they produce a report of the key cases they are investigating in the Harewood Ward.
Click HERE if you think someone is doing something without getting planning permission to see if the case is already being investigated.
Decisions made regarding Planning Applications
The Parish Council is a statutory consultee regarding most Planning Applications, although Leeds City Council take note of our comments, the final decision sits with them, they don’t have to take our advice! Below is a table showing recent Planning Applications and the outcome.
|Address||Description||Leeds City Council Decision|
5 February 2019
|12 Main Street||Modification for Big Roof Building||Approved|
6 February 2019
|7 Milton Drive||Single storey rear extension||Approved|
|21 Lyndhurst Road||Single storey extension to side and rear||Approved|
|Potterton Park, Potterton||Determination for agricultural building||Not Required|
|8 Carrfield Road||Single storey side extension||Approved|
|Rose Cottage, Potterton Lane||Change of use of former annex accommodation to residential bungalow (C3) and single storey side extensions; new vehicular access with gates to front||Approved|
|8 Maypole Mews||Demolition of existing garage and conservatory; construction of single storey rear extension and new garage||Withdrawn|
|Manor House, Belle View Road||Nine dwellings, landscaping and associated infrastructure - NON MATERIAL AMENDMENT to 16/04310/FU - Additional car parking space to the existing parking court and garages off Bell View Road||Approved|
|42 Flats Lane||Single storey front extension||Approved|
|60 Gascoigne Road||Single storey side extension||Withdrawn|
|22 Elmwood Avenue||Single storey rear extension||Approved|
|The Bungalow 12 Main Street||Variation of condition numbers 10 and 12 and removal of condition number 11 of planning application 17/04808/FU (demolition of existing buildings and construction of three terraced dwellings)||Approved|
|31 Fieldhead Drive||5m single storey rear extension, 3.5m to ridge height and 2.5m to eaves||Not Required|
|Brick Pond Farm, Potterton Lane||Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling||Approved|
|21 Arthursdale Grange||Single storey rear extension||Approved|
|Land Off Rakehill Road, Barwick In Elmet||Determination for two detached agricultural buildings||Refused|
|44 Belle Vue Avenue||5m single storey rear extension, 4m to ridge height and 2.6m to eaves||Approved|
|The Rectory, Main Street||T1 Sycamore - lift crown to no more than 8 metres above ground. Draw in lateral branches on s/sw side by no more than 3 metres. reduce height by no more than 5 metres T2 Ash - Reduce height by no more than 5 metres. Would reduce the heavy shading and mass leaf fall on both trees.||No Objection|
|7 Schoolgate||Single storey rear extension||Approved|
|13 Fieldhead Drive||Retrospective application for single storey rear extension and alterations to existing first floor balcony||Approved|
|11 Lyndhurst Crescent||Variation of condition 4 (windows) to approved planning application 18/00369/FU to allow openable windows||Approved|
|4A Station Road||Alterations and conversion of existing garage to form ancillary accommodation||Approved|
|The Coach House, Potterton Lane||T1 Sycamore - Fell due to large limb near top of tree dead and quite close to neighbouring property T2 Sycamore - Fell, tree is dead T3 Cherry - Fell, tree is dead Replant more trees and to replace||Approved|
|4B Station Road||Retrospective application for change of use from hairdressers to beauty salon||Approved|
|The Bungalow, 12 Main Street, Barwick In Elmet||Demolition of existing buildings and construction of three terraced dwellings - NON MATERIAL AMENDMENT to 17/04808/FU - Adjustment to rear elevation to accommodate existing topography and connect residences to their new gardens||Approved|
|11 Leeds Road||First floor and single storey side/rear extensions, porch and bay window to front, garage conversion to habitable room and loft conversion with dormer window to rear||Approved|
|8 Lyndhurst Close||Certificate of Proposed Lawful Development for a single storey side extension||Approved|
|453 Leeds Road||3.5m single storey rear extension, 3.4m to ridge height, 2.2m to eaves||Approved|
|6 Scholes Lodge Lane||T1 Yew - Crown thin by 25%||Approved|
|The Coach House, Potterton Park||Change of use of stables, wokshops and stores to form four houses including two storey, single storey and first floor extensions and external alterations||Approved|
|4 Gascoigne View||6m single storey rear extension, 3m to ridge height and 2.6m to eaves||Not Required|