£4 million plans for a new private residential care home in Pudsey could be approved this week.
Council planning officers are recommending the 86-bedroom care home off Crawshaw Road is approved by councillors when they meet in the Civic Hall on Thursday.
The recommendation comes despite 30 objections and local residents expressing concerns over parking, the impact of extra traffic on a congested road and the height of the new building, which would be three storeys high plus an apex roof.
A planning officer’s report to be considered by councillors said the level of parking provision is considered adequate in light of its sustainable location near to Pudsey town centre and its bus station, It concludes:
“It is acknowledged that the new proposal is a much bigger building than the previous care home in terms of height, however the size of the site allows for a higher building to be placed within it without it appearing overly dominating or out of place.
“The scheme has been well designed with a good quality landscaping scheme that will mitigate and enhance the site, and the proposal is considered to represent an improvement to the character of the conservation area.”
The report can be found here or below:
The new home would create around 80 new full and part-time jobs.
The proposals have been submitted on land which used to house the council-run 36-bedroom Musgrave Court Care Home, which was closed and declared surplus to requirements by cash-strapped Leeds City Council almost four years ago. The home was demolished and the land sold in 2016.
Harrogate-based Angela Swift Developments Ltd says there will be 27 parking spaces and 15 cycle spaces at the new home.