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Stanningley: Mixed response to new housing plans

22 May 2017

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Plans for nine houses in Stanningley have been met with local concerns.

Developers JM Sykes & Sons are planning to transform the site at Wheaters Fold in Stanningley.

Work would include the demolition of the existing garages, outhouses and a lean-to extension, and the renovation and extension of the existing building – called The Homestead – to provide two houses instead of one.

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The Homestead is just off Town Street, Stanningley. Image: Google Maps

New homes on the site would include four semi-detached houses, one detached house and three terraced town houses with gardens and parking. There would also be a new access road.

A planning statement by Horsforth-based JM Sykes & Sons promises the new homes would offer contemporary design and provide much-needed housing in the area. It says:

“The proposals will unify the existing dwelling and the proposed new dwellings to form a small community with a strong sense of local identity.

“Furthermore, it will provide the opportunity to improve the environment and wider community through an architecturally sympathetic form of development.”

But the proposals have also been met with some concern.

The council’s highways department said alterations to Wood Row and the layout are required before the plans could be approved:

“The proposed highway must be designed in accordance with the Street Design Guide and must connect with the adopted section of Wood Row.

“As submitted the highway layout would not accommodate refuse vehicles and would not provide adequate forward visibility.

“In addition, the priority of Wood Row/Vernon Place/Wheaters Fold would be unclear and this should be addressed.”

A transport statement prepared by the developers argues there would ‘not be a material increase in traffic flow on the local highway network’ and that the site could be accessed safely from Wood Row.

There have been three objections from people living at nearby properties. Concerns include properties being overlooked, access and the principle of development on the site.

The application can be viewed in full – and commented upon – at Leeds City Council’s planning portal.

Comments must be submitted by Friday, 16 June 2017.

   

   
   
   
   

   

   


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