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Advertising boards would cause ‘distraction’ at busy Stanningley Road junction

Two digital advertising boards have been refused planning permission, amid fears they would distract drivers on busy Stanningley Road.

Wildstone Estates Ltd had applied for planning permission to replace two existing hoarding displays and replace with two 48-sheet freestanding digital adverts.

But two local residents and Councillor Kevin Ritchie (Lab, Bramley & Stanningley) objected to the proposals. They said the billboards would shine directly into bedroom windows and would be ‘very distracting’ to road users at the already hazardous junction of Half Mile Lane and the B6157 Stanningley Road/Town Street.

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A council planning officer’s report refusing the application agreed with them. It said: “The Local Planning Authority considers that due to its location and orientation on the busy B6157 Stanningley Road, set together in combination with the nearby toucan crossing, bus stops (high frequency route for bus numbers 72 and 91) and cycle lanes, the potential for the proposed new digital advertisements to distract the attention of road users poses an increased risk of accident in this setting.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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