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Armley: Could 13 houses be built on former New Western Social Club site?

An outline planning application has been submitted for the construction of 13 houses on the former New Western Social Club and sauna site on Eyres Avenue in Armley, writes Keely Bannister.

As this is for outline planning only – an initial approach to the local authority to establish the parameters of what would be acceptable on a particular site – details such as the number of bedrooms for each unit isn’t included.

A document submitted as part of the application which shows a “typical floor plan” has the accommodation over three floors, with an integrated garage, a wc and a kitchen/diner on the ground floor.

A lounge, a three-piece bathroom, a single and a double bedroom on the first floor; two double bedrooms on the second floor, one with a separate dressing room and a full on-suite bathroom.

These details would need to be agreed at a later date though, through a further – detailed – planning application.

One issue which the applicants Roxy Bingo Club (Sowerby Bridge) Ltd will have to keep in mind as they develop their plans is a notice from council officers that warns against heightened traffic noise their close proximity to Stanningley Road

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Aftermath of the Eyres Avenue blaze in 2016. Photo: Mark Stevenson

The site in question is currently vacant land after the buildings that previously occupied the site – including a bingo hall and the Steam Complex sauna – were demolished for safety reasons following a major blaze on the site three years ago.

You can view and comment on the plans here.

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