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Armley housing plans refused by council  for former industrial laundry site

Plans to demolish a former industrial laundry in Armley and transform it into housing and flats have been refused by Leeds council planners – ten months after they were first submitted.

Developers Armley Ltd wanted to demolish the largely disused Cottage Laundry buildings off Edinburgh Grove and build 11 houses and 14 flats.

Its outline plans, which were submitted last June, hoped to establish the principle of development on the site.

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The developer proposed 22 cars to be parked on the site and a further 15 spaces on the street, along part of the building frontage. Vehicle access to the site would have been via Highthorne Grove and there would have also been cycle parking provision.

The council refused the application following highways concerns.

The applicant’s proposals for 46 flats on the site were refused by council planners in December 2020, months after controversial ‘co-housing’ plans – which included 146 studio rooms, a shared workspace and a cafe bar and restaurant – were withdrawn.


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