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Armley: New shops plans refused for SECOND time

Plans for a new parade of small shops in the Whingate area of Armley have been refused by the council for a second time.

Structured Acquisitions Ltd applied to build four shops and four flats above at the front of Whingate Business Park.

But Leeds City Council’s planning department have said the design would be ‘incongruous’ in the area and raised concerns over highway and pedestrian safety due to a lack of off-street parking.

A planning statement submitted by the developers with the application said:

“The applicants have thoroughly considered all aspects and acted accordingly in order to secure the final stage in the regeneration of this formerly derelict mill site, vastly improve its appearance and provide a sustainable economic use for it, all of which is and will be a great benefit to the wider community.”

Similar plans were also knocked back by the council last August, with planning officers saying the development would have created safety problems on the busy main road.

The plans can be viewed in full here. Leeds City Council’s reasons for refusal can be read here.



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