Bramley flats proposal refused by planners

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Bradshaw House, on Waterloo Lane in Bramley. Picture from Google Maps (2022).

By John Baron

Scaled-back plans to turn an empty Bramley office block into 18 flats have been turned down by Leeds council planners.

Bradshaw House, on Waterloo Lane, has been vacant for some time, with efforts to find new tenants having failed.

Applicants Bridge-It Enterprises, who bought the property last year, withdrew plans in November to convert the building into 27 residential apartments. They then resubmitted a scaled-down plan for 18 flats last month.

A council’s planning officer’s report says the apartments fail to meet national planning policy over minimum space requitrements. It states: “The proposed change of use includes some single bedrooms with a floor area of less than 7.5 sqm, and some double bedrooms that do not meet the minimum required width of 2.75m in the nationally described space standard (NDSS).”

A planning statement submitted with the application stated: “We are of the view that it has been demonstrated that the development will not give rise to negative impacts in terms of highways, noise, contamination, flooding or natural light.”

The statement added that the development would be in a “sustainable location within easy walking distance of all amenities and excellent transport facilities to the city centre.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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