Cockshott Lane supported housing development gets final approval


Plans for a new supported housing development on the derelict site of a former pub off Cockshott Lane in Armley have been given final approval following a long-running planning saga.

The proposals were first submitted almost two years ago, with developers wanting to build 11 new three-bed houses. There would also be two blocks of supported living housing, made up of four one-bed bungalows and 13 one-bed flats with a one-bed staff flat.

The plans are on the site of the former Wyther Hotel Public House, which was demolished in 2004. The site is subject to anti-social behaviour, including fly-tipping and drug dealing. The back section of the site is a former bowling green, which is also now unused and overgrown.

Councillors approved the plans in principle last July, subject to a raft of conditions. But it’s taken until this week for council officers to approved the final plans.

Conditions include a £25,888 greenspace off-site contribution from the developer MD Construction, as well as the safeguarding of trees on the site.

Various forms of the plans have been in the pipeline for around two years, and had attracted six objections from local people – with some citing problems around fly tipping, the potential removal of trees and concerns around construction traffic.


  1. Work seemed to have already started on this site when I passed on Tuesday 8th March, and possibly before. Obviously keen.


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