Controversial Kirkstall flats plans withdrawn

6 March 2019

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Developers have withdrawn controversial plans for a single block of nine apartments in Kirkstall.

Mr Iradj Koohazari wanted to build the apartment block on a vacant site in Abbeydale Vale, which last year was the scene of local complaints about the removal of trees on the site.

The proposed block would include seven one-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom apartment and one four-bedroom apartment.

As reported in January, the application had been met with more than 20 local objections on the grounds that the development would be too large for the site. Cllr John Illingworth said:

“The proposed four‐storey apartment building is over‐dominant and totally out of keeping with its two‐storey domestic surroundings.”

The applicant could still submit a further planning application for the site.

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