Controversial Kirkstall flats plans withdrawn

Cllr John Illingworth

Developers have withdrawn controversial plans for a single block of nine apartments in Kirkstall.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


While you’re here…

Producing your daily dose of West Leeds Dispatch comes at a cost!

There’s the hosting of the website you’re reading now, running our popular e-mail newsletter, membership of independent press regulator Impress, attending summer events, paying for equipment etc etc.

We need at least £200 a month just to break even – that’s money currently coming out of the pockets of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about what’s happening in our communities, connecting you with local groups and organisations as well as holding decision-makers to account and championing local issues.

And all that’s BEFORE we even think about paying something for people’s time – for instance, our editor puts in more than 24 hours a week in his ‘spare’ time to ensure The Dispatch publishes daily.

To put it bluntly, after nearly four years of daily publishing, we are not sustainable!

And we need YOUR help to continue …

For the cost of less than a couple of cups of coffee you can help support local community news and continue to give our communities a voice by taking out a subscription for just £4 per month (that’s just a pound a week).

As a thanks you’ll get your name on a roll of honour on our website. More importantly you will be enabling us to keep bringing you the news that matters about your neighbourhood.

Achieving a bedrock of supporters will give us a firm financial footing and help us plan for the future.

Supporting us couldn’t be easier…

Just follow this link.

Over to you …


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.