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Council planners refuse Kirkstall apartment plans for third time

Plans to convert and extend an empty former shop in Kirkstall to create apartments have been refused by council planners for a third time.

Leo Group Ltd wanted to transform the shop on Commercial Road into three one-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom apartment.

Leeds City Council planning officers refused to grant planning permission, saying the proposal does not address flood risk issues, following concerns from the Environment Agency. A council report expressed concerns over the dominance of the development and added:

“The scheme does not offer any off street parking provision serving the flats which creates an adverse impact upon highway safety.”

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There were four objections to the proposals, including comments from a Kirkstall councllor.

In 2018 the Leo Group Ltd wanted to change the shop on Commercial Road to a house and build a four-storey extension to the rear, but the council refused the application. Planning permission was first refused on the site in May 2016, mainly due to issues with windows.

More details on the plans, and reasons for refusal, can be found here.

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