Council sells ‘overgrown’ land to Wortley dentists for extra parking

There land behind HQ Dental at Swallow House will be turned into a car park

Leeds City Council has agreed to sell a small piece of land in Wortley for a dental practice to use for car parking.

The 0.13 acres of land, described in a council report as ‘overgrown and unused’, is behind the HQ Dental practice at Swallow House, on Tong Road. The area has problems with on-street parking during working hours.

A council report authorising the sale of the land said:

“The owner of the adjacent business premises, which operates as a dental practice, has expressed an interest in purchasing the land … to expand their car park. This was considered to be market value at the time that the heads of terms were agreed. The land will also be sold subject to a restrictive covenant, which will prevent the site being used as anything other than a car park as set out in the heads of terms.”

The report, which can be read in full here, says the land is not maintained under a grass cutting contract and is ‘very overgrown and in a poor, unsightly condition’. Planning permission for an extended parking area holding an additional 20 vehicles was granted earlier this year.

The cost of buying the land has been classified as confidential by the council.

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