Pudsey: Decision day for plans for 52 houses


A decision over controversial proposals for 52 houses in Pudsey will be debated on Thursday.

Developer Berkeley Deveer wants to build the houses on land off Galloway Lane and has pledged to make 15 per cent of the properties as ‘affordable’.

But there have been 15 local objections to the scheme and Councillors Andrew and Amanda Carter (Cons, Farsley and Calverley) have also raised concerns.

These concerns include an overdevelopment of the site, insufficient greenspace to serve the development, the generation of traffic and ‘the creation of an additional road junction, which in our view would be dangerous’. They also argue the land has not yet been allocated for housing by the council.

But council planning officers are recommending the scheme be approved in principle and the final decision delegated to the council’s chief planning officer subject to a number of conditions.

These conditions include a contribution by the developer of £2,500 per plot to reduce the impact of this development and other sites at the busy Dawsons Corner.

A council report concludes:

“The scheme will bring forward 52 new dwellings to include 15% affordable housing and there are no highways impact concerns. The site is also considered to be sufficiently accessible to local services and facilities in accordance with the Council’s Accessibility Standards such that it is considered to represent a sustainable development…”

Councillors on the south and west plans panel will meet on Thursday in Leeds Civic Hall at 1.30pm to decide the application.

The report can be read in full here.

The Dispatch first reported on the proposals last December.






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