Detailed plans for 129 houses in New Farnley field submitted

Election: Leeds Civic Hall.

Detailed plans have been submitted for a controversial housing development on open fields in New Farnley.

Developers Redrow Homes and Park Lane Homes already have outline planning permission to build houses on a triangle of empty fields off Whitehall Road.

The initial plans received more than 200 objections and a 300-strong petition arguing the site wasn’t in a sustainable location – before Leeds City Council approved the principle of development two years ago.

Now the developers have returned with detailed designs for 129 houses, as well as the layout of the site, footpaths and areas of open space.

In a planning statement accompanying their application, developers say:

” The proposal will create a distinctive residential development which is sympathetically designed to respect the surrounding built and natural environment.

“Housing will be a mix of 1 to 4 bedroom houses, including affordable housing, to create a sustainable, mixed community. ”

The developers conclude that the plans are

“… A well-designed detailed proposal with careful consideration given to a range of dwellings in a pleasant, safe and secure environment.

“New residents will benefit from links to public transport, footpath/cycle permeability with well defined public green spaces. These combined elements will ensure a pleasant, attractive and thriving environment to live.”

The plans, drawings and design statement can be read in full – and commented upon – here.


  1. These proposals are unsustainable/ There are insufficient resources available. It is already impossible to either get a school place or a doctors appointment in this area, one shop only, no dental surgery.


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