Developers behind plans to build nine apartments in Pudsey town centre have scaled back their proposals following local concerns.
Developer, Horsforth-based West Park Properties, originally wanted to build two, three and four bedroom apartments on the site of the former Factory Outlet showroom on Crawshaw Hill.
But the proposal sparked concerns from residents, traders and councillors about a lack of dedicated parking at the site.
Council officers also expressed opposition – but the developer argued that the site was sustainable as it was near the bus station and did not need many parking spaces.
The applicant has now amended the application to retain the previous commercial ground floor use on the site. The conversion to residential now only relates to the upper floors and the nine apartments have been scaled back to one and two bedrooms.
The proposal for the building, opposite Pudsey Leisure Centre, does include a first floor side extension and roof alterations. The building has been empty for several years.
The proposals can be viewed in full – and commented upon – here.
A children’s play centre on the site were approved back in 2016, despite concerns from former Pudsey councillor Josie Jarosz (Lab) over parking and highways safety in the area.