By John Baron
A piece of derelict land next to the car hand wash at Rodley Roundabout could be transformed into a small housing development, if plans get the go ahead.
Eight, four-bedroom detached houses could be built next to the Oaklands Service Station, off the Outer Ring Road.
The planning application states the site has been vacant for many years, and its last known use was as an allotment.
It is proposed that both pedestrian and vehicular access will be from the car wash site. 13 car parking spaces are planned.
A planning statement accompanying the application concludes:
“The proposed development site is vacant and a derelict parcel of land, it offers an opportunity to bring it into effective use by the construction of eight dwellings, which would enhance the local environment and contribute towards the Leeds strategy for housing.
“The proposal is considered to be compliant with the relevant national and local planning policy and approval is sought.”
The applicant describes the trees on the border of the site as ‘poor quality’ and will be replaced on a ‘like for like’ basis with a ‘more sustainable’ source.
The applicant is named and ‘Iqbal’, and their address is given as the service station.