Family homes plan submitted off Rodley Roundabout

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This land next to Oaklands Hand Car Wash at Rodley Roundabout could have become housing. Photo: Google

By John Baron

Plans for seven detached family houses have been submitted for disused and overgrown land off Rodley Roundabout.

Mr Zaffar Iqbal has applied to build the four-bedroom homes next to Oaklands Service Station, off the Outer Ring Road. 

A planning statement accompanying the application states: “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 seven dwellings, which would enhance the local environment and contribute towards the Leeds strategy for housing.”

Similar plans for eight detached houses were withdrawn by the same developer last August, following a number of objections.

Councillor Peter Carlill (Lab, Calverley & Farsley) has already raised concerns over the latest application for the site. He said today: “I objected [to last year’s application] as this site is completely unsuitable for any scale of development due to the means of access – exiting directly on to the Ring Road this close to the roundabout is unacceptable and dangerous. The layout also was overdeveloped, containing too many houses to fit in the space.

“A further application has now been received which asks permission for seven houses on this site. I will again be objecting, and will be writing to nearby residents to notify them of the application and asking them to submit comments.”

The plans can be viewed in full – and commented upon – here.

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