Plans to convert an agricultural building into a house on green belt land in Farnley has been refused by Leeds City Council.
Applicant Phillip Gaunt argued the plans for a detached family home at Fox Hill Fold, off Tong Road would create no more traffic than existing agricultural traffic using the site. He said the building was set back from the main road, with an existing access and space to turn.
But council planners have said the development would be detrimental to highway safety as the road junction has inadequate visibility and ‘fails to demonstrate basic highway principles’. A planners’ report refusing the application also said there was insufficient drainage information. It concluded:
“It is determined that the provision of a dwelling house on this site would be impractical and undesirable given its lack of accessibility to local services and amenities.”
The plans can be viewed in full here.