Farnley: More housing planned for ‘Tree Tops’ site

Treetops site, Farnley
The Treetops site at Farnley could see more houses being built. Photo: Google

Plans for a further 13 houses on the ‘Tree Tops’ site off the Ring Road in Farnley have been submitted to Leeds City Council for consideration.

The proposals form the second phase of a wider scheme, which saw work start last year on six family homes on the site.

The previously overgrown ‘Tree Tops’ site, off Stonebridge Avenue, was last year cleared of overgrowth and brambles, alongside the demolition of an abandoned derelict house.

The old house on the site was demolished in February 2021. Photo: Mark Stevenson

The new plans include two two-bedroom properties, and 13 three-bedroom properties. Access would be via Stonebridge Avenue.

A design and access statement provided with the application by agent Alistair Flatman Planning concludes:

“The impact on the surrounding landscape is considered in every aspect of the design to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding area, whilst also improving the landscaping to the immediate site

“It is our opinion that this application further provides much-needed quality family accommodation to the local area and that the site and its surrounding infrastructure is more than capable of supporting it.”

The planning application can be viewed in full here.

WLD featured the history of the site in our Mark’s History column last January. In 1844 the land was two plots. 

The lower half (next to what is left of Stonebridge Avenue) was owned by Charles Faber Junior and occupied by Samuel Waite and Company. The upper half (next to Bawn Avenue) was owned by Jeremiah Bateson and occupied by John Stephenson.



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