A planning application has been submitted to build a detached block of 13 flats on vacant land just off Armley Town Street, writes Keely Bannister.
Located next to number 11 on Hall Road, the land is just behind Town Street’s William Hill betting shop.
Ahuru Homes Ltd are bidding to build a majority three-storey building made up of nine one-bedroomed flats and four two-bedroomed flats.
Towards the northern site boundary, there would be a fourth storey created via a flat being built into roof space with an external terrace.
Proposed floor plans show the flats would have open plan living through a combined living/dining/kitchen space with a separate bedroom, three-piece bathroom and store space. The two bedroomed flats would benefit from one of the bedrooms having an en-suite, but would not have the store space.
A statement submitted to support the application by Andrew Windress of I D Planning says the development would provide six parking spaces and about 14 cycle spaces.
The document adds:
“In summary it can be seen the proposed development will not have a detrimental impact on the local highway network. Additionally, there are no restrictions to on-street parking on Hall Road so any residents/visitors that may not be able to park within the site can park directly outside the development.”
Access to the site would be provided by a gated access lane which runs along the northern boundary of the site through to Athlone Street.
Armley Conservation Area runs along the western and northern boundary of the site. It is stated within submitted planning documents that:
“Currently the vacant and derelict nature of the site does not contribute to the character of the Conservation Area. As such, the redevelopment of the site for residential purposes will bring a positive impact to this edge of the conservation area and will improve the appearance of the street scene as a whole.”
Trees that currently populate the site would have to be removed. The developers do say that they are proposing for trees and shrubs to be planted to the eastern boundary of the site.
In 2016 the principle of a residential development on the site was approved by the council after an application proposing to construct a three-storey building containing eight two-bedroomed flats for the social housing market was submitted.
You can view all documents associated with the current planning application here.