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Fresh plans to build flats at vandalised former Pudsey school building

Scaled-back plans to extend a vandalised former science block at the former Pudsey Grangefield School grounds and transform it into 16 flats have been submitted.

Riana Developments Ltd originally wanted to build 19 studio and one-bedroom apartments with 17 parking spaces in the old school grounds off Richardshaw Lane.

But the proposals ran into concernsby Leeds City Council planning officers about the design and the plans were withdrawn last month.

Officers also said the designs were not in keeping with the nearby main former Grangefield School building, which has Listed status.

Developers are saying their revised proposals respect both the design of the science block and the main school building. In a design statement prepared by PN Bakes Architectural Consultancy on behalf of Riana Developments, the architects say:

“The proposed scheme will bring an existing building back into use, and prevent further vandalism and anti-social behaviour within the area.

“The new development will provide much needed housing within the area, and improve a building which has become an eyesore, which currently adversely affects the setting of the adjacent Listed Building.

“The new building will still be subservient to the main building and the materials will provide an unchanged building form with some modern additions which will enhance the overall site as a whole.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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