Green light for children’s home plans, despite councillor’s concerns

Election: Leeds Civic Hall.

Plans for a children’s home in Armley have been approved – despite the concerns of a local councillor.

Applicants Cambian Group are changing a six-bedroom house into a children’s home in Billingbauk Drive.

The home will accommodate three young people aged eight-18 years old on expected long-term residencies and employ three staff.

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Cllr Jim McKenna

Councillor James McKenna (Lab, Armley) opposed the application on the grounds that the area area is not suitable for a children’s home, there will be no chance for children to interact productively with community due to frequency of change, the lack of local services and lack of public consultation.

There were five objections from local residents.

Councillors sitting on the south and west plans panel approved the plans, subject to conditions, including implementing car electric charging points on the site.

The planning officer’s report can be read in full here.


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