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Green light for highways improvements around Stonebridge Mills development

A £40,000 package of highway works connected to plans for more than 112 dwellings at historic Stonebridge Mills have received the green light from council chiefs.

The improvements are being paid for by the developer, who will pay £15,000 for the design and implementation of measures including:

  • The widening of Stonebridge Lane and resurfacing of the northern footway;
  • Relocation of pedestrian refuge island at the entrance to Stonebridge Lane off the roundabout;
  • Revised traffic regulation orders on Stonebridge Lane;
  • Construction of pedestrian crossing with refuge on Stonebridge Lane;
  • New footway and pedestrian refuge on Tong Road to provide crossing facilities;
  • Resurfacing of the footpaths from Tong Road to the bus stops.

The developer will also pay a further £25,000 towards the design and implementation of a new pedestrian crossing on Stonebridge Lane, south of the Ring Road.

Planning permission to change the historic grade II listed mill buildings into 30 dwellings and the construction of 82 new houses was granted in June 2019.

A council report released today authorised designing and implementing the proposals and said:

“To meet the requirements of the development and deliver the highway alterations, the applicant has requested that Leeds City Council, as Highway Authority, enters into a Section 278 Agreement to enable the developer to complete the detailed
design and construction of the highway works under the supervision of the Council.”

The report can be read in full here.

The site is being developed by Stonebridge Mills Ltd. Four of the buildings at Stonebridge Mills are on the Heritage at Risk register in Leeds.

The site was previously earmarked as a potential site for a new Tesco supermarket, until the plans were scrapped due to the economic downturn in 2015.

Follow WLD‘s coverage of the Stonebridge Mills planning saga here.


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