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Highway works revealed for Burley Street student flat development

Highway works to support the construction of student flats on Burley Street have been revealed, writes Keely Bannister.

Planning permission was granted in March 2017 for the construction of student residential accommodation of 87 studio flats with communal facilities and a ground floor retail unit at the vacant site on Burley Street.

As part of the planning conditions to progress the build, the developer had to enter into a legal agreement with Leeds City Council to make changes to the roads that support the development.  

A report says that the following highway works have been agreed between Burley Place Limited and Leeds City Council:

  • Loading bays outside the building on both Burley Street and Park Lane; 
  • Two short-stay parking bays outside the building on Burley Street;
  • Works to Rutland Mount, which runs beside the site linking Park Lane and Burley Street, including five removable lockable bollards and guardrails to prohibit vehicular access to the road, four tree pits and trees and the retention, repair and reinstatement of stone setts on the road and footpath improvements;
  • Other highway works such as new signage, markings, lighting etc

The works will be paid for by the developer as part of the agreement as will any costs incurred by the council.

A traffic order will now be advertised to stop vehicles using Rutland Mount and to enforce a 20-minute time limit for vehicles in the new lay-bys on Park Lane and Burley Street with costs again being met by the developer. 

If no valid objections are received, these orders will be able to come into effect.

You can view the council documents here. Plans for the development of the 87 studio flats can be found here.

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