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Kirkstall Road: Extra 57 flats could be built in former Thyssen-Krupp site

20 October 2019

A block of 57 apartments could be built on the former Thyssen-Krupp site off Kirkstall Road.

Developers Mandale Apartments have submitted a detailed planning application to change the offices, which run next to Viaduct Road, into 57 residential apartments.

The proposals form part of the former industrial site that was ravaged by the Boxing Day floods that hit Leeds in 2015. 

The flats earmarked for the former offices would be in addition to the rest of the site, which already has outline permission in principle for 272 flats

The application says 45 flats will be one-bed and 12 two-bed, with parking for 52 cars and 62 cycles provided within the curtilage of the site. In a letter to planners, senior planner David Marjoram says:

“In this instance, it is evident that the proposals will not have an unacceptable highways impact.

“This is based on a relatively modest shortfall against the maximum standards (16 spaces), allied with the fact the site is located near a main bus and cycle route (Kirkstall Road) and a railway station (Burley Park), offering easy access to the city centre via sustainable means.

“Due to its city centre fringe location, the site is also well placed in terms of access to local shops and amenities outside the main city centre core, with a gym, cinema, supermarkets, football complex, restaurants, coffee shop, primary school, nursery and Post Office all within easy reach on foot.”

The proposed development’s ground floor will include flood resistance and resilience measures up to 0.6m above finished floor level. The building’s basement will be used for cycle storage.

It’s anticipated further full detailed planning applications to build new apartment blocks will be submitted for the rest of the site in due course.

The application can be viewed in full here.

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