Kirkstall Road: Major residential plan could see 300 flats built

The main Thyssen Krupp site on Kirkstall Road

A major residential scheme for more than 250 flats on a Kirkstall Road site abandoned after the Boxing Day 2015 floods will be debated by councillors this week.

Investment company Prospect Estates wants to build the flats on the former ThyssenKrupp site, at the corner of Kirkstall Road and Viaduct Road.

The development – which would consist of four buildings between between four and nine storeys tall surrounding a central open space area – would also include parking for 171 and three small shops.

The three storey stone-built former offices of coil spring manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, which run alongside Viaduct Road, would be retained and converted into residential use. Up to 60 flats could be accommodated in the building, on top of the 254 units earmarked for the rest of the site.

thyssenkruypp site kirkstall road

Prospect Estates has yet to submit a formal planning application for the site, which was left under four feet of water when the River Aire burst its banks on Boxing Day 2015.

Councillors on the south and west plans panel on Thursday will watch a presentation by developers and offer feedback and suggestions on the proposals, ahead of a formal planning application being submitted.

Councillors will feed back on the scale, car parking and public open space on the siote.

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


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