Developers behind a £4 million private residential care home in Pudsey have been told to reduce the size of the building if they want to receive planning permission.
Councillors have said the new 86-bedroom home, which could create more than 80 jobs, needs to be smaller than the three-storey development currently planned on Crawshaw Road by Angela Swift Developments Ltd.
Members of the council’s south and west plans panel welcomed the principle of the development but expressed concerns over its overall size, backing concerns raised by more than 30 local objectors to the scheme. Pudsey councillor Mick Coulson (Labour) was particularly vocal over his concerns.
They deferred making a final decision on the plans and asked the developers to come back with smaller proposals for the site, which used to house the council-run 36-bedroom Musgrave Court Care Home.
Musgrave Court was closed and declared surplus to requirements by cash-strapped Leeds City Council almost four years ago. The home was demolished and the land sold by the council in 2016.
Local residents have expressed concerns over parking, the impact of extra traffic on a congested road and the height of the new building, which would be three storeys high plus an apex roof.