New houses approved between school and Henconner Lane

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The access to the site off Henconner Lane. Photo: John Baron/westleedsdispatch.com

Plans for five family homes on a plot of land between Henconner Lane and Greenhill Primary School in Bramley have been approved.

Applicant John Cliff, of Rawdon-based EP Homes, has applied to build three three-bedroom houses and alter existing cottages to form two four-bedroom houses on the site. All properties would include driveways and garages

The plans include access via a private drive access road off Henconner Lane, and there would be parking for 16 cars.

There were five objections to the plans, with residents highlighting the loss of green space, overshadowing of existing properties and safeguarding concerns at Greenhill Primary.

A design and access statement submitted by designers DEN Architecture said the proposal made a ‘positive contribution to its locality and added: “The site makes best use of a unused derelict site to create a high quality residential development which is sympathetic to and consistent with the context of the surrounding area. The proposal provides a much-needed mix of house types in this location.”

A council report approving the application states the site is currently derelict and consists of grassland and scrub, with three traditional stone built cottages north-east of the site, one of which has suffered extensive fire damage. The cottages are identified as non-designated heritage assets.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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