Scaled-back proposals to build eight new homes in Armley have been approved by Leeds City Council’s planning department.
The land on Hollywell Lane, off Armley Town Street, is a former factory site which is now classed as waste land and features hedges and trees.
As reported in December, developer Zarina Acquisitions Ltd originally wanted to build 14 new homes, with parking for 23 cars and a mixture of ten two and three-bedroom houses and four flats/maisonettes.
The proposals have been scaled back since they were first submitted and now consist of two three-bed houses and six flats, each with two bedrooms.
Access to the site is via Hollywell Terrace. The site is bounded to the north and east by Armley Moor.
A planning officer’s report approving the application – subject to a raft of planning conditions – concluded:
“The development of right new residential units will sustainably and positively help support and underpin the viability and vitality of the centre through its close proximity and direct walking route onto Town Street.”
The plans can be viewed in full here.
The site was formerly a boot and shoe factory, later a clothing factory, dating from the mid-19th century. A large residential villa property – ‘Holdsworth House’ – also existed to the immediate north of the remaining Rose Villa building. It’s believe the site became disused in the late 1970s/early 80s.
Last year the same developer, Zarina Acquisitions Ltd, received planning permission to build ten new homes on the former Upstairs Downstairs nightclub site, which is adjacent to Hollywell Lane.