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New image of £200m Kirkstall Road development released

A new image of a major new development off Kirkstall Road has been released – as a public consultation continues to run.

West Leeds residents are again being invited to have their say on improved new development plans for Kirkstall Road, a proposed new sustainable mixed tenure community on the former former Yorkshire Chemicals site between the River Aire and Kirkstall Road.  

Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, bought the 13-acre Brownfield site in August 2020. The new plans look to provide 1,800 new homes, a new riverside park, a new river crossing and retail and leisure spaces.  

They say there will be a range of living accommodation, with around 35% delivered as affordable housing.

Richard Cook, Group Director of Development for Clarion Housing Group, said:

“We’re excited to be working with Leeds City Council and local people to develop our plans for Kirkstall Road which we hope will become a vibrant and thriving new neighbourhood on the edge of the city centre.

“We want to create a high-quality environment, with a focus on the green space that is vitally important to wellbeing for the whole community.

“Sustainability will also be a key consideration, encouraging active travel with new cycling and walking routes. We are also looking to incorporate spaces for artists, designers and makers, alongside workspaces and a café, making it a real destination for local residents.”

The proposals have been submitted for planning and Latimer is continuing to ask local people to review the plans and provide their feedback.

To view the plans and provide feedback residents can visit the consultation website until 28 February 2022.

The site has existing planning permission for more than 1,000 homes alongside student accommodation, but Latimer has carried out a redesign to deliver a residential-led mixed-use scheme.

Developers hope the plans could lead to further regeneration in the Kirkstall Road area, which was hit by floods when the River Aire broke its banks on Boxing Day 2015.

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