Planners refuse apartment proposal at historic Pudsey tannery site

Tannery Yard, Pudsey. Photo: Google

Plans to build three new apartments at a redundant Grade II Listed builder’s yard in Pudsey have been refused by Leeds City Council planners.

London-based Keygo Property Investments wanted permission to build three, two-bedroom apartments with parking at the Tannery Yard off Claremont Grove. The new block would have been three storeys high.

But a council planning officer’s report raised problems with the impact on the ‘listed’ – preserved – buildings on the site. It concluded “The proposal is considered to have a significant detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the street-scene through loss of the gap provided by the former tannery yard.

“The level of impacts on neighbours living conditions would be unduly harmful through overlooking, dominance and overshadowing due to the proposed building’s close proximity to the neighbouring residential development to the north.

“Concerns also exist regarding greater on street parking for existing flats as the proposal would remove the existing parking and bin siting for the flats at ‘The Tannery’.”

Applicant Keygo had argued that the new block would reflect the character of the adjacent historic buildings in terms of scale and appearance.

The refused plans can be viewed in full here. The applicant can appeal against the decision.



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