Pudsey: Galloway Lane housing earmarked for approval

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Plans for 52 houses off Galloway Lane in Pudsey will finally be decided this week.

Members of the council’s south and west plans panel last month deferred a decision on whether to approve plans for the houses. They felt a presentation by agent ELG Planning lacked important information.

There was also a debate about whether a pelican or zebra crossing should be installed on Galloway Lane.

Developer Berkeley Deveer has now said they are willing to make a contribution of £10,000 towards a crossing – but a council report says a zebra crossing, including removal of existing refuge, would cost £25,000 and a pelican crossing £60,000 in total.

Local resident Russell Brody said he wasn’t opposed to the principle of the development and spoke of his concerns about the two-storey nature of houses overlooking his property. He also said there was a lack of bungalows in the plan for older people.

Berkeley Deveer has pledged to make 15 per cent of the properties ‘affordable’ – but there have been 15 local objections to the scheme and councillors Andrew and Amanda Carter (Cons, Farsley and Calverley) have also raised concerns.

A report to be considered by councillors at the plans panel on Thursday afternoon can be read in full here.

The Dispatch first reported on the proposals last December.

   

   
   
   
   

   

   

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