Pudsey: Galloway Lane housing earmarked for approval


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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