Outline plans for up to 14 houses on Pudsey grassland have been approved in principle by councillors – despite eight objections.
Developer General Contractors (Leeds) is wanting to build the houses on the Gibraltar Road site, along with access to the proposed development.
The outline plans have been approved in principle, subject to a raft of planning conditions including bat and botanical surveys. A detailed planning application providing design details of the properties will have to be submitted by the developer and approved by the council before work can start.
Concern has been expressed about access to the site. Eight objections have been received about the development of a greenfield site, loss of a semi-rural area and increased traffic congestion in the area.
A planning officer’s report said revised plans had been received to address highway safety concerns and improve visibility at the junction into the site from Gibraltar Road.
The area has been allocated for housing in the council’s emerging Site Allocation Plan, which earmarks land for development.
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