Pudsey: Housing plan submitted for empty offices

Carlisle Road, Pudsey. Photo: Google

Offices which have been empty for four years could be transformed into housing at a Pudsey mill site, if plans are approved by Leeds City Council.

Applicant Matt Ballard has submitted plans to change the office the New Street Mills site in Carlisle Road into five dwellings.

The proposals include four two-bedroom town houses including parking and rear gardens and a two-bedroom first floor studio apartment with parking. The plans also feature one retail unit.

A design statement accompanying the application states: “There has been a decline in the need for office space since Covid 19, with a large percentage of office workers working from home. That has left our client with an empty building.

“The property has been advertised for rent, but with no interest. The proposal has been carefully considered in order to address the contribution that the building makes to the streetscape of the Conservation Area, with the works to the original building being conservative in nature to ensure that contribution the building makes within the Conservation Area is preserved.”

The offices have been empty for over four years and the report states that after Covid the current user of the rear of the site, Omega Stone, has no need for the use as offices.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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