Empty land overlooking Post Hill will be turned into housing, after Leeds City Council approved the plans.
Developer Advent Developments Pudsey Ltd will build 12 four-bedroom detached houses with 24 parking spaces on land off Pudsey Road, near Ivy Chase.
A report by a council planning officer approved the development, subject to a number of minor conditions including the times when the building work can be carried out and development work starting within three years. The officer concludes:
“The site is also considered to be sufficiently accessible to local services and facilities in accordance with the Council’s Accessibility Standards such that it is considered to represent a sustainable development…”
Previous planning applications had already been submitted and approved for residential detached housing on the site.
The latest application included ‘minor cosmetic improvements’ to bring it up to date and improve the design. Two extra houses were also added to the plans.
… But quarry plans refused
The decision comes less than two months after an independent government planning inspector refused plans at a disused quarry further down Pudsey Road for 13 houses and 14 apartments with car parking. View the plans in full here.
In his report the inspector pointed to the loss of protected trees on the site and said the development, which had attracted concern from the council that it was over-intensive, would ‘spoil the street scene’.
The council had originally refused the plans in July 2017, leading to the developers appealing against the decision.