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Pudsey Sixth Form College plans move forward

Plans for a new £13 million Pudsey Sixth Form College have been signed off by Leeds council planners, paving the way for work to start on the site.

The new Pudsey Sixth Form College will cater for up to 600 students and 26 different subjects at the site next to Crawshaw Academy, off Kent Road.

Leeds city councillors approved in principle a planning application to build the college in May, subject to a raft of planning conditions including agreeing a financial package relating to the upgrading of off-site sports pitches. A package of road safety works were also agreed, along with a financial contribution towards extra public transport.

Council planning officers gave the final go-ahead on Friday following negotiations with developers, and have imposed a raft of 37 planning conditions to the approval. The full plans and reports can be read in full here.

The proposals, which faced local concerns over parking and traffic, have been brought forward by Luminate Education Group and developed in partnership with Leeds Sixth Form College, along with schools including Crawshaw Academy, Co-op Academy Priesthorpe and Leeds West Academy.

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Cllr Simon Seary

Councillor Simon Seary (Cons, Pudsey) told WLD: “We have worked hard and engaged with residents and the council planning department to make sure the final application is as good as we could get it, with as many mitigating measures as possible to elevate local concerns.

“The new facility will offer local students another opportunity.”

Last September WLD revealed college bosses had pushed back their plans to open in 2024 due to ‘unforeseen challenges’.

The college is now slated to open in 2025, with a start date on site to be confirmed.

The further education college would offer specialist teachers in up to 26 different subjects. Both A level and BTech courses would be available, with subjects ranging from art, business, media, philosophy and physical education to English, maths, computer science, law and French. It would be aimed at students aged 16 to 18 and above. 

Meanwhile, Pudsey Grammar School recently unveiled its intention to build a £4 million extension to increase its sixth form provision at its site off Mount Pleasant Road. A planning application was submitted in January and is awaiting a decision from council planners.

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  1. More trouble at Pudsey bus station with 600 more pupils using it, the area is bad enough now because of kids coming from all over the place to the schools in Pudsey, not many of them are capable of normal behaviour, so this sounds like a nightmare


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