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Pudsey: Vandalised former school block WILL become flats

Scaled-back plans to extend a vandalised former science block at the former Pudsey Grangefield School grounds and transform it into 12 flats have been submitted.

Riana Developments Ltd originally wanted to build 19 studio and one-bedroom apartments with 17 parking spaces in the old school grounds off Richardshaw Lane.

But the proposals ran into concerns by Leeds City Council planning officers about the design and theĀ plans were withdrawn last year. Revised plans for 16 flats were submitted shortly after.

There will be eight parking spaces, with planning officers saying much of the delay with the application surrounded the number and design of parking provision on the site.

The area has been the subject of vandalism and anti-social behaviour for a prolonged period of time.

Approving the application, a council planning officer said in his report:

“The proposal will regenerate a long standing derelict nuisance site, with a quality refurbishment scheme.

“The proposal will also deliver new housing in a sustainable location, which will enhance the appearance and character of the Pudsey Conservation Area.”

The plans were passed subject to a number of conditions, which can be found here.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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