Words: John Baron
Detailed plans to build 66 new homes on the former Airedale Mills site in Rodley have been submitted by developers.
The site, off Moss Bridge Road and Rodley Town Street, has been empty since the 1970s and is bordered by Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the River Aire.
The detailed proposals include the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping. They include a range of housing types, including semi-detached, detached and small groups of terraced dwellings, in addition to a four-storey apartment building.
A total of 10 affordable homes are proposed, which would be a mix of one and two-bed apartments and a mix of two and three-bed houses.
A planning statement accompanying the application to Leeds City Council says:
“The design team have proposed a viable residential development that makes a positive contribution to the wider settlement. A considered approach to housetypes, movement, natural features and the context of the site ensure a high quality living environment for new residents.”
The plans can be viewed in full here.
Dynamic Capital and Investments already has outline planning permission for the site, which includes replacing the swing bridge and carrying out road works to ensure access to the former woollen mill site.
The work on the bridge and road is due to start in January and will likely lead to the temporary closure of neighbouring Rodley Nature Reserve.