New parade of shops planned in Armley


Plans for a new parade of shops with flats above could give a new lease of life to a former mill complex in Armley.

Developer Ayyaz Malik of Structured Acquisitions Ltd wants to build a parade of four shops and four one-bedrrom flats with four parking spaces at the front of Whingate Business Park, off Whingate.

The building, which would include a secure cycle store, would be part two and part three storey.

A statement submitted by developers says the development would see the final part of the transformation of the former mill complex and ‘would provide a clear and active frontage to the site’.

They say the new shops would aimed at people living in the immediate area and would not impact on trade on Town Street:

“We consider that the proposed retail usage here would serve a very local populous and it would be unreasonable to expect this population … to travel to the centre of Armley. As a result we do not consider that the uses here would have any negative impacts on the vitality and viability of [Armley] town centre or indeed the local shop and takeaways situated opposite on Whingate.”

Developers say car parking for the shops would be provided by parking on Whingate.

Read full details about the application here.






  1. Need to crack on and get that Aldi built round the corner – two years now since the site was cleared. Food desert round there with elderly and disabled shoppers forced to hike over to Armley or down to the Wortley ASDA. Take it that’s still happening and hasn’t fallen through? No need for these small shop units – plenty standing empty round about that area already. Any tenants announced? Didn’t think so. Just more speculative development which will amount to nothing.

  2. I guess value of this scheme will become clearer if and when first tenants are announced. Always good to see plans to regenerate a site – Town Street’s run down anyway


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