Stanningley: Fresh housing plan for Vickersdale site

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The Vickersdale site in Stanningley. Photo: Google (July 2022)

By John Baron

An industrial site in Stanningley could be transformed into 79 houses and apartments, if the latest planning application for the area is approved.

Applicant Redstart Robinson Developments wants to demolish the existing buildings at the Vickersdale metal recycling facility and build 61 semi-detached and terrace houses, along with 18 apartments fronting onto Town Street

Access to the two and three bedroom properties would be via Town Street and from the east of the site, which consists of an existing metal recycling facility, some ancillary industrial land, a demolished pub – the Old Roundabout – and a former restaurant.

It’s the latest in a series of planning applications looking to redevelop the site over the past few years.

A planning statement accompanying the application states that the plans are sustainable and meet planning regulations, and would replace the existing ‘unneighbourly’ metal recycling facility. It states: “The current use is unneighbourly, creating amenity issues with surrounding residents which has resulted in a long history of conflict between the site and sensitive residential uses in terms of noise, dust, vehicle movements and general disturbance.

“This development will remove this unneighbourly and nuisance use, which is not compatible with the surrounding area, and providing much-needed housing for the area.”

The planning application can be read in full here.

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