Plans for a supported living complex on the site former funeral directors’ building in Stanningley have been refused by Leeds City Council.
Plans – first reported here – included the demolition of the existing building construction of a specialist complex comprising of 12 flats and eight bungalows at The Homestead, at Wheater’s Fold, off Stanningley Town Street.
A total of 20 full-time staff would have been employed at the development, according to plans submitted by Mr Partakis of Regent Street, London.
A planning officer’s report refusing the application criticised the ‘not complimentary’ design of the two blocks, before concluding:
“The proposed layout … and the internal configuration, outlook and aspect of the
residential units is considered to be constrained, overly tight and crowded within the
site and in relation to surrounding land uses and buildings, with little scope for
meaningful softer landscaping.
“This in turn leads to a poor internal and external environment and setting for both prospective residents and that of the site set in its surrounding area.
“Notwithstanding the unacceptable loss of trees to the northern boundary, no replacement planting is offered. The application is considered contrary to good design principles…”
The applicant had argued the scheme provided a ‘real opportunity to enhance the site, provide much-needed assisted living housing and improve the appearance of the site”.
View the plans in full here.