Stanningley Road: Former industrial mill building to become flats

Victoria mills Stanningley mills
Victoria Mills is on Stanningley Road. Photo: Google

Part of one of the last remaining 19th century industrial mill buildings on Stanningley Road is set to become flats, after Leeds council planners approved the proposals.

The building towards the back of the former Victoria Foundry will be turned into five one-bedroom flats by applicant Noreen Khan.

A planning officer’s report approving the plans states:

“Its architecture, materials and detailing set it apart from other adjacent buildings and it offers visual interest within its setting and is a building that was responsive to the industrial boom in the area during the C19 and one of the few remaining industrial buildings from that period within the area.”

The report concludes:

“It is considered that the proposed development will not result in any adverse highway impacts, contamination or flooding risks and the noise implications in this location would not be harmful to future or existing residents or existing neighbours.”

The proposals offer no dedicated parking but planning officers said there are seven parking spots in the courtyard and the flats were in a sustainable location, close to transport links.

An adjoining part of the building already has permission to be converted into 12 flats.

The plans can be viewed in full here.


  1. In the more recent past these premises housed the decorative plastering and moulding Works and Offices of Aagaard Hanley Ltd, who worked on domestic and commercial projects all around the county, and indeed the country. Some of the projects were very prestigious, and entailed liaison with major construction companies. The MD of the firm at that time was the late Edmund (Ted) Hanley, a local Labour councillor for Bramley for several years.

    Rather sad to see the demise of the property.


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