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Stanningley: Scaled-down application submitted for Town Street flats

12 January 2020

A scaled-down application has been submitted to build four one-bedroom flats at two businesses on Town Street in Stanningley, writes Keely Bannister.

The flats will be created by adapting current living and storage space and building two new extensions – a first floor extension at Shalamar restaurant and an extension above and behind at next doors Bennetts Fisheries.

Applicant Mr Jay Nawaz from Bradford submitted a similar application last July l to create six one-bedroomed flats before withdrawing the application in August. 

A document submitted with the current application by agent MAS Design Consultants of Guiseley reveals that a meeting was held with a Leeds City Council planning officer in early December 2019 where it was agreed that the scheme would be reduced from six to four flats to “minimise the new build and maximise the landscaped area”. 

The document adds:

“Following consultation with the client it has been clarified that the existing area previously shown as unable to access for survey to the rear of 139 Town Street is in actual fact an existing bedsit unit with an existing tenant who has lived at the address for a number of years.

“Additionally, the existing flat on the first floor of no.139 Town Street has been a three-bed flat for a number of years as existing, however, the client believes that single bedroom flats are better suited to this location.”

Environmental Health were consulted as part of the previous withdrawn application, with them recommending refusal due to the high number of commercial premises in proximity and the likelihood of odour and noise nuisance.

To combat this, it is stated that the windows of this new development will be sealed with an acoustic glazing and a whole house ventilation system will be installed.

As with the previous application, no on-site parking will be provided as part of the application.

You can view and comment on the application here.

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