Third time lucky for Armley shops plans?

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Scaled-back plans to build new shops in the Whingate area of Armley have been submitted for the THIRD time.

Structured Acquisition Ltd has applied for planning permission for a part two and three storey building comprising four shop units and two flats at the front of Whingate Business Park. Plans also include car parking.

The Dispatch reported in January how an application to build four shops and four flats were refused by Leeds City Council. Planning officers said the design would be ‘incongruous’ in the area and raised concerns over highway and pedestrian safety due to a lack of off-street parking.

Similar plans were also knocked back by the council in August 2017, with planning officers saying the development would have created safety problems on the busy main road.

Developers are hoping that latest plans will finally be approved.

Paul Robinson, of planning agents Orbis, said in a statement accompanying the application:

“We welcome the detailed discussions that have taken place on this site and
proposal which has led to the agreed proposal currently before you for determination.

“We feel these have met all of your requirements and produce a building that will improve the streetscene, provide further life to this section of Armley and function without adverse consequences.”

Plans can be viewed in full here.


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