East Leeds: Development plan ‘not fit for purpose’

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Plans to build over 200 homes in Methley were put back after the designs were branded ‘not fit for purpose’ in a debate by Leeds councillors.

Developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes have submitted plans to build 220 properties in Station Road but councillors on Leeds City Council’s planning committee raised concerns over the size of the homes and the impact it would have on school 
places.

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The scheme has also been opposed by residents, with 33 letters of objection received so far, voicing fears including lack of insfrastructure and flooding risks.

There were also concerns that the development could lead to a rise in crime due to the layout of the properties.

The decision has been deferred to the chief planning officer for consideration.

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