Plan for new homes in Gledhow Valley Woods in Leeds

Gledhow Valley Woods lake - near the proposed site
Gledhow Valley Woods lake - near the proposed site
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Plans have been drawn up for a new housing development in the middle of woodland in north Leeds.

An application has been submitted to Leeds City Council for 14 homes on a patch of unused land off Gledhow Valley Road in Chapel Allerton.

It is currently greenfield land within the “Gledhow Woods character area” which has in the past been used for pasture.

The spot, which is surrounded by woods and is on a hillside below the highly-regarded Allerton Park development, would become the site of eight semi-detached houses and six detached properties if the plan is approved.

Following discussions with planners, the plans have been revised from initial intentions to build 32 homes.

The new outline planning application, which has been submitted in the name of M Tojagic and the Diocese of Leeds, said the wider site had been identified as being potentially suitable for 30 properties in the medium term.

The plan said there the developers would “thicken and enhance” trees along the roadside “to retain a green character” if given the go-ahead.

It added: “This along with additional planting to the new access will restrict the views into the development to only glimpse views.”

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