Plans for 1,000 homes in Leeds thrown out

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TWO major housing schemes, which would have brought a total of more than 1,000 new homes to affluent parts of north and east Leeds, have been thrown out by plans chiefs.

Plans for 700 homes in Scholes, and a separate proposal for 380 homes in Bramhope, were last night rejected by the City Plans Panel at its meeting at Leeds Civic Hall.

The YEP reported earlier that both proposals had drawn criticism from council officers ahead of the applications being heard.

David Wilson Homes and GMI Developments’s proposal for 700 properties to the east of Scholes were thought to represent a “substantial expansion” of the existing village, and there were concerns about “poor sustainability of the site given the infrequency of the local bus service.”

Meanwhile Miller Homes’s application for 380 homes in Breary Lane East, Bramhope, was branded “premature” and “contrary” to a national planning policy framework in the context of a new housing delivery policy recently approved by Leeds City Council’s executive board.

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