Breathing new life into industry Leeds site

RE-VITALISE: The development looks set to spruce up a former industrial site.
RE-VITALISE: The development looks set to spruce up a former industrial site.
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Planning councillors are set to debate proposals for a residential and commercial development in the Quarry Hill area of the city.

The work in progress document, by applicant Dr R Haq, is being put before members of the City Plans Panel on Thursday where they will give advice and opinions prior to a formal application being submitted.

If eventually given the go-ahead, there will be an eight storey development with a cafe/bar on the ground floor, offices on the first floor and 56 apartments above at St Peter’s Buildings on York Street.

Indications show there will be a mix of 32, one bedroomed apartments; 21, two bedroomed apartments and three, three bedroomed apartments.

The redevelopment of the vacant site, formerly four industrial buildings near the bus station, Munro House and Wardrobe bar will be decked out in red brick, zinc and steel cladding and have a glass atrium and rooftop space.

At this week’s meeting, following a site visit, members will be asked to consider four main issues which have been raised by the authority’s planning officers.

They will be do they support the principle of the development, mix of accommodation proposed, indicative layout and design and level of impact on traffic and highways.

Papers which have been pre-prepared for the meeting reveal that officers have concerns about the allocation of just three, three bedroomed apartments falling under the 20 per cent provision required by current council policy.

They also want answers from the applicant about there being only four car parking spaces included in the whole of the development to cover the residential, working and commercial uses.

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