Final details on 299 homes plan for Leeds

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The final details on plans to build nearly 300 homes in Leeds will be discussed this week.

Planning chiefs will consider changes by Barratt David Wilson Homes and Ramsden Partnership to their proposals for the development on land off Bradford Road, East Ardsley.

The scheme was allowed at appeal in principle by the Secretary of State in last December, despite being refused by Leeds City Council in 2014.

Only reserved matters - layout, appearance and scale - are to be agreed with the council before being given the inevitable go-ahead. But, as reported by the YEP, developers last month were sent back to the drawing board by members of the council’s South and West Plans Panel over concerns of the proposed layout of homes at the site.

A report, prepared by council officers ahead of the meeting on Thursday, said: “Members raised a number of issues regarding the proposed development.

“These included the layout of the development in terms of the green space and pepper potting of the affordable dwellings, the dwelling sizes were not in compliance with Technical standards.

“Concerns were also raised over the appearance of the dwellings.

“Subsequently Members decided to defer the application for further negotiation regarding the above matters.”

Despite revising the application, the report says some dwellings still “fall short” of the New Nationally Described Space Standard, set by the government.

However, it said the homes are all considered to be “within tolerable levels”.

The plans have been recommended for approval subject to conditions.