Plan for 75 Leeds homes set for approval

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City planners hope to deliver on a “key opportunity” to build on land in Leeds as a plan for 75 new homes is set for approval.

Leeds City Council’s South and West Plans Panel meet on Thursday to discuss the full application by Yorkshire Housing to develop off Meagill Rise in Otley.

A council report for the panel reads: “It is a demanding site in terms of landscape and topography 
and previous private sector developers have concluded that the site could not be viably developed. This is therefore a key opportunity to make a significant contribution to the supply of housing, the majority of which is to be Affordable Housing to be provided by a Registered Social Landlord with a track record of working with Leeds City Council on delivering affordable housing.”

The application is due to be delegated to the council’s chief planning officer, Tim Hill, for approval subject to conditions and the developer ensuring that at least 62.5 per cent of the homes are affordable, as well as £50,000 in contributions.