Planning battle looks set to resume over new bid to build 46 homes in south Leeds

The site of the proposed development in Churwell.
The site of the proposed development in Churwell.
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Campaigners opposing the development of Morley greenfield sites are facing a further battle after developers offered up revised plans for dozens of homes in Churwell.

Persimmon Homes has submitted proposals to build 46 houses on land off New Village Way six months after initial plans for 54 homes were rejected by Leeds City Council planning chiefs.

A consultation so that residents can comment on the plans to build on the five acre site will remain open until July 22, before council bosses decide whether to refuse or accept the proposals at some point before September.

The revised plans feature 46 houses, including seven affordable homes, as well as associated access, car parking, landscaping and public space.

Matt Burrow, a planner from Persimmon Homes, cited that the previous plans were refused in December due to issues such as the poor layout of the design and a lack of on-site green space.

In the new application, he said: “The scheme has been revised to take into account the reasons for refusal.”

Last year local councillors and residents warned that New Village Way already serves more than 300 homes and any development would contravene council planning rules that single roads should not serve estates of more than 300 houses.

It was suggested that a housing development on the site would overload roads, bringing “serious highways and safety problems”, while putting more strain on stretched health centres and schools in the area.

Residents can register comments on the revised plans by visiting leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess or sending mail to Development Enquiry Centre, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington St, Leeds, LS2 8HD, quoting planning reference 16/03676.

For information or to see the plans in full visit leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess using application number 16/03676.