150-homes plan for former north Leeds school site

Blueprints for more than 150 homes in North Leeds are set to go before council planning chiefs at a meeting this week.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 11:45 am

Plans for 153 homes and associated works at the former Miles Hill Primary school site off Beckhill Approach and Potternewton Lane, Meanwood, will go before members of Leeds City Council’s north and east plans panel on Thursday.

Proposals for the site also include green space and a games area for children, as well as parking facilities.

The site would be mainly made up of semi-detached dwellings with “a small number of terraced blocks”. The houses would be generally two storeys with some units having rooms within the roof.

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The meeting is set to take place in Civic Hall, Leeds.

The plans also include two three-storey apartment blocks to the south-east of the site.

The area of on-site green space would be a central feature of the

development and would contain a “multi-use games area” and an

informal play area.

A report by Leeds City Council officers states the plans should be approved, but only with financial contributions from the developers. These a Residential Travel Plan Fund contribution of £82,082 and £475,514.39 for the council to work on on site green space.

The report added: “The application is considered to be acceptable. The site is allocated for housing within the SAP and would provide a mix of house types in accordance with policy.

“It would be fully compliant with regard to the planning obligations and the form of the development is not considered to be harmful to the character and appearance of the area, nor would it have a harmful impact on highway safety, subject to appropriate planning conditions.”