Citu plans for care home, school and flats near Leeds Dock due to be debated by city councillors

A scheme to build a huge “multi-generation” complex featuring a care home, primary school and flats is poised for approval.

Thursday, 4th August 2022, 12:02 pm

Councillors will be asked next week to give their verdict on the development, which would be built on the south-eastern edge of Leeds city centre.

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If approved, the scheme will see a 72-bed care home built, alongside a primary school, nursery, cafe and flats for 80 people.

The site to be developed off Sayner Lane, just south of Leeds Dock.

The complex would be built across land on Sayner Lane, just south of Leeds Dock.

Developers Citu have previously cited similar schemes in countries such as Japan and the Netherlands, where care homes and nurseries live side-by-side, as being the inspiration behind the complex.

Council officers have recommended the scheme be approved.

In a report going before Leeds’ city plans panel on August 11, they said the proposals would “bring diversity and supporting facilities to the growing residential community of the South Bank”.

They added: “The primary school will make the area more attractive for families and couples wanting to stay local, and the care home adds a residential facility which may attract older people to nearby dwellings.”

When the plans were first publicly debated three years ago, councillors expressed concerns about the prospect of noise from a nearby glassworks disturbing residents living in the flats.

The factory sits just over the road from the site of the proposed development.

In their report, officers acknowledged that this “is a concern” but added “the impacts have been properly assessed and concerns allayed by professional reports on noise and air quality, which have satisfied the council’s environmental health services”.