Planning chiefs to rule on application to build 65 houses in Pudsey

Early plans to build dozens of houses on a site in Pudsey are set to go before Leeds planning chiefs next week.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 11:18 am

Outline plans to build roughly 65 houses on a greenfield site off Owlcotes Road in Pudsey have been submitted to Leeds City Council by Keyland Developments.

A report by council officers claimed the authority has received 13 objections to the plans from residents, citing issues such as the loss of views and privacy, the need for traffic calming measures, and threat to wildlife.

Local councillors Andrew and Amanda Carter have also objected to the plans on the basis the site is ‘valuable greenspace’ and prone to flooding.

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The site near Owlcotes Lane, Pudsey.

The 2.23 hectare site is currently empty, apart from two telecommunications masts.

While the rough number of houses set to be built on the site is 65, the actual number of homes on the site is expected to be included in further more detailed plans. The council recommends putting a limit of 77 on the amount of houses that can be built on the site.

Council officers have recommended members approve the plans in principle, citing that the site has been earmarked development, and that the plans include a reasonable proportion of affordable housing.

A report by Leeds City Council concluded: “As discussed above, the principle of the development for housing on this site is supported by the up to date local plan and the adopted SAP. That the proposal is in accordance with the existing site allocations should be afforded very significant weight in consideration and determination of the application.

“The development will provide an acceptable quantum of affordable housing, with a safe and adequate means of access. It is considered that the principle of developing the site for residential purposes is acceptable in terms of all local and national planning policies subject to the imposition of conditions and a legal agreement.

“With consideration being given to all other matters, the application is recommended for approval.”

A meeting of Leeds City Council’s south and west plans panel is set to take place on Thursday, August 27.