West Leeds: New plans submitted for double school extension

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PLANs to expand a primary school have attracted concerns over car parking and impact on green space.

Papers have been lodged with Leeds City Council’s planning department for new classrooms, hall space, a new car park and play area at Bramley Primary School in Fairfield Hill.

The overall proposals - already approved in principle by the authority’s executive board, but yet to be considered by plans chiefs - include two separate extensions requiring the change of use of public open space for the car park and school play space, with “enlarged access from highway”.

However one objector from nearby Whitecote Gardens has written that he is “especially concerned about the proposed new car park” and the fact that the public footpath will be affected. He adds that staff should be encouraged to use public transport and a car park “is not needed”. “Not only is the proposed car park in a conservation area, but it is on protected green space,” he writes.

The planning application will be heard and decided on a later date.