Development of Church Street

Published: 10 October 2019

The planning application has now been submitted as 19/00664/FU, the full details are available on the Leeds Planning portal and can be seen here.

  • The PC has already submitted the following comments to the developer
  • The PC recognises that the land is available for development under the Neighbourhood Plan
  • The PC welcomes the opportunity to provide alternative pedestrian access points to the Stables Lane Community Park
  • The PC has concerns that the number of houses proposed will have a serious impact on the traffic on Church Street, particularly in relation to the traffic exiting from the St Vincent's area of the development
  • The PC is concerned about the density of the housing on the land to the rear of the development and believes that the number of houses should be reduced by around 25% with a pro rata reduction in the different sizes of house and for consideration to be given to the creation of more green space
  • The PC believes that the further consideration should be given to the design of the access from St Vincent's on to Church Street
The PC will be putting comments together to provide a submission to Leeds City Council (LCC) planning department and we have requested a meeting with LCC Planners and Ward Councillors to seek clarification on a number of issues.
The PC would encourage the public to make comments directly to LCC planning by email or via the Leeds Planning portal and please also make any comments known to the PC, closing date for comments is March 15th. This is clearly a contentious planning application and it is important that the planners understand the strength of views within the local community - please do send in your comments!

Did you know in the Leeds City Council Site Allocation Plan ( 2018) it says the following about this development?

'The site is within the Boston Spa Conservation Area. Any development should preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. The openness of the southern part of the site has an important role in contributing to the significance of the Conservation Area, and so no built development should take place on this part of the site.'

The conclusion of the LCC Landscape officer below;

"The site is being over developed at the expense of the tree cover. This will cause harm to public amenity and to harm to the character of the Conservation Area. The scheme is in conflict with LCC policies N23 and LD1. I am not supportive of the scheme as it stands ..."