Road improvements to reduce the speed of traffic and rat-running are needed if plans for a major new housing development are to get the green light, councillors have said.
Members of the South and West Plans Panel said proposals for 121 units – mainly semi-detached and detached houses with 20 flats in two blocks – at the Department For Work and Pensions site off Otley Road were broadly welcome given the site’s favoured ‘brownfield’ status. Continue reading
Following Hull’s recent success, a meeting will be held next month that will begin the conversation on whether Leeds should put itself forward to become the 2023 European Capital of Culture. Continue reading
It’s a man made wind tunnel nicknamed ‘The Dalek’ – but our photo shows how the streets surrounding Bridgewater Place this week became like a deserted scene from a post apocalyptic sci-fi film following concern about high winds. Continue reading
Campaigners fighting to stop developers building homes on former sports facilities in the Headingley/Hyde Park area of Leeds were boosted after councillors told developers they wouldn’t back their plans.
Map of the proposed development on the site of the former Leeds Girls High School
Members of the south and east plans panel have said they want to REJECT outline proposals to build 24 houses and a shop on the land off Victoria Road. Continue reading
South Leeds Sports centre was demolished in autumn. Photograph: Jeremy Morton/southleedslife.com
Proposals for a new primary school on the site of the former South Leeds Sports Centre must include enough parking spaces for staff to avoid problems for local residents, councillors have said.
Members of the south and west plans panel heard initial proposals for the 420-pupil primary school and 26-place nursery off Beeston Road at a pre-application hearing at the Civic Hall today. Continue reading
Leeds planners today approved fast food chain McDonald’s bid to open 24 hours a day at its branch off Low Road, Hunslet.
The restaurant currently opens 5am to midnight Sundays to Wednesdays and 5am to 1am Thursday to Saturdays. Continue reading