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Otley Road and Adel Lane housing plan ‘needs road improvements’

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

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Picture: Bridgewater Place closed due to high winds

Deserted Bridgewater Place in Leeds. Photograph copyright www.theleedsguardian.com

Deserted Bridgewater Place in Leeds. Photograph copyright http://www.theleedsguardian.com

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

Councillors call for more parking at new Leeds primary school

South Leeds Sports centre was demolished in autumn. Photograph: Jeremy Morton/southleedslife.com

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