New Planning App Oct ’15

Maple Grove Developments and Yorvale submitted a planning application for the site in October 2015, for 262-bedroomed gated student accommodation. It was given full planning permission for 24 three and four bedroomed houses in March 2015, after outline permission was given in April 2014.

The planning application number for the current proposal is 15/05863 (for erection of 7 purpose built student accommodation blocks, 3 storeys in height, providing 262 bed spaces in total, at Victoria Road, Hyde Park, Leeds LS6.)

The plans and associated documents, including objections, can be viewed on on the council’s web site here: https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do;jsessionid=0F51871FF6B2C30C484C25D0883474C5?action=firstPage.

Objections to the application can be submitted via the above link or by emailing planning@leeds.gov.uk or by writing to Planning Services, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington St, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

The deadline for objections is 13th November 2015 so please object if you haven’t done so already! There is still time!!

A long letter of objection is not needed. All you need say is, using your own words, that you object to the application because, for example:

  1. It would deprive the local community of the opportunity of a space for sport and recreation which it badly needs.
  2. It would deprive five local schools, all badly in need of sports space, of the opportunity to use this site.
  3. Purpose Built Student Accommodation here will not free up HMOs in Hyde Park because it will attract students who prefer PBSA, rather than students who prefer shared houses; this area of Hyde Park specifically is the most popular with students when looking for shared houses.
  4. It would add to increased disturbance for surrounding neighbours in terms of noise and comings and goings.
  5. The community was not consulted about this application until after it was submitted.

To see some extracts from previous objections to previous applications for this site click here.

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March 2013

Holbeck Land and Chartford Homes submitted a revised planning application for the site earlier in 2013.

On 5th December Plans Panel South & West will be deciding whether or not to approve the application.

The planning application number is 13/00868.

Although there are now no flats above it and the frontage is set back from Victoria Road, the plans still include a supermarket (which is still being called a convenience store), small terraced houses (24 instead of 25) and a very small area of green public space.  The plans and associated documents, including objections, can be viewed on on the council’s web site here: https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=MIIMNGJB17S00.

Objections to the application can be submitted via the above link or by emailing planning@leeds.gov.uk or by writing to Development Enquiry Centre, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington St, Leeds, LS2 8HD.

The deadline for objections is 30th November 2013 so please object if you haven’t done so already! There is still time!!

A long letter of objection is not needed. All you need say is, using your own words, that you object to the application because, for example:

  1. A shop is not needed, as there are lots of shops nearby and local businesses are already struggling.
  2. More houses and flats are not needed in an area which is already one of the most densely populated areas of Leeds.
  3. It would deprive the area of the amenity value of a green space.
  4. It would deprive the local community of the opportunity of a space for sport and recreation which it badly needs.
  5. It would deprive five local schools, all badly in need of sports space, of the opportunity to use this site.
  6. The community has not been consulted about this application.

To see some extracts from previous objections click here.

3 thoughts on “New Planning App Oct ’15

  1. Sandra Smith

    I wholeheartedly object to the planning application number 13/00868. It simply defies belief that inner city green space could feasibly be sold to housing developers when there are local schools and communities in desperate need of recreation areas. It is essential to children’s health and well being, social and physical development that they participate in sports activities. The proposal to demolish a swimming pool and sports hall just beggars belief. Surely the opposite should be occurring, in that the Council should be giving these facilities to the five local schools that are without. Or is that too much like common sense?

    1. Dawn Carey Jones Post author

      People associated with the GSAL keep making these completely untrue statements. At no time was the Council offered this Pool site free of charge. It is exactly what the local schools have always wanted and would have been accepted with alacrity.

      On the contrary, the GSAL was given a massive present by the people of Leeds when allowed to convert some 60 Hectares of farm land (green belt) into building land to establish their new school, something no other organisation or person in Leeds would have been granted. In return, we ask simply for this one hectare sports site for purchase at sports pitch price (which is what it is worth unless the GSAL is given another large concession and allowed to turn this small protected 1 hectare sports site also into building land), but so far the GSAL has refused and continue with planning applications for unwanted dense, small housing, and a supermarket which will harm local small shopkeepers.

      In addition, at the review of Listing of Assets of Community Value last Friday, GSAL unequivocally stated that they were only interested in selling the site for its commercial value (i.e. for the most they could get for it).

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