Plan for East Ardsley pub site expected to be approved

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Planning chiefs are expected to approve controversial plans to build homes on the site of a former East Ardsley pub.

Plans to build 12 homes on the former Railway Hotel pub site will be considered by Leeds City Council planner on tomorrow (Thursday).

It raises no issues of detrimental harm to visual or residential amenity and no issues of harm to highways safety and as a consequence, it is recommended that the application be approved.

Planning report

The Moor Knoll Lane development will include eight detached and four semi-detached properties which will each have two off-street parking spaces.

A report to the meeting recommended the Burkhard Homes development be approved.

Objectors have raised concerns about increased traffic, pollution levels, drainage and a shortage of school and doctor places in the area.

Other objections included concerns about the loss of an historic site after a number of pubs and community buildings in the area have closed in recent years.

However, the report said the layout and size of the proposed development was acceptable and it would not affect traffic or road safety.

The report said: “The layout and scale of the proposal is appropriate in regard to its surroundings, it raises no issues of detrimental harm to visual or residential amenity and no issues of harm to highways safety and as a consequence, it is recommended that the application be approved.

The council has received three letters of objection for the plans.

The developer will be required, as part of the agreement, to contribute £5,709 towards Metro Cards and £36,558 towards a new green space. The site is part greenfield and part brownfield - land earmarked for the potential of redevelopment.