Plans to turn back garden into classic Land Rover dealership

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Rare classic Land Rovers could be sold from the converted back garden of a property if council planners approve new proposals.

Plans have been submitted to Leeds City Council to change the use of the rear garden at The Bungalow, Moor Knoll Lane, East Ardsley, to sell motor vehicles.

The site was previously used as a cattery business, with 40 kennels and the council approved a stable block in 2013 at the property.

The application will be considered by the South and West Plans Panel later this month but concerns have been raised that the business would increase traffic along the road.

Belmont Design Services Limited, on behalf of the applicant, said sales viewings at the site would be by appointment only and there would be two or three per day.

The company said the site would retain a small number of vehicles at the site, with others stored elsewhere.

The proposals include space for up to 10 vehicles for sale to be parked plus around four vehicles owned by the applicant.

Three objection letters have so far been submitted to the council.

Peter Denne said in his objection: “It’s a residential area which objected originally against a larger building.

“It’s on a very slim road which is now on a bus route, hardly enough space to move these vehicles in and out.”

Karl Bradford, of neighbouring Moor Knoll Drive, also objected.

He said: “We would be concerned about any extra traffic wether it be commercial vehicle transport or vehicles being delivered or potential customers coming and going.”

Mr Bradford said ambulances travel along the road regularly to respond to emergencies in the area and that there had been calls to reduce the speed limit to 20mph.

He added: “We feel that the addition of all this applications associated traffic, combined with all of all the other factors we have mentioned, could lead to accidents and we are aware that accidents have occurred in the past.”