A major 2,000 home development in east Leeds has been given the provisional go-ahead by planning chiefs.
The Northern Quadrant scheme will transform an area of open green fields along parts of the A58 and A64, north of Skelton Lane and to the north and east of Whinmoor.
Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel last night gave the green light to an outline planning application.
However members set the proviso that the developer must agree to an increased amount of affordable housing on the site – at least 15 per cent rather than the 12 per cent being offered.
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RESIDENTS of a Leeds village were last night gathering in force to show their opposition to a major housing development on a trio of local green fields.
People power has already led to significant amendments to the originally planned 370-home project for Church Fields in East Ardsley, South Leeds.
The number of proposed homes has been slashed to 299 after more than 330 people submitted official objections about impact on infrastructure and the size of the development. Developer Barratt Homes has also reserved two hectares of land to be used as a school.
The updated proposals will be debated by Leeds council’s City Plans Panel on Thursday, with a full decision later this year.
Local Labour councillor Lisa Mulherin said: “It is positive that the developers have responded to some of the concerns. In particular, it is good to see that they have reduced number of houses and accepted the need for a new primary school.
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