More than 600 homes proposed for vacant site

Planners are considering a proposal to develop hundreds of apartments on the edge of Leeds city centre.

Avison Young has submitted plans to Leeds City Council for the regeneration of the vacant 2.07- hectare brownfield site, on behalf of its client – Commercial Development Projects.

The submission outlines the provision of a mixed-use scheme, which includes up to 631 apartments spread across six blocks, with commercial spaces on the ground floor, as well as a new public park and green spaces which maximise walking and cycling routes along the River Aire.

The apartments will be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom homes, a percentage of which will be affordable housing to meet council requirements.

If approved they will occupy land on Kirkstall Road, which has previously housed Arla Foods and Tiger Bus Company. The site has been vacant since 2016.

Rachel May, planner at Avison Young, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council and other key stakeholders to design a scheme which will provide much needed high-quality housing, as well as further develop local amenities and create large areas of attractive green space.

“The plans make a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the area and aim to create a fantastic place for those who live and work there.”

Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT) is the architect for the scheme, with Curtins providing civils, engineering and transport advice.