blog: planning permission granted for Green belt site in Pudsey, Leeds

We have obtained a difficult planning consent via Leeds City Council for one of our Arhcitectural Commissions. The scheme is for a pair of contemporary detached dwellings in Pudsey, Leeds. Although the site is technically in Green Belt (and this proved to be a difficult hurdle to overcome in terms of sercuring planning permission) the land in question is very unsightly, and has previously been used as a dumping ground, so, unsually for Green Belt land, the application was met with encouragement from local residents, as it will create a massive visual improvement to the area.

A sketch visual of the front of the proposed dwellings.

During the planning application, Leeds planners were encouraging of our ideas for the houses to be built in a contemporary style as, architecturally, they will not be read in conjunction with any neighbouring properties, and it was considered that only a particularly strong design would be suitable for a Green Belt site. The facing materials will consist of crisp, off-white render, timber cladding, dark grey engineering brick and aluminium framed windows, with balconies and sun terraces overlooking generous gardens at the rear. Allowances have been made for allotments on the site, as well as a communal woodland garden and composting and recycling facilities. We expect building works to commence in spring 2015…

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