Developer claims housing plans will enhance Bramhope

Wharfedale Observer: The fencing in Leeds Road, Bramhope The fencing in Leeds Road, Bramhope

Controversial plans for a housing development in Bramhope have been submitted.

And the developer is stressing that the village will benefit from the scheme to build four houses on the Leeds Road site.

Matthew Brooke, from Bramhope Assets, said: “We have been working hard with a team of experts including conservation planners, ecologists, aboriculturalists, landscape designers and our architectural design team to prepare documents and plans suitable for submission to Leeds City Council. The application will seek full planning permission for the construction of four detached family houses with access, landscaping and a new boundary wall on the land.

“As well as the construction of four houses, the proposals will also provide off-site improvements to the landscaping and function of the adjacent land, which the parish council are seeking to promote as a mini-park. Enhancements could include public art, improvements to hard surfacing, a seating area and additional native planting. These enhancements would go some way to the parish council’s vision, and ensure a usable and pleasant informal recreation space for the community in Bramhope.”

The application has been submitted to Leeds City Council, and the developers are encouraging residents to send any constructive comments to the planning department.

Earlier this year the developers were accused of “vandalising” the conservation area by fencing off the land beside Leeds Road at the Wynmore Avenue end of the Jubilee Copse ribbon park.

The chairman of Bramhope Parish Council, Councillor Denis Johnson said the privately-owned land was a natural part of the park and that the parish council had made several attempts to buy the land but without success.

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10:54am Sun 13 Apr 14

dsmithecology says...

Having looked at plans on the planning website I assumed this development would be far worse than it actually is. Are these plans actually so controversial, or is this just what the Council want us to believe?? The houses look very nice and the developer is intending upgrading the land next door to be a park. The Council are too busy spreading rumours and wishing they owned the land to see this impartially. I hope this gets approved.
Having looked at plans on the planning website I assumed this development would be far worse than it actually is. Are these plans actually so controversial, or is this just what the Council want us to believe?? The houses look very nice and the developer is intending upgrading the land next door to be a park. The Council are too busy spreading rumours and wishing they owned the land to see this impartially. I hope this gets approved. dsmithecology
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10:55am Sun 13 Apr 14

dsmithecology says...

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https://publicaccess .leeds.gov.uk/online -applications/applic ationDetails.do?acti veTab=summary&keyVal =N34WU6JB17S00 dsmithecology
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10:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

fbbramhope says...

The developer has had the boundary line redrawn to his advantage, meaning that he has encroached onto the back gardens of all the houses backing onto the development, planning on chopping down trees that are not his and 'formalising' the beck into the development i.e. putting it in a pipe. The houses will be 2.5 storeys high and twice the size of the houses they back onto. We hope this does NOT get approved.
The developer has had the boundary line redrawn to his advantage, meaning that he has encroached onto the back gardens of all the houses backing onto the development, planning on chopping down trees that are not his and 'formalising' the beck into the development i.e. putting it in a pipe. The houses will be 2.5 storeys high and twice the size of the houses they back onto. We hope this does NOT get approved. fbbramhope
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