A new planning application has been received for the site of the historically important Old Dog Mill, in Yeadon – see here (17/03795/OT). This application is for 39 dwellings; a mix of terraced houses (13) and flats (26) with what appears to be
- inadequate parking provision
- demolition of a large part of the historic mill, which is important to the Yeadon Conservation Area (the tower to stay but no indication of use).
- no supporting structural survey to justify the demolition of the eighteenth century Mill
- no plan for mixed development, as advised by a number of groups including Historic England and Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum
- no community space in this area designated as part of the Town Centre
- a substantial change to the character of Engine Fields, a local nature area which relies on the Mill for its outlook and atmosphere
A previous application for the site’s development in 2016, with 25 houses was turned down – see here. The site is currently in the Leeds Site Allocation Plan for 15 dwellings – see here page 21 for the response to this from the Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum in March 2017, which was compiled from resident’s views and supports a mixed use scheme taking account of the historic nature of the site to enhance the area.
Comments on this application by members of the public should be made on the Leeds Planning Portal and should be in by 21st July 2017. There is already a response from Historic England which you may find helpful to read – see here.
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