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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #101
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It will be a good place to live if the station is certain to be built, but otherwise I wouldn't be so keen.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #102
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Pretty high flood risk as well perhaps?
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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #103
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I'd thought that both of these proposals were deader than the dodo but up pops a revised planning application for the Bankside element, to be discussed at next week's meeting of the City Centre Plans Panel.

While it's been reduced considerably, both in the height of some of the buildings proposed, and also by the removal of the living bridge (which I rather liked), it's still a beast of a proposal with at least 1000 flats in the scheme.

The paper is to be found here. At the end, you can see a detailed plan of the site with the layout of the buildings.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #104
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Good news for Bankside...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds/2010...decision-leeds
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #105
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http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u...ver.6492714.jp
Leeds eyesore to get makeover
25 August 2010

By David Marsh
Municipal Reporter

Plans to transform a Leeds city centre riverside eyesore into a new "urban quarter" have been given the go-ahead.

Developer Gladedale is bidding to spend tens of millions of pounds at the former Yorkshire Chemicals site in Kirkstall Road on the western fringe of the city centre.

They plan to build between 1,000 and 1,400 flats, 20 houses and 31,000 sq m of offices along with local shops, restaurants, pubs and health centre.

Public squares are also included and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge will link to an island on which homes and a nature trail are proposed. The island lies between the River Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

Island access for vehicles will be off the Wellington Road industrial estate road. The island will be fully pedestrianised with vehicles taken into a basement car park.

A total of 14 buildings will be built as part of the scheme and 1,382 parking spaces provided.

The council's city centre plans panel backed the scheme and agreed officers could grant outline planning consent once a legal agreement relating to public transport improvements, affordable housing and other issues had been signed.

The outline plan covers access arrangements and the siting of the buildings. Full design details will be included in a later application. The report to the panel said the development could prove to be a catalyst for further investment in the area.

Coun Elizabeth Nash (Lab, City and Hunslet) said: "The sooner this scheme gets the go ahead the better because the area is an eyesore."

Coun Jamie Matthews (Lib Dem, Headingley) said he was broadly supportive of the plan and he felt that – unlike Clarence Dock – the development would have plenty of green space."

Coun James Monaghan (Lib Dem, Headingley) said the brownfield site was ideal for development.

Coun Neil Taggart (Lab, Bramley) added: "I hope it actually happens."
Yorkshire Chemicals went into receivership in 2004 and the factory was demolished in 2007.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #106
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Crikey! 'Can't say I saw that coming! Any heights given to these buildings? 1,400 flats is quite a lot, though the area is quite large... 8 storeys maybe?
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #107
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Crikey! 'Can't say I saw that coming! Any heights given to these buildings? 1,400 flats is quite a lot, though the area is quite large... 8 storeys maybe?
There are 14 buildings proposed of varying heights but the tallest will be 10 storeys.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #108
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There are 14 buildings proposed of varying heights but the tallest will be 10 storeys.
Sounds sexy, when does it start?
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Old November 29th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #109
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Revised proposals for The Works will be subject to public consultation next Monday at the Leeds discovery centre (nr Clarence Dock).


The scheme for consultation is principally family housing (up to 200 units, mainly houses) with small scale retail and some community space (which could be a crèche/doctors/dentist), building on the principles of the urban Eco Settlement and the adjacent south bank planning statement to create sustainable urban living and city centre living for families.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #110
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Revised proposals for The Works will be subject to public consultation next Monday at the Leeds discovery centre (nr Clarence Dock).


The scheme for consultation is principally family housing (up to 200 units, mainly houses) with small scale retail and some community space (which could be a crèche/doctors/dentist), building on the principles of the urban Eco Settlement and the adjacent south bank planning statement to create sustainable urban living and city centre living for families.
It would certainly be nice to see this development constructed to fill what is rather a big void surrounding the Clarence Dock site in addition to support the new Leeds City College site at the Alf Cooke works. Any indication as to whether this development is intended to be constructed any time soon or if it is one to construct when the economy starts to recover?
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Old November 30th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #111
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It would certainly be nice to see this development constructed to fill what is rather a big void surrounding the Clarence Dock site in addition to support the new Leeds City College site at the Alf Cooke works. Any indication as to whether this development is intended to be constructed any time soon or if it is one to construct when the economy starts to recover?

Will the large roads be narrowed and made more pedestrian friendly as result of this development? I really can't imagine families with young children wanting to live near the huge roads around there at present.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 01:44 PM   #112
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Pre-app presentation at the next City Centre panel about the city centre site...

Key changes to previous planning approval is to triple the number of houses and to start with only 50 apartments (over 600 previously).

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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #113
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Application No: 12/00653/OT
Registration Date: 13 Feb 2012
Location: Land Formerly Yorkshire Chemicals Site Black Bull Street And Cudbear Street Leeds LS10

12/00653/OT | Outline application for re-development of the site including residential development (Use Class C3), retail provision (Use Classes A1-A5) and Community Use (Use Class D1) with the creation of new vehicular accesses on Cudbear Street and Chadwick Street and new vehicular egress points onto Black Bull Street. | Land Formerly Yorkshire Chemicals Site Black Bull Street And Cudbear Street Leeds LS10
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #114
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Fresh plans for Leeds chemical works site

The sprawling site of a former Leeds chemical works has been sold off and looks set to be redeveloped.

And hopes are high that a project that could build offices or residential units may also see jobs created on the huge site on Kirkstall Road.

Earlier this week it was announced that Blenheim Developments has bought the 14-acre development site at an estimated cost of around £3m.

Yorkshire Chemical Works used to occupy the site before their closure in January 2006.

After the plant shut down, the site was cleared and since then the land has remained open.

Council planning bosses have already given the green light for the land to be redeveloped.

The site has planning permission for 1.5m sq ft of office space, residential units and a green urban park.

Sheffield-based Peter Burrows, the managing director of Blenheim Developments, said: “Kirkstall Road has an existing planning consent for some amazing development opportunities, although we will be looking to make alterations to some aspects of the original master-plan.

“The property market has changed dramatically over the last few years and the plans, which were first submitted back in 2006 just don’t make commercial sense in this current market.”

Blenheim said the site could be turned into office or residential space.

The Yorkshire Dyeworks and Chemical Company was founded there in 1900.

The company went into liquidation due to competition from abroad.

In August 2006, the site was acquired for £15m by developer Gladedale Group.

Gladedale has now sold the site to Blenheim.

Development of the vacant site is another boost for Kirkstall, where hopes are already high that the Kirkstall Forge development will create thousands of jobs.

As reported in the YEP, approval has been given for a new railway station at Kirkstall Forge paving the way for a £350m regeneration project to begin, creating 2,400 jobs.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #115
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Good news although it would be nice to see some actual development of Bankside on site as opposed to just talk. Wonder how high density such a development when it is finally built will be (would rather have something realistic which gets built as opposed to something over ambitious which is left vacant for donkeys years) and what are the current extents of the proposed Works redeveopment of the former Yorkshire Chemicals site in Hunslet which lies between Tetleys Brewery and Clarence Dock.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #116
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Val, I think the price paid for the land indicates that we may see something sooner rather later. The article states Blenheim bought it off Gladedale for £3mn. It also states that Gladedale bought the land in 2006 for £15mn. Somewhat of a Greek haircut for Gladedale.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #117
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"The Works" application has been withdrawn.

http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgConv....aspx?ID=68946

I wonder why?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #118
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Does this thread need renaming as Bankside is covered by the Otter Island thread?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #119
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Yes, I will amend the title accordingly.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #120
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Does anyone know why the developers withdrew their application here?

What does everyone think should be located at this site?

I personally think there needs to be a major attraction located here to increase footfall at Clarence Dock!!
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