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Some movement at least, especially if we get 33 storeys (although to be honest, I would say you could go taller on this site if desired). I do have some reservations about the layout and open space though.

Those spaces that are close to the curved IRR will surely be dead - mostly in the shade from the buildings and facing the very busy motorway. Would it not be better to bring the buildings, even if just a podium, up to the curve and instead maximise the central green area?
Agree, stick the talls right up against the IRR rather than setting them back. Sheikh Zayed Road road in Dubai (granted a lot taller) does this really well with such a busy road cutting through a city.
 

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It should be a cause for concern if every new proposal resembles the Headline and White Rose View. Birmingham developed its reputation as an 'ugly' city in the 1960s with a collection of low quality tall buildings.
Not all cities have to be instantly beautiful when they have their first skyscraper boom. You only need to look at the first skyscrapers in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore to learn that all cities need to start somewhere.

Where this country went wrong (Birmingham especially), is they built horrid tall buildings and then used the lack of beauty to stop building talls altogether. The result was Soviet skylines and urban sprawl. The reality is we all spoke of Opals horrific design and now its barely noticeable. In 10 years when we start to regularly get 40/50 proposals, sites like this will be hidden in plain sight imo.
 

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This seems to be ticking along in the background, more submissions yesterday to the planning app regarding the cycle path.

It looks as if there could be amendments to how the bridge interacts with the site, to improve the flow of cyclists coming over the IRR. However, comments about problems with the bridge basically say "that's LCC responsibility." I hope something so trivial doesn't roll on for months.
 

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I'd rather the plot lay empty for a few more years for a more decent proposal to come forward.
Theres Brotherton House, INC, the Mclaren office, Wellington Place 2nd phase, YP site 2nd phase all within a stones throw. Thats not including the numerous sites the other side of the IRR ripe for development, of which there must be at least 10 with the casinos, car parks and various low rise buildings. There is so much development opportunity in this part of Leeds, but something needs to happen.

We aren't going to get a 125-150m glass tower when there is nothing else around it, those days are gone for me imo. Leeds and to some degree Manchester, is only seeing top end developments in already established parts of the city.
 
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