PLANNING NEWS – Replacement dwelling and two further dwellings consented as part of estate masterplan at Thorner

We are delighted to share news of our latest planning consents for a replacement dwelling and construction of two additional dwellings in Thorner. An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent.

An extremely complex application with Leeds City Council, taking over a year to obtain consent, the site is located within the village boundary and within the Thorner conservation area.
The scheme involves the replacement of an existing dwelling, currently in a very poor state of condition, as well as the addition of two new residential plots.

There were many issues to address within the application including in respect of highways and flood risk; undertaking significant flood modelling work, percolation tests, a sequential test and an exceptions test – as well as submitting several different iterations of the proposed site plan.

Our planner Lisa Allison adds ‘We worked hard to ensure regular communication with the council’s planning officer and the consultees, agreeing an extension of time spanning over several months, providing time to react to the arising issues’.

Based on our understanding of the key planning issues we secured planning permission for the proposal. The project forms part of a wider estate masterplan and will make a significant improvement to the village.