Plans for 300 apartments in the Saxton Gardens area of Leeds have been submitted to the city council by Doone Silver Kerr Architects on behalf of applicant Neighbour Group Ltd.
If planners give the go ahead, the scheme will see vacant land at the junction of Marsh Lane and East Street, a kilometer from the city centre, Kirkgate and Victoria Gate, as well as the Southbank and theatre district, converted into two buildings containing ten studio flats, 150 one-bed, 130 two-bed and 10 three-bedroomed apartments; 15 of which would be listed as affordable housing.
Neighbour Group has owned the brownfield site since 2015 and the land currently has planning consent for a nine-storey building comprising 195 apartments. However, the developers are looking to create two stepped blocks of eight to 14 storeys in height, having initially considered a tower of up to 25 storeys.
The development would provide up to 270,000 sq ft of residential accommodation, 2,150 sq ft of space for retail use, 4,730 sq ft for a doctor’s surgery and include 93 spaces for cars.
The scheme will also feature green roofs the terraces would be made into provision for urban agriculture and for residents to grow some of their own fruit, vegetables and flowers on small allotted plots.