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Plans submitted for major PRS development in Leeds

Plans submitted for major PRS development in Leeds

A planning application has been submitted for a major new private rental scheme (PRS) development in Leeds. 

London-based developer Neighbour wants to construct the development in the Saxton Gardens area on the eastern fringes of the city centre, with 300 apartments being built in two blocks. One of these will be between eight and ten storeys in height and the other 12-14 storeys. 

Situated adjacent to Flax Place and Marsh Lane, the development will contain 260,000 sq ft of residential space, while there will also be an undercroft featuring shops, parking and a GP surgery, as well as providing a link between the two buildings. 

Designed by Doone Silver Kerr Architects, the development will have ten studio flats, plus 150 one-bed, 130 two-bed and ten three-bedroom apartments. Out of these homes, 15 will be classed as affordable. 

The chances of planning permission being granted are high, as the scheme lies in the Aire Valley development area, which has been listed by the city council as suitable for housing. Indeed, a wide array of schemes are planned to take place on either side of the river. 

Across the Aire in Holbeck, a range of new developments are in the offing and progress has been made on one this week as it was announced that developer Dandara has awarded a £70 million contract to construction services form Interserve for the development of a new apartment scheme. 

It will be working in conjunction with civils firm Northfield Construction on Holbeck Village, a scheme that will see 744 one, two and three bedroom apartments being built. The scheme is due to be completed in June 2019.  

Interserve's chief executive Debbie White said: "This contract is an exciting addition to Interserve's growing portfolio of accommodation projects and adds to our already extensive presence in the Yorkshire region.

"We look forward to playing a central role in the regeneration of Leeds city centre, and creating much-needed new homes in the area."

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