Successful Appeal for SLR at East Ardsley
Having provided landscape expert witness services to Barratt David Wilson Homes, SLR is delighted that the Secretary of State has allowed the Appeal at Bradford Road, East Ardsley, and has given Barratt David Wilson outline consent for the construction of 299 homes.
Leeds City Council had refused the original application on a number of grounds, including the adverse impact on the character and identity of East Ardsley. SLR provided design input into a revised masterplan which provided an extensive public open space from which attractive views of the locally prominent church would be obtainable. The revised masterplan was accompanied by a detailed landscape and visual assessment which identified that the fundamental characteristics of the locality would be retained, and in some cases enhanced, as a result of the proposed development.