DPA Planning has secured planning approval for new apartments on the former Oakvilla care home site in Chapel Allerton, Leeds
The £2.5m redevelopment of a former care home site in a Leeds suburb has been given the green light after an 18-month long battle to secure planning approval.
The former Oakvilla care home in Chapel Allerton is set to be transformed into 14 two-bedroomed executive apartments under plans agreed by Leeds City Council earlier this week.
The properties are being built by a local developer as part of an initiative that will be a welcome boost to the regeneration of the site and help to meet the demand for new properties.
The news is the culmination of almost two years of wrangling between the local authority and North Yorkshire planning consultancy and project management experts DPA Planning.
Despite previous setbacks, Sam Dewar, owner of DPA Planning, has won approval for the project on appeal, convincing planning committee members to grant permission for a scheme that’s attracting considerable interest from potential homeowners and investors.
Sam Dewar, who has more than a 95% success rate in securing planning permission for clients, welcomed the council’s decision, adding that redevelopment of the Harehills Lane site is a big step forward.
He said: “This is a great result and we’re delighted to have played our part in securing the go-ahead for a project that will see the transformation of the site”
“It’s a good resolution of what has been a protracted planning process. The battle was hard fought but we’re delighted to see that common sense has prevailed in the end.”
DPA Planning provides services and advice to enable clients to meet town planning needs and requirements. These include turnkey services, involvement part way through a planning application, and planning enforcement support.
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