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May Update on the New Sports/Social Club

We’ve got some new visuals to show you. They’re fresh from the architects, so take a look below and please please use the comments section below to tell us what you think. We’re relying on people to tell us what they think, what they want from the new club, so that everyone gets something from the new building.

Onto the visuals.

This one is the design description. It shows the building from both sides and also a floor plan.

BB.207712.009C – Plans & Elevations

Cross sections and a useful diagram showing how it’ll sit between the cricket pitch and the lower football pitch.

BB.207712.010B – Sections & Views

Some occupancy options, showing how the building will be laid out inside.

BB.207712.011B – Occupancy Options

A Top down look at where the building will sit on the estate.

BB.207712.001D – Indicative Masterplan

Finally some artistic impressions of the building and surrounds in use.
Look how happy the guy in the first picture looks.

BB.207712.000C – 003 to 008 Concept Impressions

So as mentioned above, we really do need to get some feedback, so please use the form below to tell us your thoughts, or even suggestions for the new place. It is going to take some input and some graft from all over the estate to get it running, please let us know if you want to help.

Ben Bailey Planning Application Update

As some of you will know there is a planning application from Ben Bailey in with Leeds City council right now. Its a departure from the original 10 year old application, since it means changes to the way the old Administration Block will be dealt with and also changes to the green spaces at the back of the estate.

Read more on this here. Consultation Site

There is also a suggestion that this planning application will include handing back the Administration Block to the residents. There isn’t much info on this, especially with regard to how it would be funded and who would be repsonisble for that. An action group consisting of residents and some members of the Committee are organising a petition to try and block this. Feel free to download and pass this round. Here

Ben Bailey Planning Application Update

High Royds Residents Association recently wrote to Martin White of Ben Bailey Homes requesting an insight into the residents feedback arising from the Public Consultation in relation to the Administrative Building , The Ballroom, the proposed new builds at the Glade and Norwood Avenue, plus the proposed change of use of the commercial buildings. We have not, as yet ,received a reply.

However, a planning application has been submitted, for what appears to be all those matters put forward by BBH at the consultation. The deadline for submitting any objections was November 07th 2014 and has now passed.

The planning application includes the Clock Tower Building. Change of use of the Administration Buildings to the rear of the Clock Tower Building from Commercial to Residential. Change of use of the former Workshops to Residential. Change of use of the old Police Station to Residential.


We have contacted Leeds City Council regarding the deadline for submission of comments for objection / support of application 14/05511/LI (Listed Building application for conversion of former hospital buildings including administration block and isolation block to 51 dwellings. ).

This is the application originally referred to on 24/10/2014 in the email to residents “URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED – Ben Bailey/Avant Homes Planning Application“.

The deadline for submission was the 13th November but apparently you CAN still send in comments; it just means that they are able to make a decision from 13/11/2014. A LCC rep. toldus that the date by which they hope to make a decision (Target Determination Date) is listed as 26/11/2014.

A second application that has been posted recently, 14/5510/FU (Erection of 24 detached and two semi-detached dwellings and conversion of former hospital buildings including the administration block and isolation block to 51 dwellings) and apparently that is the FULL application. Because the application involves a listed building it is normal to have two applications: the listed building application (14/05511/LI) and the full application (14/05510/FU).

Looking on the planning portal website for the new application 14/05510/FU You can see that the deadline for submission of comments is Thursday 4th December


with a Target Determination Date of 20th January 2015.

Also Ben Bailey Homes distributed a ‘Chevin Park Proposals Brochure’around High Royds. However we are aware that many homes did not receive this publication.

You can download a copy of this brochure by clicking on the link below.

‘Chevin Park Proposals Brochure’