The former Belgrave Electrical Works site on Town Street already has planning permission for eight shops and a new application to build an extra store has been recently submitted by Belgrave Retail Park Ltd.
A 22,000 sq ft supermarket for discount grocery chain Lidl already has planning permission for the brownfield site, which has been vacant for about 10 years. In addition to this, the development will be home to nine other stores including Poundland, The Vets, Card Factory, Barnardos, Greggs and Fultons which will be welcomed by the community.
Planning permission for a mixed use development of eight units was granted by Leeds City Council on 29 September 2016. The new planning application asks for permission for one extra unit, for the new Greggs store to open at 6.30am rather than the agreed 7am and for permission to include a veterinary business on the site.
A planning statement by DPP Planning said the proposal was ‘in essence the same as the [September] 2016 approval’. It states:
“The development will be high-quality inclusive design and it will improve the character and quality of the area. It is highly accessible by a choice of means of transport, including public transport, walking, cycling, and by car.”