744 flats planned for Sweet Street, Holbeck


A major new planning application could see 744 flats built in four new buildings on Sweet Street in the Holbeck Urban Village area.

Sweet Street and Meynell Heights from Holbeck Viaduct
Sweet Street and Meynell Heights from Holbeck Viaduct

The proposals, submitted by Manchester-based Hodder and Partners,  will see the new blocks of between six and 12 storeys built on land currently used for temporary car parking between Sweet Street, Manor Road, Ingram Street and St Barnabas Road.

The proposals include 81 studio apartments, 295 one bedroom, 358 two bedroom and ten three bedroom apartments, as well as 713 sq metres of ‘commercial floor space’ which could be used as restaurants or shops.

You can check out the planning application in full – and make a comment – by following this link. Leeds City Council is aiming to decide whether to approve the planning application by the end of the year.

What do you think of the plans? Have your say in the comments below.


4 Replies to “744 flats planned for Sweet Street, Holbeck”

  1. Well they look like incredibly uninspired, boring, modern tower blocks… Very much unlike Manor Mills and the Velocity’s around it. They honestly remind me of the ‘futuristic’ tower block designs from the 50’s and very much a case of ramming in as many people as possible into as small a space as possible.

    I also very much doubt that there will be enough car spaces underneath those blocks as well, which will worsen an already bad situation for parking in the area.

    While I agree, they’ll be better than car parks already there, there is so much more they could do with the designs.

    And from a postman’s perspective, they look like a pain to deliver around XD

  2. I agree – very uninspired. If this area really is to be the next regeneration area (the so-called ‘city centre South’ it needs something more inspirational and aspirational.

  3. It won’t even let me look at the plans, so I don’t even know what it’s gonna look like. Hopefully it doesn’t get started for a while so it won’t bother me.

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