Developers have revealed artist’s impressions of what they hope will become a brand new neighbourhood in the heart of Adel, with a housing estate consisting of 72 new homes.
An 80-bed nursing home will also be built on a 12-acre patch of derelict land between Tile Lane and East Moor Lane. The area used to be home to Leeds Reformatory School for Boys, which opened in 1857 but has long since been closed.
Athough the listed buildings – which include a large courtyard and chapel – retain a great deal of historical significance, they have been left in a state of disrepair and have been described as “a blight on the landscape”.
28 homes will be built using the existing framework of the listed buildings, with a further 44 properties and the nursing home built alongside.
People living in the area are now being asked to submit their thoughts on the plans, which are due be put forward for a full planning application soon.
Tim Reeve, managing director of Advent Developments, said: “The listed buildings have fallen into disuse and redevelopment of the site is long overdue.
“Our aim is to deliver a sensitive, sustainable, design-led regeneration of the derelict site and buildings to create high-quality family homes, including affordable homes, as well as a much needed nursing home facility.
“We are launching this consultation to seek the views of the Adel community and we hope they will welcome this regeneration project.”
Cllr Barry Anderson said: “The East Moor Lane site and buildings are a blight on the landscape. As Adel councillors we have a responsibility to our constituents to lobby the Council to ensure that this land is developed into a great place to live.
“We are pleased that specialist developer Advent has taken on this important project and is looking to retain the listed buildings and produce a well thought out and imaginative scheme.”