ENFORCEMENT officers say they are closely monitoring a building site in northwest Leeds after developers breached the terms of their planning permission.
Parkour Properties is building eight retirement apartments on the site of a derelict former retirement home on Harper Lane in Yeadon which has been demolished.
Neighbors have complained of several issues since construction began earlier this year, including work outside permitted hours and vehicles parked on the freeway.
A developer director admitted violations had occurred, but said many issues had been resolved and they were “trying to improve the area”.
A spokesperson for Leeds City Council said: ‘We are actively monitoring this site to ensure the developers adhere to approved plans and conditions.
“We last visited the site on Monday August 9th and were assured that the breaches identified would be corrected.
“We will continue to monitor the site and formal action will be taken if there is a clear violation that is harmful and not promptly remedied.”
In response, Glenn Stevenson, director of Parkour Properties, said: ‘There was a weird breach, nobody’s perfect. But we are trying to improve the area.
“The retirement home had been closed for several years. It was absolute eyesore and in good condition. It needed to be torn down.
“What we’re building has probably added value to every home in the area.”
An email sent to residents by a council officer, seen by LDRS, suggested an extra floor of concrete blocks had been put on the development, taking it beyond its permitted height.
Mr Stevenson said it was the result of ‘human error’ and has now been removed.
He also said a crane had been on site outside of permitted hours on two occasions, but workers were not operating on site beyond when they should.
He said: “Some of the masons arrive on site early as they are from Windermere. But they don’t work then.
“There were vehicles parked on the highway as deliveries arrived at the site.
“Now more space has been cleared on the site, everything is now parked on the site.”
Mr Stevenson also said he had agreed to meet with local residents to discuss their concerns in the near future.