Stanks Gardens

Residential Development land for sale - Stanks Gardens, Swarcliffe, Leeds LS14 5LS.

Property details

Leeds City Council is offering for sale land suitable for residential development, the site of the former St Gregory’s RC Primary School, measuring approximately 0.85 ha (2.1 acres) located at Stanks Gardens, Swarcliffe, Leeds, LS14.

Offers are invited for the site by informal tender with a closing date for receipt of offers and scheme proposals of 12 noon Friday 2 March 2018.

Site location and description

The site, comprising two parcels of land shown coloured blue on the plans attached, measures approximately 0.85 ha (2.1 acres) and is located around 5 miles east of Leeds city centre in the established residential area of Swarcliffe.

Part of the site was formerly occupied by St Gregory’s RC Primary School which was vacated and demolished to leave a predominantly flat site ready for development. The site is located in the heart of Swarcliffe adjacent to St Gregory’s Youth and Adult Centre and backing on to an area of recreational greenspace.

The Swarcliffe estate has recently undergone a £100m housing refurbishment scheme and Persimmon Homes have redeveloped parts of the estate with new build private housing.

The nearby Langbar Retail Centre on Swarcliffe Avenue is anchored by Co-op stores and provides local shopping facilities and Seacroft Green Shopping Centre, anchored by a Tesco Extra store is less than 1 mile to the east of the site. There is easy access to Leeds, York and Harrogate via the nearby A64 York Road and A6110 Leeds Ring Road.


The site has been identified in the Leeds City Council Draft Site Allocations Plan (SAP) as being suitable for residential development (subject to planning), with a site capacity of 33 houses. An extract from the SAP and a site constraints plan outlining key design principles are included in the additional documents which can be found in the Documents section below and on

In accordance with the requirements of Core Strategy policy G4, a commuted sum will be required in lieu of on-site greenspace provision in this instance. This sum is intended to be used towards open space improvements and play provision on the adjacent recreational land to the south west of the site and will be calculated based on the number of units proposed and secured via a legal agreement as part of any planning application for the development of the site.

All schemes should reflect the guidance in the “Street Design Guide” Supplementary Planning Document. All documents are available on Please also see the Council’s Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) “Parking”, Jan 2016 for guidance on parking standards.

A design and access statement should be submitted as part of the planning application, including an analysis of the local context.

Technical Information in relation to access and services is available to download from the Documents section below and from The information provided is advisory only and prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries on these matters.

Leeds City Council is committed to working with applicants at the pre-application stage of planning proposals and actively encourages pre-application discussions for all types of development. Further details are available on Pre-application enquiries page of the website. Please note that there is a fee.

Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the requirements of the Planning Authority and make their own enquiries as to the suitability of the site for their purposes.

The site is currently accessed from Stanks Gardens and Swarcliffe Avenue, which are both adopted highways.


The sites are being sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion as shown coloured blue on the plans included in the Documents section below.


The purchaser will contribute to the Council’s costs based on 4% of the gross sum offered in addition to the purchase price.


The Council reserves the right to charge VAT.

Offer Procedure

Offers and scheme proposals are invited by a closing date of 12 noon on Friday 2 March 2018. Offers must be submitted using the standard offer form, which can be downloaded from the Documents section below or from, and must be submitted in an unmarked envelope to the Council by the closing date. Offers must not be submitted after this time and date and should not be sent by e-mail. For further information relating to the offer procedure please contact Mike Ross, ; 0113 378 7672.

Further information and viewing

The site may be viewed from the adjacent public highway. Leeds City Council cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury sustained by any person(s) viewing or carrying out inspections or investigations on site.

This information is for guidance only and is provided on a without prejudice basis and does not obviate the need for independent consideration of town planning requirements for the site. All offers will be assessed on deliverability of the proposal supporting the offer set against the requirements of planning and highways policy.

This information can be made available in large print, braille and on computer disc. The text can also be made available in a number of languages. Tel: 0113 378 7683.

Contact details

General Enquiries: Mike Ross, Housing Growth Team

Tel: 0113 378 7672

Highways & Technical: Nazneen Malik

Tel: 0113 378 7463

Planning Enquiries: Planning Services (Development Enquiry Centre)

Tel: 0113 378 7600



Land at Stanks Gardens Swarcliffe CONVEY at Stanks Gardens Swarcliffe CONVEY.pdf168197pdf
Land at Stanks Gardens Swarcliffe LOCATION PLAN at Stanks Gardens Swarcliffe LOCATION PLAN.pdf828426pdf
Location plan - Stanks Gardens plan - Stanks Gardens.pdf828426pdf
Stanks Gardens Offer Form Gardens Offer Form.pdf140800pdf
Stanks Gardens Sales Particulars Gardens Sales Particulars.pdf1946794pdf
St Gregory's Development plan Gregory's Development plan.pdf1506146pdf
St Gregory's School-Tech Info Gregory's School-Tech Info.pdf6912297pdf
Site Allocations Plan Stanks Gardens Allocations Plan Stanks Gardens.pdf1207972pdf

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