Although I haven’t lived in East Leeds long enough to remember the many pubs there used to be, I do remember the Hampton Hotel closing down. It is situated on Long Close Lane by the Community Centre.
Its owner Mr Naseem Aslam of Care Property Services wishes to convert it into 3 cluster flats with 13 bedrooms!!!!!
Since 2008 when Mr Aslam applied for change of use and conversion to 7 one bed flats and 2 bedsits which was approved by officer delegated approval, he has done nothing to the property but allowed it to go into serious dereliction and decline.
In 2009 he applied and was refused permission to demolish and replace it with a 3 storey new build with 11 flats.
Now in 2012 he wishes to convert it in to 3 cluster flats with 13 bedrooms and only THREE CAR PARKING SPACES.
We can only assume that this is due to the changes in housing benefit rules which state that under 35s must lodge in rooms rather than have houses or flats of their own.
COVEN know a great deal about Mr Aslam, in 2008 he “managed” a property in the East Parks, that was an unregulated conversion to flats and was used by Leeds City Council for homelessness provision, on COVENs discovery of the conditions inside all tenants were removed.
Although we appreciate that single people need accommodation we urge residents to strongly oppose this proposed development by logging objections on the planning portal quoting the reference number below as we believe this will set a precedent for single housing provision when in reality to allow our area to thrive we need families and children that supply long term stability to an area.
11/05114/FU Change of use of former public house to 3 cluster flats with 13 bedrooms | Former Hampton Hotel Long Close Lane Richmond Hill Leeds LS9 8NP
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