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Planning permission has been granted for a £210m development comprising more than 900 new homes in Leeds’ South Bank.

X1 South Bank, from developer X1 and property consultancy Knight Knox, will create a new neighbourhood in the heart of the regeneration area including 928 residential apartments, cafes and restaurants, in addition to office and retail space.

It will contain a mixture of apartment types, including one- to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, as well as two- and three-bedroom townhouses. Amenities in the development will include balconies, roof terraces, on-site gyms, resident-only podium gardens, landscaped green space and secure basement parking.

Leeds City Council granted planning permission for the development at a meeting of its City Plans Panel last week (13 September 2018), in line with a planning officer’s report.

Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox, said: “We’re delighted that planning has been approved for X1 South Bank. It’s a truly landmark development that’s set to transform this currently vacant area of the city and we can’t wait for it to start taking shape.

“We’re committed to providing high quality residential and commercial property for investors, tenants and local communities, and X1 South Bank is no exception – it’ll play an important role in Leeds’ future.”

Melissa Green, operations director at X1, added: “Leeds is booming and we’re so proud to officially say we’re going to play a significant part in its growth with X1 South Bank. Our whole design team has made it their mission to create a development that not only offers first-rate accommodation, but that will genuinely enhance the area for the wider Leeds population by providing striking modern architecture, exciting commercial units and vibrant public space.”

DK Architects, Turley Associates, Planit-IE, Savills and Hydrock work on the plans.

Leeds City Council is currently transforming South Bank through a project that will double the size of Leeds City Centre by developing 8,000 homes and 35,000 new jobs, as well as new green space.

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