Residents are driven to complain over school

A planning application for the first Leeds Jewish high school has sparked objections from local residents, primarily complaining about the dangerous driving of parents.

One resident complained of seeing “parents on their mobiles, eating and drinking and having dogs on their laps all while driving as the pupils go to and from the school”.

Another reported witnessing “a careless parent reversing her car directly into the path of a motorcyclist”, adding: “I know this as I actually rang for an ambulance for the young man concerned.”

However, only 13 residents have objected to the development on the Brodetsky Primary site in Alwoodley, mainly over concerns about increased traffic and the prospective loss of a copse of trees.

A careless parent reversed her car into the path of a motorcyclist

The council also received one comment in favour.

A decision on the planning application is expected imminently and the school is expected to open in September.

Planning consent has already been granted for a £1.4 million youth hub for the Leeds Jewish community on the site, adding gyms, dance and sound studios and upgraded all-weather football pitches.

Last updated: 1:45pm, April 16 2013