Decision date set for shut Leeds pub’s new licence bid

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A decision over whether or not a pub should be allowed to reopen has been referred to Leeds councillors.

Leeds City Council revoked the licence for the Streets of Leeds in Roundhay last July.

It came after police said they had been forced to deal with a high level of criminal activity and underage drinking linked to the pub.

The Street Lane venue was allowed to stay open pending an appeal, but that was dismissed by magistrates in April and the watering hole was forced to close.

Enterprise Inns, which owns the pub, applied for a new licence last month.

The company said it would introduce measures designed to combat problems including CCTV and notices telling punters to keep the noise down when they left.

Only one objection was lodged during the ensuing consultation period.

But, as reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post last week, Roundhay councillor Andrew Lobley expressed concern about the move and said he would have objected had he known about the application.

A decision will now be made by the council’s licensing sub-committee on June 27.

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