A WORTLEY building company has won planning permission to build homes on the “eyesore” derelict site where the Lord Cardigan pub once stood in Bramley.
RDF Building Services, based on Wortley Moor Road, is expected to start work this summer on a scheme to build eight three-storey town houses with off-street parking on the land off Hough Lane.
Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for the scheme to transform the weed and litter-strewn land.
The derelict Lord Cardigan pub, which was targeted for demolition as part of Leeds City Council’s Derelict and Nuisance Property Programme, was bulldozed in 2012.
Bramley and Stanningley Labour councillors Ted Hanley, Caroline Gruen and Kevin Ritchie, have campaigned for the empty site to be re-developed.
Coun Hanley said: “The Lord Cardigan pub site has been an eyesore for far too long and residents and businesses urged us to do something about it.
The Lord Cardigan pub site has been an eyesore for far too long.
“We’re really pleased that plans have been approved which will provide us with new homes in an area crying out for new housing and I hope work will begin soon.”
Michael Brearley, managing director of RDF Building Services, said: “They will be nice looking houses with off-street parking.
“We are local builders so we want to give something back to the community, it’s not just about making a margin for us.
“The houses will be built to a high standard and they will be priced so local people can afford them.”
Mr Brearley said he expects the scheme will be completed late this year or early next year.
In 2012, Leeds City Council launched a top 10 ‘eyesores hitlist.’
Council chiefs vowed to rid the city of dozens of nuisance buildings and wastelands over a three year period.