A proposed extension to a popular Leeds pub has been slammed by a councillor as resembling “an over-sized utilitarian public lavatory.”
Appalled that the planned extension to the Faversham in Springfield Mount, Woodhouse, was mostly brick with few windows,
Coun Elizabeth Nash (Lab, City and Hunslet) said: “I would call it brutalism architecture.
“It is too dominant in its design.”
Coun Graham Latty (Con, Rawdon and Guiseley) said: “There is no extension between the extension and the existing building. They are utterly opposed.”
But despite the councillors’ design concerns, the council’s city centre plans panel voted to accept a recommendation that the planning application be approved, subject to certain conditions including that a terrace area only be open until 9pm Sunday to Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday.
The panel heard the extension would be used for gigs and other functions and the building was designed to prevent noise breaking out.