West Leeds: Antiques shop to face wrecking ball

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A former antiques shop in west Leeds which has stood empty for three decades will be demolished.

Councillors in Pudsey have asked for action to be taken on the property located in a conservation area in the centre of the town.

The demolition of the property, which is set to start today, was approved following discussions between Leeds City Council’s asset management and regeneration teams and the property’s owners.

Councillor Richard Lewis (Lab, Pudsey) said:“I’m sure the people of Pudsey were delighted to hear that the demolition was approved and that we now have a date for the work to begin.

“I must thank the property owners for their cooperation, which has allowed us to reach this stage promptly and is to the benefit of everyone involved.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with all concerned to come up with some great proposals for the site which will really benefit the whole community.”

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