‘Deliverable’ plans to build homes next to Leeds pub are axed

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“Deliverable” Plans to build a string of homes next to a pub in Morley have been axed, new documents reveal.

The proposals, for land next to the Commercial Inn in Churwell, were lodged by Punch Taverns PLC in October last year.

It was seeking to build four semi-detached and one detached bungalow, including parking, next to the pub in Elland Road.

“The site is available, suitable and deliverable,” according to a planning statement submitted with the proposals last year by D2 Planning Limited, on behalf of the applicant.

However, fresh Leeds City Council documents have now revealed that the application has been withdrawn.

The local authority published a decision notice, confirming that the plans have been “withdrawn in accordance with agents’ correspondence,” on May 30.

Site notices informing residents of the application were erected November 10 last year, inviting people to comment until December 1.

A series of reports - including highways, coal, flooding and landscaping - had already been compiled by the council before the plans were withdrawn this month.

The Coal Authority said that, subject to some conditions, it had no objections to the proposals.

Meanwhile, the Flood Risk Management department said it did not object “in principle”, but asked for the application to be delayed for discussions with Yorkshire Water.

The planning statement’s conclusion said: “A range of additional reports accompany the application which demonstrates that there are no issues with regards to access and parking, design and layout, technical or environmental constraints.”