Demolished Leeds pub is taken off protected asset list

Merry Monk.
Merry Monk.
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A Leeds pub that was demolished has now been removed from a list of buildings considered important to the community.

The Merry Monk on Kirkstall Hill was knocked down by July this year and is no longer a designated Asset of Community Value.

Such sites are subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011.

A council report reads: “Officers conclude that since the demolition of the building it is no longer realistic to think that the land can be brought back into a use that will further the social interests or social wellbeing of the local community within the next five years and therefore should be removed from the list of Assets Of Community Value.”

The pub closed last year after a community battle to save it.

A developer, Blue Pig Holdings Limited, is to build homes on the site.