Leeds pub could be demolished to make way for homes and smaller version of itself

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A pub in Leeds could be knocked down to make way for homes, shops and a smaller version of itself.

The proposal by an applicant named as M Lawn aims to capitalise on “wasted space” at The Swinnow, in Pudsey

The developer plans to demolish the pub and replace it with five flats, four pairs of semi-detached houses and one detached home. One half of the site also would have a new, smaller pub with function space and two retail units.

Documents submitted by the developers read: “The proposals are to demolish the existing pub due to the fact there is a lot of wasted space inside and only the left hand side of the pub is used for serving beer.”

Outline permission was previously granted for residential work to be carried out on the site.

Developers say that the additional plans will give residents more housing but not remove a pub that is “used regularly by locals” and also retail units for the convenience of people who are not able to travel far.

Planning agents Evans Design Consultant, acting on behalf of the applicant, believe the proposals will be in-keeping with the area’s character.

Materials that would be used are planned to match those on the surrounding buildings on Swinnow Lane and nearby.

A decision should be made by Leeds City Council about whether to approve the plan by November 24.