Pub plan back for new Leeds homes

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Plans to demolish a former pub to make way for a string of homes in south Leeds have been lodged.

Original proposals to change the of use the former Omnibus pub, in Throstle Road North, and turn it into a house in multiple occupation, were refused in 2016 by Leeds City Council.

But applicant Philip Wright has returned with fresh plans now to demolish the pub site and build up to 14 new homes.

A design and access statement, submitted on behalf of the applicant, said: “The proposal submitted seeks the re-development of the site in total for new residential development with associated infrastructure, parking and amenity space following demolition of the existing building.”

The outline planning application is for means of access only, and all other matters are reserved.

The statement added: “The indicative scheme submitted in support of the application is considered to be appropriate in scale and design and accords with the surrounding development.”

The statement said the proposed development “will have no significant traffic impact”. The statement also said any traffic would be less than the former pub’s car park generated during peak hours when it was still operating.

In 2016, plans to change the pub into flats were rejected by the council.

And in June, new proposals were lodged to change the former pub into a series of bedrooms was submitted to planning chiefs.

But Leeds City Council’s South and West Plans Panel eventually refused the change of use application for the former pub.

Now, the new revised application this month seeks to demolish the former pub altogether.