Plans to transform a Grade II Listed former Pudsey pub into flats have been submitted by developers.
JCT Properties want to transform The Crown Inn in Lowtown, which dates back to 1833, into four one and two bedroom apartments.
There are also plans to buil and additional three townhouses with parking at the back. The houses would have four bedrooms.
The stone-built Crown Inn closed in November 2014 and has been ‘under offer’ since the start of 2015.
Developers plan to demolish the later stone extension to the eastern side of the listed building. In a planning statement, agent Hasan Dadibhai said:
“The extension detracts from the character and appearance of the listed building and impacts on its original symmetry. In its place will be a new 2 storey natural stone gabled roof stairwell that is subservient to the host building and does not detract from its character or appearance. This will also allow for improved vehicular access to the townhouses.”
A heritage statement accompanying the application by Headingley-based RR Planning says the building is suffering from vandalism and that the development would sympathetically restore it:
“The listed building is in a dilapidated state of repair. The main element of the listing is its principle façade. However, other than the stone and slate fabric of the building all other elements are in need of repair…
“We believe the sensitive re-use of the application site together with the development of three dwellings in the rear car park will bring the listed building back into viable use. The end use of the site will increase natural surveillance in the area and protect the listed building from further damage.”
An objection to the plans has been received by the council from Loretta Robson, who owns Utopia Clinic next door to the Crown. Ms Robson said there would not be enough parking spaces:
“This means cars will be parked outside my business premises which will cause problems to my neighbouring businesses as our patients will park outside their premises and so on.
“This is a thin busy road which is often used as a cut through to Bradford when the ring road is congested, it is busy even when local traffic is running smoothly.”
Barclays Banks plans
Plans to transform the former Barclays Bank building in Manor House Street, Pudsey, into offices have been submitted.
Barclays closed the bank in 2014 and moved its branch to ASDA at the Owlcotes Centre in a new ‘open all hours’ approach.
The plans, submitted by Ronald and Bernadette Kane, can be viewed in full here.
Eight homes at stables
Land currently occupied by stables on Troydale Lane, Pudsey, could be turned into four terraced houses and two pairs of semi-detached houses if plans get the go ahead.
Baildon-based Humberstone Homes Ltd propose 20 parking spaces for the development of three and four bedroomed houses.