A small beer garden at a Pudsey pub has been refused retrospective permission.
Applicant Martin Barlow had already changed a former bin yard at the back of Rudy’s Bar in Lidget Hill into a small beer garden with seating and astroturf.
But the 11 square metres garden attracted 10 objections from nearby residents and Councillor Simon Seary (Cons, Pudsey). Residents claimed they had been subjected to late-night noise and litter from cigarette butts. Rudy’s Bar opens 11am until 11.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am until 11pm on Sunday.
Refusing the application, Chief Planning Officer Tim Hill said in a report:
“The objections received also state that these issues have been ongoing, and after 11pm, during the summer months. This highlights the detrimental impact this beer garden is already having on residents, as when the nights are lighter and residents are more susceptible to noise and disturbance through windows being opened to provide ventilation and people enjoying their own garden areas.”
The plans can be viewed in full here.
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