Words: John Baron
Bosses at the new Abu Bakr supermarket on Kirkstall Road have submitted plans for a new cafe or restaurant in a side storage area.
Abu Bakr offers retail and wholesale halal products, including poultry, fish, ethnic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables. They have asked Leeds City Council to approve a change of use of first floor storage area to form cafe/restaurant with insertion of new windows to front and side elevations
The new store is based in the former HSS Hire building. First established in Queen’s Road, Hyde Park in 2001, the halal supermarket has since opened in Dewsbury Road in Hunslet Carr and on Roundhay Road in Harehills.
Plans can be viewed in full here.
Bramley takeaway plans approved
Bramley Shopping Centre’s new owners have had plans to turn a former charity shop into a hot food takeaway approved by Leeds City Council planning officers.
It’s not yet known who will run the takeaway, but Sheet Anchor Investments 2 Ltd applied to change the use of the empty former RSPCA charity shop next to the Halifax bank. Proposals include installation of a new external extractor.
Proposed opening hours would be 11.30am-10.30pm daily.
The building will be split into two distinct parts, with downstairs being the front counter area with seating for up to eight people, and a kitchen area. Upstairs will remain as existing with all welfare amenities, such as staff kitchen and toilet area. A planning officer’s report approving the application states:
“The proposed development is not uncharacteristic of the local area with neighbouring addresses comprising similar uses and hours of operation to those proposed with existing flues are located on the roof of the neighbouring units.
“As such the development proposed is not considered to present disturbance at unreasonable hours.”
There were no objections to the proposals.
The plans can be viewed in full here.
Bramley Shopping Centre is currently at the centre of an ongoing community campaign to reinstate all 22 benches removed by the new owners earlier this year. Eight benches have so far been reinstated.