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‘Community use’ plan for parts of historic Burley Methodist Church Hall revealed

By John Baron

Plans to transform parts of grade II Listed Burley Methodist Church Hall into offices and an area for community use have been submitted to Leeds City Council.

The building includes 49, 51 and 53 Cardigan Lane, with Leeds Property Group owning both 49 and 51. This change of use application applies to 49 to 51 Cardigan Lane.

Originally, the church was used as a Sunday school before being converted to offices in 2000 and consequently the different parts of the church were renamed to Burley Methodist Church (No. 53), Burley Hall (No. 51), and the annex becoming Burley Lodge (No. 49).

Burley Hall was later converted back into a place of worship in 2012. The smaller annex, Burley Lodge, was also converted back to a place of worship in 2014.

The proposal involves the change of use of Burley Hall to become the main office space for Leeds Property Group. The proposal also requests for 49 Cardigan Lane – Burley Lodge – to become a community space, “available for anyone in the local area”.

A planning statement accompanying the application states: “There are no alterations to the external of the building or the site layout, no changes to be made to the internal aside from the addition of general office furniture, and the site will retain its eight-car parking spaces.

“The proposal has been subject to careful consideration in order to ensure the application is in- keeping with the site and surroundings, in addition to respecting the buildings internal and external character.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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