Plans to transform the former Yorkshire Bank in Bramley into a veterinary practice have been given the green light by Leeds City Council.
CVS Group PLC will convert the whole of the basement and the ground floor of the 1960s building, at the junction of Town Street and Hough Lane into the practice.
Approving the proposals, a planning officer’s report said:
“It is not considered the proposal would give rise to any amenity issues. The site lies at a busy road junction, opposite Bramley Shopping Centre which contains a mix of different commercial uses.
“A residential development St Michael’s Court does lie adjacent to the site
north of the site, however it is considered that a veterinary surgery is compatible with a residential land use, as it is not considered to be a ‘noisy’ function.”
The council has restricted opening hours to 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9pm and 5pm on Saturdays in the interests of the amenity of nearby residents.
The Dispatch first reported on the proposals back in February. Yorkshire Bank controversially closed its Bramley branch last July.