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Former pub could become flats if fresh plans get green light

Scaled-back plans to convert a former public house on Tong Road into seven flats and a ground-floor shop have been submitted.

The move comes after Leeds City Council planners rejected plans in January to transform the former The Crown Pub, which closed several years ago, into eight self-contained flats and a shop.

Planners said at the time that the proposals would have provided ‘a poor, unacceptable level of amenity, and … an intensive, over-development of the host property…’. There were also concerns over parking.

But a fresh proposal submitted this week by Mr Prabhjot Paul reduces the number of flats to seven. There would be a two-bed flat, one studio apartment and six one-bed flats.

A planning statement accompanying the application states:

“The alterations aim to bring a currently dormant first and second floor into use whilst creating residential units to combat the ever-growing demand for affordable accommodation.

“The proposal considers the preservation the commercial space needed for providing essential employment opportunities for the community.

“All proposed building works will use high quality materials with the aim of enhancing and restoring the building to coincide with the ambition of providing a new lease of life to the ageing building.”

The pub, which is based at the bottom of Tong Road, was originally built in the 19th century.

The new plans can be viewed in full here.

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