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Former Pudsey HSBC bank ‘under offer’ and could become coffee shop – updated

A former Pudsey town centre bank could become a coffee shop, if Leeds City Council gives the go ahead.

The building has remained empty since HSBC closed its branch, at the corner of Church Lane and Robin Lane in Pudsey, in October 2020.

As reported by WLD last December, the building has been on the market with a guide price of £475,000. It is currently listed as being ‘under offer’ on property firm Mark Brearley & Company’s website.

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This week an application for a ‘certificate of proposed lawful development’ to change the use of building from a bank to a coffee shop was submitted to Leeds council’s planning portal.

The applicant is a Church Court (Morley) Ltd, with the agent listed as Huddersfield-based Code L6 Architecture. The applicant unsuccessfully applied to the council for a container coffee shop and vehicle charging zone off the Ring Road at Lower Wortley last year.

The application is not open for comment by members of the public. A note on the application states:

“The issue or refusal of a certificate depends entirely on factual evidence about the history and planning status (proposed use) of the building or other land. The responsibility is on the applicant to provide sufficient evidence to support the application for the authority to consider and this is not subject to consultation.”

The application is due to be decided by the council by 22 May 2022.


  1. Whilst drinking my cuppa, and contemplating the universe, this great idea struck me. Why don’t they turn it into a bank? We don’t have many of those!!


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