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Former Pudsey pub could be demolished for housing

23 April 2019

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A Pudsey pub which dates back to the late 19th century could be demolished and replaced with houses, if new plans get the go ahead.

The Boar’s Head, on Roker Lane, has stood empty since 2003 and could now make way for a small terrace of three two-bedroom homes.

Architect Richard Leach, of Bingley-based Plot 74 Architecture, said in a design statement accompanying the application that the site benefited from good transport links. He added:

“In re-developing the site it is clear that the building cannot really lend itself to a conversion as it would be costly and the space provided would not be ideal for residential use.

“We therefore feel that the proposal to demolish and replace the current building would be a more feasible proposition.”

The Boar’s Head is one of four pubs on about a mile stretch of road that has closed in the past 20 years. The White Cross, the Regent and the Weasel also shut their doors; only the Fleece on Fartown is still in business.

The name of the applicant is simply given as Butterfield on the application form, and the company name ‘Purfleet’.

The Dispatch featured concerns about the future of the Boar’s Head last October.

The planning application can be viewed in full here.

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