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Former Tong Road pub could become flats

A former West Leeds pub could become eight self contained flats and a shop, if a planning application is approved by city planners.

Essex-based developer Mr Prabhjot Paul wants to transform the former The Crown Pub, which closed several years ago, into one two-bed and seven one-bed flats while retaining the current corner retail unit.

A design statement accompanying the application says:

“The exterior of the building will be mostly preserved with the main alterations being the introduction of an additional skylight towards the front of the building and the addition of obscure privacy glazing to all overlooked windows. All floors will be divided into well-sized flats. Some of the currently boarded windows will be reinstated.

“Most of the changes are internal meaning much of the existing character of the building will go unharmed. Therefore, the proposal will not harm the fabric of the surrounding area and have very minimal effect on the street scene.”

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

The plans can be viewed in full and commented upon here.

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