Fresh housing plans for site near Pudsey pub

The development would be just up from the Golden Lion pub.

Developers have submitted scaled-back plans for new homes near the Golden Lion pub in Pudsey.

Fresh plans submitted to Leeds City Council this week consists of two semi-detached dwellings to the east of 34-38 Chapeltown and three terraced dwellings to the rear of the scrubland site. There would also be parking, bike parking and refuse storage all accessed from a new private driveway off Chapeltown.

As reported by WLD last November, controversial plans to build 17 flats near the Golden Lion pub were withdrawn by developers. Leeds City Council conservation officers said the proposed development would ‘have a negative impact on the conservation area and would fail to preserve or enhance its character or appearance. It would also be harmful to the setting of a listed building’.

Applicant Everest Venture Enterprises claims it has taken on concerns raised in its latest application and has dropped plans for flats. It says the existing properties 34-38 Chapeltown do not form part of the latest application.

It says the access roadway has been designed to allow delivery and service vehicles to enter and turn safely but adds the road is not intended to be adopted. The access road will remain a private road, managed by the property owners, and existing access to the pub’s overflow car park will also be retained.

A developers’ planning statement submitted with he application states: “The scale and positioning of the two new semi-detached buildings to the front respects the existing public house to the left, but reinforces the street alignment and activity. The ridges of these new dwellings have been set slightly lower than the public house.”

Five mature trees would be removed from the site, with five young trees planted to replace them.

The planning statement concludes: “We consider the principle of this proposed development is considered supportable due to its sustainable location and redevelopment of [a] currently unsightly brownfield land. The design of this proposed development is of high quality and does not detract from the setting and character of the surrounding conservation area. The proposed development will not have an adverse impact on the local highway network.”

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


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