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Green light for new houses near Pudsey pub

Scaled-back plans for new homes near the Golden Lion pub in Pudsey have been given the green light by council planners.

Plans include two semi-detached dwellings to the east of 34-38 Chapeltown. There would also be parking, bike parking and refuse storage all accessed from a new private driveway off Chapeltown.

A planning officer’s report approving the application states: “The proposed development is considered to be acceptable in terms the principle of development, character and appearance, heritage implications, impacts on living conditions and the free and safe use of the highway and a balanced approach is taken regarding the harm through loss of trees and the proposed landscaping.”

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

Approval is subject to a raft of conditions, including the developer providing details and samples of the type of materials to be used.

As reported by WLD in November 2021, earlier plans to build 17 flats near the Golden Lion pub were withdrawn by developers.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 said it had taken on concerns raised in its latest application and dropped plans for flats. It also said the existing properties 34-38 Chapeltown do not form part of the latest application.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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