Green light for new micro pub at Swinnow Grange Mills

Venue: Swinnow Grange Mills, Stanningley Road. Photo: Google

New plans for a micro pub in a West Leeds mill complex have been approved by Leeds council planners.

Lewis Cuddy, from Lower Wortley, want to convert a unit currently for storage at Cardinal House, Swinnow Grange Mills, which is based off Stanningley Road.

The new micro pub will also offer offer food including pizza, meat and cheese platters and dried meat from South Africa called Bitlong.

In his application, Mr Cuddy said:

“I have a unit in a brick mill currently used for storage. I would like to use the unit as a micropub that also sells food. It will have a kitchen, beer storage room, sales area and toilet.”

He said there is already parking for up to 60 cars at the site. The pub would employ two full-time people and two part timers.

Proposed opening hours would be 11am to 11pm daily, apart from Saturdays, which would see opening until midnight.

Council planning officers imposed conditions to secure details of any plant/extraction equipment as well as restrict outside seating, no amplified music and tannoys and limit the covers to 25 in the pub. A council report concluded:

“The principle of the use is considered acceptable and the limited scale of the proposal would not create undue levels of noise and disturbance. moreover there are no highway safety concerns.

“There will also be economic benefits brought forward by the proposal which follows an established pattern of multiple uses within the units of the Mill complex that add to the range of community facilities within the area without undermining the vitality and viability of the closest designated centre (namely Stanningley Bottom).”

View the plans in full here.


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