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Green light for plans to demolish West Leeds pub

Plans to demolish The Swinnow pub in Pudsey and replace it with eight houses have been approved by Leeds City Council.

Proposals include three pairs of semi-detached houses, one detached property and a detached bungalow.

A planning officer’s report approving the plans says:

“Each property has two off-street parking spaces, which is considered adequate given the fact the proposed dwellings are three-bed in size (with the exception of one dwelling which is two-bed).

“There is concern, as echoed by Councillor Simon Seary (Pudsey, Cons) in his representation, that on-street parking along the junction with Harley Drive and Swinnow Lane would cause an obstruction and cause a threat to highway safety. To address this, a condition for the applicants to provide a single Traffic Regulation Order at the site frontage, will be imposed on the approval of this application.”

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The plans were approves subject to a raft of conditions, including the use of building materials and installation of car electric charging points.

The proposals can be viewed here.

Planning saga

It’s taken five years to get to this stage, with several planning applications submitted unsuccessfully in the past.

In November 2018 plans were submitted for ten semi-detached properties and four apartments, which drew 61 local objections. These plans were amended into the scheme which has just received planning permission.

In September 2017 The Dispatch reported on a planning application for a new – smaller – pub on the site with five flats above and four pairs of semi-detached houses and one detached house. The proposal was later withdrawn.

An outline application establishing the principle of housing on the site was approved by the council in 2015.

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