Improvements to historic Bankhouse Pub receive green light

29 June 2020

Plans to improve iconic Pudsey pub The Bankhouse have been approved by council planners.

The traditional pub and restaurant closed suddenly in February, leaving owners Star Pubs and Bars to find new managers.

The pub has yet to re-open, with all pubs closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But plans have been approved by Leeds Council to give the pub a new lease of life, with a new metal and mesh entrance trellis arch for the beer garden, 10 fixed festoon lighting posts and replacement rear entrance doors.

There are also alterations planned to a side window and a new fence to cover the cellar cooling ventilation units at the front.

A statement accompanying the plans said:

“The proposed works will help soften and enhance the external appearance of the pub from the roadside and signify change by introducing the festoon lighting and new archway.

“The kitchen extract louvre will be on the side of the property not seen from the road, furthermore [it] will be powder coated to match the window frame, thus masking this addition.”

The pub is on Bankhouse Lane, on the edge of the historic Moravian settlement of Fulneck in Pudsey.

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