Larger industrial units plan on former pub site refused by council

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The Golden Lion site in Armley. Photo: Google

Council planners have refused retrospective plans for two large industrial units on the site of a demolished Armley pub.

The site, off Armley Road, featured the Golden Lion pub, which was demolished and cleared due to the building falling into significant disrepair.

Planners gave permission for two new warehouse units in 2021 – but they say the site has been redeveloped to accommodate two larger commercial units, which exceed the size and scale originally granted.

As a result, applicant Adam Maumoniat has had to re-apply for retrospective planning application for the larger units.

A planning officer’s report refusing the lates application concludes: “The proposal is considered to have a significant detrimental impact on the visual appearance of the Armley Conservation Area and wider street scene through the excessive size, scale and bulk of the units along with the erection of palisade fencing and a concrete block retaining wall.

“In addition, the development fails to accord with the previously approved highways technical details and thus is considered harmful to wider highway safety. For the reasons outlined in the above report and taking into account all other material considerations it is concluded that planning permission should be┬árefused.”

The applicant can appeal against the decision.

The plans, documents and planning officer’s report can be viewed in full here.

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