By John Baron
Plans to improve the entrance to the Grade II Listed Britannia public house in Pudsey have been submitted to the council.
Applicant Liam Jewett, from the Stonegate Group, want to relocate the existing entrance door to the front of its porch area to improve access to the pub.
Plans also include the part ‘building-up’ of the existing door to form a new window.
The building, off Swinnow Road, is on the edge of the Pudsey conservation area and dates back to the 18th century, with 20th century alterations.
A planning statement accompanying the application states the plans would have a minimal impact on the appearance and fabric of the building and added:
“Alterations and refurbishment works to the ground floor trading area carried out in the past have effectively provided a quality dining and drinking venue for the benefit of the local community and many visitors attracted to the area.
“The current proposal will provide improved customer access arrangements and internal circulation within the constraints of the existing building, and help to clearly identify the entrance to customers unfamiliar with the premises.
“The proposal will enhance the external appearance of the building, providing an improved balance and symmetry to the front elevation and clearly emphasise the external entrance from the roadside.”
The plans can be viewed in full here.