New restaurant plans may help Gallagher Retail Park turnaround


Fresh plans to build two restaurants have been submitted to help reinvigorate Gallagher Retail Park – almost a year after similar plans were approved by Leeds City Council

The new proposals this time have the restaurants off the main 13-screen Leeds-Bradford Odeon building in Dick Lane.

A planning statement accompanying the application says two new family restaurant units would be housed within within two ground floor extensions of the front of the cinema building, either side of the main building entrance. It says:

“Since the grant of that permission, [owner] Urban & Civic has been liaising with both the existing and potential future occupiers, and alterations to the location and size of the proposed restaurant units are now necessary to meet the existing leisure and future restaurant occupiers’ operational requirements.

“It was previously considered that the cinema would relinquish some of its existing first floor space to make way for a new leisure use, but it is now proposed that the cinema will remain in its current format. The main difference this makes to the proposals is that the restaurants are no longer partly subsumed within the main leisure building, and are instead to be external to the existing building though connected to it by enclosed service areas.”

The plans, which form part of Urban and Civic’s plans to reinvigorate the complex, can be viewed in full here.

Plans for KFC and Costa ‘drive-thru’ restaurants at Gallagher Leisure Park were approved last June, despite local opposition.






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