Plans to improve historic Bankhouse pub submitted

The Bankhouse pub

Plans to improve iconic Pudsey pub The Bankhouse have been submitted by owners Star Pubs and Bars.

The traditional pub and restaurant closed suddenly in February, leaving Star Pubs 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 this week been submitted to Leeds Council for 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 to incorporate a kitchen extractor louvre, and a new fence to cover the cellar cooling ventilation units at the front.

A statement accompanying the plans says:

“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.

Tong fulneck valley
View from The Bankhouse Pub over Fulneck/Tong valley

The plans can be viewed in full here.


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