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Plans to turn Tong Road pub into flats refused again

Scaled-back plans to convert a former public house on Tong Road into seven flats and a ground-floor shop have been refused for a second time.

The move comes after Leeds City Council planners rejected plans in January to transform the former The Crown Pub, which closed several years ago, into eight self-contained flats and a shop.

But a fresh proposal submitted in July by Mr Prabhjot Paul reduced the number of flats to seven. Plans included a two-bed flat, one studio apartment and six one-bed flats.

But council planners again knocked back the application, voicing concerns over on-street parking. An officer’s report said it would also:

“…Offer future occupiers a poor, unacceptable level of amenity, representing an intensive, over-development of the existing building within a constrained location thus providing insufficient outlook from habitable rooms compounded by the proximity of the adjacent highway and conflicting land uses.”

The applicant had argued that the development would help meet an ‘increasing demand’ for affordable housing in the area.

The pub, which is based at the bottom of Tong Road, was originally built in the 19th century.

The plans – and decision to refuse them – can be viewed in full here.


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