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Pudsey: Fresh retail and apartment plan for former HSBC bank building

The former HSBC bank in Pudsey could be transformed into a retail unit and five flats, if plans are approved by Leeds City Council.

The former HSBC Bank, at the corner of Church Lane and Robin Lane, has been empty since it closed its doors in October 2020. A number of planning applications – including for apartments and a coffee shop – have been submitted since then.

The latest plans, submitted this week by Mohammed Abbas of Otley Old Road, would see the ground floor former bank be transformed into a retail unit, with five additional one-bedroom flats proposed to ground and first floor.

The second and third floors already house three flats.

A planning statement accompanying the plans said: “Given the existing residential use the development would result in five additional dwellings and a retail store at ground floor it is not considered that there would be any undue harm to infrastructure or the character and appearance of the immediate area.”

A billboard is proposed on the gable wall fronting onto Robin Lane. 

The proposed retail unit would open seven days a week, 7am to 11pm.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

Follow WLD‘s coverage of the building’s future here.

Lidget Hill plans

The proposed apartments would sit above the shops on Lidget Hill, Pudsey. Photo: Google, July 2022

Plans to convert under-used offices into five apartments for ‘contemporary young professionals’ in Pudsey town centre have been approved by council planners.

The offices sit above existing shops and businesses on Lidget Hill – which are not affected – and would see the offices converted into one and two-bedroom apartments by Douglas West of Headingley-based ATC Properties Ltd.

There were no objections to the plans and planners approved the change of use. Highways have recommended conditions which relate to cycle and bin stores at the site.


  1. Stephen I assume you have forgotten about the bypass in terms of pollution? This may come as a surprise to you but some people do like to live in town and city centres, most of Europe in fact, assume you don’t often leave LS28?

    Eamon, where do you suspect the retail unit would be? on the 2nd floor….or have you not actually read the content of the article?

    What would be a better use of the building guys? Leave it derelict to fall into disrepair so you can then moan about it being an eyesore?

    Parking for residents should be a concern, otherwise provide the scheme is well thought out it could be an excellent addition to the town centre and make good use of the building.


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