First and second-floor offices in the heart of Pudsey town centre could be converted into flats, if plans submitted to Leeds City Council are approved.
Applicant Mr M Wilkinson wants to convert the offices in Park Square House, opposite Pudsey Community Hub, into two-bedroom flats.
The first floor has three offices, one of which is used by an alarm company, and the second floor is empty but was previously occupied by Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors, who have moved to smaller premises due to more employees working from home.
A design and access statement accompanying the application said:
“Research with agents has indicated it will be very difficult to fully occupy the upper floors with commercial business, again largely as a knock-on effect of the pandemic, so the owner is considering converting them into apartments.”
There would be one parking space per apartment, and the first and second floors would have cladding fitted to improve the look of the building, which sits in the Pudsey conservation area.
Comments on the application can be submitted until Tuesday 26 April 2022, and the plans can be viewed in full here.