Shop plans submitted off Five Lane Ends roundabout

A new convenience store at Five Lane Ends has applied for an off licence to sell alcohol. Photo: Google

Plans to change a former car showroom into a grocery store in Wortley have been submitted to Leeds City Council.

The planning application follows Loghman Ahmadi applying to the council for a licence to sell alcohol off premises at the shop between 7am and 11pm daily at the shop on Oldfield Lane, off the Five Lane Ends roundabout.

But a decision on the licensing application – which has attracted 21 objections – won’t be heard until next month.

The premises was recently an ice cream parlour.

The planning application, which was submitted last week, asks for a retrospective change of use from a car showroom to a grocery shop, with eight cycle spaces.

A design and access statement submitted by the applicant with the application states: “The site’s integration within a well-served transport network and its proximity to multiple public transport links underscore its sustainable location.

‘Given the previous use of the site, traffic patterns may change with the introduction of a grocery shop. However, this change is unlikely to significantly increase traffic congestion. The site is well-served by the existing road network, and the provision of bicycle parking facilities indicates a commitment to encouraging sustainable travel options.’

The plans can be viewed in full here.


  1. Changes the name of the junction from Five Lane Ends to SIX Lane ends. Clearly, the extra traffic manoeuvres will complicate an already complex junction too much. Another shop isn’t required, there is an ASDA within 300 yards and a new shop on the old housing office, 500 yards in the other direction.

  2. Bad idea, five lanes roundabout is notorious for accidents. Grant the licence at your peril. Bikes are notorious for accidents, the council should look at the camera above chippy Ritz…

  3. Unless traffic lights are installed at this junction it will continue to be an accident spot, and cycle spaces won’t alleviate the situation. We bought a car from the dealer a few years ago and the parking was bad enough then with a tiny forecourt, so a shop will be worse. Children will risk their lives coming and going across the roundabout too, and it seems unnecessary when there’s an Asda nearby.


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