Former Pudsey HSBC bank ‘under offer’ and could become a cafe – update


A former bank in Pudsey town center could become a cafe, if Leeds City Council gives the green light.

The building has stood empty since HSBC closed its branchon the corner of Church Lane and Robin Lane in Pudsey, in October 2020.

Like reported by WLD last December, the building was put on the market with a guide price of £475,000. It is currently listed as to be ‘under offer’ on the website of real estate firm Mark Brearley & Company.

This week an application for a ‘proposed legal development certificate’ to change the building’s use from a bank to a cafe was submitted to Leeds Council’s planning portal.

The applicant is a Church Yard (Morley) Ltdwith agent listed as based in Huddersfield Code L6 Architecture. The applicant unsuccessfully applied to the council for a container cafe and the vehicle charging area off the Ring Road in Lower Wortley last year.

The app is not open to comments from members of the public. A note on the app says:

“The issuance or denial of a certificate is entirely dependent on factual evidence regarding the history and planning status (proposed use) of the building or other land. The onus is on the applicant to provide sufficient evidence in support of the application for the authority to consider and this is not subject to consultation. »

The request must be decided by the board by May 22, 2022.


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