Jewellery shop plan for pub building are approved

Jewellery shop plan for pub building are approved

WORKS to turn a derelict pub on Leeds Road into a jewellers have been approved by Bradford Council.

Plans to turn the Waggon and Horses on Leeds Road into a shop were first approved in 2017 – but work on the long empty pub has yet to begin.

In February another application – to build an extension at the back of the building, was submitted by Shabir Hussain.

The application said the works would allow the building to become a “quality jewellery outlet” and a landmark building on the busy road.

The extension would double the amount of space on the ground floor, and the application adds: “The aim is to use quality materials and products in the renovation of the building, with a significant consideration to be given to the security and an end product which compliments the district and competes with other ‘top end’ jewellers throughout the country.

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“We believe the investment which our client is prepared to put in to this site, should be considered as a positive contribution to the bustling Leeds Road area.”

That application has now been approved, with planning officers saying of the pub: “The appearance is generally tired and the building is falling into disrepair with the lack of maintenance due to being unoccupied.

“The grounds are also suffering from a lack of upkeep and appear to be attracting a level of fly tipping. The proposal facilitates bring the property back into use.”