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Green light to develop former Burley pub
12:00pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Local news
Plans to convert a landmark former village pub into houses and build five more in its car park have been approved by Bradford Council planners.
Officers acting under delegated powers have granted property developer and car park management company Yorparks permission to convert the former Malt Shovel in Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale, and construct new houses beside the building.
The inn, dating to the 1880s, has housed several restaurant and pub businesses during the past decade. It most recently traded as bar and restaurant The Malt, which closed early last year.
The Grade-II listed building stands close to St Mary’s Parish Church and other historic village buildings within a conservation area.
Council planning officers have attached conditions to the permission relating to construction, drainage and building materials. Officers also said works affecting the original Malt Shovel property should be carried out in accordance with a wildlife survey.
The developer is required to implement measures to enhance habitat at the site for bats prior to the occupation of the homes.
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