THE site of a former pub in Allerton will go under the hammer at an auction next month.

Planning permission to build housing on the site of the The Old Kings Head pub on Hill Top Lane was approved by Bradford Council in 2017, but construction work has yet to begin.

At an auction by Pugh Property next month, the site will be listed for auction, with a guide price of £280,000.

The 2017 application, submitted by James Luca Ltd, called for a development of five four-bed homes and four three-bed homes to be built on the 0.6 acre site.

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The pub dated back to 1820, but shut in 2007. There had been plans to convert the building, but it was plagued by vandalism and arson attacks until it was eventually demolished.

The pub was listed - but was de-listed to allow it to be demolished.

The auction listing says: "Former site of the Old Kings Head Pub with planning consent for nine dwellings on a site of approximately 0.25 Ha (0.61 Acres).

"The proposed scheme details five four-bedroom and four three-bedroom houses on the site which benefits from an elevated aspect across the surrounding countryside."

The auction takes place at Leeds United's grounds on February 27.