THE proposed redevelopment of a former pub to create shops, flats and houses will go before a planning committee on Wednesday.

Plans for the old Hare and Hounds on Toller Lane were first revealed last Summer, and would see the now vacant pub building split into three ground floor shops, with three flats spread out over the upper floors.

Four townhouses would be built on a section of the pub’s car park.

On Wednesday morning, Bradford Council’s Bradford Planning Panel will decide whether to approve the application, by Dawatt Enterprise LTD.

The plans said one of the ground floor shops would be a convenience store, and an extension would be built on the former pub to accommodate this new store.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The car park in the Hare and Hounds pub on Toller LaneThe car park in the Hare and Hounds pub on Toller Lane (Image: newsquest)

A report to members recommends that the plans are approved – despite the fact that 28 people have objected to the application.

A petition calling for it to be refused has been signed by 24 people.

Objectors said the development would lead to anti-social behaviour, noise and extra traffic, and said trees on the site had been cut down.

Referring to the concern about trees, the planning report says: “None of the trees on the site are protected by tree preservation order or conservation order so they could have been removed at any point.”

The committee meets in City Hall at 10am.