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Leeds Plan Panel to Review the Proposed Demolition of Mercure Hotel for Lidl Store and Care Home

The future of the Mercure Hotel site in Leeds hangs in the balance as a significant planning application is set to be reviewed by the Leeds Plan Panel next week. The application proposes the demolition of the iconic hotel to make way for a new Lidl store and a care home.

Scheduled for Thursday, 19th October at the Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR, the meeting will commence at 1.30pm. While the session is open for public attendance, those who cannot be present in person have the opportunity to watch the proceedings online. Comprehensive details of the meeting, along with the complete agenda, can be sourced from the Leeds Council website.

Leeds Plan Panel to Review the Proposed Demolition of Mercure Hotel for Lidl Store and Care Home

Interestingly, of all the proposals up for discussion, it is only the Lidl application that will be considered during this meeting. This has drawn increased attention from both the public and stakeholders to this specific development proposal.

Although preliminary indications suggest that the Leeds Planners are leaning towards a recommendation of refusal for the application, the fate of the proposal remains uncertain. The final say on the matter rests with the councillors, who will be casting their votes at the upcoming meeting.

Roger Owen, the Chair of Better Wetherby, has secured a slot to voice his concerns during the session. He intends to present a compelling case outlining the reasons why the application warrants rejection.

For those interested in gaining further insights into this proposal, a concise summary has been made available on the Better Wetherby website at

The decision reached by the Leeds Plan Panel will undoubtedly have lasting implications for the local community. As such, residents and stakeholders alike await with keen anticipation the outcome of this pivotal meeting.

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