2 pubs in Bradford

Hare and Hounds in Ilkley:

https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=P74LUIDHLOW00&activeTab=summary

Hare and hounds Ilkley.JPG

“Delius Lived Next Door” in Bradford:

https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=P6Z7DDDHLKW00&activeTab=summary

Delius lived next door.JPG

Two more pubs to be demolished (or as good as in the latter’s case) in Bradford. Of particular concern is the former ‘Delius Lived Next Door” (clue is in the name) which forms part of the conservation area within the University campus quarter of the city.

The conservation officer has laudably denounced the proposal as facadism, so it will be interesting to see how much weight the planning officer gives to his consultation.

The Hare and Hounds is not a building of such merit, but is on the cusp of being of  historical vintage, with an early 20th century aesthetic embodied in the Bankside-Powerstation-esque chimneys, and ornate brickwork within the interstices of the timber frame. Something about the architecture of this era embodies the interwar calm of England. Post 1939, everything became a bit more fraught.

And it is certainly concerning if Fayre and Square cant keep their pubs open.

 

 

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