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Marco Pierre White Restaurant Plan For Top Leeds Hotel

An application has been made by TCS Holdings for planning approval for an internal and external two level upgrade of the Merrion Hotel in Wade Lane which will include a Marco Pierre White Restaurant and 134 bedrooms.

It is noted that the development is close to, but outside, the City Centre Conservation Area which runs along the middle of Woodhouse Lane, and the First Direct arena

There is one objection from Leeds Civic Trust who say that the extension, which is to replace the octagonal building which currently stands there, is too ‘Blocky’ and that a more interesting building could have been designed.

The plan is due to be discussed by the City Plans Panel at Leeds City Council at 1.30 tomorrow afternoon and is expected to be given approval with certain conditions attached including employment and training opportunities for local people and a contribution for a new drop off area to Wade Lane.

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