Demolition of houses in North Huddersfield

An application to demolish two town houses in Huddersfield has been submitted, to be replaced with 14 apartments:

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/business/planning/application_search/detail.aspx?id=2015%2f92557

 

Sparks Road Huddersfield

Sparks Road Huddersfield replacement

The contrast between the new and old buildings doesn’t really require comment. Sadly, this will be technically be considered a brownfield development, with a net addition of 12 dwellings. On paper this is exactly what the council have been asking for. Yet I’m sure that the loss of these Victorian buildings from the area of Huddersfield that remains thoroughly authentically industrial in vernacular, will continue to push Huddersfield into the realm of another generic town.

Housing crisis trump card will certainly be played here, and we will sadly lose some fine old houses.

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