Old Westgate Redoubt building, Snapethorpe

Plans by the council to demolish an outbuilding of Snapethorpe Primary School:

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OBC9V2QQKBU00

Snapethorpe Primary school.JPG

Forgive the terrible photo from Google Earth’s Streetview archives circa 2012.

Some local objection to this proposal that coherently cites the councils own policy:

http://savelupsetgreenfields.homeip.net/node/544

Death, Taxes, and local authorities not adhering to their own policies are the only certainties in life.

A handsome building that will be a loss to the visual fabric of the area. Not worthy of listing, never the less it is the kind of building I dream of inheriting from a long lost uncle and spending the rest of my life as custodian.

Incidentally, the argument that a building has to be demolished because it has been “regularly targeted by vandals and trespasser’s” is an old and hackneyed cliche in the planning consultant’s armory. Misdemeanors do not necessitate flattening the site and starting over.

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