Archive | September 2017

Albion House, Bradford

 

Albion House in Apperly Bridge, Bradford to be demolished and replaced with 8 dwellings:

https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=OVYSJDDHFNO00&activeTab=summary

A Victorian villa that represents an important part of this formerly rural cluster of buildings, its loss will be damaging to the historic narrative of this area, which is still redolent of Victorian culture.

The terraces, cottages, farm building and villas juxtaposed in this way tell us a story about pre-globalised life in rural Bradford.

And surely the onus isn’t on the reasoning for keeping the building up, but for knocking it down? If it is robust and fit for purpose, it makes no sense ecologically to destroy buildings.

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