St Marys School, Batley
Old School Buildings to be demolished in Batley:
The school building annexes to a grade II listed church and a second convent building is also part of the application and appears to be an attractive well ordered house.
An indicative scheme for residential conversion was prepared when marketing the property, so retaining and reusing the buildings is viable, and would offer a much better setting for the listed asset.
The embedded carbon in the buildings must be very high, and it would be a shame to see it all gone to waste as the site is cleared. Sadly this is still not a consideration in planning decisions.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the mantra attached to the use of plastics. Why not for buildings too?