Archive | February 2019

Springwood House, Elland

Demolition of Springwood House in Elland:

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Springwood House

The expansion of neighboring Overgate Hospice involves the destruction of this Victorian house to extend car parking facilities on site.

A handsome building in the increasingly harried town of Elland, the loss of this building will be a great shame to the town. Buildings such as this remind the people of Elland and other such small towns in West Yorkshire that they have a prosperous and proud history, in spite of current economic circumstances.

Earlier iterations of the plans showed the building adapted to become a cafe, which would no doubt complement the adjacent cricket ground.¬†Yet as is often the case, when the planning process plays out over a number of years, aspects of betterment or planning gain as lost to ensure ‘viability.’