Elmroyd, Brighouse

Plans to demolish a former Victorian care home in Brighouse:

https://portal.calderdale.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=PR51XFDWHAK00

Elmroyd

This Victorian villa can be seen on maps dating to 1893, and is possibly much older.

More recently having functioned as a care home the facility shut in 2016 following a litany of scandals in the delivery of their care service.

Back in 2017 residents objected to the conversion of the building into ‘bedsit’ flats for fear of an increase in a transient population. Consequently, the owner has looked into other options, with demolition presumably being most convenient politically and financially. I can’t help but feel the people of Brighouse have missed an opportunity to keep this building in perpetuity.

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