Plans to demolish a former Victorian care home in Brighouse:
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.