Archive | October 2020

Brass workshop, Bradford

Plans to demolish a backstreet Victorian workshop in Bradford:

This charming industrial corner site just outside of Bradford City Centre is to make way for two terraced houses, replacing the existing building on a like-for-like footprint.

The loss of the corner entrance is a shame, as are the chimneys that will no longer be a feature of this corner.

Let’s hope the new building (and specifically the conservation officers at the council) ensures that the materials of the elevations match th rest of the block.

Ripon Cathedral Choir School

Appication to demolish music institute in Ripon:

https://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QEUVS4HY0B000

Persimon Homes are looking to build out 12 apartments as part of their wider strategic development on this site to deliver 105 dwellings. Originally they had received permission to convert this building.

Although they received permision to build out their houses, I would hazard that the determination may have been predicated on the betterment of the site, following the retention and restoration of this historic building. I question whether or not the permision would have been granted had the demolistion notice been included with the initial planning application.

Thankfully it sounds as though there has been a lot of vocal opposition to the plans, which is well documented in The Stray Ferret. However in my experience the local authority will struggle to justify a refusl, following what has presumably been a protracted process, subsuming hundreds of officer hours.