Council-owned garages on the Stonecliffe estate in Farnley will be demolished following problems with vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
Garages on two sites – Stonecliffe Garth and Stonecliffe Mount – are in a poor state of repair and a Leeds City Council report approving their demolition highlights significant vandalism in the area. The report says:
“It is not considered that refurbishment and repair of the garages is an effective use of council resources given the low demand for garages in this location.
“Demolition and removal of the garages would remove a blight from the area and reduce incidence of anti-social behaviour and vandalism of these structures.”
The report adds that security of the blocks ‘is difficult to maintain due to constant vandalism’.
Stonecliffe Garth would be maintained as a general parking area and the Stonecliffe Mount site redeveloped into a bespoke property in conjunction with a housing association.
Farnley and Wortley Green Party Ann and David Blackburn do not support development of new housing at Stonecliffe Mount as they feel it would impact on parking in the area.
They also expressed concern at the lack of investment in them historically, which had ultimately lead to their current poor state of repair.
The council report can be read in full here.