New Wortley: St George’s Crypt submits flats plan at liberal club site

27 February 2017

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Plans by St George’s Crypt to build new affordable housing in New Wortley have been submitted.

The Crypt, which works with the homeless, vulnerable and those suffering from addiction, aims to build 23 one and two bedroom flats on the site of the Old Liberal Club in Hedley Chase.

The proposals also include communal facilities, office and workshop space and can be viewed and commented upon here.

Read more about the proposals below:

St George's Crypt flats plan at former Liberal Club, New Wortley by John Baron on Scribd

Council highways officers have said that they cannot support the application in its current form due to issues with access to the site and have asked for alternative peoposals to be submitted.

A public exhibition on the plans was held at New Wortley Community Centre earlier this month.

The Crypt’s fundraising and PR director Martin Patterson told The Dispatch at the time:

“The flats would provide an opportunity for people to move on towards independence, they could be people who have difficulty holding down tenancies due to personal difficulties but who have addressed those issues and now want a sustainable tenancy. The people we take will have quite a broad background.”

As reported by The Dispatch last August, St George’s Crypt (Development) CIC is negotiating with the council to buy the site.

The former Liberal Club was demolished more than 10 years ago.


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