Farsley Liberal Club – decision taken over apartments plans

Closed: Farsley Liberal Club. Photo: Google

Plans to convert the former Farsley Liberal Club into six apartments have been approved by Leeds City Council planners.

The club, based in the centre of Farsley, closed last year after 134 years. It had been struggling financially for several years.

Applicant G&H Property portfolio submitted the proposals to transform the building into one and two-bedroom apartments. Plans also include the demolition and rebuilding of the 1979 northern extension to the building.

There were 19 letters of representation had been received, 18 of which objected to the scheme, and one letter of support. Objections centred around access and the lack of parking.

A council planning officer’s report approving the application said the plans met national planning policy. It added: “The site as a former Liberal Club has operated with the benefit of on street parking in the vicinity and this dependence on local capacity will be continued, albeit that the Development of only six apartments will be significantly less intensive.”

The plans were approved subject to a raft of 15 planning conditions.

As first reported by WLD, the club, in Old Road, called time on August 29 last year and now sits empty.

G&H Group, which is a £35 million mechanical, electrical and public health business in South Parade, Pudsey, bought the building in April 2019. Managing Director at G&H Group, Graham Kelly, appealed in September 2022 for potential tenants and new owners to come forward.

Farsley Liberal Club is a Victorian building, built in 1899.

The plans can be viewed in full here.


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