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Bramley: Former toilets to be demolished – land to be sold for retail

The former public toilets at Bramley Shopping Centre will be demolished and the site put up for sale on the open market, if recently submitted plans are approved.

Leeds City Council has applied to demolish the former public conveniences near Bramley interchange, which were closed years ago due to anti-social behaviour.

In the application, the council says the building has been declared surplus to requirements and the Land and Property department does not believe best value for
the site would be gained by having the building in situ and aim to market the land for sale. The application adds:

“The purpose brick built platform will be staying in situ, new railings will be fitted for public safety, it is next to the bus stop so can be used as a waiting area until Land and Property get interest for a small retail construction.

“As the building is of a metal container type structure, the aim is to disconnect all services to building and lift by Hiab truck or crane.”

The plans can be viewed in full here.

As previously reported by WLD, cash-strapped Leeds City Council is facing a £119m budget deficit due to Covid-19.

A report to the executive board last week said the authority plans to make more than £100m in just five years from building sales. It stated:

“Given the council’s budget position and impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Executive Board in September 2020 agreed the  approach presented to rationalise the council’s property estate further, and accelerate the disposal of properties.

“The release of properties will support the council’s financial position both in the form of cost savings and income generation to the capital receipts Programme, but will also ensure that our estate is appropriate in both form and size to support ongoing service delivery.”

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