Farsley: Housing plan at former builders’ yard


Derelict former workshop buildings in Farsley are set to be demolished and houses built instead, if a planning application is approved.

Plans have been submitted to Leeds city council for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of nine houses off Arthur Street and New Street, at the former H Johnson builders’ yard, next to Farsley Liberal Club.

The proposals also include the creation of a new site access to Old Road on land at New Street, the change of use and extension of a former workshop building for residential use on Arthur Street as well as associated works and infrastructure.

The new development would be called St John’s View.

The application has been submitted on behalf of Westcourt Homes Ltd, who are owned by Yorkshire-based property development firm the Westcourt Group.

In a planning statement, they say:

“The site is in an unkempt state, with areas of concrete and hardstanding as well as some self-sown trees contributing to the site’s lack of visual appeal. The buildings it is proposed to demolish are in poor condition and are of no architectural or historical interest.”

Planning permission for nine homes was initially approves in 2009, but planning consent has now lapsed.

Full details of the plans can be found here.


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