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Former high school building set for demolition

A former high school building in West Leeds is set to be demolished ‘imminently’, the council has confirmed.

Hough Side High School closed in August 1992 and Leeds City Council has earmarked the site for around 76 houses in its Site Allocations planning blueprint for Outer West Leeds.

The building has had a variety of uses, and WLD reported last November that most council workers had moved out of the building, also known as Hough Top Court, and work to demolish the building was ‘able to take place soon’. 

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Demolition had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a council spokesperson this week said preliminary demolition surveys at Hough Side School have now begun on site with a view to the physical demolition of the building being planned imminently.

A planning application for houses on the Hough Top site is yet to be submitted.

An exact date is yet to be set for demolition work.


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