Former West Leeds Sports and Social Club could become offices

West Leeds sports and social club
Site: West Leeds Sports & Social Club, off Redshaw Road. Photo: Betty Longbottom, CC BY-SA 2.0

A vandalised former social club building could be turned into offices, if fresh plans submitted to Leeds City Council are approved.

West Leeds Sports and Social Club, on Redshaw Road, New Wortley, closed in 2019.

New proposals submitted by the club say the building would be converted into offices, with the a new metal sheet roof and re-cladding added. A new boundary fence is also proposed as part of the development.

A planning statement accompanying the application states:

“The proposal seeks planning permission to create a new office building and bring an underused site back into active use.

“In conclusion this proposal satisfies all relevant national and local policy considerations. In these circumstances, this application should be welcomed by the Local Planning Authority and approval of full planning permission should be granted.”

The proposals can be viewed in full here.

A year ago developers West Leeds Working Men’s Club withdrew plans to demolish the club and build ten houses in the area. The withdrawal followed concerns by the council over the loss of a building used by the community.

The club, off Redshaw Road, currently sits empty and has been subjected to vandalism.


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