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Fresh housing plans for historic Cliff House site in Wortley

New plans to build houses in the grounds of historic Cliff House in Wortley have been submitted by developers.

Priestley Homes already has planning permission to restore arson-hit Cliff House into apartments and a further £3 million development of seven homes immediately next to the Grade II Listed building off Fawcett Lane.

This week it has submitted further proposals to demolish run-down Cliff Cottage and build six new townhouses next to the existing barn. Also included would be a new access road, parking and landscaping.

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Cliff Cottage was formerly the residence of the groundskeeper and caretaker of Western Flatts Park. A planning statement said:

“From the original build, Cliff Cottage has modified and extended several times over the years to a very poor standard. The cottage has been uninhabited for several years and is now in a state of disrepair.”

The latest plans can be viewed in full here.

Grade II Listed Cliff House saw much of its internal structure destroyed during an arson attack in 2017. Plans to create an additional apartment in the roof space, with an extension to the rear were approved by Leeds City Council in July.

The Grade II Listed villa, off Fawcett Lane, is one of 18 buildings or monuments in West Leeds on the council’s Heritage at Risk register. It had been turned into seven flats before the fire.

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