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Green light for scaled-back Farsley Liberal Club apartments plan

Scaled-back plans to transform the former Farsley Liberal Club into five apartments have been approved by Leeds City Council planners.

Council planners approved proposals for six apartments on the site last October, but following specialist structural advice, the proposals had been amended.

The planning application has now been approved by council officers, despite one objection over highways safety and insufficient parking.

A planning officer’s report said the proposal met national and local planning policy and added: “The site as a former Liberal Club has operated with the benefit of on-street parking in the vicinity and this dependence on local capacity will be continued, albeit for a development of only 5 no. apartments which will be significantly less intensive.”

Stephen Adler, from Stephen Adler Planning, wrote in a letter accompanying the latest application: “Following specialist structural advice, the rear basement area, lightwell and replacement extension are not to be progressed, so this reduced scheme for five apartments is less intensive. It still protects the contribution that the building makes to the character and appearance of this part of the Farsley Conservation Area.”

The proposals also include new and replacement windows and doors, new rear balconies, demolition of an existing extension and new hard and soft landscaping.

The club, based in the centre of Farsley, closed in 2022 after 134 years. It had been struggling financially.

As first reported by WLD, the club, in Old Road, called time in August 2022 and now sits empty.

Farsley Liberal Club is a Victorian building, built in 1899.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

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