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Wortley: Vandalised caretaker’s house will be demolished

A vandalised and burnt out former school caretaker’s house in Wortley will be demolished.

The caretaker’s house for the former Wortley High School, off Swallow Avenue, has been disused and a target for anti-social behaviour since the school was demolished seven years ago.

Image: Google Maps

A Leeds City Council report approving the demolition classed the building as ‘structurally unsound’ and said:

“The school was demolished in 2011, having been vacant for several years, with only two buildings on the site remaining standing: the adjacent City Learning Centre (which dates from 2004 and remains in use) and the former caretaker’s house.

“The latter was ultimately never re-occupied and, having been damaged by fire, is now open to the elements and beyond further use. “

There are no known future development plans for the site and the area will be grassed over.

All students moved to the new Swallow Hill Community College site in nearby Congress Mount on 4 July 2011.

Council documents approving the demolition can be read here.

Wortley High Caretakers House Demolition Report by John Baron on Scribd

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