West Leeds: Second homes plan for former school

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A former school building dating from 1876 could be converted into flats, with its associated buildings to be demolished to make room for more new homes.

Leeds council planning chiefs will consider the proposals for the former Upper Wortley County Primary School at their meeting on Thursday. (Sept 4)

The proposal is for the main school building, which is listed, to be converted into 13 homes.

Other buildings on the 1.5 hectare site - which includes two former boarding houses - would be knocked down and 36 new homes built in their place.

The site had already been the subject of successful planning permission. Proposals for 24 flats in the main school building, and 47 additional new homes, were approved in 2008 but the proposal was later withdrawn.

Rachel Reeves, Leeds West MP and former junior chess champion, during her visit toWhingate Primary School with Grand Master Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive of CSC, to support of Chess in Schools and Communities.
Picture shows Malcolm Pein and Rachel Reeves taking part in a simul against 16 children.
Rachel will joined children of the school in a chess lesson and give a simultaneous exhibition, playing the best players from the school.
 Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) is a UK charity whose mission is to improve childrens educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess.
16 November 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Founded in 2009, CSC now teaches in over 300 schools and supports 500 more nationwide including 13 in Leeds, teaching around 1000 children each week how to play the game in classroom lessons and after-school clubs.

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