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for 24 flats in the main school building, and 47 additional new homes, were approved in 2008 but the proposal was later withdrawn.

School leaders, teachers, governors and MPs from across the region will meet today for a summit that will see delegates discuss academisation and the impact real-terms cuts to funding is having on schools.

Yorkshire school leaders meet in Leeds to discuss academies and education cuts