Long wait finally over at blaze site

PLANS have been revealed for the redevelopment of a household waste sorting site in West Yorkshire – more than a decade after it was hit by fire.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013, 1:00 am

A blaze in 2002 burned through the roof of a building at the site, above. Leeds City Council has now approved an outlay of £125,000 to cover design fees for the refurbishment of the eyesore Kirkstall Road site. Funding for the design work will come from a grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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The estimated cost of the overall project is £3.8m. Some of that money will come from Defra while the rest will be borrowed.

The repayment costs on the loan should be met by savings from the closure this summer of a household waste site at Stanley Road in Harehills, Leeds.

Picture: richard donson.