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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Rest of Bradford Development Thread

This is a thread for the rest of the City of Bradford.

This thread will not include Bradford City Centre Regeneration Topics

Or Bradford Topics which all ready have their own threads.
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Nirmal Singh applies to re-open Marlboro Hall



A landmark building in the heart of Manningham will be a “huge loss” to the community if councillors refuse permission for it to be used as an events venue, says the businessman behind it.

The Marlboro Function Hall in Carlisle Road, Bradford, was closed after it emerged it was operating as an events hall without planning permission.

Its owner, Nirmal Singh, has now applied for additional fire escapes, toilets and a first-floor balcony extension so it can continue as a venue for community events and music.

Bradford Council’s Area Planing Panel will discuss the application at City Hall on Wednesday. Planning officers have recommended refusal following complaints from residents and West Yorkshire Police about parking, vehicle crime and noise.

However, Mr Singh said he had complied with every request from the Council to reduce noise levels and had an agreement with the nearby Carlisle Business Centre to use its car park.

He said Marlboro Function Hall was the only facility of its kind in the area for hosting events such as weddings and charity dinners. He said he would appeal if the bid is thrown out.

Mr Singh said: “The local community is very upset that the centre has closed.

“They keep ringing me every day wanting events such as weddings. I charge only a small amount of money and a lot of people can’t afford £7,000 for a wedding in one of the big hotels.

“If the plan is refused it will be a huge loss for the local community as well.”

The entrepreneur, who was awarded an MBE for services to the community, employed acoustic consultants to cut noise levels after being convicted of failing to comply with a noise abatement order in 2006. He was given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of more than £2,000.

A report to councillors said only 70 spaces would be available at the Business Centre and only when it was closed. It reads: “As such the development would result in greater on-street car parking to the detriment of the safe and free flow of traffic on the highway.”
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Owners may defy order on building

The owners of a former cinema in Manningham, Bradford, believe they can technically continue operating as a wedding venue, despite planning permission being refused.

The Marlboro Function Hall, in Carlisle Road, has been operating as an events hall for a number of years. But it recently emerged that the venue did not have planning permission allowing it to be used for weddings.

Owner Nirmal Singh was asked to clarify the situation by applying for a change of use. He also applied for additional fire escapes, toilets and a first-floor balcony extension.

The application was voted down by Bradford Council’s planning panel yesterday after concerns over parking.

But it emerged during the City Hall meeting that the Council would have a dilemma over taking action if Mr Singh were to continue hosting weddings.

After the meeting, Mr Singh’s son, Iqbal Sekhon, said: “It sounds to me as if we’ve been given the seal of approval and are entitled to use it as a wedding hall.

“We intend to open for business very shortly for weddings because we now know there is nothing saying we can’t.”

He said they had an agreement with the nearby Action for Business centre to use 70 of its parking spaces and would employ parking attendants during functions. He said they did not intend to open late at night anymore as they were concentrating solely on weddings.

But, Frank Suadwa, the Council’s team leader in the development and regulatory law team, said: “The Council now has to ensure that any future uses of the Marlboro Function Suite are legally similar to the current permitted use as a cinema or the owner risks enforcement action.”

The hall has been closed for re-furbishment and sound-proofing in the wake of a court case in July last year which saw Mr Singh convicted of failing to comply with a noise abatement order. He was given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of more than £2,000.

The entrepreneur, who was awarded an MBE for services to the community, employed acoustic consultants to cut noise levels.
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Plan to rejuvenate Manningham

A scheme to rejuvenate Manningham in Bradford looks set to take a step forward with the creation of a board to steer the work.

Bradford Council’s executive will vote on plans to set up a board at its next meeting on Tuesday at 10am at City Hall.

The board would guide the Manningham Masterplan which started in 2005 and has helped projects including the redevelopment of Lister Mill by Urban Splash.

After Council and Yorkshire Forward funding was agreed an office was established last year and an officer appointed.

A shadow board has been running since June and has been meeting every six weeks.

It is expected that the final board will consist of three elected members nominated by Bradford Council, representing three major groups, as well as Councillor Adrian Naylor, executive member for regeneration and economy.

A member from each of the business forums in Manningham, three members of the Manningham Business Community, a member of the Manningham Partnership, a representative of Yorkshire Forward, employees of the Council’s regeneration, landscape and neighbourhood support departments, a member representing the Registered Social Landlords’ association and investors in Manningham will also be on the board.

Its objectives will be to: * Promote the area to attract investment and development.

* Develop an overall strategy to improve Manningham’s economy and quality of life.

* Maximise opportunities for economic activity.

* Support skills development and new business start-ups while linking job opportunities to local residents.

* Promote improvements to housing and the promotion of new housing developments.

* Invest in high-quality public realm work and environmental developments.

* Support cohesion and inclusion.

* Create a framework to resource and promote partnership working and inclusion in the area.

Coun Adrian Naylor, said: “We have already seen how successful the Airedale Partnership has been and it is controlled by a board which the Manningham Masterplan has been modelled on.”

Good news for Manningham. Lister Mills was a great success and the project is not even finished yet.
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30 new members elected to Bradford and Keighley Youth Parliament



More than 11,000 voters helped to elect 30 new members to the Bradford and Keighley Youth Parliament at the weekend, following a count of votes at the Hilton Hotel in the city.

Six members were elected for each of the five wards: Bradford South, Bradford North, Bradford West, Keighley and Shipley.

The highest tally for a single candidate went to Aaisha Mahmood in Bradford South with 1,008 votes.

The successfully elected candidates ranged in age from 11-year-old Luke Everett to 18-year-olds Daniel Reid and Joseph Atkins.

Among the issues highlighted were tackling racism, bullying and knife crime, promoting Bradford and giving voice to the district’s young people.

Councillor Michael Kelly, who attended the count, congratulated all those who had taken part. He said they were much younger than he was when he was first elected. He said: “You’ve joined a club I joined four or five years ago at a considerably greater age.

“When you stood for election you put your hand up and said I want to be considered. Unfortunately it is a competition and there will always be those who don’t win but you are all winners because you took part.”
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Bradford Royal Infirmary seeks approval for works

A planning application has been submitted for the next stage of work on a new £10 million modular ward block at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking permission to clad the existing ward block in stone and add a pitched roof. The Trust also wants to infill the ground floor to form a 28-bed ward.

The three-storey ward block opened to patients at the end of last year and currently provides 56 beds for elderly care patients, of which 24 are in single rooms with en suite facilities.

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Residents called into Lotto cash ‘diary room’


Residents at two Bradford housing estates got on board a mobile Big Brother-style video diary room to have their say on how Lottery money should be spent in their neighbourhoods.

A bright pink Volkswagen camper van pulled into Pollard Park in Barkerend and Southfield Drive in Dudley Hill yesterday.

About 50 residents climbed inside the vehicle during the day to record their thoughts on how their areas should benefit from £475,000 of Lottery cash.

Property management and regeneration company Places For People has been awarded £15 million to regenerate green spaces in more than 70 neighbourhoods across the UK.

Its Big Lottery Fund project, Green Spaces For People, has earmarked £251,000 for the Longfield Drive area and £224,899 for Pollard Park.

Initial ideas include new play facilities and a multi-use games area in Longfield Drive, and play and community spaces on derelict Tarmac in Pollard Park.

Phil Hiscott, the Yorkshire and Humberside project manager for Places For People, said: “The customers on the estates wanted something doing and we have identified a number of spaces where we think improvements could happen and we want people to tell us what they want to see in these areas.

“There is lots of evidence that tells us of the benefits of green space, both to mental and physical health. Getting people involved in the managing of these schemes is good for community cohesion.”

Among the Pollard Park residents who turned out was Lisa Mitchell, 29. She said: “Everyone here moans the children have nothing to do, they get bored. I don’t think something like a climbing frame is enough, we need to find a space for a multi-use sports court, fenced off so children don’t kick balls at windows.”

Norma Wakeling, of the Pollard Park Residents Association, said: “I think we need a lot more discussion about what residents want to see improved.”
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Tasty new venture will arrive on time

My cousins own the Aagrah by the way get free meals



Restaurant chain Aagrah is getting ready to open its new state-of-the-art multi-million pound corporate conference centre in Bradford The £4 million development is set to open on Thursday, April 2, and will incorporate a Aagrah restaurant, which is relocating from Bradford Road.

The Aagrah Group, which has 12 restaurants across Yorkshire, has said it is already taking bookings for the 20,000sq ft Midpoint Suite, which aims to combine banqueting and conference facilities for up to 450 guests.

The group says 50 jobs will be created at the new site, in Gallagher Leisure Park, Dick Lane, Thornbury, Bradford which will also be home to the Aagrah mascot, Lulu the Elephant.

Mohammed Aslam, managing director of the Aagrah group, said he was delighted by the progress of the work, and the level of interest being shown in the venue.

He said: “I was attracted to the idea of building a top-class conference and banqueting destination which offered flexible and affordable packages.

“At this site we could not do anything there because of the highways regulations and it is a small restaurant – there is a limited amount you can do there.

“So the idea came to me to bring it to the border of Bradford and Leeds.

“There was a need for a banqueting centre and restaurant like this.

“We do event catering outside and being a chef 90 per cent of the time you have to prepare your meals, transport it and then reheat it.

“Being a chef I am not really comfortable with that. A chef wants to give to his clients the best that he can without re-heating it. This will give us the opportunity to do that.”

Mr Aslam said everything was on course for the April opening.

He said: “Everything is on time – we are opening on time and all the invitations have gone out.

“We are now working from the opening day backwards but there is no doubt we will open on time.”

Set in 1.6 acres of grounds, the conference and banqueting facility will be able to cater for up to 700 people theatre-style and 450 seated for dining.

The group hopes the developments will be renowned as a venue for conferences, exhibitions, seminars and stage shows.
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Councillors to decide on accommodation project



A £300,000 scheme to turn a Bradford Council outdoor education centre into one of the country’s finest is going before councillors this week.

It is proposed to build a specialist residential unit at Nell Bank in Denton Road, Ilkley, to enable disabled children to make more use of the award-winning centre.

Run by a partnership of the Council and the Nell Bank Trust, the centre offers day and residential environmentally-friendly outdoor education to schools and community groups.

Centre manager Bruce Fowler said if the Government-funded scheme is approved, 12 disabled children, including carers, would be able to stay overnight.

He said the centre is currently constructed in a way that lets disabled and able children enjoy the same activities at the same time but not when it comes to accommodation.

He said: “Everything on the site is right, but it is a challenge to get them into our disabled facilities. It will make Nell Bank Britain’s most inclusive outdoor education centre.”

Already the centre is popular with all the children who use it, with activities such as pond dipping and orienteering, but the new accommodation block will increase its facilities.

Because the site chosen for the new accommodation block is on green belt undeveloped land and the plan is a departure from Bradford Council’s Unitary Development Plan, it will have to be approved by the Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee as well as central Government.

But Keighley Area Planning Panel, which meets on Wednesday], have been recommended to advise the regulatory committee to grant planning permission with conditions.

An officer’s report to meeting states: “The very special circumstances are considered to be the unique outdoor educational opportunities that will be opened up to young people with disabilities through provision of this independent accommodation building at an established centre of excellence in this field.

“With the mitigation measures proposed by the applicant, any impact on local visual amenity and landscape character will be insignificant.”

The proposed building will be constructed from timber logs and have an olive green metal roof. It will be 30 metres long and have two disabled parking spaces.
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Some various bits of news here:
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Coun Hopkins said £19.3 million was to go towards making phase two of the Building Schools for the Future programme a reality. He said that it was vital to ensure that the scheme to re-build or re-furbish every secondary school had sufficient funding as it was a top priority for the Council.

In addition £15m has been set aside to plough into Odsal Sports Village and other sports facilities. The scheme has made rapid progress in the last year, he said, and has the support of a number of partners. A guarantee of funding from the Council will hopefully draw in other funds.

Another £10m will be spent on building a new school in the district to assist those children with special educational needs or behavioural difficulties.
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Funding goes towards £9.8m Thornton Road site

An activity and community hub for young people in Bradford took a huge step forward today after the Government gave £5 million for the scheme.

Blueprints for the Culture Fusion project are the result of a city-wide consultation with children and young people. The funding goes a substantial way towards meeting the full £9.8m costs to renovate a derelict building on the site of Bradford’s first steam mill in Thornton Road.

A partnership of voluntary sector organisations are behind the project, alongside Bradford Council, Bradford Careers Limited and lead partner Bradford YMCA, and they must now secure the rest of the money through grants and fundraising activities to get the scheme off the ground.

A great deal of responsibility has been invested in the young members of the project’s steering group. The 13 to 25-year-olds were consulted on the location and name of the centre as well on what services it should provide.

The project would see the refurbishment and extension of the existing building on the site, opposite the Wow Academy, to include a six-storey climbing wall, gym, dance and music studios, hostel accommodation for educational residential trips, IT suite and rooftop café.

The centre would also be used as a live music venue and would provide a place for disabled young people and international youth groups to visit for short breaks. Organisers hope to attract other voluntary organisations as tenants who would offer advice on a variety of issues ranging from business and housing support to relationship counselling, so that the centre is a safe, neutral place for young people of different backgrounds to meet.

Bernie Gahan, project co-ordinator, said: “The whole point of the project is it will be a neutral space in the city centre, not belonging to a particular territory, for children to come together.

“Bradford’s young people wanted to build something that does everything because they have so many interests and it’s going to be really versatile.”

The Bradford scheme is one of 41 myplace projects benefiting from a share of £180m.
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The thread where City of Bradford talks to himself!

Only joking, good work.
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An activity and community hub for young people in Bradford took a huge step forward today after the Government gave £5 million for the scheme.

Blueprints for the Culture Fusion project are the result of a city-wide consultation with children and young people. The funding goes a substantial way towards meeting the full £9.8m costs to renovate a derelict building on the site of Bradford’s first steam mill in Thornton Road.

A partnership of voluntary sector organisations are behind the project, alongside Bradford Council, Bradford Careers Limited and lead partner Bradford YMCA, and they must now secure the rest of the money through grants and fundraising activities to get the scheme off the ground.

A great deal of responsibility has been invested in the young members of the project’s steering group. The 13 to 25-year-olds were consulted on the location and name of the centre as well on what services it should provide.

The project would see the refurbishment and extension of the existing building on the site, opposite the Wow Academy, to include a six-storey climbing wall, gym, dance and music studios, hostel accommodation for educational residential trips, IT suite and rooftop café.

The centre would also be used as a live music venue and would provide a place for disabled young people and international youth groups to visit for short breaks. Organisers hope to attract other voluntary organisations as tenants who would offer advice on a variety of issues ranging from business and housing support to relationship counselling, so that the centre is a safe, neutral place for young people of different backgrounds to meet.

Bernie Gahan, project co-ordinator, said: “The whole point of the project is it will be a neutral space in the city centre, not belonging to a particular territory, for children to come together.

“Bradford’s young people wanted to build something that does everything because they have so many interests and it’s going to be really versatile.”

The Bradford scheme is one of 41 myplace projects benefiting from a share of £180m.
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Ok, DanB, i shall put it in BCC thread.
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Regarding Bradford and Keighley Youth Parliament. Now not to be cynical, what is this scheme for other than a series of photo opportunities and the council to have bragging rights when asked what it does for the Yoof?

It might prove to be educational for the kids involved. If it eventually produces people with passion and drive and that might go into politics in the future with the intention of shaking things up, then maybe it's worth it.
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Regarding Bradford and Keighley Youth Parliament. Now not to be cynical, what is this scheme for other than a series of photo opportunities and the council to have bragging rights when asked what it does for the Yoof?

It might prove to be educational for the kids involved. If it eventually produces people with passion and drive and that might go into politics in the future with the intention of shaking things up, then maybe it's worth it.
They do quite a few things but nothing major.

They do things like: Cleaning up Public Places which are used by youth, Making Youth Shelters, New Communities Centres, More Sports Facilities and things like that.
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Oak Lane

The new Housing and Commercial development on Oak Lane has been complete. So far one of the five commercial units has been filled by Fulton Foods. Nice to see that the street actually now has a proper English shop instead of the low quality Asian Shops which have taken over the street. Managed to get this pic on the bus home:
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£3m NHS flagship lecture theatre opened



More than 300 people welcomed Professor Lord Winston to Bradford as he opened a flagship lecture theatre for NHS staff today.

He marked the opening of the £3 million Sovereign Lecture Theatre at Bradford Royal Infirmary yesterday by delivering a keynote lecture in which he called for better communications and greater public engagement to develop the role that science could play in minimising threats to society.

He said that science had a key part in overcoming some of the threats posed to today’s society – from global warming to foot and mouth disease, disposal of nuc-lear waste to the MMR vaccine.

He said mixed messages and a lack of public and political understanding acted as barriers to some scientific developments.

Lord Winston cited the worsening effects of global warming as one area of concern, particularly how a lack of water, and the resulting irrigation problems for crops, caused starvation in some needy parts of the world.

He said science could develop crops that do not need irrigation, thereby helping to ease the suffering – but public concern over GM crops research hindered this work.

He also warned of the timebomb resulting from the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine and predicted that there would be a significant number of infertile men in 20 years because of higher levels of mumps.

“We are now at a watershed for science,” he told those who attended the inaugural lecture, entitled “The Science Delusion”.

Lord Winston also used the opportunity to call upon the NHS to open its doors to schoolchildren – to stimulate them and highlight the appeal of careers in nursing of medicine – something that the NHS in Bradford had done well.

Before he took to the floor, the audience was given an insight into a live ball gladder operation, as the work of a team led by surgeon John Griffith was beamed to the lecture theatre by a network of cameras in an operating theatre on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site.

IMO it doesn't look too bad
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Park lions are on their way home!



Leonard and Lowry, Lister Park’s new bronze lion sculptures, are to return home on Thursday.

Four terracotta lions used to grace the park and were a popular attraction. Yet the 3ft high lions were removed in the mid-1970s.

The Friends of Lister Park has long wanted to return them, finding the remaining damaged terracotta lion in a storage shed. It is this figure that has been used as a template to cast the new lions in bronze. And in November following a competition they were named Leonard and Lowry. The returning terracotta lion will sit on an island in the boating lake and has been named Roary.

Now the new bronze lions will be returning home. Joy Leach, of FLiP, said they are expected to be installed near the children’s play area on Thursday and Friday. Then on Sunday between 1pm and 3pm there will be a “Lions Come Home” official unveiling event.

The deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Hawarun Hussain, will attend.

There will be entertainment by pupils at Lister and Margaret McMillan schools and Achord vocal harmony group. There will also be face-painting and badge-making.

The lions were funded by £24,000 from Waste Recycling Environmen-tal Limited. An exhibition was held at Cartwright Hall in the park in October, which featured photographs from the 1920s of children with the lions.

A naming competition was held. Georgia Pickles, ten, of Denholme, came up with the winning names of the bronze lions. The old terracotta lion, Roary, was named by sisters Amira, four, Saniya, eight, and Shareen Shawak, ten, of Heaton; Megan Higgins, nine, of Leeds; and Yvie Whittaker, seven, who was visiting relatives in Shipley.
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There's two articles on the T&A site saying pretty much the same thing, though this one seemed a bit more detailed:

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Blueprints have been drawn up for the redevelopment of more than a dozen of the district’s secondary schools at a cost of nearly £210 million.

A weighty document outlines planners’ preferred options for rebuilding, refurbishing and remodelling the final 13 schools involved in Bradford Council’s Building Schools for Future (BSF) programme.

Architects were charged with coming up with three or four options for each school, taking into account feedback from a lengthy, district-wide public consultation.

Senior school staff and management, governors and trustees, parents, pupils, councillors and residents have all been consulted on the £209m third and last phase of the ambitious project, and the report is now set to be picked over by councillors at a meeting of the Council’s executive on April 21.

One option for each school must be agreed on, then developed in more detail.

Planners recommend that Bingley Grammar, Nab Wood and Ilkley Grammar schools be rebuilt, but many schools’ hopes of similar redevelopment appear to have been dashed.

Despite “overwhelming” public support for new-build schools at a number of secondaries, including Belle Vue Boys and Girls schools and Carlton Bolling College, new-builds have been rejected because of “insufficient funds”.

Ilkley Grammar is recommended to be demolished and rebuilt half a mile away on a green belt site in Wheatley Lane, next to Ben Rhydding train station.

Planners claim that re-developing the existing school at the Cowpasture Road site would take too long and would disrupt pupils’ education and there was a strong majority support for its re-location.

Bingley Grammar would be rebuilt within its own grounds. The existing school would be flattened and replaced by sports pitches and a car park. Planners considered relocating the school but the Council would have had to rely on purchasing nearby land. Nab Wood School would also be rebuilt next to its sports hall on its existing site in Cottingley New Road.

Councillor Michael Kelly, the Council’s executive member for services to children and young people, said: “We have now finished the assessment of the different options for the final stage of Building Schools for the Future – the largest single phase of this programme nationally which shows we are leading the way.

“The responses from the recent public consultation, which involved local communities, councillors, staff, parents, governors and students, have now been collated to inform the assessment of each option for every school involved. A report is going to the Executive to decide on the option for each of the schools to be developed in full.

“The agreed options will be included in the Outline Business Case to be submitted to the Partnership for Schools by June 22.”

Councillor Ralph Berry, the education spokesman for the Labour group, said overall the report was positive.

“It’s the biggest single investment in school building that Bradford’s had, so I welcome it,” he said.

“There is a lot of evidence of trimming down to keep within the financial envelope. I’m looking at being assured that it isn’t at the cost of quality. Some of the judgements will have to be carefully thought about.”

But Councillor David Ward, the education spokesman for the Liberal Democrat group, questioned why new-build schools were only being built in Conservative strongholds.

He said: “St Bede’s and St Joseph’s excluded, seven of the remaining eight schools have gone for new-build and they have all been turned down on the basis of insufficient funds, yet the funds for Thornton have been increased and three new builds in Ilkley, Bingley and Nab Wood will collectively take up an extra £20 million, taking away these options for other schools.

“I expect this report to be pulled before the improvement committee and I want some serious answers about why these three schools had been identified for new-build before the consultation process.”

Coun Ward also warned of a repeat of the situation in Kirklees where Labour and the Liberal Democrats snatched leadership of the Council after clashing with the controlling Conservatives because of differences over its BSF programme.

In Bradford, the Conservative administration is supported by the Lib Dems. Coun Ward, who is also deputy leader of the Lib Dem group, said: “If we don’t get serious answers we will have to look again at the arrangement of support we give to the Council.”

e-mail: ben.barnett @telegraphandargus.co.uk
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.u...chools_revamp/

The other article:

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.u...uild_unveiled/


I don't necessarily see redevelopment as a band thing, and some of the new buildings can look very nice (although half done jobs seem to be evident from previous new school buildings), but it's the demolition of these old school buildings that gets me. If as in the case with Ilkley Grammar School it is to be demolished and moved half a mile down the road, then why do the old school buildings need demolishing? These are quite decent buildings as seen here:





This I wouldn't mind seeing gone:



or at least the 60's contraption seen there. Just leave the old stuff for renovation to some other use. Would think old school buildings would be quite the attractive real estate.

Bingley Grammar School too has some nice buildings on site:




This doesn't even seem to be a consideration though which is what worries me. It seems education and health buildings seem to get demolished with ease or without anyone objecting. Noticed similar goings on at Lynfield Mount with the demolition of some old buildings on site.
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