Developers unveil plans to create village development


Leeds based developers Rushbond Group and Advent Developments have submitted plans to turn a former school in Upper Wortley into a new village development of 49 houses.

The plans involve the existing Grade II listed Upper Wortley School building being converted into 13, two and three bedroom houses together with 36 new family homes built in the grounds.

Planning consent has previously been granted for an apartment based scheme and subject to the revised scheme being approved construction could start later this year.

Jonathan Maud, managing director of Rushbond, said: "Upper Wortley School was a much loved part of the local community for many generations and we are keen to see it brought back to life.

"We have taken the opportunity to review and improve upon the original scheme, to convert the listed building into cottages and to build new contemporary-designed homes in the grounds, that will all be finished to an exceptional standard".

Advent and Rushbond are already working in partnership on a 38-home scheme in York, due to complete this year, which involves the conversion of a former Victorian school with new homes built in the grounds.

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