Carr Lodge Mansion could be turned into flats

A former mansion house could be transformed into flats.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 3:26 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:24 pm

AK Planning, on behalf of applicant Azhar Hussain, has submitted an application to Wakefield Council, requesting consent to turn the grade-II listed mansion in Horbury’s Carr Lodge Park, into nine apartments.

There would be eight two-bedroom flats and one-three bedroom flat.

The mansion was built between 1770 and 1775 and was last used as offices.

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Planning permission and listed building consent has recently been granted for the building to be converted into one home.

But planning documents submitted to the council said: “Use as a single dwelling is ideal, however, it has proven impractical given the size and location of the building.”

The documents continue: “The proposals will bring into use this important listed building. We have taken a reasonable approach in adapting the existing building without damaging any features of significance.

“Indeed as part of the proposals, some features will be restored.”

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