Gomersal Hall to be demolished and new homes built

Councillors have given go-ahead to demolish a Gomersal building to create seven new homes in its place

By John Greenwood - Local Democracy Reporter
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 8:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 8:24 am

There was cross-party support for a plan to demolish Gomersal Hall on Oxford Road at Gomersal, and to build seven detached homes on the land

Objectors said the benefit of six new homes against the loss of the old hall was “negligible” and expressed concerns over the risk of mining subsidence in the area and whether underground roadways still exist under the site.

Schools in the local area were also said to be over subscribed.

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Gomersal Hall is set to be demolished

The committee, with one abstention, voted in favour of the plan.

The committee also unanimously approved a plan for 13 houses on vacant land at Heathfield Lane in Birkenshaw. The 1.2-acre site is included within the Local Plan.