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Views sought on Guiseley's Tranmere Park proposals
12:00pm Saturday 5th January 2013 in News
Moves are being made to protect an area of Guiseley with ‘unique’ architectural and historical attractions.
Locals are being asked for their views on plans to make Tranmere Park a conservation area. They are also being asked what they think about the area and how they feel it could be improved.
If the Leeds City Council proposals go ahead, they will help protect the area from inappropriate demolition and development.
Under the plans a new conservation area would take in the triangular area between Hawksworth Lane, Thorpe Lane and Bradford Road, an area described as “a garden village- inspired housing development.” The area also contains the site of the medieval settlement of Thorpe.
Leeds City Council says: “Tranmere Park represents an early suburban speculative development of over 800 houses built between the 1930s and 1980s.
“The style of houses, details and layout respond to the arts and crafts style of architecture and contain references to the garden cities movement of Ebenezer Howard.”
A conservation area appraisal and management plan will be produced to ensure the special interest of the conservation area is documented.
Leeds City Council’s Outer North West area committee, with the support of the ward councillors, has made the work a priority, allocating money from its Well Being Fund.
A public meeting and drop-in session will be held in Tranmere Park School at 6.30pm on Wednesday. A more informal session will be held from 7.45pm until 8.45pm. Anyone wanting to attend should call (0113) 247 8144.
Visit leeds.gov.uk/ conser-vation to see the draft proposals, and email building.conservation @leeds.gov.uk with any responses.