Council approves plan to turn Cross Roads funeral directors building into holiday lets

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 8:44pm

By Chris Young, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to turn a former funeral directors building between Keighley and Haworth into holiday lets have been approved.

Hallcroft is a 20th century building next to listed Lees Methodist Church on Haworth Road, Cross Roads that is vacant but was most recently used as a funeral directors - and was a telephone exchange before that.

Earlier this year, an application to convert the property into three self-contained residential units for holiday-let was submitted to Bradford Council by L Hayes.

The application pointed out that the Lees area of Cross Roads “is understood to be one of the oldest inhabited parts of the Worth Valley with examples of mill heritage and connections to the early cooperative movement.”

Referring to the need for holiday accommodation, the application added: “Haworth Village, Bronte heritage and the surrounding moorlands are key attractions in the locality and a significant draw for visitors and tourists.”

Planning officers approved the application this week.

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