Yorkshire news Modernising historic 'Brontë house' will ruin it, says critic PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - But supporters say it is the only way to give Red House a future

Yorkshire news Modernising historic 'Brontë house' will ruin it, says critic PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - But supporters say it is the only way to give Red House a future

Yorkshire news  Modernising historic 'Brontë house' will ruin it, says critic PremierLeague-News.Com
13 May 2021 - 11:48

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Historians say plans to upgrade an historic hall linked to the Brontës will “tarnish the purity” of the building. Gomersal’s Red House, formerly a museum, is to get a new lease of life as a short-term holiday destination and intimate wedding venue. Kirklees Council says the scheme will safeguard the site for the future. But opposition is growing to scheme from historians who believe “comprehensive refurbishment and some sympathetic remodelling” earmarked for the house could mean intrusive modern additions. They are now marshalling support to fight what they suspect will be unwelcome improvements. And they have threatened to mount a legal challenge. “The battle is on,” said Mirfield-based Imelda Marsden, a long-time member of the Brontë Society who has raised concerns with fellow social historians and aficionados. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live, click here. “There’s loads that could be done with Red House – and it’s not just about the Brontës. There are links to the feminist and author Mary Taylor. “We have seen plans that appear to show that bathrooms will be put in upstairs bedrooms. “That’s utterly ridiculous. It will tarnish the purity of the building. “People are annoyed, absolutely upset, and devastated. How dare they do this?” However local supporters such as Clr David Hall (Con, Liversedge and Gomersal) say attracting tourists could make it financially sustainable and “trigger a wider tourism boost”. Enter your postcode to see local issues near you Mrs Marsden, 74, said Brontë buffs all around the world are now coming together and preparing to give voice to their concerns.

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. We will fight like crazy. It might go to a legal challenge. “We luddites will not be fighting this time with hatchets and guns but with our voices, letters and emails.” She rejected the council’s opinion that turning the site over to commercial use was “ground-breaking” and countered that the National Trust has been operating such a system for years. Instead she called on the authority to exercise more thought. Read More Related Articles Yorkshire could be hardest-hit by Covid 'exit wave' as lockdown eases, say scientists Read More Related Articles Government will have final say over massive plan to rebuild Huddersfield rail bridges The council announced in April that the Grade II* listed 19th century manor house is to become a five-star high-end luxury holiday home for commercial holiday letting, accommodating 10 people within five bedrooms to be let as a single holiday cottage unit. The site’s cart shed will be remodelled and refitted to provide four individual self-contained holiday apartments, each accommodating two people, available to book either individually or in addition to the main house. Mrs Marsden said: “They think they have done something new, but they haven’t. “The National Trust have opened up buildings as holiday lets to raise money. “We are not against the cart shed making money but there’s no way they can do that with Red House – to start putting in bathrooms. It will lose all its period appeal.” Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Clr Hall and his ward colleague Clr Lisa Holmes said: “The people that I have spoken to locally have all been in favour of the investment in the house to secure its future. “What we are wanting to do is sympathetically remodel the house so that tourists and holidaymekers will want to come and spend time there. “In doing so we can upgrade the house for the use of the public as well. “It’s a win-win situation.”

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