Plans submitted to develop Mytholmroyd train station building

Plans have been submitted to bring a former train station building back to life for the community.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:49 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:50 am

Proposals have been submitted to Calderdale Council outlining for the station building in Mytholmroyd.

Planning Agent Architectonic Design Ltd, on behalf of the the Station Building Mytholmroyd Charitable Incorporated Organisation are looking to made modifications inside the Grade II listed building.

In the application the planning agents said: “The proposals put forward in this application facilitate the use of the building as a community facility and therefore secure the ongoing use and maintainace of the building, ensuring that the building remains in a good state of repare.

Mytholmroyd train station building
Mytholmroyd train station building

“We believe that the scheme would constitute sensitive and appropriate revisions to the layout of this listed building such that it can be put to new use as a modern public building.

“The plans reveal modifications to the layout of rooms at each floor level. It is hoped this will optimise disabled access at at ground floor level, optimise the number of rooms which can be let for community use and introduce toilet facilities at each floor level.

In January 2020 Mytholmroyd Station Partnership, was able to show members of the community what work had already been carried out.

Sue and Geoff Mitchell, from the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership, said at the time: “Uses for this beautiful building can be many and varied; for the enhancement of community life as we know it; as a place of educational excellence; to improve local knowledge, an arts venue, somewhere to meet friends.

“The wishes of the trustees are that some of the spaces created within the building be flexible with an ability to be shared by different groups at different times of the day or evening.”

The community group has been looking to transform the building, built in 1871, after it stood derelict for 30 years.