Plans to demolish Hollycroft attracts objections

Plans to demolish Hollycroft, a former care home on Hebers Ghyll Drive in Ilkley and replace it with a new bigger, modern care home has been submitted to Bradford Council.

This Edwardian building within the Ilkley Conservation Area is a ‘non-listed building of historic interest’ and closed in 2017 after four decades of being used as a care home.

Barchester Healthcare Ltd who now own Hollycroft want to knock down the building and replace it with a new 31 bedroom care home together with associated car parking, landscaping and amenity space provision.

Owners say due to the Covid pandemic a formal public consultation hasn’t taken place.

The plans have attracted a number of comments, mostly objections, with concerns about the size of the proposed new build and the potential loss of an Edwardian building; a number of the comments suggesting the current property should be modernised.