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Former college in Keighley plans thrown out
10:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Keighley
The conversion of a former care home and college in Keighley into a 21-bedroom house has been refused by Bradford Council.
Castle Villas, a pair of semi-detached buildings in Skipton Road, became a non-residential college several years ago. But Safia Hussain, of Castle Villas Ltd, applied to turn it into a residential dwelling.
Planning officers refused the request, pointing out that with the large number of bedrooms, some of which were en-suite, the proposal looked more like it would be a house in multiple occupation, or a hostel.