PART of a crumbling Bingley building will be spared demolition and converted into housing if new plans are approved.

Late last year plans to demolish the Priestthorpe Annex on Mornington Road were approved by Bradford Council, with building control officers saying the former school was in a “very poor and dangerous" condition. The former Bingley Science Art and Technical School had been sold to Intu Developments by Bradford Council, who are trustees of the building.

The company is planning to replace it with around six houses.

Due to a covenant the Council will have to spend the money raised through the building's sale on the education and training of the people of the town.

The building has been empty since 2002, and has gradually become more and more derelict over the years.

Priestthorpe Annexe, Bingley, to be demolished

Intu has now submitted a new application to turn the school's former gym building, on the corner of Kell Street and Klyde Street, into two, four bed homes.

Overgrown scrubland on the site will be converted into parking spaces for the two houses and garden space.

The gymnasium building is an early 20th century addition to the school.

A decision on the application is expected in April.