Ban lifted on change of used for YP site

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AN HISTORIC covenant which restricted the Yorkshire Post’s former offices from being used for anything other than newspaper printing has been lifted.

The decision effectively condemns the concrete building, allowing it to be demolished. As confirmed last week, the former HQ of the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post for more than 40 years in Wellington Street has been sold.

It is expected to be demolished by the new owner, and the land used for a landmark office development. There had been speculation in recent days about the sale’s completion.

A Leeds City Council report confirms the reason behind the delays – the historic agreement. It also confirms the owners paid an undisclosed sum to be released from the binding agreement.