abandoned and left to rot, interest peaked after travellers set camp on the site in around 2012. following eviction, the owners were petitioned to secure the land so that the travellers could not return.
A small community group had attempted to take control of the land but were adamant that the then owners, avant homes, fully restore the site and gift it to them as a Charitable incorporated organisation. Due to the huge cost involved, the owners refused however did offer the land to the group for free on several occasions.
Without any clear funding stream and having refused the offer of the land, the community group stalled for several years and the land continued to decay. It was not granted charitable status despite their claims to the contrary.
Teds.dog Ltd acquired the land in july 2016 from avant homes with a clear ambition to bring a new use, investment and jobs to meanwood.