PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Discouraging adverse developments, supporting positive applications

An important role of the Society is to consider new planning applications. Kirklees Council consults us on major applications which cover the Huddersfield area.

Key changes often result from the Society’s comments and its efforts in preventing development which is felt to have a negative impact on the area’s heritage and environmental quality.

Anyone can view and comment on planning applications via the Kirklees Council website. ​If you see any you think we should know about, please contact us in addition to sending your views to Kirklees Council

Packhorse Centre, King Street. Application for change of use from former restaurant to form 10 one bedroom apartments, involving roof work and a change to the frontage looking over King Street

2023/93803 (click on link to see full planning application) Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield civic Society Huddersfield Civic Society has no objection to the principle for using the upper floor for residential use. However, it has some concerns regarding the elevational treatment of the King Street facade. Although there is a mixture of design on…
Read more: Packhorse Centre, King Street. Application for change of use from former restaurant to form 10 one bedroom apartments, involving roof work and a change to the frontage looking over King Street

4 Kaffir Road, Edgerton. Erection of extensions and alterations in a Conservation area

2023

Planning application 2023/93546 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website Granted by Kirklees Council on February 2, 2024On behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. We believe that much of what has happened here already diminishes the value of the Edgerton Conservation Area management plan and are therefore asking that the original condition…
Read more: 4 Kaffir Road, Edgerton. Erection of extensions and alterations in a Conservation area

Erection of two storey welfare facility building (within a Conservation Area). Greenhead Park Depot, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT.

2023

Planning application 2023/92417 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)     Granted on December 19, 2023​Huddersfield Civic Society is happy to support the principle of improved welfare facilities for staff working in, or based at, the depot in Greenhead Park, this being a Grade 2 registered park within the…
Read more: Erection of two storey welfare facility building (within a Conservation Area). Greenhead Park Depot, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT.

Raising of the ridge height with first floor extension with new front dormers within a conservation area. 2 Oakfield Road, Birkby

2023

Planning application 2023/93409  (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)   This application was refused on January 24, 2024. On behalf of Huddersfield Civic society. The council, if minded to approve this application, should seek to apply some form of consistent approach to minimise visual impact and attempt at achieving some level…
Read more: Raising of the ridge height with first floor extension with new front dormers within a conservation area. 2 Oakfield Road, Birkby

Erection of 38 dwellings with associated access and landscaping (within a Conservation Area) on Dowker Street Milnsbridge

2023

Planning application 2023/92490 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)    Our comments on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. HCS supports the comments made by Kirklees Conservation and design, particularly in respect of the use of natural coursed stone and some revision to elevational details, particularly the articulation of windows…
Read more: Erection of 38 dwellings with associated access and landscaping (within a Conservation Area) on Dowker Street Milnsbridge

18 New North Parade, Huddersfield. Listed building consent for erection of a digital billboard within a conservation area

2023

Planning application 2023/93152  (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)    This application was refused on January 10, 2024 Our comments on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society.These digital billboards are contrary to the aim of protecting and improving Huddersfield Town Centre Conservation Area.The application site is a Grade II listed building (listing number…
Read more: 18 New North Parade, Huddersfield. Listed building consent for erection of a digital billboard within a conservation area

Istanbul restaurant, 74-76 John William Street. Illuminated sign on the outside of a listed building in a conservation area

2023

Planning application 2023/92891 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)    There was no facility for responding to this particular application so an email was sent to the Planning Officer dealing with the application who responded, saying: “Applications for advertisement consent are not required to seek representations under current legislation and…
Read more: Istanbul restaurant, 74-76 John William Street. Illuminated sign on the outside of a listed building in a conservation area

Alterations to convert the basement of Britannia buildings into hotel rooms

2023

Planning application 2023/92692 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)    Alterations to convert the basement of Britannia buildings into hotel rooms Comments made on Behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. First, to note it says on the application ‘Grade 2’ – it should be pointed out that it is in…
Read more: Alterations to convert the basement of Britannia buildings into hotel rooms

Erection of two storey welfare facility building (within a Conservation Area). Greenhead Park Depot, Trinity Street, Huddersfield

2023

2023/92417 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)     Erection of two storey welfare facility building (within a Conservation Area). Greenhead Park Depot, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. ​ Huddersfield Civic Society is happy to support the principle of improved welfare facilities for staff working in, or based at, the…
Read more: Erection of two storey welfare facility building (within a Conservation Area). Greenhead Park Depot, Trinity Street, Huddersfield

Ramsdens solicitors, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton

2023

2023/92363 and 64 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)     Ramsdens solicitors, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton. Listed building in prominent location in Edgerton Conservation Area. Granted on November 21, 2023 A new office car park between Halifax Road (A629) and this grand listed building would be very prominent and very detrimental…
Read more: Ramsdens solicitors, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton
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