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

Ukrainian club, Edgerton

2023

2023/92122 and 92123 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website)     Ukrainian club, Edgerton. Conversion of existing garage into games room and associated alterations (Listed Building within a Conservation Area) Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society: Huddersfield Civic Society support the proposed conversion. The building has superb frontage but much…
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114A Fitzwilliam street, backing through to Portland Street

2023

2023/91970 and 91971 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) 114A Fitzwilliam street, backing through to Portland Street. Refused by Kirklees Council on February 1, 2024 Conversion of an existing hot food takeaway to become residential with new side extension. Listed building within a conservation area. Comments made on behalf…
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52 Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby. Erection of single storey front and side extensions

2023

Application 2023/92057 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) 52 Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby. Erection of single storey front and side extensions with front and rear dormer within a conservation area.  Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society: ​ Huddersfield Civic Society notes the applicant proposes sizeable side and rear…
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HCS concern over council’s lack of consultation on major road improvement scheme

2023

Huddersfield Civic Society member Geoff Hughes has submitted this letter of concern to Kirklees planning over revised plans for the A629 Halifax Road scheme in Huddersfield. I write on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society to object to the lack of publicity and short timescale for this new ‘consultation’ on a proposed major set of changes…
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75, Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby

2023

Application 2023/62/91320/W along with 2023/65/91477/W (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) 75, Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby. Demolition of existing side extension and erection of replacement single storey side and rear extensions with associated alterations of Grade II listed building (within a Conservation Area). Huddersfield Civic Society note the applications…
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Application to improve the window and door construction along with new signage at Grillish takeaway, 27 Cross Church Street

2023

Application 2023/90964 (click on application number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) Application to improve the window and door construction along with new signage at Grillish takeaway, 27 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield town centre. Huddersfield Civic Society supports this application as a notable improvement to an area in need of upgrading. This…
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Listed Building Consent for partial demolition of Listed Building to facilitate refurbishment and extension of the George Hotel

2023

Image of the proposed new look George Hotel Application Number  2023/90112 (click on number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) Listed Building Consent for partial demolition of Listed Building to facilitate refurbishment and extension of the George Hotel to form 90+ room hotel. As a result of action by Huddersfield Civic Society committee member…
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Listed Building Consent for partial demolition of Listed Building to facilitate refurbishment and extension of the George Hotel

2023

Image of what new extension facing the Railway Station will look like on The George Hotel ​Application Number  2023/90112 (click on number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) Listed Building Consent for partial demolition of Listed Building to facilitate refurbishment and extension of the George Hotel to form 90+ room hotel. Comments made…
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Wood Lane, Newsome: proposed 5G telecoms installation

2023

Application number: 2023/90052 (click on number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) Wood Lane, Newsome, HD4 6PH. Proposed 5G telecoms installation: H3G 15m street pole and additional equipment cabinets  ​This application was refused on February 24, 2023 Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. The Civic Society concurs with the comments made…
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Crown House, 12, Southgate, Huddersfield

2022

Application number: 2022/62/93932/W (click on number to go to full application on Kirklees planning website) ​ Crown House, 12, Southgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1DE​Crown House in Huddersfield. Photo from Google Street View. ​Huddersfield Civic Society has welcomed plans to turn one of Huddersfield’s landmark buildings into student accommodation. The former tax office Crown House has been…
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