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

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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17-33a John William Street, Huddersfield

2022

Application numbers:  2022/93964 and 2022/93895 (click on numbers to go to full application) 17-33a John William Street, Huddersfield. ​ Listed Building Consent for reinstatement, refurbishment and repair of 6 shops and signage. This application was granted on March 22, 2023 Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society with regard to applications 2022/93964 & 2022/93895. The…
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KIRKLEES CULTURAL HEART

2022

Kirklees Cultural Heart will radically transform part of Huddersfield town centre KIRKLEES CULTURAL HEART PLANNING APPLICATION (2022/93248)  The proposed development introduces welcome, visitor focused, facilities with the stated objective of drawing in many new visitors to reinvigorate the town centre.  Clearly, this must deliver a substantial increase in visitor traffic, or the KCH project will fail. …
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Several digital display screens in Huddersfield town centre

2022

Planning application numbers 2022/93076, 2022/93077, 2022/93074, 2022/93083, 2022/93082, 2022/93086 ​Application 2022/93077 refused on January 31, 2023 Application 2022/93083 refused on February 1, 2023 Application 2022/93082 refused on February 3, 2023 Application 2022/93086 refused on February 9, 2023 Application 2022/93074 refused on February 13, 2023 Several digital display screens in Huddersfield town centre Huddersfield Civic Society is vehemently opposed to planning…
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Clayton Fields site off Halifax Road, Edgerton

2022

Planning Application: 2022/91822    Application by Prospect Estates Ltd, the owner of the Clayton Fields site off Halifax Road, Edgerton, be let off £362,000 of Section 106 payments to Kirklees Council To see the full planning application click here. Huddersfield Civic Society has strongly objected to an application by Prospect Estates Ltd, the owner of the…
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Waverley United Reformed Church, Waverley Road, Huddersfield

2022

Planning Application: 2022/91283 Application Withdrawn,  July 26, 2022 Waverley United Reformed Church, Waverley Road, Huddersfield. Change of use of former church building (Class F1f) into soft play facility with ancillary cafe To see the planning application click here. Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. ​ The society supports this application in the hope…
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52 Gledholt Road, Huddersfield

2022

Planning Application: 2022/90952 52 Gledholt Road, Huddersfield HD1 4HR To see the planning application click here. Alterations to dwelling to form 8 self-contained studio apartments and 4 bed HMO (house in multiple occupation), alterations to access and wall, formation of parking spaces (within a Conservation Area) Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society. The…
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Malaikas Grill Bar, 11 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield

2022

Planning Applications:  2022/90087  ​Malaikas Grill Bar, 11 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield Change of Use and Listed Building Consent for internal alterations to first and second floors to create 2 dwellings. To see the application click here. ​Comments made on behalf of Huddersfield Civic Society There appears to be no heritage issues of contention. However, as…
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