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

​Erection of car port, Stonecroft, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley

2020

Daisy Lea Lane in Lindley. Photo from Google Street View. Planning Application 2020/94184​Erection of car port, Stonecroft, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley Although the design of the car port appears reasonable the society has major concerns regarding the position and size of the development in the grounds of a dwelling that has already undergone various extensions….
Read more: ​Erection of car port, Stonecroft, Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley

Erection of teaching block, King James’s School, Almondbury

2020

Planning application 2020/92657 Erection of teaching block, King James’s School, Almondbury The society echoes the major concerns articulated in the objections embodied in neighbourhood representations concerning the critical issues resulting from the increased numbers of pupils in relation to the traffic issues, pollution, pedestrian safety and community disruption caused by this proposal. Documents prepared by…
Read more: Erection of teaching block, King James’s School, Almondbury

New settlement at Crosland Hill on the edge of Huddersfield

2020

Outline planning application 2020/92546 New settlement at Crosland Hill on the edge of Huddersfield In this objection, Huddersfield Civic Society raises 10 key points, which we believe are important for the successful delivery of this development scheme. These are: ​ Holding the developer to the commitments in the OPP Site remediation Community facilities on the edge…
Read more: New settlement at Crosland Hill on the edge of Huddersfield

Erection of single storey extension with canopy and security roller shutters (within a Conservation Area), 98a Halifax Old Road, Birkby

2020

Planning application 2020/91989  Erection of single storey extension with canopy and security roller shutters (within a Conservation Area), 98a Halifax Old Road, Birkby. ​ The society has some concerns regarding this application although it considers it an improvement when compared to the scruffy and poorly designed frontages of many premises within the main shopping area…
Read more: Erection of single storey extension with canopy and security roller shutters (within a Conservation Area), 98a Halifax Old Road, Birkby

Change of use from dwelling to residential unit, 11 Wentworth Street, Huddersfield

2020

Planning application 2020/91720/91721  Change of use from dwelling to residential unit, 11 Wentworth Street, Huddersfield We consider the details and plans relating to this proposal to be wholly unacceptable and wonder why the submitted application was processed in its present form. As these applications relate to a building of architectural and historic importance, the applicant…
Read more: Change of use from dwelling to residential unit, 11 Wentworth Street, Huddersfield

Demolition of supermarket, erection of block of six flats, 19, Northgate, Almondbury

2020

Planning application 2020/92024 Demolition of supermarket, erection of block of six flats, 19, Northgate, Almondbury While there is no doubt that the existing supermarket building is a negative element within the townscape of this important and historic conservation area, the proposal to replace it with a block of six flats can only be classed as mediocre….
Read more: Demolition of supermarket, erection of block of six flats, 19, Northgate, Almondbury

Conversion of mill building to create wellness centre, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge

2020

Planning application 2020/91574/91575  Conversion of mill building to create wellness centre, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge The society applauds work carried out over the past few years to introduce new uses into the former textile mill. It fully supports this application which will further enhance the business, cultural and recreational mix that has been gradually created,…
Read more: Conversion of mill building to create wellness centre, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge

Erection of extensions, demolition and refurbishment of vacant care home and coach house to create care facility, external and internal alterations and erection of activities cabin within a Conservation Area, 34 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield

2020

Planning Application 2020/91591 Erection of extensions, demolition and refurbishment of vacant care home and coach house to create care facility, external and internal alterations and erection of activities cabin within a Conservation Area, 34 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield The society generally supports this application which should improve a building and grounds which appear to have deteriorated whilst empty….
Read more: Erection of extensions, demolition and refurbishment of vacant care home and coach house to create care facility, external and internal alterations and erection of activities cabin within a Conservation Area, 34 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield

Detached office building with rooms in roof space and reformation of car parking, ​Oakley House, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton

2020

Planning Application 2020/91253 Detached office building with rooms in roof space and reformation of car parking, ​Oakley House, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton Although this is a revision of plans submitted in 2017, the last of which was approved, HCS has serious concerns regarding this development particularly in respect of the density and area allocated for parking…
Read more: Detached office building with rooms in roof space and reformation of car parking, ​Oakley House, 1 Hungerford Road, Edgerton

Two detached dwellings, adjacent to 27 Woodthorpe Terrace, Longroyd Bridge

2020

Planning application 2020/91013 Two detached dwellings, adjacent to 27 Woodthorpe Terrace, Longroyd Bridge ​ The site is adjacent to a building of both architectural and historic importance, Spring Lodge. It was awarded the ‘Best Refurbishment’ project in the HCS Design Awards 2015. The society has no objections to this proposal as long as there is no…
Read more: Two detached dwellings, adjacent to 27 Woodthorpe Terrace, Longroyd Bridge