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

Former site of Kirklees College, New North Road

2018

Planning application 2018/92687 and 2018/92647 Location: Former site of Kirklees College, New North Road. ​Description of development: Mixed Use and listed building consent for alterations and demolition. Our objections: While Huddersfield Civic Society accepts the uses proposed (mainly residential) for the site, the overall design raises some concerns. Critically, the proposals have a profound impact on…
Read more: Former site of Kirklees College, New North Road

Queensgate House, Queensgate, Huddersfield

2017

Planning application 2017/94109 Location: Queensgate House, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 2RR. Description of development: Change of use and extension of the existing office building to create 156 student bedrooms including a gym, cycle and refuse storage area, student ‘hub’ space, plant and services and associated landscaping. Our objection: This confusing application is for an extension to an existing…
Read more: Queensgate House, Queensgate, Huddersfield

Proposed Kingsgate Leisure and Retail Development

2017

APPLICATION NUMBER 2016/92030 Locations: Proposed Kingsgate Leisure and Retail Development, 20-22 Cross Church Street, Fleece Yard, Sun Inn Yard, White Lion Yard, land at r, Huddersfield, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TP. Description of development: Listed Building Consent for erection of extension to existing Kingsgate Shopping Centre to form new Leisure Development including new cinema and…
Read more: Proposed Kingsgate Leisure and Retail Development

27, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield,

2017

APPLICATION NUMBER: 2017/92393 Location: 27, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4EN. Description of development: Listed Building Consent for erection of four non-illuminated signs (Conservation Area). Our objection: These proposed signs are totally inappropriate for use on this Listed Building in a Conservation Area. The signage is almost laughable in its unsuitability: each is too large, harming the integrity…
Read more: 27, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield,

Birks Farm, Arkenley Lane, Almondbury

2017

APPLICATION NUMBER: 2017/62/92744/W Location: Birks Farm, Arkenley Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD8 0LH. Description of development: Erection of detached dwelling and demolition of existing building. Our objection: This application should be refused as it constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt contrary to Kirklees UDP and the NPPF. No very special circumstances have been provided which could override…
Read more: Birks Farm, Arkenley Lane, Almondbury