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

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 to match those of nearby terraced housing.

However, the society welcomes such a development, which introduces affordable housing to a brownfield site close to the heart of Milnsbridge which will help support local amenities and provides good public transport links into Huddersfield. Every effort should be made to discuss suggested amendments with the applicant and avoid conditional requirements that would prove economically unviable on such a proposal in order for the scheme to be progressed.