Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Garden Street - We won round one!

Last night, the Planning Committee of Calderdale voted by 5 to 2 to refuse planning permission for the Garden Street development at a packed meeting in the King's Centre attended by around 300 Hebden Bridgers.

The Council's own officers had been recommending acceptance but, to their great credit, the councillors listen to the lucid "legaleese" arguments put by Anthony Rae, and the more populist points raised by Ward Councillor Nader Fekri and Hebden Royd Mayor Susan Press.

David Fletcher and the developers are likely to appeal but having beaten them once I'm sure we can do it again!

For a full report on the evening's events, go to the Hebweb.

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