Agenda, decisions and minutes

Strategic Planning Committee - Thursday 26th January 2023 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Sheila Dykes  Email:


No. Item


Membership of the Committee

To receive any apologies for absence, or details of substitutions to Committee membership.


All members of the Committee were in attendance.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 8 December 2022 and 14 December 2022.

Additional documents:


Resolved –

That the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 8 December 2022 and 14 December 2022 be agreed as a correct record.




Resolved –

That the minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 8th and 14th December 2022 be agreed as a correct record.




Declaration of Interests and Lobbying pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Committee Members will advise (i) if there are any items on the Agenda upon which they have been lobbied and/or (ii) if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion or vote on an item, or any other interests.


Councillors Armer, Hall, Pattison, Pinnock and Thompson advised that they had been lobbied in respect of Application No. 2022/91730.



Admission of the Public

Most agenda items will be considered in public session, however, it shall be advised whether the Committee will consider any matters in private, by virtue of the reports containing information which falls within a category of exempt information as contained at Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.



All items were considered in public session.


Public Question Time

To receive any public questions in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.


A question was asked in respect of whether an investigation was ongoing to determine if the installation of roller shutters at a property on Nelson Street, Birstall had been approved by the Council, what the status of that investigation was and when an outcome might be forthcoming.


An answer was given by the Head of Planning and Development.



The Committee will receive any petitions and hear any deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also hand in a petition at the meeting but that petition should relate to something on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 (2), Members of the Public should provide at least 24 hours’ notice of presenting a deputation.  



No deputations or petitions were received.


Planning Application - Application No: 2022/91730 pdf icon PDF 516 KB

Demolition of former dairy/snooker centre/storage and erection of 9 light industrial units Land Adjacent, 60, Northgate, Cleckheaton.


Contact officer: Callum Harrison, Planning Services


Ward(s) affected: Cleckheaton


Approval delegated to the Head of Planning and Development.


The Committee considered Application 2022/91730 relating to the demolition of a former dairy/snooker centre/storage and the erection of nine light industrial units on land adjacent to 60 Northgate, Cleckheaton.


Resolved –

That approval of the application and issue of the decision notice be delegated to the Head of Planning and Development in order to:


(a)      complete the list of conditions, including those contained within the report, as set out below:

1. Time limit (3 years).

2. Development in accordance with the approved plans.

3. Approval of samples of facing materials.

4. Details of boundary treatments.

5. Construction management plans for highway safety and residential amenity.

6. Temporary drainage scheme for construction phase.

7. Detailed drainage design and arrangements for the future maintenance and management of surface water infrastructure within the site.

8. Submission of a noise report.

9. Restriction on hours of operation to avoid night-time working.

10. Details of external lighting to mitigate the impact on residential amenity.

11. Updated intrusive site investigation report for land contamination.

12. Site remediation and validation reports as necessary (informed by the updated intrusive site investigation report).

13. Scheme for electric vehicle recharging points.

14. Surfacing of the parking and turning areas within the site.

15. Details of the proposed waste storage arrangements to mitigate potential fire risk.

16. No building or other obstruction including landscape features shall be located over or within 3 metres either side of the centre line of the public. Furthermore, no construction works in the relevant area(s) of the site shall commence until measures to protect the public sewerage infrastructure that is laid within the site boundary have been implemented in full accordance with details that are to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

17. Details of any highway retaining structures.

18. Details of integrated bird boxes.

19. Scheme for security measures to be incorporated into the development.

20. Scheme of energy efficiency measures to be incorporated into the construction of the units to mitigate the impact on climate change.

21. Separate foul and surface water drainage systems to be provided.

22. No surface water pumping prior to the completion of surface water drainage works,


and subject to the inclusion of a requirement for engagement with local residents within the Construction Management Plans (Condition 5).


(b)      secure a unilateral undertaking to cover the following matter:

Financial contribution to deliver offsite habitat improvements (£30,130).


A recorded vote was taken, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 42(5), as follows:


For: Councillors Armer, Davies, Hall, Pattison, Sokhal and Thompson (6 votes)

Against: Councillor Pinnock (1 vote)