Please consider signing Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition (Scroll down the page a bit to find it.) The petition calls on Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse a developer’s retail impact assessment statement, about the effects on the town of a hypothetical supermarket, and the related supermarket and hotel planning application.
The retail impact assessment statement makes it clear that no supermarket is associated with the planning application or is interested in locating on the site on King St, Hebden Bridge. So this is a speculative planning application aimed at whacking up the sale price of the site. It’s not aimed at creating a handy alternative to the Coop for Hebden’s discontented shoppers.
Incredible Edible Mytholm (IEM) members and supporters braved the snow on Sunday afternoon to deliver Hebden Bridge Retailers Survey questionnaires to 77 town centre businesses.
Judi,Myra and Chris on Market Street, with the Hebden Bridge Retailers Survey
The survey aims to find out what impacts businesses think the proposed supermarket and hotel development at the Mytholm Works site will have on them and their local suppliers. IEM is carrying out the Survey with assistance from Chris Beebe, the Coop’s Planning Manager North.
Despite the Planning Officer’s recommendation to refuse the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket, hotel and hydro power station on the Mytholm Works site, Calderdale Council Planning Committee yesterday voted to defer the application, in order to give the developers time to submit a retail impact assessment. The developers had refused to provide one when the Planning Officer had asked them for a retail impact assessment during pre-Planning Committee discussions.
The Report by Calderdale Council’s Head of Planning and Highways recommends refusal of the planning application 12/01003/FUL, Construction of retail store, five storey hotel and hydro electric power station on the former Mytholm Works site in Hebden Bridge.
The Report has been prepared for Councillors on the Planning Committee. This will consider the Mytholm Works planning application at the 4th December Planning Committee meeting, in Halifax Town Hall. The meeting starts at 6pm.
The Calderdale Council Planning Committee will consider the Setbray/Belmont Homes Mytholm Works supermarket and hotel planning application in Halifax Town Hall, at 6pm on 4th December.