Hebden Bridge Save Our Shops beats Sainsbury’s in Planning Committee battle this evening

Protesters from Hebden Bridge who want to save the town’s shops went head to head with Sainsbury’s tonight and won.

Meeting at Halifax Town Hall, Calderdale Council Planning Committee rejected  the shopping giant’s proposal to build in the town on the grounds that Sainsbury’s large delivery lorries could disrupt access, parking and traffic flow.

Sainsbury’s is expected to appeal against the decision.

A local group, SOS – Save Our Shops, has been campaigning for the last 9 months to preserve this ‘totally local’ town. They objected to the planning application at the Planning Committee meeting, along with Calder ward Councillor Dave Young and Hebden Royd parish council mayor, Cllr Jonathan Timbers. Continue reading

SOS Hebden Bridge calls for objections to Sainsbury’s planning application

SOS Hebden Bridge, variously named as Save Our Shops Hebden Bridge or Sod Off Sainsbury’s Hebden Bridge, is calling on people who don’t want to see a Sainsbury’s Local on the site of the old fire station on Valley Road to write letters asap to Calderdale Council Planning Committee, objecting to the Sainsbury’s planning application.

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Hebden Royd Town Council refuses to meet Sainsbury’s

Hebden Royd Town Council has unanimously passed Cllr Dave Young’s motion that the Council should refuse Sainsbury’s request for a meeting to discuss their proposal to build a Sainsbury’s Local on the old fire station site on Valley Road, and should instead invite Sainsbury’s to call a public meeting to discuss their proposals.
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Hebden Royd Town Council to decide on Sainsbury’s request for meeting

Hebden Royd Town Council meeting at 7.30pm on 8th January will hear of Sainsbury’s request to meet the Council, in order to discuss their plans to build a Sainsbury’s Local supermarket on the site of the former fire station on Valley Road.

The Town Council will consider this request for a meeting as part of Agenda Item 4 – Communications from the Mayor and Town Clerk. A number of Hebden Bridge people have also written to the Town Clerk about Sainsbury’s plan, and the Council will also hear their emails and letters.
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Sainsbury’s Local is coming to town

At the 8th January 2014 Hebden Royd Town Council meeting, Councillors will discuss  proposals to build a Sainsbury’s Local store on the car park on Valley Road, where the Hebden Bridge Fire Station used to be.

Here are contact details for councillors, in case anyone wants to get in touch with their ward councillor.

Yesterday, the 5th December, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets notified Hebden Royd Town Council of their plan.

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