Planning Officer recommends 3rd Dec Planning Committee to permit deferred supermarket application

On Tuesday 3rd December, Incredible Edible Mytholm’s Chair and Secretary will present Calderdale Planning Committee with a petition signed by 302 people, calling on the Committee to reject the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works/Brown’s Field site on King Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Chair, Margaret Boyle, will also speak against the planning application.

If the Planning Committee decide on 3rd December to approve the supermarket planning application, IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s plans for a community-owned sustainable food business, eco attraction and eco hotel on the site – as envisioned in the header to this post – will almost certainly be dashed.

The IEM response last August to the supermarket retail impact assessment is here.
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Hebden Bridge retailers favour Growing Futures proposals

Most town centre businesses who responded to a Hebden Bridge Retailers’ survey take a positive view of IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s proposed Growing Futures sustainable, community-owned food business on the Mytholm Works site. Comments from town centre businesses include, “Looks great,” “ A fantastic idea, especially the hotel that will attract more visitors,” “…a visitor centre would help focus the interest..,” “Excellent stuff, much preferable to the supermarket/hotel proposal.” “Brilliant!Continue reading

Incredible Edible Mytholm surveys business impacts of proposed supermarket & hotel

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.
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Setbray/Belmont Homes wins deferral from Calderdale Council Planning Committee

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.
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Hebden Royd Town Council in race to the bottom

Hebden Royd Town Council has voted (9-4 with one abstention) to support the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel at the Mytholm Works site on King Street, Hebden Bridge – with the proviso that additional traffic safety measures should be a condition of approval.

In recommending that Calderdale Council’s planning committee approves this planning application, Hebden Royd Town Council has shown its low expectations for new employment in the town. If the development goes ahead, the supermarket and hotel would create mostly unskilled, minimum wage jobs – around 31 full time and 41 part time.
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100 jobs? Fact or fiction?

The upstairs room at Stubbing Wharf pub was full when Friends of Mytholm gathered at Sunday lunchtime to discuss the Belmont Homes and Setbray Properties proposal to build a car park, hotel and small supermarket on the Mytholm Works site, opposite the pub.

Friends of Mytholm meeting

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