Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Birchencliffe, Huddersfield

Eight months after Kirklees councillors rejected a Tesco store for the former Grey Horse at Birchencliffe,Tesco has returned for a second try.

Kirklees planning officers have recommended Khela UK Ltd and Tesco Stores Limited be granted permission to demolish the Grey Horse public house at Halifax Road, near Ainley Top, to build two retail units with a car park. 

The previous application was rejected on November 15 and council officers presented reasons for refusal on January 4. In April the applicants re-submitted an almost identical scheme, but containing analysis statements to refute the grounds for refusal. Visual changes to the latest application include reducing the maximum height by 1.15m, design changes to the external appearance and a hipped roof at the gable end. There would also be a feature triangular window at the 381-square metre store.

United Kingdom
53° 39' 45.7992" N, 1° 49' 42.4236" W
Kirklees GB

Campaign Updates
Birchencliffe, Huddersfield

22 November 2013
Morrisons to open store on the site
13 June 2013
Plans approved

Huddersfield’s Planning Sub-Committee voted to approve the plans.

16 April 2013
New plans submitted
15 November 2012
Plans rejected

Reasons for refusal included severe cumulative impacts” on traffic and a “detrimental impact” on neighbours if the store opened 7am until 11pm, seven days a week.