Why industry unit got thumbs down

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AN APPEAL for permission to build an industrial unit on woodland off Rochdale Road, Triangle, has been dismissed.

Outline planning permission for the development, which would have included basement storage and a car park, was rejected by Calderdale Council

Planning inspector Victor Crumley has concluded the development would damage trees and the character of the area.

He wrote: “The proposal would change this short length of wooded valley side to an extension of the surrounding industrial area.

“The loss of woodland, raising of the land and construction of the building, together with the consequent increase in commercial vehicle movements, would have a further urbanising effect on the area and a harmful impact on the character and appearance of the roadside and on the outlook of nearby residential occupiers.”