Green light for Elland store

ELLAND has moved a step closer to getting a big-name supermarket.

Late last night councillors supported a Morrisons application to build at Wistons Lane.

More than 300 people packed into the Shay stadium banqueting suite, many wearing t-shirts and waving flags backing Morrisons.

Another application by Asda to build at Dewsbury Road was deferred.

Both schemes had been recommended for refusal by planning officers who at the last minute asked for both to be deferred to allow traffic concerns with the Asda proposal to be addressed.

But the planning committee rejected the request and were unanimously mindful to permit the Morrisons scheme, which will now go to the Secretary of State for ratification and for planning conditions to be drawn up.

l Full report tomorrow.