Law change affects Boothtown planning application

Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall

An application has been approved by Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee for the removal of conditions on a site in Boothtown, Halifax.

Planning permission was granted for the site on Woodside Road back in 2015 for the demolition of garages and the construction of 14 dwellings which was subject to a number of conditions.

The application that appeared before the committee was to remove two of the conditions. The first was for the provision of the need for education and the second was for the provision of open space.

It was agreed that the condition for education was not now necessary and although an upgrade to existing public open space would be desirable, the development would still be acceptable without those works.

The conditions were originally imposed to obtain money to the sum £37,065 and £19,560 respectively for the provision of education and open space. But changes in law back in April 2015 mean the council can’t require these contributions.

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