Building of 98-house estate plan in Mixenden to be decided

98 houses could be built on a site in Mixenden, Halifax
98 houses could be built on a site in Mixenden, Halifax

A committee will make a ruling on plans to develop a housing estate of 98 home on former industrial land in Halifax.

Councillors on Calderdale Council's planning committee will decide if proposals for the former office complex located off Hays Lane, Mixenden should be given the go-ahead.

Gleeson Regeneration Ltd seeks permission for a residential development of 98 dwellings. The type of houses include 30 two-bed semi detached, 28 three-bed semi detached, 34 three-bed detached, and six four-bed detached houses.

The site formerly comprised a number of office buildings and associated parking. The office buildings on the 3.4 hectare site were demolished in 2017.

The majority of the proposed site is designated as a Primary Employment Area.

The principle of residential development however was established through the granting of outline approval against planning application.

The previous outline application included information in relation to the market demand for the office accommodation on the site between 2010 and 2015.

During this period, there was interest from just one prospective occupier, although they subsequently withdrew their interest having secured alternative accommodation closer to the town centre.

A number of the objections related to the potential loss of privacy daylighting and amenity for existing properties on Hays Lane, Mill Lane and Providence Row.

Other objections were concerned with increased noise and light pollution and highway concerns, including parking, increased traffic, loss of disabled parking spaces, and the suitability of Hays Lane to accommodate additional traffic.

The planning committee will make a decision at Halifax Town Hall on November 27.