Letter: Casa decision a kick in the teeth

Casa Hotel and Restaurant on Elland Road, Brighouse
Casa Hotel and Restaurant on Elland Road, Brighouse

I am saddened by Calderdale Council planning committee’s complete capitulation in giving the green light to a new proposal to the Casa Hotel development.

The saga is a kick in the teeth to responsible Calderdale residents and local builders who abide by planning rules and building regulations. When a commercial company can ignore an instruction to demolish a structure, built ignoring most of the conditions laid down in approval, councillors and officers should hold their heads in shame.

This proves having adequate financial resources will eventually overturn such decisions