Residents’ final chance in court to block Trafford waste incinerator construction

Trafford Council’s legal challenge against the construction of Barton Renewable Energy Plant (Davyhulme Incinerator) is to take place in a High Court hearing in February.

Trafford Council is taking on Eric Pickles, the Conservative Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who overruled the Trafford Council Planning Committee’s unanimous refusal of planning permission for the Incinerator and gave permission for Peel Energy to go ahead and build it.
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Hebden Royd Town Council refuses to meet Sainsbury’s

Hebden Royd Town Council has unanimously passed Cllr Dave Young’s motion that the Council should refuse Sainsbury’s request for a meeting to discuss their proposal to build a Sainsbury’s Local on the old fire station site on Valley Road, and should instead invite Sainsbury’s to call a public meeting to discuss their proposals.
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Sainsbury’s Local is coming to town

At the 8th January 2014 Hebden Royd Town Council meeting, Councillors will discuss  proposals to build a Sainsbury’s Local store on the car park on Valley Road, where the Hebden Bridge Fire Station used to be.

Here are contact details for councillors, in case anyone wants to get in touch with their ward councillor.

Yesterday, the 5th December, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets notified Hebden Royd Town Council of their plan.

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Councillor warns of supermarket’s “devastating impact on Hebden Bridge independent shops and Coop”

After an hour-long discussion, four out of seven Calderdale Planning Committee members voted in favour of the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works site.

The Chair, Cllr Daniel Sutherland, who was among those who did not vote to approve the planning application, then declared the planning application was approved.

After the decision, Cllr Young, who objected to the planning application, said:

“This could have a devastating impact on the independent shops in Hebden Bridge and on the Coop.”

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302 people call on Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse supermarket & hotel planning application

Backed up by three hundred people who signed Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition to Calderdale Planning Committee,  Incredible Edible Mytholm’s chairperson, Margaret Boyle, will speak against the Setbray/Belmont Homes supermarket and hotel planning application when Calderdale Planning Committee meets at 6pm on 3rd December in Halifax Town Hall.
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Thanks to 302 people who signed Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition – now closed

Thanks to the 302 people who signed the petition, calling on Calderdale Planning Committee to reject the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works/Browns Field site on King Street, Hebden Bridge.

The online petition is now closed.
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Why the petition against the supermarket and hotel planning application?

Since Incredible Edible Mytholm created its online Petition yesterday, people have been emailing questions and comments to the IEM Secretary.

Here is a kind of generic response to commonly raised questions and comments about petition.

Thanks for your questions and comments, hope this helps with the discussion.

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Petition Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse supermarket retail impact assessment and planning application

Please consider signing Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition (Scroll down the page a bit to find it.) The petition calls on Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse a developer’s retail impact assessment statement, about the effects on the town of a hypothetical supermarket, and the related supermarket and hotel planning application.

The retail impact assessment statement makes it clear that no supermarket is associated with the planning application or is interested in locating on the site on King St, Hebden Bridge. So this is a speculative planning application aimed at whacking up the sale price of the site. It’s not aimed at creating a handy alternative to the Coop for Hebden’s discontented shoppers.

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Planning Officer recommends 3rd Dec Planning Committee to permit deferred supermarket application

On Tuesday 3rd December, Incredible Edible Mytholm’s Chair and Secretary will present Calderdale Planning Committee with a petition signed by 302 people, calling on the Committee to reject the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works/Brown’s Field site on King Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Chair, Margaret Boyle, will also speak against the planning application.

If the Planning Committee decide on 3rd December to approve the supermarket planning application, IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s plans for a community-owned sustainable food business, eco attraction and eco hotel on the site – as envisioned in the header to this post – will almost certainly be dashed.

The IEM response last August to the supermarket retail impact assessment is here.
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Warm in Winter, Cool Forever – New Straw Works building courses!

Straw Works, a Todmorden company run by award winning strawbale builder Barbara Jones, is running a new series of courses in Todmorden over the winter.

Barbara Jones at Incredible Edible Mytholm's Field Day in March

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Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.