Hello and welcome to the Examiner's live coverage of the Kirklees Council planning meeting to decide on the T
esco Holmfirth proposal
And as you can see our reporter Barry Gibson is there
here are 15 members on the sub-committee, drawn from Huddersfield, the Holme Valley and the Colne Valley.
LABOUR: Sub-committee chairman Cliff Preest (Dalton); Paul Salveson (Golcar); Molly Walton and Mohammad Sarwar (both Crosland Moor and Netherton); Ken Smith (Ashbrow); Judith Hughes and Mohan Sokhal (both Greenhead).
CONSERVATIVES: Donald Firth and Ken Sims (both Holme Valley South); Donna Bellamy (Colne Valley) and Mark Hemingway (Lindley).
LIB DEMS: Nicola Turner (Colne Valley) and Linda Wilkinson (Almondbury).
GREENS AND VALLEY INDEPENDENTS: Andrew Cooper (Newsome) and Terry Lyons (Holme Valley North).See below for recent stories on Tesco in the Holme Valley
No, it's text based, so I suppose you're supposed to be able to see these words!
I'm not sure Kirklees Council are using their webcast service on this occasion.
The new #Tesco would have 217 parking spaces, the officer explains.
There have been 3,527 letters about the application including 2,150 in support and 1,356 against
#KirkCouncil highways officer now explaining why, in his view, the store is unacceptable.
"Residential roads will be used as through routes" to get to the new #Tesco, according to #KirkCouncil highways officer.
"These residential roads are characterised by a number of characteristics. 1. They're residential in nature." #councilEnglish
"Some quite sizeable movements at difficult junctions."
Highways officer predicts #Tesco would increase traffic on Hey Road by 109% at the busiest times.
Highways officer describes #Tesco's proposed traffic-calming measures as "superficial" and says these would "urbanise the area".
Highways officer admits that bus services to the Midlothian site are "reasonable".
Councillors are allowed to consider if there are better sites for a major application like this.
#KirkCouncil officer is now explaining why there are better sites in the Holme Valley for a supermarket.
#KirkCouncil officer says #Tesco plan fails the sequential test because the Drake's site in #Honley is "suitable and available" for a supermarket.
Describes Midlothian site as out-of-centre because it's more than 300 metres from the centre of #Holmfirth.