Frank Allen, who is in a wheelchair, speaks in favour of the development. Says it's hard to get round Holmfirth Co-op in a wheelchair because of the narrow, obstructed aisles. Has to drive to supermarkets in Huddersfield to be able to "shop with dignity".
George Senior, Holmfirth resident of 40 years, speaking in favour of Tesco.
"We need tourists but we also need a good supermarket."
Mr Senior asks what would happen to the Kirklees gritting depot at the Drake's site if the land is given over for a supermarket.
Sorry for the cross-promotion. Trying to tempt some of my Twitter followers to have a look at the liveblog.
Clr Nigel Patrick of Holme Valley South speaking now.
Says there is a "huge level of support" for the Tesco plan.
Clr Patrick says the development would create 175 jobs and remove the need to drive or take a bus to supermarkets in Pensitone, Waterloo and Greenfield.
Clr Patrick's two fellow Holme Valley South councillors - Donald Firth and Ken Sims - are both members of the sub-committee.
Clr Patrick says a Holme Valley supermarket has to be in Holmfirth.
He predicts Tesco would win on appeal if the application is refused today. The first speaker to raise the spectre of the Dreaded Appeal.
Tesco's Deborah Hayeems speaking now.
Suggests Honley plan is a "pipedream".
Two hours in and I believe there are only two more speakers to go.
I fear that chairman Cliff Preest might delay the sub-committee's debate by suggesting a "five-minute" comfort break when the speakers finish. That would be a Kirklees five minutes - around 20 minutes in real money.
Tesco supporter Michelle Bath points out that Drake's site is in the flood zone.
And that's the end of the representations.
The debate between the 14 sub-committee members has begun.
To recap, there are seven Labour members, four Tories, two Lib Dems and one Green. Though, of course, planning is "not a party political matter".
Terry Lyons' absence gives Labour a de facto majority on the sub-committee today as they have seven members, including the chair.
Labour's Mohan Sokhal speaking now. He backs the development. Make that one-nil to Tesco.
Six of the seven Labour councillors on the sub-committee today represent urban wards in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Batley. Paul Salveson of Golcar is the closest they've got to a rural councillor. Will that be significant when it comes to the voting?
Clr Sokhal using his experience as a former bus driver to describe why the Drake's site is not suitable for a development.
"Midlothian is the best site for a supermarket" says Clr Sokhal. Applause from Tesco supporters.
Clr Andrew Cooper of Newsome speaking now. The Green leader says he's minded to oppose the Tesco development. But he says the plan should be rejected on highways grounds. Claims that bringing the Drake's site into it is "muddying the waters".
Kirkburton Conservative Christine Smith speaking now. Says there's an "iron-cast" case against the development on highways grounds.
2-1 to the no camp at the moment.