KFC, Huddersfield

We were appointed to this development after the client had received notice of probable planning refusal from Kirklees Metropolitan Council.

Through discussions with the client and the Council, a strategy was swiftly established to address the problematic issues that included potentially conflicting Employment Protection Policies, the need for a sequential test and demonstration of need for the proposals in this location.

A robust case was put forward setting out the site’s proximity to a number of complementary uses and minimal impact on adjacent employers. The report was accepted and the application was approved within four months.