A BUSINESSMAN is fighting to keep his Los Angeles-style mansion at its current size.
Planners will decide this week if Abdul Hafiz can retain the height of his controversial home at Inglewood Avenue in Birkby.
The owner of Saim’s restaurant and Bradford Road Pharmacy told the Examiner last year that his mansion – featuring a double garage, six en-suite bedrooms, a swimming pool, a sauna and a gym – had “brought LA to Huddersfield.”
But some neighbours have objected to the new house, saying it is overbearing and out of keeping with the area.
Mr Hafiz won planning permission to build a new home at the site in 2009.
But the council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee ruled in August 2011 that the businessman had exceeded planning permission by building the house too high.
In March the same committee gave Mr Hafiz fresh planning permission, provided he reduce the roof height by between 0.5 and 1.2 metres.
But he has now asked the council for permission to keep the main house at its current height and reduce the garage and swimming pool building only.
Huddersfield Civic Society has written to the council objecting to the plan.