IT'S D-Day for Mr Sparkles!
A two-day inquiry is being held at Huddersfield Town Hall next week
to decide the fate of a nine-bedroomed Mirfield mansion. A Government planning inspector will preside over the proceedings.
Mr Azam Yaqoob, 36, who owns Mr Sparkles car wash at Webster Hill,
Dewsbury, bought a mock Tudor house on Huddersfield Road for £293,000 in 2003. Kirklees Council gave him permission for an extension.
But he demolished most of the original building and built a largely
new structure. Councillors went against the advice of their planning officials in
February and refused to give him retrospective planning permission. Mr Yaqoob then vowed to take on the council in "every court in the
land". His agent said the house was in keeping with others in the area.
And they say the new building satisfies local planning policies.
Clr Martyn Bolt, one of Mirfield's representatives on Kirklees, is
urging anyone who is interested to go to the inquiry. The former Mirfield mayor said: "If people wish to speak then they
need to be early." He said people needed to register their comments straight away.
He added: "It will be a strictly run process. People who are
interested should go along next Tuesday and Wednesday and watch the process."