PLANS for a new Sea Cadet hut could be about to spark a new planning controversy in an area of urban greenspace near Huddersfield town centre.
Kirklees Council has received an application for a new temporary Sea Cadets and community hall at Snow Island, off King's Mill Lane, Huddersfield, in place of an existing building.
Two years ago the Sea Cadets were thrown a lifeline after planning committee members granted permission for a temporary building when planning officers had recommended refusal.
The Sea Cadet unit has used Snow Island, in the River Colne, as a base since 1981.
The new plans, from Ripponden- based AQH Development Services are for a new building for meetings, modified access and parking for 28 cars.
A Kirklees planning spokesman said there were controversial elements to the application which would need careful consideration.
He said officers would be looking at the new application, but it was likely that it would go to the planning committee for decision.
A council report at the time of the 2004 plan highlighted that part of the council-owned Snow Island site had been developed for student accommodation in 2001.
And it indicated there was permission for the site including a large office block which would require removal of the cadets' building.
The report said the siting of the unit next to the river and near the canal made it unique for training sea cadets. A total of about 35 boys and girls attended meetings.