DEVELOPERS aiming to breathe life into a rundown former supermarket say it should not be listed among the district's five eyesores.
Kirklees Council's Labour group leader, Clr Mehboob Khan, is calling for ugly or dilapidated buildings blighting the skyline to be pulled down.
Through the Examiner, he asked the public to submit their "carbuncles".
The former Lodges store, looking over the bus station, has lain derelict for seven years. It was chosen alongside buildings including the former Broadway pub on Northgate, Huddersfield, derelict shops at Sheepridge and the former telephone exchange on Southgate, Huddersfield.
Three buildings chosen by the public will be given a Grade X listing and an active campaign will be started to deal with them.
But David Ward, of Trevor Ward Associates, said of the Holmfirth building: "It's something we want to get sorted ourselves."
Work to improve the frontage of the building could start in the next few weeks, he added.
"With the best will in the world things will be started by October. Hopefully, things will start within the next month.
"The scheme has not changed. We're in negotiations with people.
"That's the situation we were in two months ago."
Mr Ward added that he was alarmed to read the building was classed as one of the district's top five eyesores.
Residents and councillors have been frustrated by the lack of action over the years.
Holme Valley chemist Medicare bought the building in 1999.
Wards are working on Medicare's plans for a new pharmacy on the lower floor, alongside several smaller shops.