A POPULAR Huddersfield cafe and takeaway has disappeared.
Amy's Kitchen, on Firth Street, was a big hit with local people, especially students at the nearby Huddersfield University campus.
It traded for five years, but when Firth Street reopened yesterday after major traffic-calming work, the mobile cafe had vanished.
Amy's Kitchen had been the subject of a planning row since 2001.
The 30ft by 9ft adapted transport container unit had never been given planning permission.
After a complaint was lodged about it, Kirklees Council challenged the siting of the business.
Owner Tim Hartley submitted a planning application, which was refused.
The council felt the cafe was an eyesore against the backdrop of listed buildings which are being refurbished.
They also said it blocked the view of drivers.
The council issued an enforcement notice in January last year, saying the cafe had to be removed.
Mr Hartley appealed against the refusal of planning permission, saying the problems could be resolved.
But both appeals were dismissed after an investigation by planning inspector John Braithwaite.
Margaret Kerr, planning and enforcement officer for Kirklees Council, said Amy's Kitchen was given until last month to find new premises.
However, Mrs Kerr delayed checking that the cafe had moved until yesterday, because Firth Street was closed for roadworks.
Barrie Ellis, who ran Amy's Kitchen and owns the neighbouring Albert Haigh's scrapyard, refused to comment on the cafe's disappearance.
But he added: "You will have to wait a month to see what happens.
"I am not saying anything more right now."