THE long-running saga over the pub on Castle Hill seems set to take another twist.
The architect for developers the Thandi brothers is due to put in a new planning application for a pub on top of the hill in the same footprint as the original one that had been there for many years and had become a familiar landmark next to the tower.
This will be smaller than the Thandi brothers’ previous development which was controversially pulled down six years ago.
Meanwhile, Kirklees Council will this week decide if Castle Hill should be declared a Local Nature Reserve – a move which could make any development there more difficult but one which the council insists is not designed to thwart the Thandi scheme.
The plans have yet to go in, but if they are smaller and in keeping with the original pub then people should look at them afresh and with open minds.
Although Castle Hill is Huddersfield’s most prominent landmark with stunning views of the area, it is also a windswept and isolated spot and the original pub was a popular venue.
But over the years has the town got used to just the tower on the hill and would any pub up there now seem like an unwanted intrusion?