AN historic pub is set to be flattened to make way for a mini shopping centre.
The fight to save the Woodman Inn – parts of which date back 200 years – was lost yesterday despite a hard fought campaign by locals to save it.
The pub on Leeds Road, Bradley, is not listed and is not in a conservation area.
Developers Fairford Estates now plans to build four shops on the site, including a convenience store open from 7am to 10pm.
It says the development will have 38 parking spaces and will create 30 jobs.
Michelle Ennis, who lives at the Woodman, appealed to councillors not to knock down her home and a petition of more than 240 signatures against the plan was submitted.
But the Woodman’s owner, Enterprise Inns, had already told Kirklees it would shut the pub whether or not the shop plan went ahead.
Ashbrow councillor Jean Calvert said there were already plans for a shopping development on the site of the nearby disused pub The Badger. Concerns were raised that it would be dangerous for pedestrians from nearby homes to cross busy Leeds Road to get to the shops.
Councillors on Huddersfield Planning Sub-Committee agreed to the plan after the developer offered to pay for a pelican crossing.