COUNCILLORS were today set to decide the fate of a proposed care home.
Conroy Brook Developments wants to build at the Holme Valley Memorial Hospital site in Holmfirth.
Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee will decide on the application when they meet later today.
The 15-bed close-care development would be built for the Hollybank Trust, a charity that works with adults and children with complex disabilities.
It would have 12 full-time staff but only nine parking spaces.
Clr Nigel Patrick, who represents the area on Kirklees Council, is not happy with the proposal.
He said: “This application provides insufficient parking spaces and as such will create parking problems on the rest of the site with overspill on to Huddersfield Road.
“The Hollybank Trust is a worthwhile cause but this site is simply not big enough for the proposal.
“The nine parking spaces is woefully short. It would be a 15-bed facility and the patients will require high care, one-to-one in a lot - it not all - cases.
“That makes 15 members of staff plus family and friends visiting. Where are they going to park? This application should be turned down and the applicant should go back to the drawing board and design a proposal with sufficient parking, possibly below ground.”
Holme Valley Parish Council has also asked Kirklees to refuse the application because of car parking concerns.