A DEVELOPER is having a second go at winning planning permission to build homes on the site of a former factory.
Kirklees Council threw out Wordsworth Holding’s proposal to construct 12 houses and 29 flats in Milnsbridge last month.
But the developer has now put in a second planning application for the former Taylor Shaw Valves on Dowker Street.
Wordsworth would like to build 34 houses and two flats on the site.
Last month the council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee unanimously voted to reject the original planning application.
Wordsworth had asked for permission to demolish factory buildings on the site between Dowker Street, George Street and Armitage Road.
The company wanted to build 12 two-storey and three-storey houses on the site, which is part of Milnsbridge Conservation Area.
Six residents had written to Kirklees Council opposing the proposal.
Their objections included that the development would overlook neighbouring homes and would cause parking problems.