A FORMER restaurant could become the new home of a national energy firm.
Orchard Energy Ltd, an energy management consultancy, wants to transform Clayton House on Park Road, Elland into office accommodation. It was last used as a restaurant in 2006 but has since been empty.
Orchard Energy Ltd has a Brighouse office with 45 members of staff, but it is looking to expand and employ an extra 20-30 people over the next few years and needs to find extra space.
It hopes to get planning permission to relocate the office work to Elland. A report, to be presented to Calderdale Council planners, says: “The proposed development will secure the long term future of an important site and building within the locality, and will also ensure that a local business can continue to expand and provide new jobs in the area.
A decision is due by January 2.