A BUSY area of Huddersfield will have more homes – despite councillors asking for a car park instead.
Planners voted yesterday to allow Kirklees Council to demolish its offices at East Lawns on Thomas Street in Lindley to make way for 12 semi-detached homes.
But two representatives for the area said the site would be better used for parking.
Lindley independent Clr Tony Brice told yesterday’s meeting of the council’s Huddersfield Planing Sub-committee: “We have no more room in Lindley, the schools are full, the surgery is full and the roads are chock-a-block.
“I would like to see that site become a community centre or, if that’s not possible, to be raised to the ground to make way for parking.”
Lindley Lib Dem Clr Cahal Burke agreed.
The sub-committee voted eight to three in favour of the housing plan.