PEOPLE worried about a major redevelopment of Huddersfield town centre are invited to a public meeting this week.
The £200m Queensgate Revival would radically alter the Piazza area.
The site takes in the Queensgate Market Hall, the multi-storey car park, the former Co-operative store and adjoining buildings on New Street.
Kirklees Council’s plan includes a new library, art gallery and information centre, a three-storey department store, 100-bed hotel, 100 homes, a new market hall, bars, restaurants, and up to 900 parking spaces.
Queensgate Market Tenants’ Association and community group Huddersfield Gem have organised a public meeting about the plans.
It is in the university’s Harold Wilson Building on Thursday evening, starting at 7pm. It will be chaired by Examiner editor Roy Wright.
Tenants’ association chairman Granville Pearson said: “The current market hall needs development, but we are concerned that this proposal will only make matters worse.
“This is a chance for people to look at the issues without the hype or spin.”
Chris Marsden, of Huddersfield Gem, said: “The great public buildings of Huddersfield are at risk.
“These issues need to be discussed in the open.”