Feedback from a public consultation into regenerating a former hospital is leading to minor changes.

The need for a food store and its size, a financial contribution towards education and relocation of an access point were highlighted by residents commenting on a pre-planning appliation for St Luke’s Hospital in Crosland Moor.

Up to 200 new homes, a supermarket and small neighbourhood centre form the basis for the revamp of the derelict site.

Site of former St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor.
Site of former St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor.
 

The site off Blackmoorfoot Road could also be home to terraced retail units with community space or offices above, a new family restaurant or pub and a petrol station.

Unveiled by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT), up to 350 full and part-time jobs could be created on the site.

Vivienne Clements, from Pennine Property Partnership, said: “The former hospital is redundant for hospital use.

“There are 22 acres in total and demolition is almost complete. It’s been funded out of a loan that the Trust has received to undertake the work and the loan does need to be paid back soon.”

Feedback from a public exhibition indicated need for a food store in the area, and Ms Clements added that they were in talks with operators about their needs.

 

She also said a financial contribution towards education would likely, while the Nabcroft Lane junction may be moved from what was proposed.

Clr Eric Firth asked about affordable housing provision, and Ms Clements said a viability report was underway.

Clr Erin Hill, Labour ward member, asked where they arrived at 350 jobs, saying: “It is really welcome but how did you arrive at that figure, it seems high?”

Ms Clements said it was based on standard assessment of the commercial footprint proposed.

She said a planning application was to be submitted by the end of this summer, with potential to start on the work next spring if approved. The commercial element will be finished first, potentially by late 2015 and the housing built in phase by 2016.