PLANS for a fire station in Rastrick will go before the planning committee for the third time.
The application was due to be heard early in December but was deferred due to administrative errors as it was not publicised that it affected a public right of way.
It was then set to go before the committee in early January, but a lack of information about potential noise during summer evenings meant it was delayed once more.
Calderdale planning officers have now listed it to be heard next Tuesday, January 29.
They’ve recommended it for approval, but councillors will be asked to make the decision.
Following the last deferral Calderdale’s Head of Housing and Environment has considered the application and remains satisfied that the proposal will not have an adverse effect on the occupiers of nearby residential properties.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wants permission for a fire station at Clough Lane on the Elland and Rastrick border to replace the current Brighouse and Elland stations, which are being closed as part of wider cost-cutting.
Thirty-four people opposed the application, with concerns ranging from traffic worries to fears of a new motorway junction at Rastrick.
MICHAEL DEWS, of Clough Lane, near to the proposed site, captured families sledging on the hill and field the fire station is planned for.
He said: “It’s something that kids have done for generations in this field.
“It’s near to home, it’s a safe environment and it’s fun.
“Do we, the sensible, caring, forward-thinking older generation have the right to deprive future generations of children of this activity”?