VIDEO: Sainsbury’s proposal rejected at Calderdale Council planning meeting

A supermarket giant was defeated at a Calderdale Council planning meeting last night (Tuesday) as councillors voted to reject a “disastrous” proposal in Hebden Bridge.

A motion was carried to reject the Sainsbury’s supermarket proposal on the grounds that the application did not provide adequate information about how deliveries would be made safely down the narrow and congested road.

Hebden Bridge locals gather at Halifax Town Hall to protest the plans for a supermarket in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge locals gather at Halifax Town Hall to protest the plans for a supermarket in Hebden Bridge

Members of the planning meeting heard arguments from both sides about the proposed £1.5m Sainsbury supermarket development that would have been situated on the former Hebden Bridge Fire Station site on Valley Road.

Chair Councillor Dan Sutherland expressed concern during the meeting about the 564 objection letters that were received “from what is quite a small town.”

People from Hebden Bridge gathered outside the Halifax Town Hall from 5.00pm and the chamber was full.