Planning permission is sought for block of flats at Moyles Hotel

Moyles Hotel and Restaurant, Hebden Bridge.
Moyles Hotel and Restaurant, Hebden Bridge.

Part of the Moyles building in Hebden Bridge could be transformed into a block of apartments, if planning permission is granted.

Planning permission has been submitted to Calderdale Council by Roger Lee Planning Ltd to transform part of one of the biggest buildings in the town into a set of residential apartments.

The application, that was submitted on April 7, proposes that the former Moyles Hotel on New Road, that was flooded during the 2012 floods, be transformed into four residential units on the part of the ground floor and the entire first floor, second floor and attic.

The hotel closed in August 2012 after the River Calder burst its banks, causing the building and much of the town to be damaged by the mass of water that caused havoc in the area.

While the hotel part of Moyles plans to be reopened as apartments, the part of the building that housed the restaurant remains closed with no plans as of yet to transform the once popular restaurant and bar.

Owner of the former Moyles Hotel and restaurant, Simon Moyles, could not confirm what the restaurant side of the building would be turned into.

“We may use the other part of the building for another redevelopment but decisions have not been made yet.”

Sketches of the proposed designs for each of the floors of the building and full details of the planning proposal are available on the Calderdale Council website under planning applications.

The last date for anyone to make any representations to Calderdale Council on the planning proposal is September 11.