Developer to build five new Knowsley industrial units

As part of a wider £72m homes and employment park project, Marshall CDP submits plans to build five industrial units totalling 328,600 sq ft in Knowsley. Tony McDonough reports

Marshall CDP wants to build five new industrial units in Huyton. Picture b…


Here are the latest planning applications for the Wakefield district.
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The follow applications were validated the weeks beginning November 6 and November 13.
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Update on Dunningsbridge Road bridge replacement after crash

A decision on whether a bridge over Dunningsbridge Road will be replaced has been made.
The bridge over the major and very busy Sefton road was knocked down after being damaged by a lorry last year. However National Highways announced it would not be r…

Road closures: eight for Sefton drivers over the next fortnight

Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020 (Photo: David Davies)

Drivers in and around Sefton will have eight National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.
And two of them are expected to cause moderate delays – with motorists facing wa…


The following applications were validated on the weeks beginning June 19, June 26, and July 3.

Land to the rear of 36 and 38 Church Road, Normanton, WF6 2NN: Construction of detached dwelling and creation of driveway

Woodlands Navvy Lane Royston Barnsley S71 4EF: Proposed replacement dwelling

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21 Barker Street, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4BN: Conversion of part ground and first floor garage space to residential ancillary accommodation

14 Beamshaw Way, Wakefield, WF3 4FY: Single storey extension to side to form garage

16 Pinderhill Avenue, Wakefield, WF1 4FG: Single storey extension to rear and side

85 Thornleigh Avenue, Wakefield, WF2 7SH: Loft conversion with front and rear dormers. Single storey rear extension

Land adjacent to the former Ferrybridge power station, Knottingley, WF11 8TB: Screening opinion request

Highfield Farm, Batley Road, Wakefield, WF2 0LQ: Change of use from agricultural buildings to five dwellinghouses with associated building operations

7 Barnsdale Way, Ackworth, WF7 7RU: Two storey extension to rear

Broad Lane Business Centre, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall: Discharge of condition 8 (travel plan) from approved application

73 Rhyddings Drive, Ackworth, WF7 7DJ: Proposed single storey extension to rear

5 West Parade, Wakefield, WF1 1LT: Crown lift to 5.2m and crown reduction by a maximum of 2m of horse chestnut tree

9A The Balk, Walton, Wakefield WF2 6JZ: Crown lift/reduce to create a maximum 2m clearance

7 Pineapple Cottages, Warmfield, Wakefield, WF1 5TP: Two single storey extensions with internal alterations with demolition of existing attached conservatory and greenhouse together with demolition

of double garage and summer house

Last week’s planning applications


Land at Pemberton Road, Castleford[2] WF10 3BN:Discharge of conditions 11 (landscaping) from approved application

Squirrel House, 9 Elm Close, Darrington WF8 3AF: Fell lime tree

The Old Vicarage, Whitwood Lane, Castleford, WF10 5QD: Conversion of former children’s nursery into detached dwelling

14 Beechwood Avenue, Wakefield, WF2 9JZ: Two storey extension to side and rear

93 Pledwick Lane Wakefield WF2 6EB: Swimming pool outbuilding

62 Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1DB: Partial change of use of retail unit to first floor into two one-bedroom units, plus external alterations

7 Grove Road, Horbury, WF4 6AG: Changes to the existing rear extension, pitched roof converted to flat roof, removal of chimney, and replacement of rear windows with sliding doors

Common Side Lane, Featherstone, WF7 6RA: Battery energy storage unit with 2.40m mesh security fencing at back-up electricity generation facility

635 Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3DL: Single storey side extension to existing garage and conversion of garage into gym

Rose Cottage Farm, Heath, Wakefield, WF1 5SL: Pruning of sycamore, oak and horse chestnut trees

16 Hazel Way, Pontefract[3], WF8 2FF: Single storey outbuilding (retrospective)

34 Lowfield Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4JN: Two detached dwellings including creation of drop kerb access, single storey extension to side, demolition of existing outbuildings, conservatory and part demolition of existing side extension

Black Bull, Bar Lane, Midgley, WF4 4JJ: External alterations to include new bi-fold doors to car park elevation, new concrete paving to entrance area and redecoration of building, refurbishment of existing pergola with new balustrading between pergola posts, replacement of kitchen extract ducting, ew compound fencing and new post and rail detail around terrace

Pontefract Insulation, 10A Tanshelf Drive, Pontefract, WF8 4DH: Two semi-detached dwellings

Northdene, 6 Fearnley Avenue, Ossett, WF5 9ET: Single storey rear extension and installation of soil/vent pipe

24 Darrington Road, East Hardwick, WF8 3DS: Proposed new-build detached dwelling

10 Crest Drive, Pontefract, WF8 2RA: Single storey porch to front elevation

8 St James Road, Crigglestone, Wakefield, WF4 3FR: Pergola in rear garden (retrospective)

1 Bank Street, Hemsworth, WF9 4JX: Local council notice board

GME House, 29 High Street, Ossett, WF5 9QS: Proposed first floor extension over existing story, two storey extension to form office on first floor and store to ground floor, tender to front and sides of existing building

2 Acacia Walk, Castleford, WF10 3FA: Proposed roof light to rear

Icmeler Restaurant, 56 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3AN: To put table and chairs outside restaurant in summer months

Neil Fox Way Phase 5A, Wakefield, WF1 4FY: Non-material amendment to approved application including minor amendments to internal layout and widening of road, construction of three additional dwellings, substitution of house types and revised drainage strategy comprising house type substitutions on plots 53-63 to the building regulations part L equivalent house type together

Plot 2 ,Kelly Way, Wakefield, WF2 9FR: Electricity sub-station

162 Coxley View, Netherton, Wakefield, WF4 4NE: Single storey rear extension

14 Carr Beck Drive, Castleford, WF10 5TH: Proposed single storey rear extension with maximum projection of 3.8m, maximum height of 3.55m and maximum height of eaves 2.45m

16 Fairfield Walk, Ossett, WF5 0ED: Single storey rear extension

Princes Drive, Longwall Road, Pontefract: Reserved matters in respect of approved outline permission for 14 dwelling development

Outwood Academy, City Fields, Warmfield View, Wakefield, WF1 4SF: Discharge of condition 10 (access details), condition 11 (radon), condition 12 (verification) from approved application

24 St Thomas Road, Featherstone, WF7 5HD: Single storey rear extension

26 Coleridge Way, Pontefract, WF8 1NP: Single storey rear extension with maximum projection of 5.96m, maximum height of 3.66m and maximum height of eaves 2.67m

Meadowcroft School, 24 Bar Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4AD: Fell ash

Woodhouse Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Normanton, WF6 1BB: Refurbishment of commercial units including the introduction of additional mezzanine space in the roof area, rooflights to provide natural light and minor alterations to the elevations. Associated external works also proposed including improvements to car parking, cycle lockers, bin store and general landscaping works

5 William Court South Kirkby Pontefract WF9 3AH: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans), condition 3 (land contamination), condition 4 (boundary treatments), condition 10 (materials), condition 11 (finished floor levels) and condition 16 (PD rights new openings) pursuant to approved planning application that granted planning permission for residential development for four detached dwellings to permit changes to the red line boundary, layout of the development and the materials/design of the dwellings


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‘Great dad’ named after fatal horror crash

A man who was described by friends as a “great dad” has been named following a horror bike and car crash.
Merseyside Police were called to Northern Perimeter Road in Netherton[1] at around 11.10pm on Wednesday, July 19, following reports of a crash inv…

Step-free access to be provided at station in West End of Glasgow

Network Rail[1] is to install new lifts at Anniesland[2] station in the West End of Glasgow[3] to improve the station’s accessibility[4].
The lifts will improve access for people with impaired mobility, or travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles…