Garden Street Developers announce further exhibition

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The following has been sent to the Hebden Bridge Web by Brahm PR of Leeds on behalf of the developers.

Hebden Royd Development LLP has announced a further exhibition of the £10 million Garden Street development, back by popular demand, after revealing that nearly 1,200 visitors attended the first event at the beginning of July.

The two day exhibition, to be held at Linden Mill, on Friday August 1st (2:00pm until  4:30pm) and Saturday August 2nd (10:00am until 12:30pm) will give residents another chance to see the innovative mixed-use scheme and seek to answer some of the questions which were raised by the earlier event.

This will be the third such voluntary public exhibition of the scheme carried out by Hebden Royd Development LLP since 2007 and comes towards the end of the second public consultation period held on the planning application by Calderdale Council.

Residents who can’t attend the exhibition can also log their feedback through a new website created for the development, outlines the content of the scheme and provides an ongoing means of communication and feedback for interested parties.

Following from themes developed in the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance Masterplan, the Garden Street Development will offer car parking, residential, retail, and office space as well as over 2000 sq metres of landscaped public realm.

Philip Bintliff from the Hebden Bridge based architects Studio BAAD, who designed the scheme, said: “The feedback we received throughout was very constructive. Many people had questions about just how much new parking the scheme would create and how much disruption may be caused by the construction phase. We are keen to answer those questions and any others people may have through the exhibition, to ensure that the correct information is available to the people of Hebden Bridge.

“We will have undertaken a series of comprehensive consultations and we have already received many comments for and against the scheme. No one is coming forward with anything new that hasn’t been stated before and we believe we have clearly met our obligations to both the local community and conformed to the requirements of planning legislation. To claim the consultation procedure has not been thorough is both unfair and inaccurate.”

The additional details requested for the application for the proposed £10 million privately funded scheme were submitted in early July, with the development set to play a pivotal role in helping shape the town’s future economic, housing and tourism growth


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