The site is identified within the Kirklees Unitary Development Plan as Provisional Open Land
All development should be of good quality design such
that it contributes to a built environment which:
i) Creates or retains a sense of local identity
ii) Is visually attractive
iii) Promotes safety, including crime prevention and
reduction of hazards to highway users.
iv) Promotes a healthy environment, including space
and landscaping about buildings and avoidance of
exposure to excessive noise or pollution
v) Is energy efficient in terms of building design and
orientation and conducive to energy efficient modes of
travel, in particular walking, cycling and use of public
New dwellings should be designed to provide privacy
and open space for their occupants, and physical
separation from adjacent property and land. The
minimum acceptable distances will normally be:
i) 21.0m between a habitable room window of a
dwelling and a habitable room of a facing dwelling
ii) 12.0m between a habitable room window of a
dwelling and a blank wall or a wall containing the
window of a non-habitable room.
iii) 10.5m between a habitable room window of
a dwelling and the boundary of any adjacent
undeveloped land; and
iv) 1.5m between any wall of a new dwelling and the
boundary of any adjacent land (other than a highway).
Distances less than these will be acceptable if it can
be shown that, by reason of permanent screening,
changes in level, or innovative design, no detriment
would be caused to existing or future occupiers of
the dwellings or any adjacent premises or potential
development land which may be affected.