Councillors object to conversion plan and agricultural building

PLANS to construct a general purpose agricultural building have been recommended for refusal by town councillors.

Mr G Simpson is seeking planning permission for the building on land west of Gorpley Cottage, Gorpley Road, Todmorden.

But members of Todmorden Town Council’s development committee voted against the application due to the large scale of the building and insufficient information regarding its use.

Members also recommended refusal of Mr M Newham’s application to convert a garage/workshop at 1 Dean Villas, Walsden, into a home.

Councillors had concerns about the appearance of the dwelling, which they felt would be detrimental to the character of the area.