Deco-Pak to stay in Brighouse

Craig Hall and Rod Slater, at Deco-Pak, Hove Edge, Hipperholme
Craig Hall and Rod Slater, at Deco-Pak, Hove Edge, Hipperholme

A business on the site of a proposed housing development plan has pledged that it will stay in the Brighouse area when it relocates to new premises.

Deco-Pak, wholesale suppliers for DIY and outdoor products, will move in the next few months to another site in the Brighouse and Rastrick area.

Rod Slater, general manager at Deco-Pak, said: “We established Deco-Pak on this industrial site over four years ago, and since then we have been expanding all the time, to the benefit of the local economy. “However, we cannot continue to expand at the rate we currently are and with the housing development planned we are looking forward to relocating.

“In response to local residents and current issues arising from our increased output, we have made every effort to ensure that hours of work are limited, so that traffic levels and noise is contained within reasonable limits.”

Strata Homes, which was involved in the £3.6m scheme to revamp Hipperholme crossroads that was axed last year, has started consulting with residents in the area about a proposed 69-plot scheme on Halifax Road, next to the Deco-Pak premises. The development includes a range of two, three, four and five bedroom houses.

The land is currently occupied for industrial use. Residents in the nearby houses have complained about the level of noise coming from the site.