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Casa bosses react to planning application refusal

Work on the new extention at Cassa, Brighouse.

Work on the new extention at Cassa, Brighouse.

Bosses at the Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Brighouse are fearing a “catastrophic” effect on their business after Calderdale Council’s planning committee refused permission for improvements to the premises.

Despite concern that refusal of the application could lead to a number of job losses, councillors voted to reject the retrospective application for an extension to the premises on Elland Road, Brighouse, which has already been constructed.

Chairing the meeting, Coun Daniel Sutherland desribed the plans as “clearly innapropriate” and “harmful to the greenbelt”.

The committee’s decision now means the extension could have to come down.

Sam Holmes, Group Manager of Casa Hotel and Restaurant, said there was no option but to appeal the decision.

“The future of the whole business depends on this and it could have a catastrophic impact,” he said.

“We’re going to have to appeal if there’s any chance of making it work in the future.

“Employing people is not a remit to do what you want, but it does have a knock-on effect and a wider impact.”

 

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