Inspector to consider marquee appeal

A planning inspector has heard both sides of the argument to retain a marquee next to a popular hotel temporarily for six months.

Owner of the Casa Jack McDaid has lodged an appeal after Calderdale Council’s planning committee refused his application.

Inspector Ian Radcliffe heard from Calderdale Council’s planning officer and Environmental Health about their concerns as well as the concerns of Jack McDaid, his manager Sam Holmes and agent Roger Lee at the Halifax Town Hall meeting.

Inspector Radcliffe heard there had been several complaints over the years but the last one was on Bonfire Night and didn’t relate to the marquee. In October last year speed limiters were put on the sound system and no complaints had been received since. Mr McDaid wants to keep his marquee until he can start work on the permanent two-storey building which will take its place and is due to start in January next year.

The inspector also visited the site and will now consider his verdict.