A controversial plan to build on fields on the edge of Huddersfield has been delayed because of the elections. Kirklees Council decided yesterday to defer a decision on the proposed data campus for Lindley Moor. The move caught councillors by surprise, while a campaigner fighting to keep the moor free of development expressed his delight at the delay.
The council’s Planning and Highways Committee had been due to decide on the proposal for a £200 million data campus on April 19. Kirklees decided yesterday that the matter was too controversial to debate just three weeks before the local and general elections on May 6. Stirling Scotfield wants to build the data campus on 18 acres of Lindley Moor.
Source: Huddersfield Examiner